Hey there! This morning I went for a long run in the hot Colorado sun, which concluded with a dive into my favorite swimming hole in Clear Creek (my recommended way to start the day). When I emerged from the brisk snow-melt, I had a thought regarding First Tracks. After discussing it with the rest of the crew, it’s been decided: First Tracks Enrollment for 2011-2012 will open on October 6th – one month later than planned and 30 days closer to ski season. 1st Tracks! There is a lot of anticipation around this already, so I sincerely apologize if you had already planned on joining us next Thursday, but our reasons for this adjustment are good…. I promise. A couple days ago, the brilliant crew at Battery 621 (our new office space), along with the Icelantic crew decided to make October’s First Friday a FULL ON Welcome To Winter Three-day extravaganza (more on this to come), but for this purpose, we want October First Friday to also be the first official Welcome Party for First Tracks 2011-2012. Enroll on Thursday – party with us and the rest of the industry on Friday. Perfect. ;-) Additionally, as I’m sure you know, we’re hosting the first annual Icelantic Open Golf Tournament this Saturday at the Evergreen Golf Course, which is completely sold out and we’re getting ready to launch our brand new website on September 1st… SO, to ensure that all runs smoothly and that our energies are where they need to be, October spoke and we listened. One more thing, which is a pretty major one, Mr. Parr, who’s artistic brilliance graces all of our skis, is having a little girl – Due October 5th! This is the first Icelantic baby and we’re welcoming her with a bang – and a celebration. Bringing new life into this world is pretty exciting… So mark your calendars for Thursday October 6th 12:00 Midnight Enrollment Opens. – and space is limited. Also, just so you know, we will be opening it early to the Early Bird List (ah ha!), so if you missed out last year or you’re ultra stoked to see what First Tracks is all about this year, I’d encourage you to put your name on the list here http://www.icelanticboards.com/firsttracks, to be the first in line. September is almost here and the buyers guides are out – I smell winter… Thanks again for being so rad, -Annelise and the Icey Crew P.S. I recently spoke with one of my friends who is a meteorologist and he informed me that chances are good of a repeat winter – another La Nina! Get ready…….

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