The Heli Devil, King of Hearts, Tequila Mule, Master of Ceremonies, The Boss, Chief Garry, and Garry Trebek .. no matter what you call him, there is only one Garry James.
A man whose name has become synonymous with Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing is celebrating 52 weeks of skiing with us! For those of you who don’t know Garry, (and there aren’t many out there) here is our tribute to him.
As a (much) younger man, Garry started skiing with us in 2000 and by 2006 was skiing multiple weeks in a single season. This season, he decided to break another record and is currently skiing his 4th week back to back! While these may seem like big accomplishments, combine that with the 109 weeks his wife and two sons have collectively skied with us, and it is nothing short of incredible.
Garry has influenced the growth and culture of Crescent Spur in countless ways. Over the years he has used his skills as an event planner to bring fun and festivities to each of his weeks. The countless hours organizing and hosting events such as The CS Olympics, Toga Night, Jeopardy and Wild West Saloons, make every guest feel that they are a part of the Crescent Spur Family. Garry truly understands the meaning of Way Beyond Skiing.
As the biggest ambassador for Crescent Spur, Garry has brought many friends (too numerous to count) from his California turf. So many, in fact, that we fondly refer to him as “Crescent Spur South”.
We feel so privileged that Garry has chosen to spend so much of his skiing life with us. His infectious spirit and passion for bringing people together are now woven into the fabric of this place.
The only question in all of this, was: “What do you give a man celebrating a year worth of heliskiing?” Having blown through our Guest Appreciation Program, he doesn’t need another ski suit or jacket embroidered with our logo, he doesn’t need a free week of heliskiing, (been there, done that) or a video of his friends wishing him well (yup, that too!) We finally decided that what every skier wants, in the end, is a great day in the mountains with their best ski buddy. So together with his wife Carrie and son Garrett, we got to work planning a surprise trip to the Spur for Garrett. This past Sunday, while greeting a new group of skiers on their arrival to Crescent Spur, Garry was taken by surprise as Garrett stepped off the bus to join us in celebrating 52 weeks!
A huge thank you to Garry for all you do for all of us. We look forward to your next 52 weeks with us. We love you!