The origin of “Squatch On The Rocks” began following a rather somber time in my life. I have a fantastic group of guys that I have been friends with since grade school. Though most of us are well into mid-life, fatherhood, and careers, one week a year we still pretend we are teenagers on an annual boys’ ski week.
Early in the 2000’s, there was a period of a year and a half where my friends and I lost a total of 5 of our fathers due to a variety of health issues. It was a pretty awful stretch for my crew to say the least. I was scheduled to attend a meeting in Aspen, Colorado that February. I told my buddies that I was renting a house and anyone was welcome to come ski. I suggested we could use a fun distraction and all they had to do was fly out and I would cover the house expense. In my mind, I was hoping one or two would make the trek. Five guys showed up and Boys’ Week was born. We have been going strong ever since and the turn out is now into double digits.
During that first Boys’ Week in an outdoor pool one of the guys got out for a drink. This particular fellow is neither small or lacks for body hair. He has more hair on his shoulders than most people have on their entire bodies. As he walked away from us, steam was rising and filling the air and he happened to look back over his shoulder striking the classic Sasquatch pose. Needless to say, the rest of us lost it and couldn’t stop laughing. The Squatch has been our adopted mascot ever since. “Squatch On The Rocks” is the latest evolution of this annual tradition.
This website is a way of extending our annual Boys’ Week tradition to anyone with a sense of humor, a passion for winter sports, and friendships that keep us going, even through the tough times. Or maybe you just have a thing for Sasquatch…….
I personally thank you for visiting “Squatch On The Rocks” and hope you start your own fun tradition.