*Editors note: Dan wrote this entire blog post prior to ski day, having never attended one. This is how he imagined it.

This past weekend saw EBD shuttling up to Copper Mountain for the much anticipated Ski Day, an annual tradition dating all the way back to 2006. A fabulous 5-course meal was prepared by Ellen and subsequently devoured by the ravenous design team. No leftovers! As the evening unfolded, wine and beer flowed heavily from the mountains. Scattergories—a cabin favorite—quickly escalated from a friendly board game to a cut-throat, no-holds-barred death match. The coup grace came when Greg scored an impressive 10/10 for the win. Fortunately, no designers were maimed in the playing of Scattergories. After celebrating victory / licking wounds, it was time to unveil the 2013 EBD Ski Day shirt. Designed by Greg, the hard-hitting heavy-metal throwback shirt was a sure hit. Rock ‘n’ Roll!

A few hardcore skiers made it out the door for first chair on Friday morning, braving cold temperatures and heavy, wine-induced fog. Shushing the slopes, the team shredded all the open groom-doggers, eating up every last inch of available corduroy. Unwinding with a beer by the fire, the sun set on the eighth annual Ski Day. Til next year!

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And How did he do?

Ski Day did, in fact, takes place at Copper Mountain— kudos to Dan for picking up on that one. While no one ate a 5-course meal (shoot for the moon, land amongst the stars), we did have a fabulously rare buffalo steak, asparagus, and roasted potatoes, paired with some Bockus Rockus red table wine. Desert was a dark chocolate ganache cake…OMG. While wine and beer did flow from said mountains, no Scattergories were played (much to my dismay). Ergo, Greg could not win any such game with an impressive 10/10. Instead, billiards and record-spinning were the recreations of choice. Last but not least, the EBD shirt unveiling was a success. Rock ‘n’ Roll to that!

A few hardcore skiers and boarders did make it out for first chair on Friday morning, however no cold temperatures needed braving. It turned out to be dang near t-shirt weather out there. Despite the unusually warm weather, skiing was a blast. Dan even convinced the group to do a 30 minute boot-pack hike to reach a remote area of the resort, only to find the snow conditions less than desirable. And yet, the one piece snowsuit Dan liberated from Ellen’s house (and paired with his fanny pack) more than made up for any mis-steps. Til next year!

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