Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Yes, Rumble. It is going to be a White Christmas here in the Mad River Valley after all. I know that this is the first item on your Santa list. You will be happy to know that the second item on your wish list, the Dog Parade on New Year's Eve, is indeed planned for the third year in a row. Unfortunately, you will have to share the role of Lead Dog with your sister, Zoe. The days of being in the limelight all by yourself ended a year ago.
Photo credit: Barrie Fisher/PAWSitive Pantry
I know that you hate rain almost as much as I do, Rumble, but your snow dances have really paid off. A few days ago, our forecast was calling for up to 1.5 inches of rain on Tuesday but that turned out to be well over a foot of new snow at our higher elevations. It looks like we could have one more funky day this Friday when we might see some snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain, then some more snow. But after that, the forecast is looking great with snow accumulations every day leading up to Christmas Day.
I also know that you are looking forward to seeing all the children enjoying themselves in the snow as well as at our new Adventure Zone and climbing wall at the SHaRC. You love to watch them at our fun holiday events, too, such as the Family Snowman Building Contest, Kids Movie and Pizza Night, our Holiday Cookie Decorating and Dog Sled Demo (don't worry, Rumble, you won't be asked to pull a sled). Then there's our amazing Birds of Prey Performance, the Kids Torchlight Parade, and a Family Italian Dinner with "street performing." And, of course, our annual New Year's Eve Fireworks at 7PM.
Now the disappointing news, Rumble. I know how much you enjoy coming to the mountain with Lili and me and hanging out with your other dog pals in Mountain Operations and meeting all your human friends and fans outside Timbers. However, you are not invited to adult events during the holidays. You and Zoe will have to stay home while Lili and I enjoy such things as Gerry Nooney's cooking demonstration and wine tasting, Zippity Zumba, a Holiday Spin, our Guided Nature Photography Tour, A Very Merry Pig Roast, 888 Vodka Tasting, An Evening of Dinner and Dancing at Timbers, and our annual New Year's Eve celebration at Castlerock Pub. I guess you can be here for the Pairing of the Passions though. And you are invited to hang out for après ski every day.
It is going to be a busy holiday season. With the snow conditions expected to improve every day, you will have to forgive Lili and me for not spending a lot of time with you. We will be too busy enjoying the slopes and sharing all our events with the many friends who will be here over the next two weeks. But you are getting your White Christmas, so spread the word and get all of your friends up here to enjoy it with you.
Happy Holidays, Rumble!
PS: Don't forget to tell all your dog friends to get their owners over to our new Rice Brook condos, Rumble. There will be a viewing platform on the construction site so that they can witness the magnificent views from these new homes.