Monday, January 19, 2015

Skiing in Aspen/Snowmass


We came back to Colorado to celebrate Mike's dad Al's 80th birthday by skiing 4 days in lovely Aspen and Snowmass, CO.  What a fun time we all had!

We spent 5 nights and 6 days enjoying Aspen/Snowmass.  We stayed in the Woodbridge Condominiums which were right on the bus line and beautfully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with a loft accomodations. We were welcomed by this beautiful sunset!

Mike and I packed food, wine and coffee for our stay and made a big breakfast every morning to fuel our skiing. We also had Trader Joes snacks for apres skiing.

We skied all 4 days and the 3rd day did 90% bump runs, which was not the plan laid out for me by Mike, my physical therapist.   He suggested every other run be easy/challenging.  I paid the price for my indulging on the fourth day; I was pretty done after 6 runs.  Thankfully, everyone was done between being tired and the snow not being great.  All in all, we enjoyed challenging each other and playing together.  Al impresed me with his skiing and inspired me to be skiing in Aspen on my 80th!  I'm not sure I can top skiing with 2 knee replacements. Go Al!

We felt blessed for having the oppoortunity to bond over skiing on bluebird days.  

Here are some great shots from the week.

Mike and I both had also gotten 4-packs for Winter Park/Mary Jane and were able to get up there and ski 3 times.  We actually had 2 really great days where everything on the mountain had decent snow.  We skied more bumps, of course, and I worked on increasing my speed and precision.  I love the duality of snow and sun!  

We were able to see our close friends and reconnect while we were in Denver, reminding us how blessed we truly are. 

 First Mate Kate

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