Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday

 
Good breathing day for OMW - non-stop on the Lump.
It's March - we had sun so intense it was hot standing at the bottom, we had a significant graupel event after lunch. Thanks to the grooming crew for getting enough done after the storm ended.
Best fresh corduroy - old and new terrain parks.

1896 Camp McKinney Gold Brick Robbery

Thanks for the heads up, Larry Shannon

The Oliver Osoyoos branch of the Okanagan Historical Society is having its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 9th in the lower level of the Osoyoos Anglican Church, located at 7200 88th Street. 
The meeting will begin at 2:00 with a presentation by Mr. Jim Arnusch, our guest speaker.  His topic will be the August 1896 Camp McKinney gold robbery.  He has been researching this topic with a passion for many years and probably knows more about it than anyone else alive today.  This is a fascinating story with many twists.  One of them is the assumption that Matt Roderick, the leading suspect, was returning to the area to retrieve some of the gold bars, several months after the robbery, when he was shot and killed by Mr. Keene, a foreman in the Cariboo mine. Mr. Keene was charged with manslaughter but found not guilty, as he claimed Mr. Roderick was in the process of attempting to shoot him.  Perhaps Mr. Arnusch will give us some clues on where we can find the missing gold bars.  

Guests are welcome to join us and listen to the presentation, then leave during a break before the business portion of the meeting commences. 
Contact Larry at 250 498 2452 or Gayle at 250 495 7715 for more information.

( The Baldy Bar was once named the "Lost Gold Bar" and a little story about the above was posted.) 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nils and Nathaniel, best ski buds since they were 4 and 5.


Different schools, different cities, but a life time bond that started and continues at Baldy. Thanks for the pics Sage. 2011 and 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 2008 - Happy Birthday Virginia!


Baldy Racers 2007


Reminder for Ladies Wind-up Monday

Snowshoeing only, no skiing. Bring your awesome hat.

Ladies Day Ski - 2012

Saturday Afternoon



Brad, Morgan and Brooke
Morgan's first time down Dividend today - snow was a little chunky at the end of the day, but she did very well.

Baldy Family - R.I.P. Dr. Gordon Shepherd

Our thoughts are with Marion, Bruce, Lance and families, following the passing of  Dr. Gordon Shepherd. Their family cabin is nestled in the trees next to Randal, and Shepherds have been part of the Baldy Family since 1968.

There are at least two of us on Porcupine Road who were delivered by Dr. Shepherd. His medical practice was in the days of house calls - his faithful companion "Thunder" riding in the back of the station wagon.

At Baldy, Dr. Shepherd volunteered in the Ski Patrol, and he and Marion kept the Borderline Ski Club alive after son Lance finished his ski racing. They wanted the club there for the next family with racing aspirations. Thanks to them, the Club was there, with ski area operations in the constitution, when the community got together to re-open Baldy in the mid '80's after a purchaser defaulted.

Bruce and Dr. Shepherd on Shaft - Dec. 1972

Liz Graham, Paula Fairweather, Alison Smith, Dr. Shepherd - 1974

Saturday Toboggan Party

"Today, you can join our FREE toboggan party this afternoon from 3:30 - 4:00PM at the Magic Carpet. If you need a sled, we have a few spare toboggans to borrow/share (please leave inflatable craft at home). Also, helmets are mandatory and we'll have them available at the Magic Carpet for you to grab before you ride."

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday 7:00pm

A little blue at the end of a snowing pow day.

Welcome back!

Just saw Mark W out front - Mark, Ricardo and Andrew are up for the weekend with their families.

Closing Weekend Events

There is new information on the events page on www.skibaldy.com

Passholders Appreciation Pancake Breakfast

Let’s party!
With the incredible season we’ve had to-date and all the love you’ve all been showing us we have decided to dedicate a weekend to say, “Thank you!”
April 1st and 2nd From 9-10am in the Cafeteria, show us your Baldy Season’s Pass and grab some pancakes on us – we also invite each qualified pass holder to bring one friend as your guest for FREE pancakes and a FREE lift ticket!
*Please RSVP to snowschool@skibaldy.com by Friday, March 31!
Pancakes available while quantities last.

Cardboard Box Races Saturday April 1st!

Get the whole family involved in this fun event !
  • 1pm start time
  • We’ll have some cardboard available a few days before the race – stay tuned for availability/dates.
  • Maximum 4 people in one cardboard box creation.
  • No ski boots in box – winter boots or soft-soles only.
  • Helmets are mandatory
  • Entrants judged on creativity and best time.
Slush Cup April 2nd

A Baldy classic !
Wear your most waterproof clothes, strap on your skis or snowboard and barrel down to attempt successfully crossing our man-made pond.  If you are a spectator, this event is easily enjoyed from our Lounge deck or designated viewing areas.
1pm start time, near the bottom of the eagle chair.
All participants 18+ must sign a waiver (if under 18, a parent/guardian must be available to sign waiver on their behalf)
Ski’s and snowboards only.
Donation encouraged- proceeds to the Alpine Club!

Watercolour Workshop Saturday April 1st

Back by popular demand, Heather Hollingsworth is hosting a second watercolour workshop!  This workshop is appropriate for all skills beginner+.   All materials supplied, along with a glass of wine for $50 (+tax).  Email Angie to register: snowschool@skibaldy.com
Workshop is being held 3-5:30pm in the lounge Saturday April 1st!
 

Aussie Farewell

I saw you from the chair this afternoon Kendall - in the trees. I'm glad you got some great snow for your last day. Safe journey for you, and for Roger and Lisa as you follow them home. See you next winter, if not before.

Fairweather

The run Fairweather is named after my Uncle Paul Fairweather, founding President of Mt. Baldy Recreations Ltd., the company that started Baldy.

Today I had the pleasure of skiing with Paul's Great-Great- Nephew. Liam had his first lesson on Tuesday - top of Sugar Lump Tuesday, and skiing the pow today with Dad on the Eagle. 

Sorry I missed you Sam Sam, Daddy told me you did 5 runs on the Magic Carpet.

Liam and Dad