Grand County " Thanks to all for making Progressive Dinner a success
March 20, 2008
To the Editor:
It was a bit brighter than expected at the moonlight savings time-lit Grand Huts Association (GHA) Progressive Ski Dinner this past weekend. Nordic revelers skied from Devils Thumb Ranch (THANKS DT) to the Horse Bar where DT Outfitters provided the eau de horse fragrances mingled with dishes provided by the finest restaurants of the planet’s finest valley.
A tale of thanks also, with local businesses (woven herein in these ( ) brackets) making this story a happy one for all who hope the new Broome Hut will be built along the banks of Second Creek.
Two hundred-plus luminaries gave testimony to how many milk jugs are sacrificed to a Fraser Valley latte habit at the Rocky Mountain Roastery and Starbucks. Thanks to the candle light, Crooked (Creek Saloon) skiing did not send many in the trees. The moon, not quite a full pizza pie (De Antonio’s) was our best night light.
(Hungry) Bear right, keep ahead of the cold, even your Mama (Falzitto’s) would beat you uphill to the Yurt. No (Untamed Southwest, JR’s) Grill here in the Mongolian outback, rather soup. Off again downhill, no (Pearl) Dragon could fly over these frozen fields. Skis in hard track brings Joy (‘s Garden), you’re Smokin (Moes) along the trail – but you can’t ski past what’s Her (nando’s) name who is poking along like you don’t have (Fon) ten (ot’s) K’s to go before you pop a (Green Olive) or enjoy a bit of Sushi (Bar).
Way out here in Winter Park (Resort) we ski (Pizza) Hut to hut, although a (Showboat) Bakery out here in the woods ” or even a (Fraser Valley Ace) hardware or an (Icebox Mountain) sports shop or a (Winter Park) Pub for our breakdowns would be nice. Plenty of nice stops in the woods this night, so much food even a (Winter Park) Market isn’t necessary. Ah skiing, Never Summer (Mountain Products) is not such a bad concept.
Music this night was provided by Bill Schade. Even late arrivals to dinner found great dishes by all those above, and from these other fine restaurants, Azteca, Base Camp Cafe, Carlos and Maria’s, Carvers, Denos, Ian’s, Mirosol Cantina, Moffat Station, Mountain Rose, New Hong Kong, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Rudi’s, Mama Falzittos, Safeway, Mountain Grind Coffee Shop, Middle Park High Catering students and Timberline Thai.
Thanks to the many who donated to the Silent Auction; it looks as if the Grand Huts Association raised $10,000 toward the construction of the Broome Hut. Everyone would have been lost, and hungry at the Yurt if Trailblazer Snowmobile Tours had not donated snowmobile use. Thank you dinner volunteers and participants all.