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Standish backdoor
2013-01-02  07:37:02

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Although I was really tired when I woke up this morning, I met up with Thomas and Kasper for a day on the mountain. We rode mostly around Standish and hiked towards the backdoor. It was a fun day despite the hangover, beautiful weather with bright sunshine. Now we just have to wish for some more snow, it might snow a bit this weekend.
 
Our German roomies now moved out for new adventures across Canada, and two Australians are moving in instead. Mike and James, two great guys and we are going to be like a little family! 
 
 Thomas 
 Lots of snow at Standish backdoor haha!
 

Kasper



 

2013
2013-01-02  05:37:08

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Thomas has kind of been Sunshine's photomodel since our photoshoot last week. Your awesome Thomas! 
 

ZzZzZz...
2012-12-30  06:34:00

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Puha, I'm so tired all the time! I have to start drinking lots of redbulls because this is not working. Sleeping can be done in another life, I always used to say. But when you approach the age of 25 you realize that you're getting old, and constantly tired! And then you realize that sleep is underestimated. Damn how great it is to sleep. And damn how horrible it is to get up at 6 o'clock in the morning. Will I ever get used to that? Anyways, it's probably best to go to sleep now so I'm able to be awake during the upcoming New Years! Good night!
 
 
 
 






 

Sunny Sunshine
2012-12-29  07:54:58

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It's very nice and sunny days in Sunshine Village right now, but it's getting really busy. Today we had about 6200 people on the mountain. But the lift lines are not even close to what they use be in Åre in Sweden during peak seasons. 
 
 
 
 






 

Photo shoot with Shawn
2012-12-29  05:32:14

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Yesterday I had a really good ski brake at work. Blake, Thomas and I had a little photo shoot with photographer Shawn Alain from Sunshine Village. We went up Wa-Wa and took some shoots in the trees and then we went down to the Canyon and hiked up to untouched powder. It was crazy fun and the time just flew. We didn't take that many photos before I had to go back to work, but I hope we can do this again! Thank's Shawn, it was great fun!
  
 Thomas
 Me

Thomas (on the drop I never dared to jump haha...)
 
Blake
 
All photos taken by: Shawn Alain

Working at Sleepy Town
2012-12-23  06:36:27

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It's as easy as explained below. It's just how I would have described it myself, but someone else were just a step ahead of me. 

We are three people who rotate on the lift, and in the morning we start up the lift together and do a lot of checks, etc.. Then one of us will go up to the top to work there for a few hours, while one stays in at the bottom and talking with guests and bumping lifts. The third person is at break and that could either be at 9, 11:15 or 13:30 and lasts for two hours. It's a easy job and the day passes quickly, the hardest thing about being a liftie is to stay awake in the top shack. That's a big challenge, I promise you. 

Otherwise you have to do snow maintenance, keep track of guests so no one hangs out off the lift or goes around the bullwheel at the top. That's about it I guess, pretty sweet hey? 


On my way to work at the top. You'll get to see beautiful sunrises or you can get frostbites from the wind. Tee Pee Town is probably the coldest, slowest and oldest lift, but it's great to work at!
 

Amazing powder days
2012-12-23  04:35:02

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Despite the hangover, I have been able to enjoy fresh snow in two days now. It's a beautiful life we live. Here are some pictures from the last few days!
 
 
 
 
 
 









What a day!
2012-12-22  02:44:00

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I started the day by being hungover and wondering if the world had gone under or if it was just me who felt like if I was dead. But as soon as I came up to the mountain, I felt fully alive like never before. A white blanket of 15 cm of fresh snow and clear sky with the pink sunrise behind the mountains was what we were met by at our work. I was fortunate to have the first break, which means I could slide down the slopes among the very first and surf up in the untouched powder. I met up with Christine who has been ordered by the doctor not to work but to go boarding instead. We had some amazing runs before I had to work again. I have not been able to stop smiling today or stop thinking about how much I love my life. It's just great! Now I have to put on makeup to cover my sunburned face and head to jugnight for another crazy night! 
 

The healthy mountain air
2012-12-20  06:39:00

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Ok, I'll give it a try to write in English and we'll see for how long that lasts! And let me know if this is something I should continue with or if my english sucks haha!
 
I don't know how many times I've said that "this is the last time I have a job that involves early mornings." Now I'm back again, the alarm goes off at 6 am and I feel like I could hit someone. But I should not complain, I'm outside all day and goes boarding every day. But if it's something I should complain about, it is the enoying cold I have. My voice is gone, and has been gone for a week now, and the cough is killing me... At least, I might get abs if this continues! 
 
There's something about the altitude, I'll just tell you. I've said it before, but the mountain air makes you weird. In the Alps, I was constantly sick, broke bones, got cracks in the ribs, fired my nose up and knocked out teeth etc. It just seems to have started over here. We have a cough-party in the house all night and the first night out, I hurt my knee so badly I couldn't go boarding. I've also got a big frostbite on my cheek, and after skiing my whole life and after four skiseasons, I have never experienced that before... Christine has got a virus in her eyes so it looks like she is constantly high. People are getting hurt all the time and bronchitis and pneumonia ravaging the village. Well, we'll see how this will end, but the only thing I really should do now is to get that Alberta Health thing so I don't have pay a fortune at that time I have to go to the hospital. Since it will probably happen sooner or later! 
 
 
 

 
 
Sunshine Village organised a Christmas Party and here's all of us lifties. 
 
Dave, me and Sam

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Emelie Persson
Stockholm, Sweden



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In this blog I'm writing about my life as a backpacker and a seasonal worker. I've been traveling the past five years and just can't stop. I'm simply too dependent and the grass is always greener on the other side they say... I hope to inspire and help other Travellers by sharing my experiences through this blog. If there's any questions, don't hesitate to write a comment or contact my mail. And remember, a little comment will inspire me to write more often!


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