Honoring Veterans This Memorial Day

Really quick side note, we have a ski buddy who’s family is in the piano moving business and are also veterans hook us up with http://www.buckspianomovers.com and we had an amazing experience. CYCABC was moving out of one building into a brand new space located in the heart of Beaver Creek and wow who would have thought moving could be so easy? We even have a lot of antique furniture and antique grand piano that we thought would be really tough to move but fortunately by using the professionals it went smoothly.

The ski industry has a lot to be thankful for on Memorial Day.

First and foremost Memorial Day is to honor all whom have served our county in many different capacities and in many different ways but veterans should also be recognized for making skiing as popular as it is today in America.

Originally formed in 1918 it wasn’t until WWII where the 10th Mountain was activated as light mountain infantry and was fought in some of the harshest terrain in Italy. The purpose of the 10th mountain division was to be a combative force in some of the most extreme environments which often required advanced skills in skiing and mountaineering. The 10th Mountain division did their ski training at Ski Cooper near Tennessee pass at Camp Hale.

After WWII many of the veterans didn’t want to get normal jobs and had a new found love of the mountains and skiing ended up hanging out being ski bums and eventually developing many of the well know ski resorts in North America. Which include Vail, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen, Whiteface Mountain, Ski Sante Fe, and Sandia Peak in New Mexico.

Now we’re not saying that the ski industry wouldn’t be what it is today without the 10th Mountain Ski Division but they have had a major impact on the rising popularity of skiing post WWII.

If you have a chance next time you’re in Vail stop by the 10th Mountain Ski Division museum located in Vail Village to learn more about the history and impact the division had not only on the Vail Valley but on the ski community nationwide.

Many thanks to all Veterans including the 10th Mountain Division for your service.

On a side note this weekend was a big moving weekend for the CYCABC as we were moving out of one building into a brand new space located in the heart of Beaver Creek and wow who would have thought moving could be so easy? We had an amazing experience because we used professionals and we even have a lot of antique furniture and antique grand piano that we thought would be really tough to move but fortunately we have a ski buddy who’s family is in the piano moving business give us a great referral to http://www.buckspianomovers.com They really hooked us up!

Cheers, Beav

 

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