Mt. Timothy’s new General Manager Walter Bramsleven was introduced to ski area colleagues at last year’s spring conference. As a past senior executive from the log home industry, the ever-smiling Walter is always game for new adventures. He loves being in the centre of the action and is omnipresent from his central base in the middle of the daylodge.
New local ownership purchased Mt. Timothy last year, and brought Walter on board. His project management experience enabled major renovations to the lodge base facilities and continued on-hill improvements. Special attention was paid to the kitchen and lodge facilities. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the resort has actively promoted and invited locals to come and visit the ski area for a day trip and enjoy a lunch. The area has been innovative and successfully encouraged snowmobile traffic to divert from the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail to the resort daylodge for lunch. The ski area also offers tubing and snowshoe rentals as additional non-ski activities. This growing diversity is reflected in the name of Mount Timothy Recreation Resort.
Plans are underway to add 10 cabins for summer and winter overnight rental. The summer activities will include motorized trail activity, venue rental, and camping. Glen manages the snowsport school and equipment rentals and has five instructors. Justin and Nevin complement the operations and lend expertise and support to various departments as staff are cross trained. These dynamic roles represent exciting opportunities for newcomers to the industry that want to gain broad experiences.
Mt Timothy runs its triple chair and conveyor daily and the t-bar lift operates as a back up for busy days. The lifts currently operate Thursday to Sunday plus holidays so the area places a sign at the bottom of the access road to inform guests of operation before they leave the highway.