Category Archives: Skiing


Visit with Lukah (and skiing) – March 12-15, 2013

Julie and I made a trip to Fox Creek to visit Lukah, our great nephew.  He is an 8 week old healthy, happy baby.  Lukah is Sean Tollett’s son. IMG_4950 IMG_4930 IMG_4947 IMG_4942 IMG_4935

After visiting in Fox Creek we continued on through Edson to Jasper.  We stayed, once again, at the IMG_0508Lobstick after getting a good deal on rooms through  We skied Wednesday and Thursday in fresh snow and great conditions.  Julie doesn’t appreciate the powder as much as everyone else.  She finds it a challenge but did really well both days.  We used of Sunshine Marmot cIMG_0511ards and got the first (our seventh) day free and a good discount on the second day.  That will probably be our last ski trip.  It was a great way to end the season.

Ski trip to Jasper – January 14 – 17, 2013

Julie and I made a trip to Jasper to ski at Marmot Basin for 3 days.  The weather was mild but quitemount-edith-cavell windy.  Some of the upper lifts were closed on Thursday afternoon due to the high winds (reaching 100 kph) at the top. There was no new snow but the conditions were quite good.

There were great deals on hotels.  We stayed at the Lobstick for $58/night.  We used Hotwire to book the hotel on the day we left.  Also, we were there mid-week plus it is “Jasper in January” time.  Lift tickets are discounted in January and we have the Ski Marmot card.




Sun Peaks Vacation – December 31, 2012 – January 5, 2013

Our Christmas present to the family, again this year, was a family ski trip to Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, BC.

We rented a condo for 4 days, 3 nights in the Crystal Forest development. It was a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit with, gas fireplace, private hot tub, and nearly ski-in, ski-out (a short walk was required).

sun-dogs-at-sun-peaksOur good friends Frank and Lola were staying nearby with their friends, Andries and Twiny, who own a beautiful home on the mountain.  We were all invited for dinner one evening at Andries and Twiny’s home and we had a great time.  They wined and dined us royally along with the very large group of family and friends they had staying with them.  Frank and Lola’s son and daughter were also staying nearby at Sun Peaks and dropped in after supper for a visit.

One morning, Julie and Melodie were also able to visit with Julie’s cousin, Ellen, who also owns a beautiful home at Sun Peaks.

On the way home, after our vacation, we stayed with Julie’s Aunt Lynne and Uncle Herb, at Sheridan Lake, BC.  Once again they spoiled us with food and entertainment.

A big thanks to all we had the privilege of visiting on the trip.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.