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Sunday, July 25, 2004

Mountain Lodge Construction Photo Journal launched

Mountain Lodge Construction at Chatter Creek
Chatter Creek partners Dale McKnight, Dave Markel, Matt Cochand and Dan Josephson

In the summer of 2002, the four young owners of Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges embarked on a monumental project, the construction of a large mountain lodge at their remote Rocky Mountain cat skiing site. Vertebrae Lodge would have 9300 sq. ft. of living space with comfortable sleeping accommodation for 24 clients.

At the end of the first week of July 2002 the building pad for the new lodge was clear and level. A stockpile of peeled and unpeeled logs were at hand, a portable sawmill was in operation and a mobile crane was on site. On December 25 2002, just 5 1/2 months later, the lodge was in full operation and the first 24 guests were roaming the lodge in awe.

In celebration of the tremendous accomplishment of the Chatter Creek partners, their families and their crew, a new photo journal is being launched.    Please take a look at our Mountain Lodge Construction photo journal (a Weblog, or "blog") to follow the history of the construction of Vertebrae Lodge.

Also, please look at the newly published article, 'Mission Impossible - Construction of a backcountry ski lodge' that may be found on the Chatter Creek Web site at: