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A day in the Life of a Liftie

In October 2016, I quit my job and moved half way across the world to chase a Northern Hemisphere winter in Whistler, B.C. I don't think I anticipated just what I was getting myself into. I worked for 6 months straight, waking up at 530am, snowboarding in the dark to work and enduring a brutal winter of over 12 meters of snow and at one stage, 25 days without seeing the sun.

It sounds pretty gloomy, but I would go as far as to say it was the best 6 months of my life. I worked outside every day as a Lift Operator for Whistler Blackcomb and decided I would make an edit that encapsulated a typical 'Day in the Life of' from my perspective. This included early morning SkiDoo rides up the mountain, building mazes, line checks, fresh lines, a shit load shovelling and dealing with record breaking crowds. Whistler Blackcomb picked up my video and shared it to their wider Facebook audience which eventually attracted over 35K views.

View Whistler Blackcomb's post here.