Marmot – Mar 7-11, 2010

Being a non-bus tour coupled with an incredibly accommodating hotel staff, Marmot in March allows participants a fair deal of flexibility in terms of arrival and departure.  As a result, 93 club members spent all or part of four days skiing at Marmot.

Check-in and registration was greatly facilitated by the able contributions of Robbie Steen, Gaye Carter, Brian Colgan and Arnie Stone. The ample number of volunteers made the distribution of badges and lift passes, as well as selling dinner tickets, a very efficient process.

The Sunday evening Welcoming Party, aside of a minor glitch due to a tour host’s lack of traffic control experience, proved to be a success. The Welcoming Party and the Wednesday group dinner, catered by The Inn Restaurant, were outstanding culinary experiences.

Group rest after a gruelling run on Easy Street

Monday presented Marmot covered with several centimeters of much needed fresh snow making for very good skiing. Tuesday was one of those magnificent days in the Canadian Rockies, blue skies and good skiing conditions. There was plenty of soft snow to be found for those who were looking. Wednesday was not as brilliant but still good skiing. Now, Thursday proved to be a heartbreaker as it was the beginning of several days of snowfall but also the time to leave, bummer.

Judging by the number of complimentary comments received by the hosts, Marmot in March 2010 was a successful tour.

submitted by Bob Holzer