In 1974, Nancy was teaching junior high math in Syracuse, N.Y. when some friends invited her to join them on ski trip to the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The idea was to get a job at a ski area with the accompanying free ski pass. On a visit to a local Syracuse ski shop to purchase new skis, the shop owner asked which ski area? They said "We didn’t know, maybe Aspen or Vail." His advice: “Go to Steamboat. Aspen is too glitzy; Vail is too stuffy. But Steamboat is a small town with really nice people. It’s very laid back.” They went to Steamboat, worked at the ski area and had the best time of their lives. So much so, two of the original group are still here. One is currently the director of the Steamboat ski patrol and the other is a famous Steamboat real estate broker, ie Nancy.