Last week, we introduced you to the Ambassadors who supervise Beaver's parking lots, keep things moving smoothly in the "turn-around" area, and check tickets and maintain order in the lift lines.
But that's not all they do. Ambassadors supervise club mascots — Mr. and Mrs. Beaver — who are perennial favourites with the children. They also distribute club badges and rosters, oversee testing and issue passes for the terrain park, and check for park passes at the top of the hill and lift line tickets at the bottom.
Mid-week, Beaver Valley Ski Club enjoys visits from many different schools and corporate groups, involving hundreds of children and adults – many of whom may never have visited a ski hill before. Beaver Valley Ambassadors help welcome these groups, supervise their activities and ensure an enjoyable day on the hills.
One of Beaver's time-honoured traditions is enjoying ‘taffy-on-the-hill' – a uniquely Canadian experience. Producing the maple syrup, which creates the taffy, is the responsibility of Ambassadors who tap the trees in our sugar bush, boil the syrup and keep the fires stoked non-stop during maple syrup production time. Beaver's maple syrup is renowned for its tastiness and is sold in keepsake bottles.
When you attend any social function at Beaver, chances are Ambassadors helped decorate the club house for the occasion and they're often on-hand to help make the occasion extra-special by serving hot apple cider and other specialties.
Last but not least, Ambassadors help ensure the safety of Beaver Valley Ski Club members and guests by regularly taking part in ‘evacuation' drills. These drills involve Ambassadors who volunteer to get stuck on a chair lift so that the club's safety professionals can practice their rescue skills lowering the stranded passengers to the ground in special slings.
And there you have it — Beaver Valley Ski Club's Volunteer Ambassador Program. Is it any wonder we're the envy of Ontario's private ski clubs?