High Altitude Society: Ski & Snowboard Club Vail celebrates winter with Ice Breaker Party and Auction
On Saturday, Dec. 12, at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail held a Celebration of Winter ice breaker and silent auction. If you swung a stick, then you were sure to strike a snowsports friend. Among the ski and snowboard coaches, trainers, physical therapists, snowsports enthusiasts, SSCV staff, supporters and many others related to SSCV, there was a full house.
With all the new snow and after wrapping up another amazing Birds of Prey World Cup event, the timing was right for a Celebration of Winter. Event chairperson Julie Heaydon and her volunteer committee were grateful to all of the generous auction-item donors.
“We want to thank everyone who joined us at the SSCV Ice Breaker Cocktail Party or from afar via online bidding on the silent auction,” Heaydon said. “We appreciate all the support. We would also like to thank our sponsors, auction donors and committee.”
A few of those sponsors were Korbel California Champagne, Tom Gore Vineyards, The Original Dark Horse, Bud Light, Christy Sports and Descente. The donated auction items came from a long list of generous, local, reputable companies and organizations that give back to the community along with several other in-kind donors that support the organization from afar — kudos to them.
So, now, the task at hand is for the SSCV athletes to go out and ski and snowboard and improve their skills and make the Vail Valley proud. Lindsey Vonn won World Cup races this month in Lake Louise (or Lake Lindsey, as some people call the place), Alberta, and Are, Sweden. There may be additional contenders in training in our midst, who will reach this level of competition. Of course, our thoughts are with local Mikaela Shiffrin, who had back-to-back slalom World Cup wins in Aspen and who is now recovering from injuries and hopes to get back on the snow soon.
Stay informed and connected with all things snow sports and SSCV on the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail website at http://www.skiclub vail.org.
Betty Ann Woodland is a long-time local that covers social events including fundraisers for nonprofits, local happenings and soirees of all kinds.