Happy Thanksgiving!

26 Nov, 2008

I have been working in the resort industry since I was 15 and I have learned that having holidays off are rare, quite frankly you only get them off when the weather doesn’t cooperate with opening dates. Back in Washington, I used to work the holidays and then drive to spend dinner with family. I never had the day off.
When I moved to Colorado 3 seasons ago, I found that I didn’t mind not leaving town or having to work on the holidays. Why travel for 3 days when you can spend time with friends to eat dinner and spend time on the slopes?
This Thanksgiving I’m here in Steamboat, I’ll spend the morning working because when the office is empty, you can accomplish more work quicker and then when I feel like it, I’ll go out snowboarding to enjoy the holiday and come home to friends at my house for dinner tonight.
Resort towns are tough sometimes, for some people it’s hard to be away from their family especially during holidays…for others like me, you find friends who come into your life and become your family.
I really give thanks to snowboarding because it brings together people from around the world to one location to enjoy the snow, those people have become my friends.

With most of the resorts opening up soon, enjoy the day on snow and with your friends and family!

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. Huckleberry Hart
    November 27, 2008

    Wise words Shay. Let’s celebrate snowboarding and internet friends by making turkey sandwiches. Don’t skimp on the cranberry sauce…it seals the deal. Take a run for your NW comrades.

  2. Shayboarder
    November 27, 2008

    haha oh today was just like taking a run in the NW…putting up pics now