After 7 months of tracking down owners, dealing with lawyers, finding the right partners, funds, blah, blah, blah.....It's ours. We signed the papers for the Bonnie Bell Cabin on Friday and have been working to get it ready for the winter since. What am I talking about you may ask yourself? Well I worked on a story for SNOWBOARDER Magazine about Silverton
, Colorado last winter. The story is actually out in the September issue right now so go pick it up! Anyways while working on this story I was told about this cabin that was potentially for sale. After falling in love with the area in which the cabin sits, I knew I had to make it happen. Skylar Holgate
Mountain Guide and Chris Harrell, an old time Durango
friend and business man extrodanaire
are my two partners on this venture. Our concept is to eventually have a backcountry
ski area complete with multiple cabins to stay overnight, snowcats
for access, and snowmobiles to use once you are out there. There is also probably going to be some heli
options for those with the cash. Off course when I say "Ski Area" it is not in the typical form. Our own personal interest will be looked out for first. Stay tuned for more to come.
This is what I call the front door lines. Just some off the options right out the front door
It was low tide when we were in town for the Magazine story, but you wouldn't really be able to tell if you go pick up the September issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine. A closer look at the Front Door Lines
This is the living room. Lots of finish work to be done. Some day we will have flat screen TV's
powered by wind and solar.
Propane Range and Refrigerater
of July picnic. We hadn't signed the papers yet, but we cruised up early to reconfirm why we needed this property.
Working on a sick deck right now. The views are amazing...
This truck came with the property. I'm not going to lie. I'm a little scared to drive this thing down the road. Not sure the actual grade but it's steep as shit!
Stan and Max's snowcat
(Treasure Mountain Hut). They have a cabin about 300 yards to the north of ours and already have a solid business in place. We will be working together to make the best of an already good situation.