Snowmass Casa Chapi Medical Center

December 23rd, 2012 in Articles by Nik

This November, my sister Heidi and I had the opportunity to participate in the 2012 Quechua Benefit Mission in Perú. Our family, as Snowmass Alpacas, has sponsored the building of a medical clinic at Casa Chapi. This year, the final construction of the clinic was completed, and we were there to attend the grand opening.

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Alpacas Make Wine Country Debut

November 8th, 2013 in Articles

By Sasha Paulson

At first, it was a bit of a puzzle to figure out the connection was between the Robert Mondavi Winery and Peruvian alpacas. Then it became clear: It was Pisco Sours.

Margrit Mondavi, who serves as vice president of cultural affairs at the Oakville winery, explained that she and her long-time friend, Sandra Jordan, were sipping the classic South American cocktail in between shopping for alpaca products at Kuna, which sells high-end alpaca products in Lima, Peru, when inspiration struck.

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Fiber Sale - Our Back 40

Snowmass Alpacas sold a total of 1,672 pounds of alpaca fiber to Lynn Edens of Our Back 40 in November for a record price of $53,504. Four bales were royal white, totaling 1,212 pounds. The remaining two bales were Royal beige and weighed 460 pounds. That’s an average of $8,917.00 per bale.

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All Things Alpaca

January 20th, 2017 in Articles

Fiber and Textile Terminology

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