Stevie Kremer: A Day in the Life of a Snow Reporter, Teacher + Pro Athlete
Stevie Kremer is a Crested Butte Mountain Resort snow reporter, athlete and local grade school teacher. In the summers you can find Stevie competing locally and internationally as a professional trail runner, while in the winters she competes in ski-mountaineering.
You think getting exercise in can be tough, try fitting it in after two jobs, starting at 4:30 am…
Ok, not 4:30 am, but rather, 4:32 am, when that lovely buzzer goes off letting you know it’s time to begin a day in the life of Stevie Kremer. With coffee already brewing, the computer gets turned on and the snow report begins. Fingers crossed that snow has fallen overnight, I check the report the groomers send out and upload information about our skiing and snow conditions at Crested Butte Mountain Resort to 6 websites.
After a solid hour, hour and a half, the snow report is done and it’s time to get a quick workout in before heading to the sixteen third graders waiting for me at the Crested Butte Community School. If it’s a Wednesday, I put on my Salomon running shoes, strap on my headlamp and head out the door, meeting my friend who lives a street away. Together, we trudge up the street, in snow, sun and freezing cold, and eight miles later, we have finished our morning jaunt. If it’s another day of the week, ski boots go on and I head to Crested Butte Mountain Resort for a morning skin. Regardless of the activity, there couldn’t be a better way to start the day!
7:15 am rolls around and I’m either at school, or well on my way to the classroom. Although school doesn’t begin until 8:30 am, clearly I’m a morning person and love getting work done before people get to school.
8:30 am, the bell rings and the real fun begins! Sixteen incredible third graders plow into the room, excited to tell me new things that happened to them. After seven hours, the last bell rings and the kids are set free for the day. And so am I.
Time for the next “adventure”, which is typically back to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, getting ready to skin up and down. Although I most likely have already exercised once that day, I love to do a second workout, totaling about 1.5-2 hours of exercise a day.
At around 6:00 pm, I’m headed back home to Crested Butte South, where dinner needs to start, lessons for tomorrow’s school day need to be planned, and thoughts of what to write for the next snow report all need to be done; all before my 9:00 pm bedtime. Somewhere in that time frame, my other half slides his way in the door and together we finish up dinner, take some time to catch up on our days and then complete the tasks that need to be done.
By 9:00 pm (on good days), I’m upstairs, teeth are brushed, the TV timer is set for 30 minutes and the famous voices of the cast of Full House are in the background, as I slowly close my eyes and fall asleep instantly.
Blog and Photos courtesy of Stevie Kremer
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