Shutting Down the Ski Area

The equipment is being stored for the summer.

The parking lots are empty.

The snow is melting off of the trails.

But our field sure is quiet again for some great romping.

So we switched from watching skiers to sniffing for crawly rodents in our field.

Congratulations to Cataloochee Ski on its 50th season.  We are proud of our neighbor and the great skiing they offer every year.  See you in November!


  1. KB on March 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Go get those rodents! I always think that ski areas look kind of sad after they close… It’s a leftover from my skiing days.

  2. Khyra on March 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Khrawly rodents!!!


  3. Sagira on March 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Oh no…I bet you guys are so sad to see that go.

  4. Lisa alias Sitka's Mom on March 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Just love the curly tails!

  5. Huffle Mawson on March 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Sniffing for crawly things is probably just as much fun anyway.

  6. Kari on March 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Winter is really coming to a close for you guys!


  7. Anna the GSD on March 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I’m sure the snows will be back in no time. But till then, we get to see your tree bloom out! Yay!

  8. Fiona on March 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    You realize that Mom is crying, right? 😉 (Actually, as warm as it has been here, Mom and Dad haven’t been skiing for the last few days because the snow has been “awful” – they are old racers, and apparently mushy snow doesn’t make them happy…) Actually, that’s pretty cool your resort stayed open so long – is this late for them?

    Enjoy your new-found peacefulness! (And mud.)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

    PeeEss: Our handy-man friend saw your ‘house rules’ post, as was Extremely Impressed with you de-construction abilities.

  9. The OP Pack on March 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

    We had fun doing all that sniffing for the past week, and now today we have SNOW!!! It won’t last long, but we sure are going to enjoy it today.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. houndstooth4 on March 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Oh, look at all that beautiful melting away snow! It’s a beautiful sight! Sorry Herd, but enough is enough!

  11. Sam on March 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Wow! I bet things quiet down a lot, don’t they?


  12. chloe on March 14, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Awsome blog wish id found it sooner!

    your dogs look amazing! look forward to continuing to read about them

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  13. Maxx on March 14, 2011 at 1:39 am

    wow! I almost didnt see all of woo in the 3rd pic, great camoflage!


  14. Life With Dogs on March 14, 2011 at 1:03 am

    You start and end before us. I’m so ok with the first half of that equation. I bet the dogs disagree…

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