After much anticipation, the snow has finally arrived in The Blackfoot Valley! We have 6-8 inches on the ground now and anticipate much more in the coming weeks. In fact, the extended forecast is predicting a White Christmas! We’re hoping that this much snow and the very chilly temperatures will bring the snow geese by on their migration. They came by last year, so we hope they make an annual pilgrimage to Paws Up. I love this time of year at The Resort. As I type this, I’m looking out the window of my office across our expansive meadow and up to the Scapegoat and Mission Mountains–all blanketed by white. I can’t wait to get out on a snowmobile and out of the office.
Christmas is only a week away and we’re ready. We can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with our guests. Santa’s on his way…and we’ll make sure he leaves on time to deliver presents to the rest of the world. Last year, we caught him relaxing with his feet up in a Big Timber Home, and had to remind him that he had many more places to go. We also found his reindeer flirting with the ladies of our resident elk herd. It won’t happen again. We promise.
- Jim Nielsen