S: F5 Circle of Excellence January 7-11, 2009 Whistler, Canada
1: Bus ride from Vancouver Airport to the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, Canada | Traditional "caught ya sleeping" photo in the foreground, Jerry; across the aisle Cris and Rich Schaller."
3: On the left The Four Seasons Resort | Jerry and Kathie with the Mounties and their dog at the "Passport Around the World " Welcome Event
5: The Fairmont Chateau Resort was the view off our balcony. On the left Jerry checks in on Lauren and Zane back home. Jerry, III is studying abroad in Paris.
7: Above: Jerry next to the Avalanche warning sign. This year had been very dangerous, due to the warm winter and the mix of rain and snow throughout the season. On the Left: The Roundhouse Ski Lodge at the top of Whistler Mountain.
8: The view from the Roundhouse Lodge at the top of Whistler
11: At the top of Whistler, Jerry takes in a view of the slopes before we take a ride on the Peak to Peak Gondola.
12: The Peak to Peak Alpine Experience This gondola travels over the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It opened December 10, 2009. Seven days later one of the gondolas fell 40 feet fortunately the safety features kicked in and 12 people suffered only minor injuries.
16: The views from the gondola. The gray car on the right is the only one with a glass bottom. Kathie was quite happy we didn't happen to get on that one
21: The beautiful views coming down the Blackcomb Mountain via the Solar Coaster Express. In the picture above you can see the Blackcomb Base Village in the distance.
24: The Upper Village Shoppes and Restaurants. On the next page Noboku and Tamin Sun. Bottom Right: Kathie and Noboku.
27: Inset photos the entrance to the Upper Village. The resort shuttle would pick-up at Fitzsimmon's Pub. On the opposing page dining at Citta with Andrew and Jen Braverman and Tamin and Noboku Sun.
29: Top left: Jerry and Rich. Bottom left: Kyle & Bob Amato and John DeFernando.
30: Snowmobiling up Whistler Mountain with Denise & John DeFerdenando and Rich & Cris Schaller.
31: Jerry lands his cycle in a ditch.
32: We look on as our guides teach Jerry how to dig his cycle out of the ditch.
35: The Farewell Event: Featuring, "Le Cirque." During dinner we were entertained by Fire Dancers, Olympic Ice Skaters and Ribbon Dancers. After dinner we danced to a 70's Discos Band.