Rocky Mountain Division Calendar

December 9, 2018
  • Diamond Peaks - OHR
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 9, 2018 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Cameron Pass, Colorado 80480, USA

February 24, 2019
  • National Day at Sunlight Mountain
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 24, 2019 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 Co Rd 117, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA


    National Day 2019!

    Join fellow patrollers for a day of camaraderie and recognition at the 41st National Day celebration, commemorating YOU, the ski patroller. All volunteers, pro patrollers, and alumni welcome!

    Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs, CO will host a day of activities on Saturday, March 2, 2019, including a 3-person toboggan race, poker run, hill top BBQ luncheon, free skiing, and après ski banquet, silent auction, and awards ceremony.

    Cost of the event is $25 for patrollers and $45 for guests, which includes a lift ticket, activities, and meals aforementioned. A commemorative event shirt may be purchased separate upon signup or at the door. Sizes may be limited at the door.

    Make a weekend out of it and attend Sunlight’s annual Defiance Challenge Friday, March 1st where teams of two race to complete as many runs in one day.

    Take time to explore beautiful Glenwood - soak in the hot springs, shop in the historic downtown, experience a snowmobile, snowcat, or cave tour, and enjoy dining at many of the local restaurants.

    Register at:
    Please bring/wear your patrol jacket to ski in on Saturday, March 2nd.

    We look forward to celebrating this day with you! Thank you for your service and commitment to Ski Patrol!

Friends of Lew Gaiter, former Eastern Region Director and Patrol Director at Loveland are gathering to celebrate his contributions to the Rocky Mountain Division and the National Ski Patrol.

From Mike Maher. Lew’s Dad was a member of NSP. So Lew grew up on the Ski Patrol. Lew was an integral member of the LVSP for nearly 25 years (1991-2016), holding a variety of leadership positions including Ski Patrol Director, OEC Instructor and OEC Advisor, YAP Advisor among other roles. Notably Lew was one of the creators of our electronic duty sign on system that we still use today in the patrol room. He also was involved in creating the original LVSP website. In addition Lew served as an Advisor for the NSP Rocky Mountain Division. He also holds an NSP National Number.

Professionally Lew’s career has been both dynamic and diverse! Currently he serves as the Larimer County Commissioner, as well as President for Colorado Counties, Inc. Prior to these leadership roles, Lew ran his own company, Gaiter Enterprises, LLC. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University, having completed all required coursework for his degree over just a two year period.

Lew’s faith and family have always been central parts of his life and have buoyed him over the decades as he has faced and overcome many challenges.

From the Coloradoan Newspaper. Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter's work schedule is packed.

It's so packed that you might not know that he has to get blood transfusions nearly every week or that a doctor told Gaiter last week that he only has six to 12 weeks to live.

The multiple myeloma that Gaiter has been battling for almost a decade is catching up with him. Gaiter, 58, and his family knew his cancer had no known cure — but just a few months ago, they had hope for a changing prognosis. A clinical trial looked promising, the closest shot at a cure.

But Gaiter's blood count levels continued to decline and the drugs stopped working.

Now, he's decided to stop chemotherapy treatments — his doctors said aggressive chemo might extend his life, or kill him faster and "less pleasantly" — and he plans to stop his transfusions later this month.

"It's just calmer this way. ... We're not going to drag it out," he said.

Still, Gaiter doesn't plan to slow down too much unless he absolutely has to, which doctors predict will only happen in his final days, he said.

Gaiter and those around him keep repeating one phrase: He wants to "finish well."
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