Pitch In Day
This weekend marked the annual Pitch in Day here in Whistler. Local community groups, the RMOW and volunteers collected garbage from Emerald all the way down to Function Junction from all the local streets, now that the snow has melted the garbage can no longer hide. Last year, 150 volunteers collected over 3000lbs of garbage which weights that same as a standard car!
Monty and the Crystal Lodge team were out in full force this year all over the corridor. Last Tuesday was the annual Pitch in Day in Squamish; the Squamish team collected a bag of recyclables, 2 cell phones, 4 moldy blankets, a shopping cart, and over 100 bags of dog poo. Our Whistlerites set out with quite a bit to prove, they were assigned the windy road up to staff housing, as you can imagine it was a busy street for garbage. All of those staff members walking back and forth to and from the village accumulated quite a bit of trash. The late night trips up that road was the main culprit by the type of garbage collected, some of the highlights included a car battery, a filter for a hot tub, numerous car pieces and 2 full bags of recyclables just to name a few.
All of the volunteers including Monty were treated to a BBQ at the Whistler Fire Hall, all of the food was donated by the local grocery store and Monty got to enjoy a burger right on the fire truck and just to top it off, earlier in the day he see his very first bear! He made sure to keep his distance as bears are hungry at this time of year and moose meat has always been known to be tasty.
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It is possible to fluke a flawless visit to a hotel. It could also be said with a little luck you could have an exceptional guest experience with little or no input from the staff and administration of an establishment. This being the case we decided to return to the Crystal for a second year in a row (something we have never done anywhere else in the world) to see if our first visit was a fluke. I am very happy to confirm it was not. The staff team from front desk to housekeeping are all exceptional and I couldn’t fault one single function, task or attitude in the building. I genuinely feel that they care about my experience and stay with them both in and out of their hotel. I hope this review encourages you to stay with them, I hope it encourages the team there to carry on doing exactly what they are doing. And I hope to see them again in the future. Well done guys and thank you for another magical stay.
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