With the holidays fast approaching, it’s common to think back on our childhood memories – the smell of freshly cut Christmas trees and cookies baking in the oven, the sounds of holiday music just about everywhere, and the excitement of Santa’s inevitable arrival.
With Flagstaff’s winter climate, the seasonal feeling is about as traditional as it gets – with snow crunching underfoot, a chill in the air, the ever-present pine scent from our Ponderosa forest, and the local elk that could be stunt doubles for Santa’s team. As a result, the Pine Canyon community is quite magical when it comes to enjoying the season with friends and family, whether skating on the ice rink while watching holiday movies, snowshoeing through the forest, or careening down the 18th hole on a sled. For that matter, some of the fondest memories come from simply toasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa around a warm fire.
At this time of year, the Pine Canyon staff is also truly thankful to work in such a special place, where new generations of memories are being made. Whether you’re a member or resident of our community – or planning to become one in 2020 – we wish you a happy, healthy holiday season!