Photo October 13, 2018

Notice

Effective until further notice - Stay away from the area immediately south of the village and ski area including the snowshoe trails.

Active logging is now in progress.


Web Cam

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Walk in the Woods............

The feller bunchers finished up today - they are probably the loudest of the machines. Lots of skidding, processing and hauling to do yet.

I took a walk in toward the gravel pit after they finished today.


I don't think anyone ever read this sign.

Looking down from the gravel pit road.

Looking up from the gravel pit road.



Ski in to lower village.

Ski in to lower village.

View from the end of Ore House Road.

Emcon to YRB

Emcon's road maintenance contract for service area 9 (including the Baldy Road) expired September 30th. Yellowhead Road and Bridge (YRB) now has that contract.

Argo's contract expires April 30, 2019.

http://www.yrb.ca/yrb-group/Kootenay-Boundary/Kootenay-Boundary-contact-info

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/driving-and-transportation/transportation-infrastructure/highway-bridge-maintenance/highway-maintenance/boundary-maps/sa09_boundary.pdf

Mt. Washington sinks big cash into Zip Line...............



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Mt. Washington to Open 3.5 Million Dollar ZipTour.
The multi-stage zip line is the largest summer investment in the Resort’s history.

MT. WASHINGTON ALPINE RESORT October 9, 2018 – Mt. Washington announced today the installation of a 3.5 million dollar multi-stage ZipTour. The longest on Vancouver Island, the 2.3-kilometre, four-part attraction, will enhance the resort’s famous alpine-to-ocean views by adding the thrill of a 415-metre vertical descent. The zip line offers guests unique access to the mountain with the opportunity to experience it in a whole new and exciting way.

“The ZipTour will make it possible for everyone to experience the beauty and excitement of Mt. Washington’s terrain, whether you are an expert skier or not,” comments Dean Prentice, General Manager at Mt. Washington. “We are continuing to build towards our goal of becoming a true year-round destination resort. In 2016 we reopened our lift-accessed Bike Park in which we have witnessed huge visitation growth. Continuing that expansion trend, we are excited to announce the Mt. Washington ZipTour is the largest single capital investment into our summer operations in the Resort’s history.”

The Mt. Washington ZipTour is a multi-stage course where guests can explore the resort's terrain via four zip line segments that include short scenic walks in between each. The braking technology of the ZipTour allows for cable spans that are longer, steeper and more dramatic than a typical zip line canopy tour. This system provides guests a full mountain exploration tour, top to bottom, in less than two hours. 

“Crews are pouring foundations as we speak,” states Mt. Washington’s Director of Operations, George Trousdell. “The project is a huge undertaking. The course will span a large part of the property; starting right at the top of the Eagle Chair, it will travel from one summit to the next, sending guests zipping high over the gorge to Little Mt. Washington. The tour then works its way down the Hawk side, finally ending on the top of the Rossignol Learning Centre - a thrilling entrance for everyone below to watch!”

The ZipTour gives guests the ability to control their speed of decent dynamically – meaning the guest can decide when to open up the throttle for thrills or to ease back to take in the views. The tour is also a shared experience. The course has two zip lines running parallel, giving guests the opportunity to race for fastest time, interact with each other and enjoy the excitement together.

The ZipTour will include four spans, each with two cables side by side. The total length will be 2,313 meters (7,589 ft) long and will drop a total of 415 metres (1,364 vertical feet). With construction already started and continuing next spring, the Mt. Washington ZipTour is set to open summer 2019.

ABOUT MOUNT WASHINGTON

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located just 30 minutes from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and hosts over 300,000 visits per year.  In the winter guests enjoy five chairlifts, and five conveyor lifts accessing over 1,700 acres and 1,657 vertical feet of alpine terrain.  The resort also has 55 kilometers of designated cross-country skiing and 25km of snowshoeing trails along with a dedicated Nordic lodge.

Summer activities at Mount Washington include a new 2.3 kilometre ZipTour set to open summer of 2019, lift-accessed mountain biking, a new quad bungy trampoline, scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, miniature golf, boardwalk chess and checkers, shopping and dining.  The resort also plays host to over 30 weddings per year plus numerous group and corporate events.

Off-island visitors can use WestJet, Air Canada, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines which provide air service to the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) or they can fly right into Comox Marina via Harbour Air.  Additional carriers serving the Victoria Airport (YYJ) includes Alaska Airlines out of Seattle.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Project Update

In a few days, the log hauling will commence on the ski run.

Residents of four households have been off the mountain during part of the logging - they all returned to Baldy when their homes were most affected by the noise and activity.

Top cul de sac.

Maintenance

Maintenance meeting - all familiar faces. All of the groomer operators are coming back this winter.

No mice in the shop.

Welcome Back Will !

Will assessing the snowy cat before it moves outside to make way for the BR in the shop.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday

Looking up from the road

Looking down from the gravel pit.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Not on facebook? Hiring Fair October 23rd..........




Looking for a killer opportunity to get paid this winter while enjoying all that Baldy Mountain has to offer?

Now’s your chance to turn your passion into your best winter ever!

Make new friends, work with awesome people, gain experience and get some pow shredding in?

We’ve got a few more positions to fill before the season starts. Join us at the Baldy Mountain Resort hiring fair for your opportunity to join the Baldy team!

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Outdoor Operations
- Lift Operator

Risk Management & Ski Patrol
- Ski Patrol

Ticket Office
-Guest Services/Ticket Agent
-Rental Services

When:  Tuesday October 23rd 1 pm to 5 pm.

Where: Mount Baldy Day Lodge
2680 Mount Baldy Rd
Ph: 250-498-4086 Ext. 105




Rental Wanted

Bryce has been featured on the blog a few times this year as he has made some challenged kids very happy, and has worked tirelessly to get an Adaptive Snowsports program together for Baldy.
Bryce is looking for a place to rent on the mountain.


"Bryce Beckett (snow school) and a group of yogis/body workers are looking for a cabin to rent! The space will be a sober house, no parties, quiet and clean. 3-6 rooms needed. Hoping for a good price for this group of responsible adults who will be taking good care of the home they occupy"

Bryce is the guy in the middle.

If you have a cabin for rent, or are interested in volunteering for the adaptive program, you can reach Bryce at:
adaptivesports@skibaldy.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday



See you soon Ron?


Voting October 20th in the RDKB

Our Regional District Director Vicki Gee has been re-elected by acclamation.

There is a referendum to be voted on October 20th. Information provided below if you are interested in the goings on in our region.

Link below on public information meeting October 16th.




https://www.rdkb.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=WABmeue-eKY%3d&tabid=660

http://westboundaryconnect.com/from-the-director-information-meeting-about-referendum/

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Many places to explore in the area - thanks Joe and Marie for these from the weekend............


Near Jolly Creek Rec Site - near Hwy 3


Turning on to Stanhope FSR near Jolly Lake

Wednesday



Warm jobs for Swan and Jr. today - the cold work will be putting these back on the Eagle!