It snowed most of the time we were there, which meant lots of great, fresh snow for skiing! But that also meant that I didn't get a lot of pictures for fear of ruining my camera or freezing my hands! (Note: I have new respect for bloggers who live in snowy weather and manage to take lots of great outdoor snapshots!)
Here we are at Vail!
And this was the view from the condo we stayed at. Sweet!
A few observations about skiing in Colorado and Colorado in general:
- Colorado snow kicks CA snow's butt! Seriously, it's so light, fluffy, and amazing! I still love Tahoe -- but the "Sierra Cement" just can't compare to Colorado powder!
- Skiing at 2-mile elevation is hard! The altitude took breath away on some runs... literally.
- I met more ex-Californians in Colorado than I've met in my life. It seems to be the place to move to if you're sick of expensive real estate and high taxes in CA. So many people moved to Colorado to "start a family" -- it started to give me ideas! Ha!
- If you ski or snowboard, please please buy and wear a helmet. I feel super hard on my head on a black diamond at A-Basin and I am fine besides my neck being a bit sore. Without the helment I would have had concussion or worse.
- I can see why they call Denver, "Men-ver". The guy to girl ratio at the bars was insane.
- I don't particularly like Vail. I can see why my My Dad calls it "Travail". You have to pole or scoot along miles and miles of cat-tracks to get to the run you actually want to ski. It is huge, but the most of the runs seemed to be either be cat-tracks or steep moguls. I like Breckenridge SO much better!
From my last post, it seems a lot of you have skiied or snowboarded in Colorado. What "observations" do you have about it?