The Good: Twenty-nine (29) club members attended our Snowmass Ski Trip during the week of Jan 8 - 15. We stayed at the Top of the Village resort which provided us with ski-in ski-out accommodations. We enjoyed a terrific snow base, minimal crowds, and perfect weather all week, which made for an awesome week of skiing. Most of our members skied at Snowmass the whole week, but several people ventured over to Aspen, Aspen Highlands and/or Buttermilk to experience a variety of terrain.
Lisa Jennings with Aspen/Snowmass Tourism provided our club with 20+ appetizer dishes during Happy Hour on Monday afternoon at the New Belgium Ranger Station. This was a great treat, and really the only time that we were all together to socialize as a club.
A few of us discovered that both Snowmass and Aspen were offering free Nastar racing, and took advantage of the opportunity to hone our skills through the gates.
The not as good: There were two groups traveling to Snowmass. The group flying to Denver and busing to Snowmass enjoyed an easy trip without any disruptions or issues, notwithstanding heavy snow for the last 30 miles of their bus ride into town. The return home was mostly uneventful, save for a delay on their first flight, but they were still able to catch their connecting flight. The other group, however, endured two canceled flights, and had to spend the night in Denver … finally arriving to Snowmass on Sunday evening.
Due to Covid, the Top of the Village resort banned all group gatherings, and thus canceled our Welcome Party (each room, however, was provided with two bottles of wine and a meat and cheese snack tray instead), and cancelled the Group Dinner in their clubhouse. However, we did not let this stop our fun, and we were able to enjoy our catered group bar-b-que dinner in our own rooms on Tuesday evening.
All-in-all, it was a fun week, and I believe everyone had a great time.