Blue River to Jasper

We started the morning off with a tour from Kim, an employee at Mike Wiegele's resort. Kim took us through the Canadian Ski Guides Mountain Safety facility which houses the Calgary Universities Avalanche Research facility (http://www.ucalgary.ca/asarc/) the Medical Facilities and is the communication hub where all the guides review weather conditions for the day and decide what runs to take their guests on. There is also an indoor rock climbing facility to keep both the guides and some of the guests entertained if they can't get out skiing due to unsafe weather conditions. We were then taken into the main lodge where guest of the resort eat and drink, relax, hit the gym, have a massage or listen to live music. It was a pretty impressive facility, but of course it would want to be considering the price guests pay to ski there. 
The bus then moved on towards Jasper, our next pit stop. On the way we checked our Rearguard falls and Mt. Robson (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_robson/) which we unfortunately couldn't see the peak of due to the low clouds. What we could see however was impressive. The drive into Jasper through Jasper National Park (http://www.jaspernationalpark.com/) was scenically amazing. The township of Jasper has a population of 5000 people, however this grows to approximately 20000 people during summer due to the numerous outdoor activities on offer throughout the surrounding mountains. 

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