2012 Gala – Antlers Version

The Vail Valley Partnership recently hosted their annual community awards Gala.  It’s the same gig where the Antlers won Green Business of the Year in 2010 and a few years before that the big prize, Business of the Year.  No awards for us this year, although we were one of three finalists for Spirit of the Vail Valley (formerly the Corporate Citizenship Award).

As usual, the Antlers table was called out as the room’s most raucous.  More than a few folks asked if they could sit at OUR table next year!  New to the picture this year was our choice of headgear (you knew it had to happen).  Wearing them throughout the evening undaunted, we even got the piano player and our photographer friend Ryan Iguchi to don them by night’s end.

NEVER let it be said that we at the Antlers take ourselves too seriously.   Seriously.

 

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Vail’s Milt’s face in the Back Bowls

The wind up on Vail mountain blew the snow around this past Saturday and Sunday but there is still good skiing to be had in the Back Bowls.  There is Colorado snow coming in on Tuesday per Opensnow.  Most of the eastern facing slopes had the best snow conditions.  Here was a quick picture from Sunday’s ski time.

Milt’s Face in the distance

Skiing down Milt’s Face

Vail visitors from Vienna Austria

Stefan and Alice Kafka visited us from Vienna Austria this past week and made a few runs in Vail’s China Bowl.  Another 4 inches of snow came down on Thursday with more predicted throughout this week in Vail Colorado.  If you are looking for a good weather site for the Colorado mountains and the Vail area try the very popular web-site  Opensnow.com  written by Joel Gratz.  It is made by skiers for skiers.

 Vail’s China Bowl