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BRS Hits the Slopes

BRS Hits the Slopes

A fine tradition continues at BRS: Ski Day 2015.

BRS is such a phenomenal place to work because we live what we advocate for our clients: happy, healthy lifestyles. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that 14 BRS employees took a personal day to spend time together skiing and snowboarding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  What can be healthier than spending the day skiing with your colleagues when the Rocky Mountains are in your backyard? Probably drinking a quart of beet juice, but skiing sounds way more appealing.

The trip started early on a crisp Friday morning with a short drive from Denver to the Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Stories and laughter filled the interior car spaces as we headed higher and higher, enjoying each other’s company outside the normal office environment. Carrie Hadley made the selfless act of organizing the office snow seekers. Not only can she lead a bunch of rowdy skiers and snow boarders to a great location, but after arrival it was a delight to see Carrie provide expertise to those who wanted instruction on the mountain. It is true that Carrie is a good architectural colleague, however she is also a good instructor of the snow sports!

Others like Zach, Andrea, John, Ellie, Jason and myself did not want guidance. We wasted no time charging up the mountain and speeding back down again. The air was warm at the bottom of the mountain and clear sunny skies showed us nothing but promise of a great day.  A few glances around the base of the mountain to see if other BRS employees were ready to go and off the speed seekers went again. Meanwhile, elsewhere on the mountain, Melissa and husband Blake, and Andy and wife Sara, found alone time and enjoyed a great day of skiing at their own pace. 

Lunch was filled with pizza and stories of adventures on the mountain. Everyone was having a grand time. When Carrie arrived at the lunch table, I seized the opportunity to take her with me to the top of the mountain and show her what this old Texan can do on a pair of skis. About half way down the mountain, at a considerable speed, I pushed my tired legs a little too hard and sure enough, gravity won the battle… I wiped out! My ego was writing checks my body could not cash. So I picked up my bruised pride, wiped off the snow, and chalked the experience up to fun and foolishness.

All in all, ski day was an absolute success. We can't wait to hit the slopes again!

Posted by Mick Massey, RLA on January 29, 2015 at 04:42pm

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