Monthly Archives: November 2017

29th November – Quiz Time

Staff housing isn’t just the accommodation, but several events that happen each month. In the summer, they are limited, but in winter, there’s a lot more socialising going on. Most popular is the mountain meals, which happens every Monday, Wednesday, … Continue reading

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22nd November – Soft Open

Opening time, or at least a practice run. Which means turning on the hot cases and getting ready for serving customers. The biggest issue with the Mexican stand isn’t the prep, but the service. There are SO MANY questions you … Continue reading

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21st November – Training Day

It’s almost time.  Soon Blackcomb will be open, and the chaos of winter and holiday season will be upon us.  This means unlike the summer, we’re training people before opening. When we head up the mountain, Maddy, Eli and I … Continue reading

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20th November – Board Day

Yesterday I got my board waxed, and today I headed to the bottom of Whistler Mountain for my first snowboard lesson.  I’m in a large staff group, and our teacher is an older gentleman.  He’s nice enough, but very into … Continue reading

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18th November – Look Before You Leap

I want to get out and try to practice skiing, but the queue for the gondola is still long due to the locals, so I head out around 10am for the bunny slopes. At first, everyone goes really well.  I’m … Continue reading

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17th November – Happy Opening Day

Let it begin! We’ve had a strange kind of weather in the last few weeks, but the main point is we have snow, and Whistler has been opened a week early.  Not all the lifts are running, and Blackcomb will … Continue reading

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