News In Brief

News in Brief is a new feature at the Marmot newspaper, encompassing people, places and things at Mount Washington.

The Resort has hired a new Director of Outdoor Operations, Erik Meertens. He joins Mount Washington from Sun Peaks Resort. He’s already instituted a successful recycling program in the maintenance shop.

Former lift operator George Trousdell is now head of Lift Operations for Mount Washington. He was in charge of building the new Boomerang lift.

Former Nordic lead hand Marc Lyster has taken over Nordic operations from Mark Paganielli. Lyster was lead hand for two years and has a lot of experience with nordic run grooming. He’s also well-versed in the Resort's land use agreement with Strathcona Park, through which many of the nordic trails run.

Now that the road to Raven Lodge has been paved, Mount Washington has petitioned BC Parks to move the trailhead to Paradise Meadows closer to the Lodge. There is no parking available anymore on the sides of the road near the existing trailhead, and in the interests of safety (and convenience) moving the trailhead would move people closer to washroom facilities. The trail head needs to be moved, according to the Resort.

Public Relations man Dave Hampshire is entering his fourth winter with the Resort. Congratulations also go out to Dave and his wife, Linda, who are expecting their first child in April.

Did you know? Mountain resident Sue Walker is a certified hummingbird bander.

Longtime Resort employees Sophie and Tony Radomi are the proud parents of twins. Sophie is a baker in food services while Tony has been an instructor and worked in the maintenance shop.

Stay tuned for a big announcement next summer about accommodation and retail space on Mount Washington.