Welcome to Après Ski, a new Bravo reality show set in Whistler Blackcomb. Each week, Curbed Ski will be recapping the highs, the lows, and all the ski-town drama. Have something to say? Send us an email.
When we left our intrepid team of concierge experts, they were scrambling to fix what Elise called an "epic fail." Apparently, vegan, gluten-free, hung-over claustrophobics don't want to eat lunch in a gondola? Without a doubt, the gondola meal was a fail for the Gibbons Team, but they bounced back in this episode. Jim and friends went from dining disaster on the gondola to a winning mountain-top wedding ceremony. But the absolute best part of this episode was that Harold, the skinny pig came to Whistler.
This week's episode was full of the normal reality-show drama. There is growing tension between the concierges over who's to blame for screw ups and who likes whom. But overall, Cold Feet depicted a successful concierge team doing what they do best: showing clients a good time. Oh, and Harold. We'll get to him in a second.
We were bummed, however, to realize that pro-skier Lynsey Dyer made only a brief appearance in this week's episode. We're ready to see her do what she does best: ski like a boss. Maybe next week?
In between planning events for new clients, we learned that according to Kendra, "hot tubs are creepy and weird." Sorry Kendra, but we disagree. From the nasty to the luxurious, hot tubs are a key element of ski town living.
We digress. This week the concierge team was in charge of planning events for a family and a vow renewal ceremony for a couple. Jim took kids snowmobiling and skiing. Despite a minor incident with one of the snowmobiles, everything went smoothly.
Kendra and Bobby helped with the vow renewal ceremony. Once again Kendra forgot to recommend the correct footwear. Will the same thing happen next week?
But overall, the ceremony went well and was full of extra cheesey romance like ice sculptures.
The best part of this week's Après Ski? Harold, the skinny pig. As the pet of one of the client's children, Harold travels first class.
He also looks mighty weird.
Despite the inherent awesomeness of Harold, we're ready for some serious skiing in this Après Ski show. Can someone please tell Lynsey Dyer to gear up?
See you next week!