After a quiet trip from Edmonton during which we ran through a non-existent storm warning, with a stop a Tim Horton’s in Edson, 91 of us arrived at the Inn in Jasper where we were greeted with a smile by a green-hatted leprechaun. He might have been one of the hosts. His three green-hatted cohorts were accepting money and handing out tickets for Wednesday night’s club dinner. After picking up the keys to our accommodation we headed to our rooms for a brief rest.
The same four green-hatted whatevers greeted us at the welcoming party. After a few brief announcements we settled back to an evening of camaraderie, good finger food, and a sing song of Irish Music led by Dave on his banjo accompanied by Jim and the Ladies Choir.
Monday was a great skiing day. Tuesday was even better, with great sunshine. Wednesday brought a little or a lot of wind depending on where you were skiing. Thursday saw a little snow and fog, rounding out the complete Jasper ski experience.
For Wednesday evening’s Club Dinner the chef at the Jasper Inn and Suites Restaurant served an excellent meal and a good time was enjoyed by all.
Finally on Thursday we had thirty centimeters of fresh powder snow. Unfortunately it was in Edmonton. Even though the roads were in terrible condition we all made it back safe and sound.
All in all it was a very successful trip.
Tour Hosts, John Elliot, Tom Mowat, Kevin Sherwin, and Ken Brice would like to thank a great group of skiers for their cooperation in making our first time hosting a relatively easy experience. Thank you to the hotel staff and the Marmot Basin staff for their cooperation.
We look forward to seeing you all next year in Jasper and Marmot in March.