BEE’S RUN DEDICATION IN REVELATION BOWL THURSDAY
Upon visiting Telluride for the first time ever in 1981, they wanted to stay forever.
“Frank asked me where in the entire world I would want a ski house, and I said Telluride,” said Bee. “Frank agreed, and we bought the house immediately.” They stayed in the house the following winter, and skied their happy little hearts out.
In the mid 1980’s Bee took a terrible fall and broke her leg on the mountain. The Telluride Ski Patrol responded to her accident, and thus began a love affair that lasted decades. “I think they are such exceptional people, they do so much for everyone,” said Bee. “It is great to now see a second generation of young ski patrollers, children of the original bunch, now serving Telluride’s skiers and boarders.” She invited the ski patrol for dinner as a ‘thank you’ 22 years ago, the tradition continued for years.
Bee held a position on the U.S. Ski Team Foundation board, and raised funds to support the U.S. Ski Team for 14 years. She was the second and longest woman board member ever to serve. The Reichel’s have two grown children, and they now spend about eight months a year in Telluride. They spend the summer months in Oregon - windsurfing.
“Bee is such an integral member of this community,” said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort.
Bee has been undergoing radiation therapy treatment for the past eight weeks after surgery in Oregon. Following her final treatment Friday, March 6, Frank and Bee packed their bags and headed east to Telluride. On Sunday morning, March 8, Bee stood at the top of Revelation Bowl, and skied her first “Bee’s Run” ever. She is thrilled to be back.
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the new Bee’s Run in Revelation Bowl will begin at 11:00 am Thursday at the top of Revelation Lift. Telluride’s favorite honey, Bee Reichel, will be on hand for the day’s celebration.
For more information, go to www.tellurideskiresort.com