Thursday, March 23, 2017

Clouds Rolling In

At sunrise this morning there wasn't a cloud in the sky. By mid morning the clouds were rolling in. By early afternoon, the sky was completely overcast. The forecast still looks good. I like sunny days as much as the next guy but, it is time for some snow. Bring it on.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Winter Storm Watch

Everybody stay calm. Let's not get too excited. Let's be patient. The forecast does look pretty good. It appears as though we are going into a Winter Storm Watch tomorrow. Don't take it too seriously. We just might...........have some powder days coming. Don't jinx it.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Max The Avalanche Dog

Our avalanche dogs and handlers train quite regularly doing a variety of drills. Here is a sequence of photos that show Max the Avalanche Dog finding a buried patroller and being rewarded with "play" afterwards.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Beavers Trail Names

For The Beavers project we are working on a new trail map including new named trails. In the image below you can see that progress is being made on the map. We are diligently working on new trail names. When possible, we will use historical names like Beaver Bowl and The Steep Gullies. That said, we still need to come up with quite a few new names. We have been brainstorming internally and have come up with a few gems, but definitely still need more  We are open to suggestions. If something strikes you as a good name, please feel free to forward it on to me.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Odell Brewing Beer Makers Dinner

Last night Chef Rybak's team paired with Odell Brewing for a Beer Makers Dinner in The 6th Alley Bar and Grill. The five course meal featured Alaskan halibut appetizers and braised lamb shank with oranges and olives as the main entree. Beers included the Runoff Red Indian Pale Ale and the Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA. The meal was topped off with a flourless chocolate cake with Baileys ice cream and a Dark Theory Black Cherry Sour. Delicious. Good thing we snuck in a skin before dinner.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Picnic Table Deck

If, by chance, you closely read our Master Development Plan or the other documents related to The Beavers addition, you would have noticed that there will be a couple of small picnic table decks, roughly 12' x 20'. Those decks will have room for a couple of tables and maybe a few Adirondack chairs. One of those decks is along Trail B2, the Western blue trail (final name tbd). I took this photo from that deck location. It will be a really nice spot to take a little break, enjoy a snack with your friends and soak in the view.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Today was another near perfect, Colorado bluebird day. With high temps pushing 40 F, we had a spectacular Spring ski day. The snow surface was excellent and the skiing was really fun. It looks like we have several more days like this in store for us before the next storm rolls in later next week. I suppose I can suffer through a few more days like this.