Après Ski Episode 7: Q & A with Joey Gibbons
We’re listening to all of your comments about our show Après Ski. We’re pleased to see so much interest in the show but we also want to clear up any misconceptions. After each episode we will do a Q&A with Joey Gibbons, which is designed to set the record straight. Please feel free to email us directly with any concerns, comments or questions about the show.
People are wondering how Elise lasted so long at Gibbons Life.
Joey: On the show it seemed like a long time but the reality is that she lasted only three weeks. It was important that we gave everybody a chance and our recruiters saw talent in her. Unfortunately, the chemistry wasn’t there with the rest of the team, and so we learned from our mistakes.
Have you spent much time snowmobiling in the back country?
Joey: I’ve been doing it for a few years. Anything that puts me in the backcountry fills my soul. It’s unbelievable where a sled can take you these days. It’s honestly one of the best experiences on earth.
Why did you choose Jim over Bobby as the new Operations Manager?
Joey: Honestly, I didn’t know Bobby was interested in the opportunity. We knew Elise wasn’t the right fit and we needed to fill the position right away. It was up to Tamara, and I supported her decision.
Have you ever had an encounter with a bear?
Joey: In Whistler there seems to be more bears than squirrels. So yah, we see them every day when they aren’t in hibernation. They are a beautiful animal but you need to give them their space.
This was another episode where the two groups of guests seemed to have an awesome experience. How does your team keep hitting it out of the park?
Joey: Overall, the team really cares about our guests and puts a lot of effort into their experiences. Whistler speaks for itself but the team works really hard to make things awesome, which shows each week.