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A dream job you probably didn’t know existed

Alpine caretakers recall their stories from above the tree line.

It’s a stormy January evening in 1987. At the top of the Red Chair (also known as Tower 18), an empty chair swings around the bull wheel, its weight rocking it back and forth before propelling it back down the mountain. 540 more words


Scouting and Monitoring 4/25/2015

The sun showed up today and the course is looking great for opening day. Greens have been recently sprayed with a fungicide to combat leafspot and fusarium which are prevalent in cool and damp conditions like we’ve been having lately. 180 more words


Whistler extends its spring shred; keep ripping until May 18

Excellent news out of British Columbia today. Whistler Mountain will remain open for skiing (and snowboarding) until May 18, 2015. The resort recently built the new Nintendo terrain park, with thirty features accessible from the T-Bars. 13 more words

Joffre Lakes

Joffre Lakes is a hike that has changed greatly over the passed couple of years.  The first time we did this hike in 2011, there were great boulders to hike over, and areas where you definitely wanted to use your hiking poles.   408 more words



I cheated with this one and and took it on my iphone when skiing in Whistler – just show what some good light can do!


Scandinave Spa


That’s the sound of me sliding into the hot pools at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler. Hot pools, saunas, solariums, outdoor fire pits, gorgeous views of the mountains (oh wait, the views just made me want to go hiking… am I strange? don’t answer that!)

Trip Reports


I’m in a reflective mood today. I was asked by a friend last week something along the lines of “What is happiness to you?”

It sparked a conversation on whether happiness really only is a chemical reaction of how our bodies/brains react to situations we are in. 242 more words