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Skied at Winter Park on January 2, 2020

Bottom of Vasquez ridge after coming down from Eagle Wind territory on January 2, 2020

Snowpack has been over 100% for most of the season so far so I was not disappointed for early January conditions. My first day (but not Rachel’s) was the day after New Years Day and I got over to Winter Park early. The main free lot was already full by 8:30 and since it was…

Snowshoed near Fraser River trail on January 1, 2020

Fraser River trail near Rendezvous in Fraser, Colorado

Happy New Year! I went on a late afternoon hike with snowshoes along the Fraser River trail at the Rendezvous community to get outdoors and ring in the New Year. The trails alliance does a nice job taking snowmobiles through the Fraser River trail and surrounding areas, including into the lower Rendezvous community, to groom…

Skied at Winter Park on March 15, 2019

I was lucky enough to have a mid-day visit on Friday to Winter Park after a huge storm on Wednesday. It was a beautiful sunny day and around 1:00 PM I pulled into Winter Park’s free parking lot and was able to find an open parking spot. After walking past the Moffat Tunnel I was…

Skied at Winter Park on March 9, 2019

Our first day back on the slopes since late January with so much great snow! It’s tough to write but it’s true: for various reasons, we weren’t able to ski at all in February. It had been way too long. That said, we woke up to 8 inches of new snow overnight at Winter Park…

Skied at Winter Park on January 21, 2019

After a big storm, I had lots of fun exploring the Eagle Wind territory. I started the day a little after 9:30 AM (on a Monday) so I had the whole place to myself. It had been a very crowded weekend with, from what I heard, anywhere from 15,000-17,000 people on Saturday and Sunday. My…

Skied at Winter Park on December 22, 2018

One quick day before the holidays but the best powder so far! Since I’m only averaging 5-10 runs each time I get out, I’m trying to find ways to get creative and make sure I’m spending my time wisely. Luckily the day before Winter Park got a bunch of snow so I headed over to…

Skied at Winter Park on December 15, 2018

Day two and plenty of blue (skies)! This morning I decided to make my way over to the Vasquez Ridge Territory and see how much snow it’s received. I headed up Gemini Express again and worked my way back using Prospector Express and then skiing past Olympia to get to the territory. That’s a nice…