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Sunday, January 16, 2005

News from Chatter Creek

The season is well launched at Chatter Creek. The first few tours were limited to 24 clients (2 cats), but the first tour of 36 started last Friday (Jan 14). The new Solitude lodge bedroom annex has welcomed it's first guests. Watch for new photos of the finished building.

The weather has been cold, keeping the snow very dry and clients are reporting great powder skiing. The cold snap seems to have broken today and it is snowing in Golden. More snow is forecast during the week.

There have been staffing changes this year. Herb Bleuer, who has been the senior guide at Monashee Powder Adventures for many years, has moved to Chatter Creek to join Andrew Prosser, our 5 year veteran.

We are sorry to report that Don Steedman will be sitting the year out with knee injuries. Don, we wish you a speedy recovery.

With three cats in operation this year, the guides complement has been increased significantly and Herb and Andrew are joined by:

Gord Irwin, a park warden from the Banff area, Dave Birnie, an owner of Mistaya Lodge, Josh Milligan, Mark Mallet, Ken Black and Shane Kroger.

As time goes on, we will try to list the tail gunners, as well. Scroll down for lots of photos of powder skiing at Chatter Creek.