Sitting by the window with this morning’s first cup of coffee, I’m struck by Steamboat’s beauty following last night’s heavy snowfall. The sky is still grey, filled and heavy with more snow that continues to fall lightly. The branches in a small grove of Aspen trees are moving like an infant on a trampoline, feeling the weight of their newly adorned winter coat.
This week we will start welcoming visitors back to town, following the bi-annual monthly lull between seasons. We’ll be caught up once again playing a small part in someone’s vacation, hoping that person leaves with the feeling they’ve spent their time in a very special place.
Today is a reminder of how fortunate we are to call Steamboat home, and how thankful we are to our visitors for making it possible for us to live here. This weekend we talked to the locals who we work with, raise our children alongside, hike, bike or ski with and asked them to share their “thanks” with you, our friends at Condos in Steamboat.
I’m thankful for our wonderfully generous community members. We have a very giving spirit.
Lynna Broyles, Director of Marketing and Development, Steamboat Boys and Girls Club
I’m thankful for all the loyal visitors that come to Steamboat every year to be a part of our town. You provide me with the best job on the mountain!
Leigh Ann McLaughlin, Ski School Instructor.
I’m thankful to live in a community full of wonderful volunteers and organizations that work hard to support one another and meet the needs of the less fortunate. I also am grateful every day for the natural beauty that surrounds us. It is truly awe inspiring.
Lisa Schlichtman, Editor, Steamboat Pilot & Today
I’m thankful for the people in our community for supporting our local businesses.
Savannah Bongiourno, Owner, The Comb Goddess.
I’m thankful for the opening day we are going to have this season, so much snow!
Kelly Bohmer, Owner, All Fixed Steamboat
I’m totally thankful for all our wonderful customers and this community.
Wendy Lyons, Owner, Lyons Drugstore and Soda Fountain
The Big Agnes Team is thankful this winter to share fleece blankets and apparel from BAP at the little red house on Oak Street, Honey Stinger waffles to help get you thru the day, and new puffy coats just in from Big Agnes.
Len Zanni, Big Agnes (who promises he isn’t biased!).
I’m so thankful for all this snow.
Colin Dunlap, Ski Technician, Ski Haus