I apologize. I have not been sending out emails as regularly as in the past. It seems this year there is less time to get things done. We are having to do much more prep and building the new Rocco lift took some effort that maybe would of best been done by someone 20 years younger. No matter it works, it runs, it moves kids. Advil works too.
The office ladies are getting passes done and out in the mail. Yours should be there soon. Other Moms are working on the Lodge and kitchen. Stuff is going on.
We need a bit more snow to really get going and it is coming. We have training and orientation days to get finished and then as long as there are no increases in activity stopping drama leftover from 2020 (as gentle a way as I could say it) off we go.
The order is:
Ski Patrol set up and training
Returning and new instructors
Kids that have never been on snow, SkyKids and their parents
Support Member Parents.
Some of these will happen at the same time/day, and all depend on the weather. There will also have to be, I hate to say it but, Zoom meetings to get organized. It all starts soon. Watch the emails and download the Sky Tavern app to see announcements. It works on everyone's phone.
A lot of you have offered to help put the second new carpet lift, Webster, together when it shows up. Remember that erector set you got for Christmas? That is how this is put together. We have experienced it now because of Rocco. That is how we do it around here. Webster will be a good old fashion barn-raising for Sky Tavern. Watch email and Facebook for when we start. The word is the lift is in the country but no answer from the importer on when we get it. It is most likely locked up in customs. This week? Fingers crossed. Thanks in advance.
The week between Christmas and New Years' typically sees tourists from out of town sledding at Sky Tavern. I am going to be reminding everyone about masks and all the other realities of now. I might be a little grumpy, so if it is you, a Sky Tavern member I am talking to with "that tone", sorry. The dog is Lotus, loud, and totally harmless. She has to stay home during the Program so now is her time to get fed junk food from kids.
If you write out what sledding is, why does anyone do it?
Get your rental gear set up. We have a lot of gear to still get on kid's and adult's feet. See below. Please do not wait until the last minute. Helmets are required for everyone skiing and riding at Sky and ski poles for age 6+.
More later, but you have new stuff to play with right now.
Happy Boxing Day!