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Powder day on a bluebird!!

What more could you want?? - day 10

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We got to have a nice sleep in this morning as we are staying just 30 minutes from the ski field. We had a pretty slow morning, not leaving till just after 9am. It had snowed very lightly the night before, however the conditions throughout the day remained dry. We didn’t have very high anticipations for the day, as there was very little new snow, however we were defiantly pleasantly surprised. We started off the day on the same run that we finished the day on previously, pretty much just a steep groomed run that we could go fast on and get in some nice turns. On our way down, we saw a ski patrol guy taking down the rope that blocked skiers from entering an area off the main run. This meant they were opening up new terrain that hadn’t really been touched all season; FRESH TRACKS!! The run we took wasn’t too bad. The snow was pretty powdery, and the run was steep, however it had been pretty well skied, even though it had only been open for maybe half an hour. We decided to go up a different chair lift and drop into the new run and a different point. This was a very smart move, as no one else was really doing this. The run was even steeper, there were heaps of nice drops off rocks and logs and things, and the snow was pretty much untouched.
The run we did was down the trees in the middle of the picture above
This would have to be one of my favorite runs I have ever done in my life. We were able to ski this run all day, without anyone else really finding it. This meant we had fresh tracks almost all day!! It was an excellent day on the mountain, and we all agreed that it was definitely up there as one of the best days we’ve ever had on the mountain. We then went back to our little studio apartment and relaxed for the rest of the evening. We are all very tired after a few long days, so it is very nice to know we don’t have to get up too early. I cooked us some pizza for dinner, which was quite tasty. Tonight and tomorrow morning it is expected to snow, possibly quite heavily. They are predicting up to 20cm of fresh snow, which would make for some more excellent skiing. We aren’t overly optimistic that there will be 20cm, but defiantly some fresh snow!! Another great day in the USA!! More photo’s and possibly videos once Thomas decides to give them to me, but for now, these will have to do!!

Posted by vansantjordan 19:16 Archived in USA Tagged winter skiing colorado holiday usa winterpark powderday freshsnow

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