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Posted on 2014-02-28

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Issue #16

February 2014

Dear Guest

The winter of 2014 has finally turned the corner from drought to an abundance of snowfall and sunshine. In the past two weeks, we’ve received 160 cm of snow. The base at the lodge is now 30 cm more than it was at this time last year! Needless to say, the skiing has been as good as it gets.

We still have a few seats available at the end of the season. Give us a call and don’t miss out on extra fun in the sun!

Behind the POW Episode 2

Chatter Creeks lodge is eighty kilometers off the grid. It’s quite a challenge to heat four large buildings and provide hot water and a hot tub for sixty people on a cold winter night. To do so, we use two large wood stoves situated outside the lodge. In this episode, Caimin explains what it takes to provide the approximately three hundred cords of firewood needed each winter up in the mountains.
Enjoy! 

Cat Skiing in Big Game

On Thursday, February 6th, a group cat carried 12 cat skiers to the top of Think Fast Hippie, in Big Game Creek, for the first time. Many weeks of hard work during the past summer finally paid off. We were wide eyed as we scanned the ski terrain before us. Huge pillow filled cut blocks, beautiful steep glades, alpine lines and even a vast burnt tree run!

Big Bails Awards Recipients

We are proud to announce that the winners of the Second Annual Chatter Creek Big Bails Awards are 1st prize: Ryan Smith, 2nd prize: Steven Cooke and 3rd prize Luke Hurtubise. The “People Choice Award” goes to #20 Ashley Johnston. Each receives a beautiful print from either Alain or Dylan’s collections. Congratulations to the 4 of you! We hope that you’ll enjoy your award!

Thanks for reading and watching!

The Chatter Team

Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges
Toll Free: 1.877.311.7199
Local: 250.344.7199
www.chattercreek.ca

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What could Dale McKnight be up to?

Dale McKnight is one of the two owners of Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges. The reasons why he owns it is because he is one extremely hard working man, he loves the mountains, he loves people, he loves snow, he loves the woods, he loves skiing, he loves his home, he loves his family and many other things!

More on Dale and his awesome lodge later, now we are showing you some pictures of his new favorite toy. The purpose of this lovely beastly-looking piece of equipment is to make a proper ski run. You see, when Chatter Creek first started, quite a bit of logging had been done on the tenure, thus making natural ski runs all over the place. Also, before Chatter Creek started, no avalanche control had ever been done on some of those big alpine slopes. What that means is that mother nature used to clear all those alders and small trees on her own every few years. Basically, the bushes were taking control and making stop halfway on some of our longest, most pleasant runs. Until she arrived…

We give you : “THE SPIDER” a.k.a. Minzi


March 15, 2012 at Chatter Creek

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That was my last day of the season shooting at Chatter Creek and it was a blast even though I didn’t feel the best. The snow was deep and the fun-o-meter was hitting the top! Such good times again for that fifth season. A huge thanks to all of you who came to ski with us, the owners Dan and Dale, the managers, the outdoor staff, the indoor staff, the ladies at the office, See you next winter for another amazing season!

Alain Sleigher


March 14, 2012 at Chatter Creek

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March 12, 2012 at Chatter Creek

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Super fun day : Dan Deckelbaum was out there taking photos of the group and his brother too while shredding pillows to small powdery bits! Jaffrey was putting on a show too! Jaffrey definitely gets a three year immunization against the “Pink Purse” for his insane improvements at powder skiing! Obviously that is subject to change in case of a big enough pursuable offense. For people who have never been at Chatter Creek, be shure to ask whoever will be doing the welcome speech during the first diner about the “Pink Purse” for clarifications!


March 11, 2012 at Chatter Creek

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These conditions were awesome! Everybody was going off all sorts of fun features and landing in great snow!


March 10, 2012 at Chatter Creek

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I know, I know, it probably smell a lot more like summer wherever you are at the moment but we got a couple more pictures to showcase from the end of this great season. It was great alright, my last three week shift was just a long streak of stormy weather and deep powder conditions. See for yourself!


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