Ski Butlers Blog
It's Turkey Time Again
I just ordered my free range turkey at the grocery store. For those of you south of the border who think I might be a bit early, it is actually Canadian Thanksgiving next weekend. And don't we all have so much to be thankful for! Our family and friends, the amazing places we live, our health and of course the promise of a La Nina winter to blast us with another record snowfall.
Thanksgiving weekend in Whistler is a busy one and signals the end of many summer activities. It's the last weekend the lifts run until the mountain opens for skiing, last weekend for the bike park, last weekend for most golf courses, last weekend of the farmers market. It begins the true shoulder season when we jump up in the mornings to look for the snow on the mountain peaks and then for the snow outside our doors.
The shoulder season is busy for Ski Butlers as we prepare for another exciting season of delivering legendary service. From unpacking our shiny new Rossi skis, reorganizing our shops, getting our teams trained and vans tuned for the season, there's never a dull moment. We also have the chance to work with our whole family of Ski Butlers as we come together in Park City later in October for the Operations meetings.
It's the American Thanksgiving we really look forward to in Whistler when the mountains open and it's time to ski once again. Happy Thanksgiving to All!Read More...
Is it Ski Season yet?!?!? Breckenridge Awaits
Hallo Bergbevölkerung! As we put the weekend of Oktoberfest celebrations behind us in Breckenridge, we look to see what is next for ski towns in the Western US and Canada? After talking to people over the weekend while volunteering for Oktoberfest, the answer seems to constantly be the same when you talk to anyone in the Breckenridge community. Is it ski season yet?!?!? We received our first dustings last week on some tall peaks here in Summit County, Colorado. The mountain temperatures have quickly dipped to the freezing point at night and remained relatively cool and crisp throughout the days while always providing us with some type of sunshine. Not quite blue bird days with several feet of fresh powder YET, but we are on our way!
At all of our Ski Butler locations, we are very excited to be welcoming in our new line of equipment for the 2011/2012 season! The gear has already arrived or is arriving this week in most locations, also serving as a reminder that ski season is right around the corner. Following Ski Butlers offseason partnership with the Rossignol Group, all Ski Butler locations are especially happy to be receiving our new equipment provided exclusively by Rossignol.
The Ski Butlers Team had a very productive annual franchise meeting this past week in Whistler, British Columbia. All Team Members had a chance to collaborate on the very busy offseason we have had and to look forward to the ski season ahead! During the 5 day stay in Whistler, Ski Butler Team Members demonstrated how we actively use our core values in every decision and interaction we encounter. It was a truly amazing time that served as a culture bonding experience for the best ski rental delivery team out there! Not only can we not wait to see you on the slopes, but we’re equally anxious to share our legendary customer service with you!Read More...