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Sunshine axes ski area staff

Four senior, long-time employees of Sunshine Village have been fired. Chris Chevalier, Rowan Harper, Chris Conway and Ben Chevalier have hired a lawyer. They were sent home in taxis on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Four senior, long-time employees of Sunshine Village have been fired.

Chris Chevalier, Rowan Harper, Chris Conway and Ben Chevalier have hired a lawyer. They were sent home in taxis on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

“All I can say at this stage is that we were terminated without warning, with no reason given in a poorly done way,” said Chris Chevalier, who has worked at Sunshine Village for 30 years. “We’ve retained counsel.”

The Outlook called management at Sunshine for a comment. The Outlook was told it is a personnel matter and therefore no comment would be made.

Chevalier, who held the position of mountain and risk manager, said he wanted to thank everyone who has shown support.

“We’ve been blown away by the support from everyone in the Bow Valley,” he said.

“We’ve had calls and emails from people in the ski industry all over the world – it’s heart warming.”

Harper, who was snow safety supervisor, worked at Sunshine for 26 years; Chris Conway, senior patroller, has worked there on and off since 1986; and Ben Chevalier, lift operations supervisor, has worked at the ski hill for eight years.


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