Letter from the President
Volume 29 Issue 4
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Celebrating Charles Elliott’s 100th birthday
Thanks to everyone that participated and helped with such a wonderful event to celebrate Charles Elliott's Milestone!
A special thanks to Bob Hite for documenting the event. Bob has provided the video footage available on You Tube. Click on the link below:
Well, the first snow is falling in the mountains and there is a distinct chill in the air. Wolf Creek became the third ski area to open in Colorado and many enjoyed making those first turns on our favorite mountain on opening day and riding
the new Treasure Stoke lift a week later. Soon enough the ski season will be in full swing. In the current annual survey of American ski areas Ski Magazine rated Wolf Creek #2 for powder and also #2 for value in North America.
Outside Magazine also highlighted Wolf Creek’s legendary powder. We are indeed fortunate to have such a great ski resource available to us. The Gray Wolves are also one of the featured clubs in this year’s Pagosa Winter Guide, which has just been published.
We had a very successful tail gate party and ski swap at the ski area on the first day the season passes went on sale. Over 150 members joined in the festivities. As always the food was exceptional and the special beer soaked brats were a huge success. Our own DJ Dude, Mike Hayward, spun the tunes and there was much dancing in the parking lot including one of the highest altitude performances of a line dance. I
would like to thank all those that helped organize the event and those who participated.
Coming up on Tuesday, November 19th we will be celebrating Charles Elliott’s 100th birthday. Ski conditions and Charles health permitting, we hope to make a few runs with Charles. This is your opportunity to meet this Hall of Fame
pioneer of American skiing and wish him well. We hope to have regional and national media coverage of the event.
The Christmas party is scheduled for December 17, at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The event will begin at 5:30 pm. The price will be $22. This includes a four course meal, one free drink, a cash bar, and entertainment (see details on last page). Be prepared for one more rollicking party as we celebrate another year of enjoying our favorite winter pastimes, skiing and socializing. As we go into 2014 we will be highlighting other ski and social activities for our members.
We are working with the Ski area to provide discounted ski lessons for club members that might want to tune up their technique or who have not skied in a while or at all. The dates for these are listed in the newsletter. For those members who are from out of town, we have teamed up with several local hotels to provide discounted accommodation. The details are also listed later in this newsletter.
During the winter there will also be a full schedule of theater events and we will continue to offer ‘Gray Wolves theater nights’ at a discount for members with a reserved seat. The Theater is gaining a national reputation for excellence with many of the shows making their Colorado premiers.
We look forward to a great ski season and a fun year.
Gray Wolf Ski Club is a group of skiers and outdoor
enthusiasts, 50 years of age and older, who are organized for socializing,
downhill skiing, hiking, golf, and anything else
that the members choose. We are centered around Wolf Creek Pass
in SW Colorado; however, folks from all over the U.S.A. are welcome
to join and participate. For more information click on About