(Snow in the summer is so exciting)
I’ve been jonesin’ over this job for a while now- Andy and I have been friends for two years now and most of the previous employees have become close friends. Not only is the store in a sweet location with awesome people (employees and employers all included), it has a blog. That, for me, was the ultimate. Not only is there outdoor gear (which I live to wear while out skiing or mountain biking), but I can write about it too? Awesome. I am a creative writing major from CSU (go Rams) and have wanted to get into writing about gear and the mountain life. I’m stoked to (mainly) take over the blog, though hopefully my coworkers will share their adventures also.
We just finished with the Speaker Series and it was a wonderful success. Over 400 people attended, blowing all of the other cities attendance records out of the water. It began snowing heavily during the meet-and-greet, where people were milling around, chatting with friends as well as Conrad and Jimmy. We walked outside to make it over to the Riverwalk Center for the presentation and were shocked at the amount of snow that had fallen. Winter is officially here and we can finally bring out our skis. My friend from Fort Collins was in and asked if I thought this snow would keep people away, but of course it’s Breck and just the opposite, it stokes people up! The presentation was amazing and awe-inspiring. To think of spending that amount of time and energy into climbing in such conditions is just incomprehensible. After the presentation we took a group picture for 350.org to send to Congress as that day (Oct 24) was the International Day of Climate Action. 350.org is a site dedicated to creating awareness about necessary climate change and is lobbying to reduce the standard for emissions from the current 387 parts per million down to 350 ppm. The North Face has become a partner in their campaign and is working to create support for 350.org.
(Andy, in his Crimptastic Hybrid jacket with the 350.org pumpkin that Austin carved for us.)
After the presentation, the North Face Breckenridge staff and a couple of friends headed over to Giampietro Pasta and Pizzeria for dinner and fun. Jimmy, Conrad, Brook from The North Face corporate, and Lynsey Dyer joined us. It was an evening filled with wonderful Italian food (it’s a must stop in Breck), drink, and laughter. After the night was over we went outside and had the first snowball fight of the season.
The holiday season is close, so make sure to check out breckgear.com and begin ordering your gifts. Ladies take a look at the Mossbud Hoody. It's luxurious and beautiful on. I get tons of compliments on it every time I wear it. In fact, I have it on today and it's the perfect Sunday, feel-good-about-yourself top. It's a must on your holiday list.
And as always, stop on in at the store, we love to see you and hear about your latest adventure.