It’s been over 10 years since I first met Barry Allison on the Yes Improvement Programme in Whistler. At that time, i’d taken a career break to spend some time in the mountains and train as a ski instructor. Barry was a ski coach on the programme, and leading operations in resort. His job was to pass on his expertise, coach me through my CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance) exams and make my stay in Whistler a memorable one. He did a great job!