Skied at Vail on January 8, 2016

Fresh snow at Game Creek Bowl at Vail

Our first day back on the hill this season was one of the biggest around: Vail! Rachel had never been to Vail and since we were in town for a conference, we made the most of a quiet Friday on the mountain. After a leisurely walk along the creek, we started at the Cascade Hotel’s…

Skied at Breckenridge on December 20, 2015

Ski run at Breck

After an awesome day exploring Peak 6 and skiing off the Kensho SuperChair we decided to check out Peak 7 and 8. Luckily we were greeted with snow flurries mid-day and after a few runs it was coming down hard. We had an inch or two underfoot in no time and enjoyed the soft, fluffy…

Skied at Breckenridge on December 19, 2015

Looking up Peak 6 (Kensho SuperChair) at Breckenridge

Even though Peak 6 is not new to Breck, it was new to us. We haven’t had a chance to visit and check it out ourselves until now. And we had a great time. We started a late, sunny, blue-bird morning heading up the gondola from Main Street and jumped off at Peak 7. From…

Skied at Beaver Creek on December 13, 2015

View from the deck at Mamie's top of Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek

We had another great mid-December day at Beaver Creek. Yesterday was cloudy and snowy. Today was clear with blue skies and sunshine. What a great weekend! We spent most of the day over at Bachelor Gulch and had a great time on the freshly groomed new snow. We even found a few piles of powder…

Skied at Beaver Creek on December 12, 2015

Under the Birds of Prey lift at Beaver Creek

Today was our first day skiing back in Colorado in two seasons! We weren’t around last year and were very anxious to get back to Colorado snow. Today did not disappoint. The forecasters at Open Snow were expecting at least a few inches all over the state. Beaver Creek had 2″ and we had a…

It’s snowing in Colorado!

Snow at inxspot in Keystone on November 11, 2015 - photo credit @KeystoneMtn

No, we won’t tell you about every single time it snows in Colorado this season. But, it’s worth getting excited today for a few reasons: With a few resorts already open, locals can take advantage of the powder day not just today but probably even up to the weekend. Many additional resorts plan to be…

I-70 toll lane to open for 2015 winter season

Ariel shot of Empire junction from GOI70

If you haven’t noticed already, after two summers of construction we have a new, third lane available on I-70 eastbound from Empire to Floyd Hill. Starting in late 2015, just in time for the winter season to get into full swing, any vehicles using the new lane (with an ExpressToll account and pass) will have…