BANFF, AB—Gord Bromley (21), a local dishwasher, met an eager press outside the back door of his cabin-style staff accommodation to announce the opening of a new ski lift.

“Name’s still in the works, but we were thinking of calling it the Key Bump Line—to reflect the jagged contours of the terrain,” said Bromley. While the Key Bump Line only has a 3.5m vertical, it’s main advantage is the astonishingly short time spent getting back on top and ripping that line again.

More to follow. Stay tuned, sports fans!