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 spent the most amazing morning with Dede. She was wonderful about communicating with us to determine our wants and ability ahead of time. And the time spent with her on the mountain was priceless. We now know the spots to seek out when it gets crowded and how to get there efficiently first thing in the morning!!March 17, 2019
My three girls had an absolute blast with Dede! They have all been skiing in prior years but it had been a while for my almost 17 year old and she was pretty anxious about going so I, too, was quite nervous handing her off to Dede. Dede assured me she was up for the challenge and she was hopeful she'd return the three of them with smiles and a super fun ski experience under their belts and she did not disappoint!! She also sent me adorable photos of them enjoying their experience throughout their time together :) Extra bonus that they got to cut the lines by having a guided tour!! Highly recommend Dede!January 30, 2019
This was our first visit to Winter Park and although we are experienced skiers we decided to have one of Winter Park's ski guides show us around the mountain. I can honestly say it was a really fun experience. With our guide, Dede Fay leading the way we skied both Winter Park and Mary Jane. Dede was mindful of the type of terrain we liked to ski and we were able to by-pass the lift lines and maximize the number of runs we got in. We enjoyed the day with Dede and would strongly recommend using the guide service to any new visitors to Winter Park no matter your experience level. Joe & Pam KelloggDecember 31, 2018