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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

End of the 2005 Cat Skiing Season at Chatter Creek

The 2005 cat skiing season has rolled to a close at Chatter Creek. Sunday, April 10 was the last day of operation. The last good snowfall was Saturday night, making the final day on Vertebrae glacier something quite special. The staff have a snowmobiling day planned for next weekend and that will put a "wrap" on a great year.

The weather this year put Chatter Creek to the test, but it seems to have performed pretty well. We've had all kinds of positive feedback about the powder skiing and our own trip in late January was great. Dale and Dan were particularly pleased with their ability to consistently offer "fresh tracks" in good snow througout the five-week drought in Feb and Mar. Next year, we expect the cat skiing terrain to be significantly expanded, so there will be even more north and east slopes to draw on.

Merle McKnight reports that the warm weather and the Robins are returning to Golden, although winter conditions still wrap the alpine. The staff are ready for a well deserved rest.

Bookings are strong for next winter, with many old clients ready for their next crack at the great Chatter Creek powder skiing. If you have not yet booked for next year, call Merle right away. Check the Chatter Creek Web site for details.

We've a bit of a backlog of photos here at the Chatter News, and we'll be publishing new stuff and bits of news, on and off, over the summer. Please keep in touch and if you have some good photos from your Chatter Creek cat skiing trip, please send them along.

Cheers, for now.
Your Chatter Editor.
Happiness is powder skiing!