Ski Butlers Blog - January 2012
Vail Back Bowls - Hallelujah!
Greetings from Telluride - Snow embodies us all!
Greetings from Telluride, Colorado. We’ve had a wonderful early season this 2012. A healthy early snowfall got the season off to an exciting start, and this last storm blessed us here with an excess of two feet of fresh snow. As I learned the hard way, better get to the lifts early on a powder day. Telluride is like a dog kennel for the powder hound inside us all, albeit slightly more refined. And when the snow falls, so do the responsibilities of the locals. It’s a grand exclusion of almost everything that is not waist deep powder and face shots the whole way down. A race to first tracks. Otherwise, the lifestyle adhered to in town and emulated in the Mountain Village can only be regarded as tranquil. Every individual, whether you’re a long time local or a first time visitor, is tied by a bond: an appreciation for yesterday, a complacency with the present, and an excitement for the future.
Telluride is an exciting place to be. The addition of a brand new restaurant, Bon Vivant, sits at the top of Polar Queen Express (Lift 5) and is a perfect addition to the already wonderful spread of après-ski locations around the mountain, in the village, and back down in town. A packed list of concerts, shows, and events for the winter season is sure to keep your schedules packed and your spirits high. And the snow...let me rephrase, Ahhh, the snow. We’ve been dancing for and have been rewarded with ample precipitation. A solid foundation is sure to keep the full boundaries of the mountain open and accessible. Any additional snow we receive will be embraced with open arms, open mouths, and open hearts. And, of course, the same welcoming embrace will be extended to our guests. Watching people having a blast doing the things we enjoy doing every day is a magical feeling: sharing a wealth of warmth, happiness, and embrace.
See you soon.
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Steamboat Springs 99th Annual Winter Carnival!
Every year in February the residents of Steamboat Springs gather on Lincoln Ave to celebrate the annual Winter Carnival. This year being Steamboat’s 99th celebration, it was originally created to help combat “cabin fever” that many locals in Steamboat suffered from while dealing with the harsh Rocky Mountain winters. Now, people of steamboat band together on this festive weekend to not only get out of the house, but also to celebrate the western heritage of Steamboat and its long-lasting love for the winter sports.