Update from John regarding purchased passes: “if you are missing either your receipt or pass, check your Junk email box. My receipt and pass ended up there.”
OR if you still don’t have it, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Passes are sent by email as a PDF attachment.
It’s been interesting to read all the comments regarding the Kananaskis Grooming issue. What I’d like to know is, who got pass #5000? (The numbering started at 5000).
To put things in perspective, $50 for a Kananaskis season pass seems like a bargain when places like Hardwood Hills near Toronto charge $1219. Most ski areas in BC charge for skiing. Sovereign Lakes near Vernon charges $520 for a family season pass.
I’m thrilled to know that familiar faces will be grooming the trails; Jody and James in PLPP, and Jeff and Alex in Ribbon Creek. They know the trails, are experts at their jobs, and are conscientious about wanting to provide a great skiing experience for us. (Sorry for anyone I missed. I’ve yet to met the groomer at Sandy McNabb).
Plaudits and cheers for the folks at Nordiq Alberta: Ken Hewitt, Chris Reitz, Julie and everyone else who worked on this file, for their quick and thorough work at putting together a proposal, and having everything set up to start selling passes on Day One.
The couch saga will continue. How could we face a winter without the stories we get from MaSid’s couch near Elk Pass? As Steve mentioned, “I think we need a donation box at the couch for MaSid. Not for money though, how about cookies! The couch and meadows have become our usual spot for afternoon tea after skiing Blueberry.” I suppose in the age of the plague, it will have to be individual chairs.
Back on March 27, a few hours before everything closed, I skied up Whiskey Jack for the 194th time. I’m delighted to know I’ll have an opportunity to make it 195. I rode my bike to the Skogan Pass summit this summer, not knowing if I’d be skiing it this winter. I’m glad that uncertainty has been laid to rest.
There are many comments about the politics of this issue, so I appreciate the insight which people offer. I hope that a long-term solution to funding grooming will be in place before next season rolls around.