Monday, January 10, 2011
Travelocity Never Roam Alone Ski Guide - Training
Jan. 8th, 2011 was our first WinterPRIDE event of the season with the Travelocity Never Roam Alone Ski Guide Training day. Ski Guide Manager, John Sutherland, took a group of guides up onto Whistler & Blackcomb mountains for safety and coaching training.
The Snow conditions were incredible and a lot of great tips on how to be a better guide were learned. The day started out with a breakfast meeting at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub within the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside. The guides learned about safety, the ski guide perks along with a presentation from Whistler Blackcomb, followed by an update on some of the programming for WinterPRIDE.
Next it was time to get out on the slopes and get some hands on experience - or at least "ski/board on experience!" We traveled up the Excalibur Blackcomb Gondola and raced around the various zones of Blackcomb including: The Glaciers, Terrain Park, Crystal, GMC Race Course and then down for lunch to the Glacier Creek Lodge. After lunch we headed over to the Peak 2 Peak and crossed over the valley to Whistler. Incredible views and within 11 minutes we are on Whistler Mountain!
After a great day on the slopes it was time to do some Apres Ski action at Dusty's with the local gay & lesbain ski club - skiOUT! Nothing like the crisp clean taste of Whistler Beer after a great day on the mountains. For more photos of the day click here to visit our Flickr photo stream!
GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE is January 30th - February 6th, 2011. Visit GayWhistler.com for more details on how you can be part of the magic of WinterPRIDE. For hotel reservations visit online or call 1.866.787.1966