Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What does Ian do on those lonely evenings with Lee at Whistler?

He goes through old photos. I knew that Lee's '80's photo was on the cover of the Whistler Snow School employee manual, but this is a gem from their 1984 trip to Hollywood.

We miss you Lee! 

Wednesday Morning

It was kind of like this to start the day, with clearer goggles as the day went on. Wayne says the snow was "sweet." I use Nikwax for the washing and treatment of my clothes - for days like today.

Wayne Dennill photo.

More Monday from Marjo Koskinen

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Photo from 2006

A note from Kendal today, and this pic from his first time at Baldy in 2006 - those trees are much taller now. Kendal follows the blog from down under, and finally will be able to enjoy his new cabin this winter. When he arrives, then all the Aussie owners will be on the mountain, and the remaining blog hits will be from family members who wish they were here.

Grand Forks Station Pub sponsors for Free Night skiing, January 21st at Phoenix

From the RDKB

New info site:
link on the sidebar


Still waiting for the snow clouds.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Ladies Day

Hello Baldy Babes,
Please register by phone, email or online by 3 pm on Sunday for the kitchen preparation.
Photos courtesy of Marian B.



  • positive feedback on the PDP - 8 participants
  • Level 2 requires minimum 5 registered - not there yet
  • Ladies, please register in advance on line - it helps with the meal planning
  • the clouds are moving in

"It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood."

Thank-you Marie Fletcher for the sunrise photos from this morning.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Slack Country is Back - February 18-19

That classic Cathy Gale photo of the one and only Cody Kasper.



The third installment of the Slackcountry Cup will take place at Mt. Baldy Resort on February 18-19, 2017.
ATTENTION: Pre-registration will open February 1st 2017, and can be done online or in store at Pentagon Boardshop in Penticton, BC. If you don’t pre-register there will be a limited amount spots available on event day.
*Subject to first come, first serve. Must be 18 years of age or older, or accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Jolly Traverse

Before the magic carpet, before Sugar Lump, we had the T-Bar for teaching terrain. We would teach a diagonal side-slip to get the students down the first steeper section, and to prepare them for the "big hill" , specifically Jolly Jack. As the first photo shows, much of the traverse is a slope of granite chunks. We need more snow before the cat can push the snow road across the granite. The groomers have gone part way at the top and bottom. Just in case you think some of those wider glades were made for skiing....some were cut decades ago to recover a cat that went over the edge - Jolly and Stemwinder. The last ownership group was opposed to summer work and winter grooming of this popular trail. Brett didn't want a cat track to interfere with his out of bounds hike and ski above. I'm using the diagonal side slip below the travelled portion to get across until we get more snow.

For three seasons, Ken and Eleanor worked the traverse with shovels and a snow blower to prep the trail for the cat.

Tuba on the Trail

All Tuba needs now are snowshoes........Checking out possible routes for the Ladies Day Snowshoe, with Marian and Marie.

Admiring from a Distance