Summit Up 2-10-11: Surrounded by more snow than you can shake an ice scraper at
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that was feeling pretty mountain-hearty Wednesday morning when we looked at the 14-below-zero reading on our thermometer and though: “Meh … that’s nothing.” Because, you know, that was a good 20 degrees warmer than it was last week, right?
To be honest, though, we couldn’t tell that much between 14 below and 25 or 35 below. It’s all pretty dang cold, and it makes our beak feel funny.
Soon, however, we’re pretty sure we’ll be moving into those warmer days of late winter and spring. And just think, we still have the heaviest snow months of March and April ahead of us! If you happen to drive by the Summit Up Central Corporate Suites, you’ll notice we have what looks like a series of snow bunkers around the building. It’s so high on one side that one of our intrepid reporters can no longer see out the window. But, since she’s the ski reporter, we figure it’s OK.
Here’s an Angel Alert! Angel Alert! called in by Marti up on Peak 7 (where it hardly ever snows). Marti spake thusly:
“I wanted to thank the folks who pulled me out of the snow bank up on Peak 7 Sunday. We were getting ready to go skiing and got stuck and some nice folks in a pickup truck pulled us out around the Peaks trailhead.”
Cool! Stopping to pull someone out of a snowbank with your pickup earns you some pretty major karma points. On the other hand, if you own a pickup and you don’t stop to help, you can accrue some negative karma as well. It’s just like when friends who are moving expect you to show up: It comes with the territory of owning a pickup! If that’s not you, get a Fiesta …
And another reminder for (suave, Barry White kinda voice) all you lovers out there: Show your friends and loved ones how much you care by placing a Valentine Love Note and you’ll be contributing to a good cause. These will be published in print and online Monday, February 14th. $1 from each paid Love Note will go to Susan G Komen Romp to Stomp. In addition, three lucky winners (as opposed to all those unlucky winners) will receive a $30 gift certificate to the Dam Brewery.
Go to summitdaily.com/valentine to place your Love Note. You can also place your Love Note by calling us at 668-9937 or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org but it’s a better deal (starts at just $4.99!) if you use the online form! The deadline is 4:30p.m. on Friday!
Finally, here’s a plug for one of our favorite places to take the kids down Denver way:
“It’s special discount day at the Butterfly Pavilion Saturday for the opening of the invertebrate zoo’s premier exhibit, Tropical Odyssey for only $5! Children 1 and under are always free. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the last entrance is at 4:15 p.m.! Learn more at http://www.butterflies.org.”
The other thing they don’t mention is that it’s really warm inside the Butterfly Pavilion. Like going to New Orleans without the trip or the mess. Check it out.
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