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Special to the Daily/John Cooney At the Grand River Ranch's Benefit for Denver's "The Adoption Exchange" this past Sunday, Breckenridge ski patroller and ACL reconstruction veteran Matt Krane asks former Bronco quarterback John Elway how he was able to play in the NFL without an anterior cruciate ligament in one knee. Elway's answer: "Training. Lots of training". The Ranch Benefit helped raise close to a $1 million as of Wednesday morning.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s all dressed up for ski season with nowhere to go.It’s true. We held out as long as we could, but now that those first flakes have clamored their way out of the sky, we’ve accepted that summer is over. Sure, the calendar tells us we have another good five days of the summer season left, but we know the truth in our heart.The aspens are changing, we feel that familiar itch of wool against our skin, our dog has started hurling himself headfirst onto the frosted ground in the mornings.

Now that it’s all happening, we’re actually a lot more jazzed about it than we thought we would be. We were so enjoying the warm goodness of summer, but we’ve moved into the stage of acceptance and are more than ready for the climate change.So, join us in raising your Oktoberfest pint to the fall/winter combo that is our Summit Up Land weather.***

Sounds like field agent Valerie in Atlanta is having a hankering for a High Country chill. “A good way to pass the time at work (in Atlanta) is to check out the views from the snow cams at Breck. If snow fell last night, I say it’s time to put the link to the snow cams back on the Summit Daily home page.” Valerie wrote that she’ll be here to see it in 16 days. Valerie, may you bring some powder karma with you from the South.

***It’s Saturday, and that means time to continue the inventory of our winter gear. How are you guys prepping for the slopes? Hit us up at (970) 668-3998, ext. 257, or drop us a line at’re out doing some calf raises for strengthening …

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