Let's Go OUT And Have Some FUN!
About your guide:
I was fortunate to grow up in southwest Colorado, in the mountain town of Gunnison, learning to skiing on an old rope tow, making laps to yodeling music after school. I remember losing my deerskin mittens about once a month as they froze on the rope and went around the bow wheel at the top before I could retrieve them. After 30 years of skiing Winter Park and living my dream here in beautiful Grand County, I want to share all I love about this place with you. Nothing gives me more joy than to see my ski buddies with a big broad smile and hear them whopping it up all the way down the slopes.
Why ski with Dede:
I love to ski anything.....from the greenest slopes to the steepest ones so we'll go wherever makes you laugh the loudest. I especially enjoy skiing with women of all ages who might feel a bit fearful or intimidated about the big mountain experience. My female friends will tell you that nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a ski buddy experience a breakthrough in confidence and courage.
I'm a history geek too, so if you get me started, I'll tell you all sorts of tales from yesteryear about the Fraser Valley and beyond. I love to hike and backpack in the summer and live up-valley next to the Colorado River with my retired State Trooper hubby and our big hearted chocolate lab.
We had a fantastic morning on the mountain with Dede! She was super friendly, fun and just a pleasure to be with. She took us all over the mountain and showed us many runs new to us. She was really encouraging and made us feel like we are better skiers than we actually are! We just had the best time. We will definitely ski with her again :)February 28, 2020
We had a great morning with Dede and are so glad we decided to use a guide for the first portion of our trip! Visibility was really low and the snow was great, so it was wonderful to get to the good spots and not have to wayfind on our own! Dede was really helpful with some technical pointers on how to make our skiing better and with taking us to several different areas of the resort that matched our abilities and interests. This was money well spent and we highly recommend Dede for her ability to read us as skiers and help us make the most out of all that Winter Park has to offer.February 08, 2020
We had a fantastic time with Dede!! She was warm, friendly and fun and listened to what we wanted to do. We wanted to push our limits a bit and she helped us do just that but took our safety seriously at the same time. We went to parts of the mountain we would have never gone on our own but now have the courage to go - which is just what we wanted. We felt like we were skiing with a friend who was also a Winter Park ski expert. We will likely book Dede again for our next trip to Winter Park.February 06, 2020
Spending the morning with Dede was one of the best things about our ski trip to Winter Park. It was my families first trip to WP and my brother and father-in-law and I wanted to know more about the mountain and trails since there are so many different runs. We told her our preferences on the type and difficulty , and she expertly guided us on the trails she thought we would best like. Dede gave excellent advice on other trails she thought we would enjoy that we did not get the chance to explore with her. We will definitely be back to WP and hopefully will be able to take another trip down the mountain with Dede.February 05, 2020
Dede gave us an excellent insider’s tour of the mountain, showing my son and I some of the most fun skiing at Winter Park.January 05, 2020