In Ullr We Trust / by Oliver Ayrton

During the winter of 2018/2019, I served as a member of the snow-making team at Panorama Mountain Resort. This was one of the hardest jobs I have ever done! I worked on the night shifts, starting at midnight and working until 10am, in all weather conditions! At the end of the experience, I wanted to give something back, so I used my creative talents and come up with this design.

It features an image of an “ice giant”, carved from stone or ice, set against a geometric snowflake. There is a ring of Norse runes on the outside and a “sun-burst” design motif on the perimeter. The runes say “In Ullr We Trust” and “Laughing We Shall Die”. Ullr was the Norse god of ice and snow, and as for the motto, it seemed an appropriate turn of phrase for the battle-crazed Vikings of old.

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The “unofficial” emblem of the 2018/2019 Panorama Snow-makers.