Greeting friends. I hope this post finds you doing well and in good spirits. I write this post with snow banks higher than my head just outside. The Miracle March snow train continues with dump after dump. Historic snowfall conditions have been seen in so many areas this winter. Extreme, as well as historic, avalanche danger has been identified throughout much of the high country of Colorado. It’s snow crazy out there currently.

The last 10 days have been awesome. I’ve been surrounded by great friends and family. The mountains, combined with amazing people brings awesome energy. I am thankful for everything!

The proof is in the pics. Check out all the smiles, from ear to ear Here you go . . . pics from 2/28-3/5

Girl power there fa sure!
Love the way a mom looks at her kids.
Hello there my friend
The hills and valleys viewed from BC.
Going up
Jerry season
She looks like she is ready to take on that run!
Steep Chute.
Cool group.
You ready?
Lifelong friends.
What up!
Wave for the camera.
Hey Jerry, the camera is over here.
Here we come.
Cookie Time
Deep in conversation.
Great out there . . . wasn’t it?
Brothers agree.
Nice crown!!!
Ready for another?
Action shot . . haha.
Looks cold out.
Puppies always stealing the show.
The crowd watches
Some of the best in Vail Valley fa sure.
Spending some time in the Gulch with this lady.
Enjoyed it greatly.
Love this pic.
Fill in the blank: When you get the group on top of Grouse Mountain you _______________.
Out for a shoe I see.
And then the snow came. Haha.
Must have found the snow gold.
Wow. Yup, it dumped.
And here came the cars.
And this poor guy got covered.
And the trees, limbs sagging, just got covered.
Flat light all around on those snowy days.
Look at this good looking group!
What’s up with those smiles?
Ski double date on a powder day. That’s cool.
Looks deep!!!
Love when the trees look like this and are in the middle of a refill.
Pow face makes an appearance.
I see those smiles fellas.
Those pillows are very inviting.
Nano Dust enjoy some cold fusion. Love the smile bro.
Love me some trees.
Trees holding loads of snow.
Million Dollar Office Views . . .
Never Get Old.
Beaver Creek Village At the Bottom.
What the pic looks like when you alter the contrast.
A Natural . . .
Tree Loving . . .
And always beautiful; inside and out, in the trees and out.
Loads of the fresh stuff abound.
Even better with the bluebird sky.
When your crew is ready.
Sometimes life just calls for a break.


Once again we continue to receive some very entertaining feedback. You sent us a little bit of everything. We received replies on FB and IG as well as the website WWW.THRILLOFTHEMOUNTAIN.COM
You sent us texts, emails, notes, emojis and emoji-cons. Thank you. We are grateful for anything we receive and send thanks to those who send us stuff, anything. Keep it coming my friends. Here’s some of what you sent to us this week:

I’m ready to experience the Thrill of the Mountain

Hop on board the bus. The Thrill of the Mountain awaits you. Always get asked about the skiing and still never tire of compliments on the pics. Thank you. . .received this from one reader

Love the pics!! How’s the skiing?

and this reader was wishing us good vibes per this message:

Hope today was +++

The skiing and riding continue to be phenomenal. As always you must be careful and keep your head on your shoulder and make sure you can locate it. Dislocation . . no good. I think that’s what this reader is referring to:

Me and Air lost touch, I’m blaming Air.

Trying to defy the laws of gravity can be both a humbling and painful experience. That being written, there are some of us who can soar to heights like none other. The rest of us are better off with both feet on the ground.

Now if you are one of the special ones that can fly, I already know your answer to this:

Ready for the chutes?

Don’t you have a job? People who have jobs don’t ride the Chutes. I already know, you were born ready. So was I. So yes, I am ready for the chutes. Anyway, enjoyed this reply from a reader who was on our text thread:

I’m not sure who is on this tread . . . but I can deduce 3 things . . CM MAN is there . . you’re in the snow . . and I am F-ing jealous to be missing out.

You missed a good one, but you don’t know what you don’t know. But we did receive this . . .

Why, what a great trip!

So now you know.



Snow just blankets the valley.

HOLY SNOW!!! It’s been dumping and dumping and dumping. More snow is again expected later this week. Snowmagedan is on in full force.
There is a lot of snow out there people.  A whole freaking lot in some places. Conditions are really good, if not great, pretty much everywhere. More snow is predicted to fall in the mountains, so this snow train is not stopping anytime soon.

I’ve heard this quite a few times recently . . .

Best it’s ever been

as well as this

It’s so good right now

and saw this reply just yesterday:

Went to Breck yesterday. It was the best snow I have seen since I was a kid.

