Legends 4 - April 12 - 15th, 2019
With the ski season ending in just over a month, 47 members of the Victoria and Pacific ski clubs traveled to Whistler’s Creek Side Friday, April 12th. Those who drove up early, were rewarded by a Blue Sky Ski Day—almost perfect spring skiing. I saw a few skiers in shorts and it took me back to bikini and even less spring skiing at Whistler in it’s early days. Those who went to the 40th and 50th parties will have seen the nude skiing photos—kids now ‘think’ they are hip and are up to outlandish things—far from what was permitted in the 60’s and 70’s.
Enough of that talk, you can read those tales in Whistler’s Pique (the nude stomp out into the street from the bars from last month’s edition comes to mind).
You cannot beat 4 days and 3 nights at Legends Hotel, Whistler B.C. for $200.00—this trip alone is worth the membership!!!
The usual Friday afternoon was spent at Dusty’s with an Après` Ski followed by the hot tub party (2 at Legends). Later that evening parties broke out all over the hotel with one room holding a guitar sing-a-long which took us into Saturday morning. One player was so enthusiastic at drinking beer at Dusty’s he later forgot some of the words but kept on strumming or dancing with the ladies.
A big thanks to Dave Chater who organized it all. He put us into awesome rooms c/w balconies and full kitchens, 2 or 3 bedrooms, and a fireplace--you name it, we had it.
Saturday, the weather changed and a few went out onto the mountain. They were met with high winds, fog, wet snow and then rain. As Symphony was closed and I don’t ski in the rain (certainly not at $150.00+ tax for a ticket), I wisely stayed at the Hotel, topped up my supply of beer and red wine, and then hit the hot tub for 2 ½ hours. There were lots of interesting guests to meet and a group of us enjoyed a relaxing afternoon.
At 6:45 the entire group went to the conference room which had been reserved for us. Each person brought something for the Pot Luck, but Trevor from the VASC gets honourable mention; he brought 3 superb dishes--the rice and the butter chicken were gone in no time—he’s a chef and he can cook!!! There has never been a Pot Luck where we did not have way too much good food and so many choices—good work from one and all.
Sunday, we had variable weather, but with some 10 to 15 cm of new snow in the upper alpine, it was great once you headed up to the Peak. Yet, skiing down to the Garbonzo Chair or Mid-station was not bad either. Everyone to whom I spoke and skied said that they had a great day.
More beverages at Dusty’s after skiing Sunday and then most of us went into the hot tub. To finish the weekend of in style, one group went to the Rim Rock Café (one if the best restaurants at Whistler) and some of us went to Roland’s, Creek Side for a more relaxing traditional Whistler dinner.
Come Ski BC With The PSC!!!!