Explore and Discover: Crabbe Mountain

Crabbe Mountain is a ski hill located 45 minutes north of Fredericton New Brunswick.

With 34 runs (all of which are currently open), there is tons to explore for all ages and abilities. Not to mention the numerous runs that aren’t even on the map. The locals won’t tell you where these are, you have to come find them yourself.

The snow is phenomenal, spring conditions with new a dusting of snow practically every day, there are always fresh tracks to be had, with even more snow on the way.

If you happen to make it up the chairlift, the clear-day views are spectacular. For kilometers on end you can see views such as Big Rock, Mount Katahdin, and at night he lights of Fredericton, and the surrounding landscape.

Even if you don’t ski, you can still drive to the top of the hill to see these views. Here’s just a taste of them:

So what are you waiting for? Come ski the best conditions and most runs in the Maritimes, and enjoy some spectacular views.

Getting Back to Posting: An update on my Work Term

It’s been nearly a few months since I last posted and I’ve been extremely busy with adjusting to my job and getting settled back in. I will take this opportunity to update on my work term progress, as it’s going extremely well.

Where exactly am I doing my work term? Crabbe Mountain, New Brunswick, in an intern style position. I felt this was the best course of action because it would give me the ability to work in multiple departments and gain as much experience as possible.

My work term has been going extremely well and I am loving it. Being able to work at and help make changes to the mountain I have grown up at is a delight.

A list of things I’ve done so far includes:

  • Marketing: Social media, newsletter column, Sales, took partt in Stoked Video
  • Maintenance: T-bar, Groomer Grousers, Handle Tow Handles
  • Bartending: Find me in the Thirsty Boot on Thursdays from 8pm-11pm
  • Retail: Pricing, Selling
  • Lift Ops: Handle Tow Operator
  • Ticketing: Selling Tickets
  • Snowschool: Wednesday After School Program

I intend to work in every other department. That leaves Ski Patrol, Terrain Parks, Janitorial,  and many others. To understand how a resort runs, you must learn every aspect.

One incredible aspect that I get to be apart of as part of my job is the Crabbe 2025 Plan. This is a vision of the future of the mountain, from attracting guests, financials, and infrastructure. My part to play in this is a lodge development plan; designing what a new base area may look like. I feel honored to be part of the vision of mountains future.

So that is where I am up to this point since my last post. Thank you for reading and stay tuned, as I plan to keep this blog active after its few months long shelf life.