Epic. I know right!

Yea, it doesn’t suck that’s fa sure. It should stay good for a little bit more. So before all the snow is melted and the mountain is closed you should come and check it out for yourself. Closing days have been announced and they are not far off. Get it while it’s good. Before you know it, it will be gone.


Creekside @ Beaver Creek; always a great option.

From one guest:

You helped save the day when our lodging options were not up to par.

If you don’t want to end up sleeping in a shack, reach out.

If you need help with lodging, especially last-minute, reach out to us at:

The earlier you reach out the more options we have. We know people. And we may be able to help you


Resort Guiding

We are offering all-inclusive resort guiding for you and your family at a discounted rate. Our guides can handle from 1 to 6 people. The day will be customized and tailored to your group and groups needs. A fun day is in store. If this is something you have an interest in?


Transportation to and from the mountain. If you are looking for a tour one of our driver/guides will be more than happy to tour you around for the day. Alternatively, you can just ski or ride alone. This is an all day tour that may start slope-side or at an agreed upon destination. Lift ticket is not included in any adventure. You must purchase a lift ticket or have a ski pass for access to the mountain. Cost of adventure is for consulting, logistics, transportation and vehicle expenses. Additional cost for airport and surrounding area pick-ups.

Please reach out, we’ll make it happen. Some feedback we received from recent tours:

Had an amazing time!!

and this one

It really was an amazing ski vacation!

Thank you. I had a blast. I look forward to it again next year. This always makes me feel good:

Thanks for your expertise on the slopes. Skiing with you is not only enjoyable, it’s reassuring because YOU KNOW THE MOUNTAIN!

Well I am a mountain man. Enjoyed this gem:

Thanks for the pics. They are awesome. Thanks for capturing those precious moments.

Glad I could help in making special memories. Received this in my inbox:

We had the best time ever!! Thank you for navigating the mountain for us, for the snow shoe tour, for teaching us how to ski better and for being so wonderful and patient and welcoming to our entire crew!!

Loved seeing this:

Wow. That was fun.

Yes, yes it was. And the cherry on the cake comes in the form of feedback from this recent tour:

It’s all about you CMM, thanks for the best best tour I have ever been on. I WOULD NEVER HAVE GONE TO ANY OF THE AREAS WITHOUT YOUR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

We love writing about the mountains and mountain activities, but even more, we love sharing it with everyone-with all of you. Want to find out what it’s all about? It’s not to late to book for this season. We still have some dates available. Need your whole trip planned from soup to nuts??? Is this you? We can help you to. Whether we just spend a day with you or we plan your whole trip, we are happy to do what we do. We have all of your winter adventures covered.  We promise you and your family will have a great time. And for those that want feedback from our soup to nuts trip planning and consulting . . .

We can’t thank You guys enough for another amazing trip!!! We can’t wait to do it again next year. 🙂

Thanks so much for including the novice skier! Look forward to seeing you all again.

Dude. Just got home. Thank you for an incredible weekend!!!

Thanks everyone. We do this because we love it. It’s our passion. It’s our business.

2/28/19 – When you know . . you know!!!
What a day!!!


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A portion of all sales will go to charitable causes. Current charitable donations go to:

  • Kahn Academy
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  • Chidamoyo Christian Hospita




Night Time Ariel Views
Day Time Ariel Views
Cool sticker wall, but not complete without a Thrill of the Mountain sticker.
Not sure what to make of this reader sent pic . . .Is this a book I need to read? What are you trying to tell me?
Mo money!!! Playin’ a little LRC ?
That’s the one she was talking about. Found em.
Sometimes a Foster’s by the fireplace is all you need.
Love this one!!!
6 years old . . an oldie but a goodie. Time sure does fly.
Love me a group lunch.
That’s a big beer girl.
Caught me sleeping on the job.

There have been so many people who we’ve actually come in contact with this season. Some peeps put me up. Some I shared a day. Some I shared a run. Some just water and bread. Some are for the first time and many we’ve known for years. Most, if not almost all, we call friends. Most share the same passion for winter and life. Some even don’t. Anyway, it’s both fun and rewarding. Getting to know you all a little bit better through mountain life isn’t such a bad way to muddle the time. I look forward to meeting and seeing many more great folks in the future. Thanks for visiting my friends. The season’s not over yet.

Until next time . . .

Thanks again for taking the time to read this blog. I hope you all have a great start/finish to your week. Until next time, love one another and be kind to each other. Get out there, The Thrill of the Mountain is waiting for you. Ski on/ Ride On.


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