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First Snow Of The Season

Summit County, Colorado was gifted a snow storm last weekend, and our Customer Experience team couldn’t resist capitalizing on the mountains being open.

Heavy winds and substantial snowfall had shut down I-70 from Denver to Silverthorne, which put ski resorts out of reach for several hours mid-day Friday. Once the accidents were cleared from the road, Pat and I made our way up to meet Anders, who was already waiting for us in the mountains. The road conditions were brutal, and after two hours of slowly chugging along the highway we finally made it to Dillon, CO to hunker down for the evening.

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Saturday morning on Copper Mountain, the skies were clear, the sun was out and after a balmy 3-degree Fahrenheit morning, it warmed up to an agreeable 30-degrees. It was still early season, so only a few runs were open – but there was a lot of fun to be had.

We ran a few laps on the American Eagle chair before migrating to the American Flyer, where we met up with Nick (Client Onboarding) and Charlie (Client Strategy and Marketing). It was the first day back on the snow for most of us, so we shook off some of the summer rust with a few warm up runs. As our legs slowly got back beneath us, we hit some cruisier runs, hooting, hollering and bombing downhill chasing nothing in particular but having a great time doing it. After all, fresh snow, limited crowds and blue skies are a no-fail recipe for a good day on the hill.

Once our legs started to burn, it was time to think about how much more riding was left in our day. Which quickly set us to thinking about having a few beers at the lodge bar. It’s true that no day on the mountain is complete without it. We made sure to honor this tradition before finally calling it for the day.

All in all, it was a perfect early season day with a great group of people.