Saturday, January 5, 2008

Back From Skiing

The wife and I just got back from our annual ski trip. It was much too short.

We went to one of our favorite places, Winter Park, Colorado. Winter Park is one of the largest resorts, and with four mountains, features every kind of skiing you could imagine. On top of that it is one of the most economical resorts there is. A day of skiing there with Sport ski rental and hotel room only runs about $150. Cheap, when you concider that Vail will cost you nearly twice that, and don't get started on places like Aspen or Beaver Creek. Those places will run you the $150 for a night in the cheap hotels.

I don't know how other people do their ski trips. We ski untill we drop. We are on the mountain as soon as it opens untill they kick us off the slopes. The only breaks we take are a very short lunch, and time spent on the ski lifts.

My favorite runs are the very long groumed trails that start you out fast and never let up. Fortuneatly Winter Park has what I am looking for. If you plan it correctly you can start at the top of the Pason Bowl, above the tree line at 12,060 feet and not stop untill forced to at the base of Winter park at 9,000 feet. Very fun.

Top of the world, ma! Summit of the Parson Bowl, 12,060 feet, looking down on the new Perry's Peak trail.

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