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WLM | home business of the Snake, Greys and Salt Rivers flow into a fifteen mile long lake on the west called The Palisades which rivals Lake Tahoe in beauty. Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests are to the north. Steven said that people of all ages live in the airpark. Two organizations are involved: YPO and WPO. YPO/WPO is a worldwide organization of corporate presidents and CEOs that participate in social and educational events, seminars and universities. Steven explained that YPO is for young presidents under fifty years of age; WPO stands for World Presidents Organization -Steven calls it Wrinkled Presidents Organization because you have to be over 50 to be in it. wonderfully landscaped with trees, grasses and ponds. The airpark has two lakes deep enough for year-round fishing, unique bridges throughout, and some of the homes plan to have their own lakes. There is a bike trail and running path as well. The biggest home built is 18,000 square feet in size and boasts a bowling alley in the basement. “Christmas and New Year’s {Eve} are outstanding in the airpark. This place is packed and the New Year’s party is always right next door. We do fireworks right here in front of the hangars,” Steven explained, adding that he’s never been up close to such great fireworks. “There are usually 50-70 of us that are here. This is where the kids and grandkids want to be. This place is a wonderland in the winter.” As Steven began building The Refuge, he decided to host a Fly-In. In September of 2014, they held their first event. As Steven began setting things in motion, he was pleased to find that many wanted to come on board with the event. Cyrus Sigari (Jet AVIVA) and Travis Hamilton (Group D’AVIA) joined The homes in the airpark are off Steven to pull it all together. Stu the charts in their beauty. All are Horn, owner of Aviat (formerly CallAir), manufacturer ALPINE, WYOMING of the world famous Husky backcountry airplanes in JU ST A M I LE F RO M ALP IN E AIRPARK 4 6U & TH E REFUG E Afton, Wyoming, Our peaceful setting on the banks of the Snake River surrounded chose to by spectacular mountain peaks allows for convenient access to a participate and variety of outdoor activities. Just 32 miles south of Jackson. The Flying Saddle Resort STEAK & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK SPORTS BAR ~ HOTEL & CABINS ~ INDOOR POOL & HOT TUB 877-772-4422 | FLYINGSADDLERESORT.COM | ALPINE, WY 12 Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine | Spring 2015 brought six planes and pilots. Cessna became involved, bringing in the big planes. Guest speakers included Scott Ernest, President and CEO of Textron Aviation, and George Dom, Blue Angels Commander and Leadership Speaker. The 2014 event was a couple of days packed with fun activities: flyfishing, roping, archery, Husky rides, white water rafting, golfing, trap shooting and horseback riding, just to name a few. The aircraft, hangars and airpark were showcased, including many items which are works of art in themselves. There was even a chicken drop from the airplanes to see who could come closest to the target. The evenings were filled with banquets, a wild game dinner, speakers, Western bands, swing and line dancing, and simply relaxing with friends. This year, the Alpine Fly-In is tentatively set for June 25-28. If you’ve been looking for your own little chunk of heaven on earth perhaps the Alpine Airpark in Wyoming is the place for you. WL M Primary Sponsors of the Fly-In: Cessna & Aviat Aircraft http://aviataircraft.com/ Additional Supporters: Bank of Star Valley, The Refuge at Alpine, Snake River Sporting Club, Dan Dockstader, Cakebread Ranch, Snake River Sporting Club Early Fly-In Sign-Up: flyinalpine. com/contact