Bid on a 3 night stay this winter!

Vista Verde has donated a stay at the ranch to help raise funds for a local Steamboat couple. Gary Crawford is a coach who works with Steph’s husband Todd at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. A former Olympian, now training young athletes to follow in his footsteps, Gary has helped so many young athletes from the likes of four time silver medalist Johnny Spillane to the littlest kids on their way to Olympic dreams. Gary’s wife, Kim, has suffered from major medical issues the past several years. In this struggle, they have racked up an overwhelming amount of medical bills. To help get them back on their feet, the local community is sponsoring an event November 18. One of the items to be auctioned off is a 3 night winter stay at Vista Verde for 2 people.

To help increase the amount of bidding, we are opening up the auction via our Facebook page, for any of you to bid on that stay. You can just post your bid on our wall. If you are not on Facebook, or don’t want to have your name published with your bid amount, you may email Steph your highest bid and she will bid for you. Email Steph at The bidding will close at 8:45pm Mtn time on Friday, November 18.

The 3 night stay for 2 people is offered anytime during the winter (December 16, 2011-March 18, 2012, based on availability. The stay may not be used for an existing reservation. The value of the 3 night stay is $2,200. Included in the stay is airport transfers from the Steamboat airport, meals, beer and wine, activities, guides, equipment and instruction.

To increase the value of the package, Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick have offered to include a ski lesson with one of them, again dependent on their availability due to their winter competition schedule. A lesson from an Olympic medalist? That makes the package priceless.

Let the bidding begin!