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

Interesting Link

Thanks for the link Sherry - photo below shows the construction of the Rock Creek Canyon Bridge.

https://www.facebook.com/TranBC/photos/a.202886539772803.49260.171368979591226/1351532434908202/?type=3

Thursday, March 23, 2017

What you find, when looking for something else...........

Pre-2006 Cardboard Box - Built and driven by Bill Mattes.

Late '80's? Baldy had lift lines when the Borderline Ski Club only operated the one T-bar.
Closing Weekend - My Volant skis and Dynastar poles in the rack. What a face Maddie!

Baldy Tee

Gold Pin Event April 1st and April 2nd

  
We are proud to introduce a brand-new opportunity for you to join a very elite group.
                     The Baldy Gold Pin Squad

For a donation* of $25, skiers and boarders are challenged to complete laps in pursuit of a gold pin.
 
Levels of completion:
Bronze award - 20,000 feet = 16 runs
Silver award - 25,000 feet = 20 runs
Gold Pin = 30,000 feet = 24 runs
Platinum pin/ award = 26 runs = 33,618 feet
 
Rules:
·       Must be completed in one day – eitherApril 1 or April 2.
·       Eagle chair only 
·       Honour system for recording – each lap you are responsible to mark your card to track your own laps. Tracking card/pencil will be provided at registration. Register at Guest Services Office 8am – 9am. Awards at 4PM in front of the Hub. Last lap must be completed at or before 3:30PM.
·       No tucking…must be standing at all times.
·       No skiing on beginner terrain…this means Southside, Jolly Jack, etc. unless you are using these to access other terrain. 
·       Participants may try to complete more than 26 laps but only one pin will be awarded to each individual.
 
* Proceeds from all entries will go to the Mt. Baldy Alpine Club, and be donated to the Gaudet Family on behalf of the Club and BMR.


Backcountry with Nils and Paul

Paul Rauhala photo.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Slush Cup - I've Done It - Your Turn Snowy!




Photos below from March 22, 2015

Closing Weekend Events

Snowy posted this morning that there will be a slush cup and cardboard box race - entrants and potential spectators need specifics soon for the best chance at success of these events.

We've been at this for awhile - there is a "magic" type of tape, and you don't get entries like these at the last minute.




 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Taking a four year old out of bounds when Avalanche Risk is up?

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-192320-3-.htm#192320

Tuesday Loop

Logging by the power line near the Jolly Lake turnoff. Some kind of machine has been into the southern access to "No Fish/Linda Lake".

Monday, March 20, 2017

Argo Action

Good news - Argo started grading McKinney Road today.