Greeting my friends I hope this post finds you doing well. I hope you had a great holiday season surrounded by friends and family. With the holidays behind us and the new year ahead, I have dreams and aspirations of amazing things to come in the near year. The 2019/2020 Winter is off to a nice welcomed start. We’ve see some nice early storms helping lay the base. Many resorts are close to fully opened and with another dump or two most should be close to 100%. It’s been a fun early season.
Here are some pics from the early season fun:
FEEDBACK, COMMENTS, &PICS
It was an awesome year and even better decade. We have met so many people over the past few years and we have seen the joy that skiing and winter brings. We just love it.
We continue to receive feedback; entertaining feedback I may add. 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 recently:
Have a fun day!!!
We try to always. I am the director of fun. From one reader regarding my early trip to Breck . . .
That’s a good place to make a few runs and get the legs working properly.
Breck is a good place period. And when The Broken Compass Brewery came up . .
Have a coconut porter, enjoy the sun. Yup life is good.
No complaints here. Yes, life is good. Always enjoy a nice compliment:
Glad you enjoyed it. Missed this guy when we were crossing paths . . .
Sorry to miss you CM MAN. I came back to town, just 90 minutes and ten thousand vertical warp up. The legs still work.
Its just like riding a bike. We had some warm wishes for the holidays from this reader . . .
Happy Thanksgiving brother. Hope ur scoring some CO pow. I had face shots all day. Been so fun. Thankful for snow!!!
We are always thankful for snow but we have so much more to be thankful for.
Received this from one reader:
I went snowshoeing on Jim Creek trail here.
I love a good shoe. And love skiing above tree line in the alpine. Not everyone can get that . . .
Pretty good here nothing high yet except me.
High alpine terrain should be opening soon. Until then, stay classy my friend.
You win some, you lose some. I missed a storm, a big dump. Life moves on . . . I know it’s not easy . . .
Oh, you know it would be epic, like that day we hit the Stone Creek Chutes.
There’s always tomorrow. And yes, I know what it’s like to be drawn to the mountains . . . I gave up traditional work to be close to the energy of them.
I have been so off since I have been home, it’s like I feel the mountains pulling me back and I’m not supposed to be here. I can’t f ing concentrate half of the time and the other half I’m thinking of the 20 inches they are getting at Vail this week. I’m sending this to you because I don’t think anyone else would understand.
As the great late Warren Miller said “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Get to the mountains do what you want. You only live once and if you don’t do it this year you will be one year older when you do.
It snowed in December. Oh yea it snowed. Then it got cold. It’s still cold. LIKE REALLY COLD . . . from my one friend
-17 feels like when I took the dog out
With more snow in the forecast, winter is here and hopefully to stay. Have fun out there, dress appropriately and be careful. Frost bite and hypothermia are real and can happen to you quickly. Cover your face, hands, and any exposed skin. Dress with extra layers on those really cold days. Drink warm liquids and take more breaks to keep warm.
From one guest:
You helped save the day when our lodging options were not up to par.
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.
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 contact us.
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 CM MAN, 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 too. 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.
We have t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and stickers for sale. Shirts come in Large and X-Large sizes only. If you or anyone you know wants a Trill of the Mountain shirt or sticker they can be ordered <here>
We’ve added some new merchandise this season including a North Face fleece pullover with the Thrill of the Mountain logo as well as reusable tote bags also with our logo.
Our annual Thrill of the Mountain calendar is up. If you like looking at awesome winter landscpes and snow this is a great opportunity to support us and the great charities below. We could not do this without your help.
A portion of all sales will go to charitable causes. Current charitable donations go to:
- Kahn Academy
- Court Appointed Special Advocates CASA / Guardian ad Litem GAL
- Chidamoyo Christian Hospital
Thanks again for taking the time to read this blog. I hope you all have a great finish to your year. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy and prosperous new year. 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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