What originally started out 5 years ago as an employee perk to recognize a job well done has evolved into so much more. More than anything else it helps reconnect our staff to the sport of skiing and remind us of why we do what we do at our shop year around.
No other sport can stir one's emotions like skiing does. Beginning with the amazing scenery of the mountains and our connection with nature & the environment.
Skiing allows all of us to ski at our own level & pace and challenge ourselves if so desired. Regardless of whether or not you are a beginner or expert, skiing allows all of us to experience "freedom" firsthand.
Skiing also creates lifelong friendships based around the shared experiences on the slopes and the love of the sport. You can see it in the smiles on everyone's faces. Plain and simple - it's FUN!
And last but not least the reward at the end of a fulfilling day on the slopes = APRÈS SKI!
In the end, the trip has reinforced our goal which is "To provide our customers the finest in equipment, clothing & service through our own active participation in & passion for the sports that we sell." The staff that skis together wins awards together...
So ends our 5th annual end-of-season shop employee ski testing trip to Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming.
I would like to thank the following individuals for helping make our trip complete: Tom Blair, Chip Camillo, Will Frohlich, Gary Ladd, Jeff Ludwigson, Nick Pachmayer, Jon Theis, Brad Weidt.