Due to El Niño, the 2015-2016 snowboarding season has been spectacular. Some of my memories (before I forget):
Finding the Candy Cabin at Beaver Creek
Taking 3 days of lessons at Beaver Creek and learning how to surf the side walls
Smacking into a tree in the kid’s fun run at Beaver Creek
Losing my nerve, and getting stuck in the trees/powder at Heavenly
Getting rained/hailed on at Northstar
Discovering untouched runs in the trees at Heavenly
Buttering in knee-deep snow in Vail’s Back Bowls
Looking at the view after hiking up to the summit at Breckenridge. With the steep slopes and lack of air, I thought my heart was going to explode during the hike. All I could do was put one foot in front of the other. After getting to the top, the drop in was a bit scary.
As soon as I heard I had Thanksgiving week off, I booked tickets to Colorado for the week. As luck would have it, Colorado is having a great season of snow, and we had tons of trails open. We spent a few days at Breckenridge and stopped by Arapaho Basin and Vail. We have several great dinners, including Thanksgiving, at Modis on Main Street.
A few weeks later, we headed to Beaver Creek. With recent time spent in the mountains, I had enough confidence to try the baby jumps at the terrain park. I got air! (Maybe 2-3 inches, but it’s still air.)