You poor thing...you will be so lonely out there on the very uncrowded slopes. I feel for you, man. Need a hug?I just checked the Sun Peaks job page and with opening day about 6 weeks away they have over 50 job openings including semi experienced snow cat operators, full and part time retail (one of the best jobs on the mountain) and ski instructors and lots of Food & Beverage openings. And I suspect lots of unfilled openings in all the independent shops and restaurants in the Village core and Burfield Base....that sure is different. Mostly due to the lack of Aussies, Kiwis, and Brits I would think.
All those missing Aussies, Kiwis, Brits, Americans, Eastern Canada skiers, and only 5,000 passes sold is going to make Sun Peaks a 4,270 acre ghost town, mid week.
With few international skiers this season I suspect the skier visits at W/B will be way below the usual 2.2M visits so how much need will there be for volunteer patrol? How many eastern Canada skiers will decide to drive to Tremblant rather than fly across the country to ski W/B?Hearsay, at this point..my friend who volleys W/B every year was told by a pro patroller that W/B wasn't hiring any volleys this season, kind of collaborates with the fact he was told to buy his own pass earlier
Any insight thoughts?
*Actual time spent skiing on a ski day?"How will skiing be different next season?" Skiing will be exactly the same as always. Parking will be different. Booting up will be different. Waiting in lift lines will be different. Breaks will be different......................
I wonder about other mountains. Was told we were on. Kinda thought we might be doing more stuff as we most likely will need to clean t-bog etc between first aids. I'am sure mountain will be short staffed,Hearsay, at this point..my friend who volleys W/B every year was told by a pro patroller that W/B wasn't hiring any volleys this season, kind of collaborates with the fact he was told to buy his own pass earlier
Any insight thoughts?
Anecdotal reports are that pass sales are higher than they've ever been at many areas (MRG actually said as much in justifying their pass sale shutdown). I realize that may or may not translate to skiers on the hill, but I wouldn't very against it, either.Fully expect mostly empty slopes with very little changes other than limited food and beverage options. Last March we started calling the tourists "Flulanders" rather than "Flatlanders". That may be hard to change back.
I hope your mistaken but with our BC. Westcoast temps having to wait around a fire for the other 90% could be ideal.You mean 10% total, or down 10%?
If total, skiing this year will be almost as bad as surfing. Lots of time out there, very little time actually doing it.
This might be the opposite. If the lodges are essentially closed, and big capacity restrictions are in place... the skiing for those who get out there on the mountain might be quite rich. Short to no lines, only break a quick trip behind a tree.. bring a plattypuss full of water and pocket full of sugar. Holidays will be a whole different spitshow though..