The Story of Alpine
Where does Alpine happen?
Our workshops are hosted at a working window and door production shop in Ouray, Colorado. It's a little off the beaten path, but we've found our Alpiners love the spectacular scenery and crisp air of the Rockies once they arrive. Being in Ouray gives workshop attendees the chance to leave the distractions of everyday life behind and get the most out of a weekend totally focused on learning and education.
The workshops are held our instructor Joe Calhoon’s shop, Cascade Woodwork, which is a working solid wood window and door production shop when not hosting Alpine. We generally handle transportation to and from the nearest airport in Montrose, CO and around town; there’s no need to rent a vehicle when attending a workshop.
In 2019, the Alpine North series debuts in Vancouver, BC Canada. Each 2‐day weekend workshop focuses on various practical and discussion topics for the solid‐wood industry. It’s designed to have shorter agenda topics and more focused so that attendees can fit the learning and networking into their weekend schedule. The beautiful Great Vancouver metro area offers many urban and nature activities throughout the year to be enjoyed before or after the weekend.
When Are the Workshops?
For our 4-day workshop, we hold 6 to 8 workshops throughout the year. Attendees usually fly in a day before the workshops begin and leave the morning after the workshop. Some attendees choose to also bring their families who would enjoy the local mountains, hikes, and activities, before joining the evening meals together. Some stays a few days future to explore nearby hills and towns.
Days at Alpine are full, with the class generally going for breakfast together, getting into the workshop at 9:00, spending a full day including lunch at the shop, and concluding at 5:00. Afterwards, the attendees generally enjoy having dinner together along with Alpine facilitator Greg, when there’s plenty of time to ask questions and talk about what came up in the shop that day.
The new Alpine North series debuts in Vancouver, BC Canada are each 2‐day long over a weekend. There are currently four workshops scheduled for 2019 throughout the year.