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Meet Arlene

Meet Arlene

Arlene is going to be 76 years old next month. I randomly got to share a gondola ride up the mountain with her last weekend in Whistler. It was a bluebird day and I was going up there to clear my mind and get inspired by the mountains. Arlene used to be a mountain host at Big White in Kelowna for about 10 years. She came to Whistler on a 11 hour bus ride, on her own, to ski and visit relatives. Now that’s commitment. We started chatting in the gondola and her love for the mountains was instantly contagious. The adventure stories are flowing and I listen carefully as she tells me the last time she skied Whistler mountain was in 1978. That was 40 years ago! I hadn’t even done one ski run yet and I had found… Read more

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