Family, friends, turkey, stuffing, corn pudding and pumpkin pie are all reasons why Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. When you really think about it, it is a great excuse to spend time with loved ones and reflect on the many wonderful reasons to be truly thankful. At Thanksgiving there is no pressure of exchanging gifts and the timing is perfect because the Steamboat Ski Area opens their doors for the winter season.

My Thanksgiving 2009 was spent in Seattle, Washington with friends and family and was followed by a family wedding in Denver on Sunday, November 29th. Two big events back to back made it easy to reflect on why I am thankful. I am thankful for genuine friends, a supportive family, my wonderful Chamber team and above all…legendary Champagne Powder® snow.

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