Monday, March 31, 2014

Skiing Steamboat Springs

Leaving at an early 5am Tony, TB, and I set off on a weekend adventure to Steamboat Springs.  Winding roads with little traffic and beautiful views lined the horizon as we continued North through Rabbit Ear pass.  We missed an amazing day of powder the previous day.  However, the snow was decent enough to ski Christmas Tree Bowl, a double black steep tree run - the run I noticed my season ski pass was missing.  After a long day of skiing we hung out with some friends at a coffee shop and headed to Beau Jo's to eat a delicious mountain pizza pie for dinner.

Sleep, a good nights rest.

Unfortunately Sunday the slopes were a bit icy and hard.  No new snow and the snow coming was waiting until late in the evening, long after we needed to leave.  Still we skied what we could and called it an early day.

Here's to a weekend of skiing and goggle tans:

Philippians 3:9

"and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ- the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith."
Philippians 3:9

Monday, March 17, 2014

Psalm 86:5

"You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to you."
-Psalm 86:5

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Snowstorms and Fog

The past couple of weekends I have been able to go skiing at Monarch during the snow storm, Winter Park after the snow storm, and Copper during another on/off snowstorm.

For the trip to Monarch, leaving Colorado Springs there was an dense layer of fog over the city the entire day and upon returning the view was astounding.  I also discovered that the Donut Mill has the LARGEST cinnamon rolls I have ever seen.  Here's some pictures with Tony, Katie, and Couloir of the great snow and complete whiteout on the ridges.  Favorite run of the day: AJAX, but there was some great snow on Short'n'Sweet as well.

I had another opportunity to ski at Winter Park with Jeff and Brandon and was able to ski a bunch of new Mary Jane runs I had not yet explored.  The day concluded with Hacienda Colorado.  Favorite run of the day: Outhouse, a bit of powder and trees at top with decent run of moguls.

After taking a weekend to relax, I got up extra early (4am) on a Saturday to beat the rush (and the off/on snowstorm) to ski Copper.  I skied most of the mountain I had not yet been to, in particular Resolution and Spaulding bowls.  Still waiting for the chance to ski the Nacho with the free CAT ride, but we'll see if that happens.  Halfway through the day I ran into Nathan and Rachel and skied Copper bowl.  Favorite run of the day: Six Shooter (Copper bowl), however the couple runs in Spaulding bowl where some fun steeps.

Throw in some movie nights with friends, a new bike, and getting a bed it has been some busy weeks.  This coming weekend is Steamboat and I'm hoping for some continued great snow!  Here's to watching big toys...

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

President's Weekend Ski Trip 2014

My schedule has been packed full the past few weeks after the President's weekend ski trip to Winter Park with a bunch of friends.  The ski weekend was a great experience and we stayed in an amazing cabin.  That is if you ignore getting the car stuck twice in the snow.  I do have to admit guilt for the first time due to giving unclear navigation.

Saturday the majority of lifts were not running due to high winds (100mph+ at the top of the mountain) and caused long lines.  Even so, there was enough skiing over the weekend.

I  have a new respect for those who hike a mountain with equipment to ski down.  Sunday a couple of us skied down the hill beside the cabin.  With the waist deep snow we did a couple jumps off a stack of logs.  After two short runs and hiking back up I was exhausted.

Between the deep snow, beautiful cabin, and the expressions of friends here are some of the pictures from the trip.