I’m sure by now you’ve been hearing the “Great 2008” sayings being thrown around, however I have to say that so far, 2008 has indeed been “great” for the Gotchers in Durango! We have had a few big snow storms that have left us in with a heavenly white, billowing sea of snow in our yard that provides endless fun for the girls and serene stress relief for the busy parents!

What was predicted to be a dry “La Nina” winter has proved to be anything but — Durango Mountain Resort is already boasting a deeper base than many of the hotspots in the northern Rockies, including Vail & Aspen! We have been able to enjoy a few epic days on the slopes, making the stress of our move well worth it!

The girls have started the “Snowburners” program, which is a weekly ski school for local kids. So far they are loving it and already riding runs at the top of the mountain!

This post will have to be short and sweet — I hear Elise up again and for the moms out there, you know that computer time is scarce. So here are a few of our favorite photos from this year so far!

— Renée Gotcher

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