You know, we don’t think of what we do as a job, it really is a way of life.
Take this winter so far as an example. We have had so many great guests already that we are excited to see what the second half of the ski season will bring! One guest who was here recently was the author and newly qualified powder skier, Jennie Rooney. Her third book called Red Joan is about to be released.
We’ve been listening to Jennie’s first book called Inside the Whale and have enjoyed it while driving down to the States and back, so we are looking forward to getting a copy of her new one. Below is a You Tube promotional video that will hopefully whet your appetite.
UPDATE: Jenny has been featured in the UK’s national newspaper, The Independent!
We had a fantastic guest in the other day called Pat Luders who creates works of art in bronze. In her own words:
“Sculpting portraits in bronze became her chosen pursuit, perhaps because this area of art combined her love and appreciation of people, nurtured in her nursing career, with her love of using her hands to create. The ancient art of lost wax bronze casting process was complex and exciting to learn. She felt very fortunate to be at Red Deer College which had wonderful faculty, small classes and great casting facilities which have now been thoroughly modernized.”
Pat currently has an exhibition at the Arts Station in Fernie that is definitely worth going to see while you’re here!
Pat’s website is www.patluders.com if you would like more information.
New for this winter, we have added a Tassimo coffee machine to the Breakfast room. If you’re an early bird you can grab yourself a coffee to start your day without waiting for breakfast to be served! We have also installed a water machine so you can fill your bottles before you go out in the morning.
We are very keen on recycling, and we ensure that our Tassimo cartons are all sent for recycling.
Cath’s been really busy putting together our Facebook page. On it you’ll find the latest news about Cinnamon Bear Lodge, happenings around town and the hill, and photos to show you just how beautiful the area is. Click on the button on the right to see our page, and like us to keep up to date!.
A photo of Cath walking in the snow a week ago. After an epic weekend last weekend it’ll be snowing again this week. At the moment www.snow-forecast.com is predicting 20cm of snow before Wednesday! Looks like it’s time to get out and see what the hill has to offer; and because it’s the quiet time before Christmas, the lifts are going to be empty!
Most guests that stay with us in the winter are dyed in the wool powder hounds, and why not? But did you know that there is also plenty of snow-shoeing to be had around town? The bike trails that are normally busy in the summer are great for hiking in the winter with friends. There are well travelled trails in Ridgemont which is only a few minutes walk from our house. This morning we hiked up Whats Up Doc and Eric’s Trail with friends and dogs. A great day and fantastic conversation – now, when did you hold a conversation when downhill skiing?
I’ve added some new photos of the house to the website. The photos were taken this week
and are also feature on the House Tour page.
Fernie has been named as one of the 25 best ski towns in the world, and who are we to argue?
Disney took over Fernie last Autumn and turned the town into a Christmas wonderland with fake snow and huge Christmas decorations all of the way down Second Avenue. The trailer is out now, and the movie will be on DVD. So if you like talking dogs you can’t go wrong
I left Canada for England two weeks ago. The skies were blue, the leaves were a golden yellow, and the landscape was settling down after the hot , dry summer. In short, we were enjoying a long colourful Autumn. Flying back into Calgary on Air Canada I was shocked to see that Autumn was over and we were in the grip of an early snow! It’s amazing how the weather can change so quickly!
We are now keeping ourselves busy getting the house ready for the winter season. the garage is ready for skis and equipment, the rooms are all “autumn cleaned”, and logs are ready for the fire.
We will be continuously updating the website with new information over the next few weeks, and hopefully we will be able to let you know about new benefits to you for booking your winter stay with us.