Ski Butlers Blog - 2012
A Kids Guide to Aspen/Snowmass
Are you looking for an alternative to your Disney vacation? Check out the Aspen/Snowmass area for a safe, fun, educational and exciting alternative to your typical family vacation! The Roaring Fork Valley is chock full of amazing activities for all ages! Just imagine you can be out skiing one of the four world class resorts while your children are making life long memories and creating new friendships that will last a lifetime. Here is a four day guide to getting the most out of your family vacation while here in town!
All This And Great Skiing Too: Fun Events in Whistler
I sometimes wonder how we find time to ski with all the other amazing events going on in Whistler. Just this past weekend Whistler hosted the following events, some of which are still on-going:
Whistler Telemark Fest
February 4, 2012The Whistler Telemark Festival is a great opportunity for telemarkers get together and enjoy a day of skiing with instruction for everyone from beginners to steeps experts and all in between. There will be fun competitions, prizes and Apres! Participants are entitle to 50% off lift tickets and 20% off rentals.
FIBT: Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup
February 2 - 4, 2012FIBT: Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup
The world's top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will hit the track at the Whistler Sliding Centre for thrilling sliding sport action on the fastest track in the world. Get dressed in red and white, and come on down to the Sliding Centre to cheer Canada's athletes to gold.
Callaghan Winter Sports Club Biathlon Series
From beginners to experts, the Biathlon Series is an excellent opportunity to experience biathlon and test your cross-country skiing and shooting skills in a fun environment. Similar to a sprint competition, each participant will ski three loops of a course, with two shooting bouts in-between. These events are open to all members of the public, ages 8 and up. Takes place at the Whistler Olympic Park.
February 4, 2012
February 5-12, 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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