Last September we embarked on an expansion of Snow Bear Chalets, to add 7 new chalets to our little family of slopeside, luxury, short-term vacation rentals. Then winter 2019/2020 hit with tons of snow, and just when we were seeing the light again in early March 2020, COVID-19 changed the world as we know it. What a crazy time to be constructing a large project!
We’re so grateful that even during the COVID craziness going on around us in the world, our crew has been able to work even throughout the shutdown. Yes, we all wore masks to protect one another, (even if it was with substantial, continual prodding from me). We made it through a time we will always remember- together.
Today we’re celebrating the Certificate of Substantial Completion of our new building, including our personal home and six new short-term vacation rental units. My husband and I moved into our home on November 7th, and guests will start arriving for our new rentals in about 2 weeks. WOOHOOOOO!!!!!
At this time of Thanksgiving, we want to publicly thank the talented craftsmen who have helped us build this new expansion at Snow Bear Chalets. For the last 14 months you have designed, dug, built, finished and worked tirelessly during very difficult times.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO:
Malmquist Construction- the very best general contractor in Montana! Thanks to Tyler, Chris, Bear, Bob, Devontae, Andrew and the entire team!
Thanks to Les Aasheim who has been there from the beginning. We greatly appreciate your kindness and your talent!
Thank you to AJ, Katie, and the team at Three Rivers Bank for making the dream possible!
Thank you to my right hand, Teryn, and to her team of Megan, Jill, Selena, Gaylene, Catie, Lori, Travis, and the rest of the Snow Bear cleaning crew- thank you for making our home so beautiful!
THANK YOU to our talented craftsmen and professional team which include:
Accent Spas- Spokane
Aeneas Enterprises, Limited
Anderson Masonry- fireplaces, pavers
Casazza Concrete Inc
Chantels’s Concrete Cutting Inc
CM Quality Insulation Inc
Cost Less Carpet- carpet and quartz
Culligan- water treatment
Darrin- the most amazing UPS delivery man ever!
Dynamic Drywall & Paint Finishes LLC
Frampton and Purdy- legal
Freds Appliance- Thermador and GE Cafe appliances
Frontier Figures- bookkeeping
Gil’s Furniture – furniture
Glacier Precast Concrete Inc
Glacier Stone Fabrication- quartz countertops
Harmon Crane & Rigging Inc
Ideal Tile- bathroom tile installation
John Highfill- carpet installation
Kim Brubaker- faux finishes in the turrets
Legendary Finishes- painting/staining
Lewellen Enterprises LLC
Masterpiece Carpet One
Mastodon Crane Services LLC
Meredith Coopman Design
Montana Basement Solutions- waterproofing
Montana Doorways Plus
Montana Helical Piers
North Valley Steel
Owen Custom Carpentry LLC
Peter Grosshans – architectural renderings
Pioneer Heating & Cooling- radiant and HVAC
Premier Doors & Millworks- doors and trim
ProYard-The Outdoor Plus – outdoor fire pit
Riverside Garage Doors
Rock Creek Plumbing
Sam Negron- furniture assembly
Shannon Parrot- starry window seat upholstery
Shipshape Carpentry LLC
Sliters Lumber and Building Supply
Sobel Westex- linens
Solid Iron- railings, backsplashes, fireplace wraps
Stellar Integration and Safety Solutions
StoneCraft- Cambria Quartz installation
T-Bend Construction Inc
Theresa Aline- furniture assembly
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp
Timothy Oulton- Amazing lights and furniture from their San Francisco showroom
Triple B Manufacturing
Tyson Abel, architect
Uptic Studios- architectural firm
Valley Glass Inc- Sierra Pacific doors/windows and shower enclosures
Water Mosaics- Toto, Delta and Brizo faucets and fixtures
Wiedamark – starry lights and LED strips
Weitzel Builders- finish carpentry and so much more
Western Building Center- kitchen cabinets and lumber
Western States CAT Rental
Wild Rockies Landscaping LLC
Wooded River- interior window seats faux fur
To each and every one of you, thank you. We’ve had more than 150 people work tirelessly to bring this building to life. It is so beautiful because of you, and for that, we sincerely thank you.
In case you haven’t seen the new chalets yet, you can view the floor plans and architectural renderings on our website, by clicking on the CHALETS tab and then selecting a specific chalet from the drop-down menu. This new building features 7 luxury chalets, underground, heated, reserved parking, a large ski locker room, and a PreCor fitness center. Or, you can wait a few weeks and once they are fully furnished, you’ll be able to enjoy professional photos of each unit, or better yet, come enjoy one of them for a ski vacation!
To all of you who have helped with this creation, THANK YOU for sharing your time and your talent with us and for being such an important part of the Snow Bear Chalets family. We greatly appreciate you!
Happy Thanksgiving to all! As we enter into this upcoming holiday season and into the new year, may your world be blessed with health, prosperity, happiness, laughter, joy, and love. May we all find peace within during the craziness around us and take the time to appreciate the beauty in our lives. Even when the world has temporarily turned a bit upside down, there is still so much to be grateful for.
With gratitude and hugs,