Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner-The Owners

Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner at Paintbox Lodge

With eight Olympics Games between the two of them, Sara and Thomas have spent most of their lives chasing excellence on the alpine and cross country skiing circuits. They have spent as much time staying in European hotels as on the snow and this experience was their education to the hospitality industry. After sampling many […]

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George Bayne-The Chef

george bayne

Former head chef at the award winning TroUgh Dining Co, George is our principal chef. He hosts the Cooking Classes @ The BOX and private dining. Organic-Creative-Gastronomic. George loves fresh artisan cheeses, wild game, alberta beef, Oregon truffles, caviar, foie gras and edible gold.  His infectious enthusiasm and passion for food make for a creatively delicious […]

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Emma: An Athlete who does everything


Canmore is the place to live if you are an athlete looking to train hard and race fast.  Emma Lodge is a biathlete with Olympic aspirations. The Paintbox lodge provides flexible work hours to help Emma chase her dreams on the ski trails.

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Sepp Renner- Mountain Guide

Sepp Renner

Having spent a lifetime in the mountains, Sepp Renner is a bit of a mountain legend. As a young boy, he left his cowherd in Switzerland to work as a heli ski guide in the pioneering days of Canadian Mountain Holidays. He never went back to Switzerland but found his own Matterhorn at Assiniboine Lodge. […]

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Jen Olson- Mountain Guide

Jen Olson

A fully certified mountain guide, Jen Olson makes the most of her backyard in Canmore and makes climbing and skiing her profession. She adventures on her time off and is an accomplished climber with numerous first ascents. Whether you are new to backcountry adventure or experienced and wanting to test your limits, Jen can help […]

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Three Sisters-resized

Some visit Canmore for the breathtaking scenery; others for the vibrant arts and culture. Some look for thrills and adventures or crave tranquility and relaxation. Whatever your prerogative, here are Olympians and the owners of the Paintbox Lodge, Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner’s tips on how to get the most out of your stay in […]

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