Some businesses set new records, others report busy break
Craig Beattie didn't think it was going to get any better than New Year's Eve on top of Blackcomb Mountain, a crisp cloudless perfect winter's night and sold out fondue snowmobile dinner topping off an excellent day of business. But, five days later on Saturday, Jan. 5, Canadian Wilderness Adventures broke that New Year's Eve sales record.
Mark McIntyre's journey across Canada in his underwear to raise money for Cancer
The Gitchhiker - known to friends as Mark McIntyre - spent a night and day in luxury in Whistler, courtesy of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Bruce Croxon of Dragon's Den fame. The Vancouver resident said he felt surprisingly welcome and warm walking around the hotel in his performance boxer shorts and a pair of boots, which should give him some nice memories when he's freezing on the side of the road in a prairie snowstorm in a few days' time.
Big can be small and the customers love it that way
For the 68 people working with Executive Chef Vincent Stufano the goal every day is to operate like a small restaurant. That is a big ask for the kitchen staff working at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, a hotel most would agree is a big hotel with a big kitchen.