Little did Brad's wife 'Pixie' know, she was about to adopt her first child, the adorable yet high-maintenance baby called 'Callaghan Country'. Sons 'Nicholas' and 'Patrick' followed shortly thereafter. They too would fall in love with Callaghan Country and share their childhoods with a seed that required intense cultivation. Like most parents, Brad and Pixie worked tirelessly to provide for their family. The boys received sustenance, love and attention, while Callaghan Country received trail development, the build of a deluxe wilderness lodge, and a variety of quirky snow machines. None of it could have been pulled off without the genuine support of kindness and action from family friends. Future's unseen, the Sills family raised their young ones with servitude and devotion.
Prior to Callaghan Country's world debut in 2010, the Sills family endured some pretty cliche years with an adolescent. It was a roller coaster ride of constant challenges and changes. Needless to say, Nick and Patty thought Callaghan Country was pretty cool, even when they were recruited for ad hoc snow shoveling, housekeeping, and wood chopping. Many of their best ski days were with Callaghan Country...everything is forgivable with that kind of bonding. Brad and Pixie remained concerned. As the boys matured and grew ready to leave the nest, Callaghan Country required labour and attention 7 days a week...day-in, day-out.
Without avail, one of Callaghan Country's friends (these come in the form of a happy guest, skier, or snowshoer) will make a remark that clears the fog... "Best. Day. Ever." Maybe a purpose is being realized? Feedback is the grounding factor that helps bring Callaghan Country back home. It was the initial intent 'To share our passion for the mountain adventure experience and inspire in our guests and staff a desire to live their lives more fully each day', that started this adventure in the first place.
As the years progress it seems Callaghan Country is coming ever closer to maturity and autonomous resilience. Looking forward, the family hopes that Callaghan Country will finally manifest it's vision 'to be known as a world-class mountain adventure wilderness destination for cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, telemark skiing, and self-propelled four season recreation of every kind.' Time will tell.