Betsy’s May 1 birthday has been marked over the years skiing with a number of Epic friends at Loveland.
With this interesting snow season however, some things just had to change as we anticipated an early closing of Loveland along with the “Mayday!-Mayday!” call from Bob Peters.
Genius! What better to have two birthday ski adventures; one held at Loveland (April 14 with cake and Epic friends) and another at A-Basin (May 1 without cake BUT with Epic friends, a special couple from Jackson Hole and the youngest US skier ever to win a National title)
^RachelV, me, Betsy, COSkiGirl, Segbrown, Mr. Vertical at the top of Loveland chair 1
^Birthday girl Betsy and Mr. Vertical share the birthday cake (Mr. Vertical's birthday April 5th). RachelV, segbrown and COSkiGirl smile on...a great day at Loveland.
Now to A-Basin and the May 1 birthday girl...ski party 2:
^Getting ready to launch off as the group is out of the A-Frame with Betsy giving a wave. The snow was amazingly perfect for the 9:AM chair lift...(but note the lack of the white around the A-Frame)
^Do not adjust your set...Betsy and Segbrown demonstrate the colors for the day at the top of BlackMountain Express.
^Laura (local friend of the Peters') Ruthie Peters, cgeib, JMD, geoffda, segbrown, Bob Peters, Stevesmith7, Birthday Girl Betsy, MEfree30, Steve (local friend of the Peters')
^ Here is Mikaela Shiffrin 17 y/o WC alpine specializing in GS and SL and her coaching mother, Eileen, who is an accomplished elite masters racer. Our group had a chance to catch up with them as we watched them throughout the morning. Mikaela, at the age of 15, in just her 8thFIS race she won the Nor-AM Cup super combined race. Mikaela is the youngest US skier to ever to win a National title.
^Mikaela was so nice wishing Betsy a wonderful Birthday. A remarkable young woman (yes...both of them ;)
^Here segbrown has a laugh about Betsy's proposed "age" on this birthday.
^With our wonderful friends; lgeib, cgeib, egeib (not pictured on the end of the leashes, kygeib, rykageib.
A really superb skiing day at A-Basin with our special guests from JH; Bob and Ruthie Peters. Good luck and keep us posted on your footwork Bob
We learned just today that A-Basin was closing down this coming Sunday. While an odd season, today made a great end to it for Betsy and I. Thanks All!
^Happy Birthday Wife! (oh...and I have the skis ;)
Edited by DonDenver - 5/1/12 at 9:19pm