As we gear up for our winter season to open on December 13, there is a lot of work to do. The Lodge is getting decorated as I write this post. The tree has gone up, the wreaths are being hung, and Willie the Moose has donned his Santa hat once again. The ski guides are going through their in-depth guide training (remember if you want to learn all that is taught to the guides, you can participate in our Guide Training for Guests in late-March), the ranch hands and kid wranglers are getting dialed in on snowmobile driving for the tubing hill, the chefs are finalizing their menus, and the housekeepers are getting the cabins sparkling clean after sitting empty for the off-season. The other day, Mandy and KP tried out a new horse for the one horse sleigh. Ben and Jerry came to us as a team years ago, but weren’t quite right for our big feed sleigh. Ben turned out to be a great one for the one horse sleigh. But Jerry hasn’t gotten his chance until this winter. So, to see if he makes the cut, the wranglers are trying him out for a few days before we open for the season. Same captured this video of a late afternoon practice run. He still needs some time to settle into the job, but he’s coming along nicely so far! Come visit us for a vacation in winter wonderland and enjoy your own private sleigh ride!
Music provided by the talented Brent Rowan. Brent is a past Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year who now lives in Steamboat Springs. His CD “Bare Essentials” is one of our favorites.