Monday, June 9


Some of you have wondered what we get out of volunteering at Snow Mountain Ranch. Trust me, the reasons are abundant but here are a few things we like about it.

For quite some time winter senior volunteers have enjoyed the benefit of Grand passes for skiing but now summer volunteers have the benefit for golf. This is a big deal for golfers who can now play free golf at the courses in the area on their days off. Come on golfers, volunteer at Snow Mountain Ranch and enjoy a Grand golf benefit!!

Summer Grand Pass Use Benefits/Rules
Summer 2008 Season

I.Grand Passes - For a complete list of Grand Pass benefits, please come to the HR office. A Grand Pass Benefits book is posted on the bulletin board immediately to the left of the HR entrance for your perusal. Examples of some of the Grand Pass benefits include:

Free Golf at Pole Creek, Headwaters, Grand Lake and Grand Elk Golf Courses
Free entrance to base activities at WP Resort (mini golf, alpine slide, lift ticket for downhill mountain biking and more!)
Free entrance to High Country Stampede Rodeo in Fraser and Flying Heels Rodeo Series in Granby
Free skiing at Winter Park/Mary Jane Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Sol Vista and Steamboat
Cross Country Skiing at Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Discounts at local restaurants and retailers

Snow Mountain Ranch Volunteers

We have been here long enough to get in the groove. We work mainly weekends and that is okay with us. Next week finds us in charge as our supervisor is going back to Oklahoma for doctor appts. Not crazy about being in charge but we will manage.
Today was Butch's birthday. He had a good time...played golf for free!...had birthday cake and a song.
We had snow yesterday morning. Yes, snow in June...about 2 inches. Last night we didn't get snow but it was 27 degrees this morning. It has been interesting and a challenge to figure out which coat to wear.
I have been working on the SMR blog and you can find it at
I haven't heard from hardly anyone lately but I can understand that. Especially in Iowa where they are dodging tornadoes and bailing water.