“A good friend of mine was working with the electricians, he was moving to Utah and said to me that I should try to get on with the Electrical Dept. when he leaves. That year I started as a helper in the Electrical Dept. and within a year started going to night school as an apprentice, working my way to becoming a licensed Journeyman Electrician.”
Cut to November of 2010, and the on-mountain temps were well below average. Snow was already accumulating and Crystal would soon have lifts spinning. The Gondola project, started in May, was still underway. Jennifer and her team were hiking tower-to-tower, wiring the safety circuits. A tedious affair, it could take up to a full hour for each tower, and the wiring was a job that couldn’t be done with gloves on. Feeling next to impossible, each day the electric crew would layer up and head back into the cold to get the job done.