Saturday, March 3, 2012

Continuing 40 years of lodge traditions

This weekend we're still doing some digging out from the recent snow fall.  It's been a very busy few weeks and we really appreciate all the skiers we've had as well as the guests who have stayed with us.  Jim and Marion Elder and their family spent five days with us this week, celebrating 40 years of skiing and staying at the lodge.  They first came to the lodge in 1971 and really enjoyed owners Paul and Nancy Cormack.  They still maintain a friendship and visit with George Heim regularly. Of course they remember Chef Bulmer from the 1990's and Mary Jane as well - they brought a photo of themselves with Chef Andrew from 1994!  We celebrated Jim's 80th birthday with him on Wednesday night.  It was a real pleasure to meet them, talk with them and hear about their experiences here over the years.  They were true Adirondack Adventurers through their years of visiting the area - fishing, hiking & camping and then treating themselves to a bed, shower, meal & friendship here at the lodge.  We look forward to seeing them again next year!
 Jim and Marion Elder with Chef Andrew by the fireplace

In other news, Mindy and I have been doing our best to get the word out that Garnet Hill Lodge is open for business and under new management.  On Wednesday night we hosted the local Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce February mixer.  It was well attended by about 30 local business people and all had a nice time.

On Friday we traveled up to Plattsburgh for an annual North Country Chamber of Commerce breakfast and we got to hear Senator Betty Little and Assemblywomen Theresa Sayward and Janet Duprey speak and answer questions.  Betty Little is a big advocate for Garnet Hill Lodge as well as for all North Country businesses and we appreciate her efforts to make it easier to do business in New York State.  She noted that her daughter and family really enjoyed the ski conditions and trails, visiting us last Saturday.
Mindy with State Senator Betty Little at the 
Chamber Breakfast in Plattsburg, NY

On Sunday March 11th, from noon to 4pm at the Lodge, we are going to be hosting a Skier Appreciation Social where our skiers and season pass holders can get together and celebrate a successful season of cross country skiing at the lodge.  Mindy and I will be there along with our Ski staff.  So we hope to see many of you here for a good time.

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