Welcome to our new blog about snow skiing and trips that we take to the mountains. This year, 2016, we went for the first time in several years. The trip was one to remember because we flew into Denver and skied Breckenridge for a week, or as they call it “Breck”. The conditions couldn’t have been any better, fresh powder two of the days we were there, and dry snow that was soft and very manageable on the slopes the entire week. The good news is, is that no one broke any arms or legs but we had a few close encounters. To be discussed. The weather was supreme for most of the week with only one day where it was below the teens for temperature. Talk about COOOOLLLDD….But we survived and had the trip of easily the past 5 years to remember!
Flying out to Denver is always laced with anticipation because you know that you still have a nice ride to the mountains after landing at the airport. This year my brother’s good friend moved out to Denver, and so we had someone to meet up with for lunch downtown the minute we got there. So that was nice, and the lunch was a top notch joint as well since he knows his way around the city now. Next up, we had our rental cars and I got a candy apple red jeep wrangler this time, talk about nice for the snowy conditions! It proved to be valuable also, since it snowed a few days that we were there too. And when it snows out west, it always seems to come down in feet, not inches and having a jeep was handy for sure. We got to the mountain after a two hour drive, and it was a great thing to be at the condo and knowing we could finally unpack. We took our belongings, ski gear, luggage, etc. out of the car and went up the elevator to the room and dropped it off trip by trip. Once finished we were finally able to get the things out of the bags and put them in easy to access locations.
Once we were comfortable in the room and had rested for thirty minutes to an hour, we got up and started looking around the condo hotel for the hot tub, lounge area and the closest ski rental shop. Luckily there was one on the bottom floor of our hotel, which was super convenient! We got the ski’s, boots, and poles from down there and I brought my own helmet so that saved a little coin. The trip was almost ready for skiing finally, after the trek of flying, and driving and unloading at the hotel. After getting all the ski gear, it is then official, it is time to ski! So we put our gear in the room, and figured out where to go catch the lifts for the next morning. There were shuttles running all up and down the main road of Breckenridge, so it is ultra easy to catch one at any moment! Once we figured a time, we went to the room, got some rest and were charged and ready for the first day of skiing! Check out this video below of some powder shredding in CO similar to what we were doing.