Tuesday, 31 January 2012

                      Lifty life- certainly one of the more coveted positions!

Sure the temperatures can drop in the rockies and it gets pretty cold, but who can complain with the views and the midweek downtime to get a couple of hours in of riding each shift!?

We were most impressed with the creativity of the lifties at Louise this past weekend.
Way to go Larch crew, your sign is impressive!

January shaped up to be a pretty good month for us.

Mother nature made up for the cold snap earlier this month with a good couple of dumps of 20cm over the past week. 

Looks like a few people are rocking new fat skiis and are expecting more good snow ahead...
bring it on, we are ready!

Monday, 23 January 2012

January - Real Mountain Extremes

January in Banff brings much of the same.  More work, more late nights, more snow, but finally after a warm'ish season so far we are given a new experience. Some -35 degree weather to remind us that we are in fact living in Canada and not Europe! Thanks to the boys at Norquay for demonstrating what happens when you through water in the air at -29 degrees.  Also, it's confirmed, it does snow when it's -30!!  
-29 Liquid Fireworks at Norquay
-39 at the top of Suplhur Mountain looking down on Banff

Recycling days after Christmas and New Years can be very lucrative for some and yes the house does smell better without the 1691 cans lying around!!

Ever wonder where you wages are spent? 

Beaver cashes is on their collection of cans
Working and commuting to your office at 8,500 feet is now not just a novelty it's a way of life and a distant past for many who have been and done a season here.

Wolfpack Will commuting to his office at 8500ft

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Winter 2010-11 London reunion! Banff misses you!

Great to see the Nest boys, Cedar and Wolfpack crew from last season (winter 2010-11) got a chance to meet up. Great to see that you are all continuing to keep in touch and that the crazy antics of last season live on!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Happy New Year

We hope every one had a great holiday break. It was great here in Banff, al the gappers continued to work throughout the holidays. The week after christmas is the busiest week of the year at the ski hills an this keeps all the staff busy throughout the break. Here are some pictures that sum up the break pretty well.
New year's eve in Banff, courtesy of the Dancing Sasquatch