It’s that time of year again! Time when the truly crazy mountain folk get together and participate in one of the more ludicrous activities we’ve ever heard of. Skiing behind a horse running full speed… WHO DOES THAT?! Not only are you holding onto a rope while being pulled by 2,000 pounds of pure horsepower but you must also collect rings and fly off jumps in the process. It is chaos and completely wonderful.
Sage is fortunate and thrilled to be a part of such an outlandish event. We love being located in the Vail Valley and are active supporters of the community. This is such a great event we could not miss partnering up with Minturn to help. As a sponsor, we will be providing snowmobiles for training and transportation during the event as well as having a tent on site with freebies and info.
Stop by our tent Saturday & Sunday to say hello and play cornhole with us! If you’re participating in the events we wish you the best! And wear a helmet!!
It is December 15th, 2015 and we are about to reveal our top-secret tricks to operating on the BEST snowmobiling trail system in Colorado. (we love it, but it’s not just our opinion! check out these REVIEWS for proof)
Here’s how we do it:
Step 1: Gain access to 6,000 acres of incredible terrain that only YOU are in charge of trail maintenance & creation.
Step 2: Buy three badass CATS to groom with.
Step 3: Do a very, very silly snowdance to make it dump on all 6,000 acres of private property. (***it snowed 14 inches the past 24 hours!! IT WORKED!!!)
Step 4: Make a very large pot of coffee at approximately 3:45 AM.
Step 5: Make sure you have a killer “Morning Chill” playlist ready to jam out to while on trail.
Step 5: Bundle up and head out to the CAT to start grooming every single trail at 4 AM.
Step 6: After 5 hours of grooming, head back to the lodge and await the customers for the day!
Step 7: Take guests out on perfectly groomed trails all day!
Step 8: Sleep & Repeat the next day.
We have a staff of groomers that get to play in these every morning… Feel like waking up a little early for some peace and quiet on the ranch? See if you can join the next groom session! (only if you promise to make the coffee 🙂 )
Greetings from the Sage Outdoor Adventures toy shop. It is here where the hopes and dreams of big kids are filled. In our workshop, our favorite elf’s name is Wesley. He’s our in-house mechanic who puts every snowmobile together— his reindeer is a yellow lab named Charlie. What did you wish for when you were a little boy or girl? I wished for a pony and a motorcycle (I grew up with three older brothers so being a girly girl was never in the cards). My parents got me 15 My Little Ponies and a remote control car. I now work for a company that has real ponies and really fun ATVs & snowmobiles. I think my dreams came true…
Every single person who works for the company is really just a big kid who found a job that made their dreams come true. We are lucky enough that we get to play with really amazing “grown-up toys” everyday. We get brand new snowmobiles and ATVs every year. The day the Ski-Doo semi pulls into our driveway, our hearts skip a beat and it’s Christmas morning all over again. Waking up to fresh powder on the ranch—Christmas day. I didn’t know it was possible to have Christmas so many times throughout the year. BOY AM I LUCKY. If you’re looking to feel like a little kid again, join us this holiday season for some fun on our big-kid toys.
What an incredible summer and fall we had at Sage. We hired ten new raft guides and boy did they work hard for us! After a rainy and snowy May, June and July were pretty epic months on Gore Creek, the Eagle, Ark, and Colorado Rivers. August proved to be just as fantastic on the Arkansas. We cannot believe another summer and fall have come and gone but we sure are excited to see the snow falling again.
Here are some of the women of Sage! These rad girls took hundreds of guests down the river this summer. Over the summer we watched these inspiring women learn, work, and adapt to a lifestyle and job unimaginable to most. (don’t worry we’re impressed by the men too!)
We are thrilled to expand our office staff this winter. Meet the team!
Starting THIS FRIDAY November 20th, our winter season will be officially open for the year. Get your boots ready, IT’S DUMPING IN VAIL!