We at Ski Cooper are mourning the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Shane Nelson. Shane passed away unexpectedly on 9/8/14. Lead mechanic (since 2011), all-star groomer (2004-2011), and Chief Comic Relief Officer (always), he will be sorely missed. Prior to his 10 years of exemplary service and friendship at Ski Cooper, Shane groomed for Vail Resorts. Shane was also Superintendent of Golf at the Beaver Creek Golf Club. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday, 9/19 at 10:00AM at Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville, CO. Our hearts go out to Shane's family. Obituary: http://www.leadvilleherald.com/obituaries/article_3a741dfe-3aa1-11e4-9cb2-0017a43b2370.html (This is the only photo we could immediately locate. It's fuzzy, but that's Shane waving from the operator's seat.).
All of that rain turned to SNOW on the peaks last night! Mother nature continues to tease. Perhaps it's a subliminal reminder to go to http://skicooper.com/tickets-and-passes/season-passes/ and buy your 2014/15 season pass before the early pricing ends on September 30th!