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About Batale

I am an aspiring writer - though since I haven't written anything original in about 2 years, so calling me a writer is like calling a man who makes dinner every night a 5 star chef. I started this blog to force me to write. From the 1st January 2013, I intend to update this blog every day. If nothing interesting happens, I'll write about something that does interest me, whether that is a movie, a book, something I've heard about, or even some of my stories growing up.

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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24th October – Train Wreck Hike

Last week, I delayed myself to a point that I did absolutely nothing with my time off, and the one day I tried, ended up bucketing down with rain.  This week I was determined to change that – there’s no … Continue reading

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18th October – Winter is Coming

Recently we’ve been getting warnings that there’s a giant snowstorm stretching from China all the way to Canada, and snow might be showing up a lot sooner than expected.  Certainly, doesn’t look it today, it’s so warm (if admittedly wet) … Continue reading

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2nd October – Spruce it Up!

One of our roommates has left for good, and she’s taken the good weather with her.  The temperature is dropping very quickly, and we’re starting to feel it in the apartment.  It’s also getting darker at nights, and the light … Continue reading

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