Originally Posted by skibum4ever
We just flew home from Denver, leaving our car out there. I hope to see it covered in snow when we return in a week after taking care of necessary business at home.
Our schedule after that will be - Friday the 18th at Breck, Saturday and Sunday at Aspen Highlands using up the last 2 days on our 4-pack, Monday until we are tired of A-basin and then the drive home.
Then lots of days at Mammoth until they close, maybe in mid-June.
Then South America in July.
67 days and still counting, counting, counting . . .
I was just rereading this thread and I found my post above. We did fly back into Denver on Apr. 16 and it was snowing. Our car was covered with several inches of snow, and after cleaning it off we drove to Keystone over wintry snow-packed roads.
Skied Breck on Friday in late winter conditions. The entire mountain was open and very skiable. The snow was packed powder, softening only near the bottom late in the afternoon.
Skied Aspen Highlands on Saturday in a whole different climate. It was probably in the mid-50s. The snow was soft when they opened (at 10:30!) and by noon had turned into a slush bump fest. They were doing lots of spring things such as pond skimming and a live band at mid-mountain. Everyone was having fun.
Decided to drive back to the Summit to ski closing day at Breck, and were glad we did. Conditions were early spring-like, starting out very firm (one might even say icy!) softening about 11 pm. Dependng on exposure, some runs were firm even at 4 pm. As part of the Breck Spring Massive, they were having the telemark bump and costume party on High Anxiety. Many of the contestants flashed and/or kissed the judges at the end of their run, and it didn't seem to matter if they were men or women. Contestants and spectators alike seemed to be having a lot of fun.
Taking a day off today, will ski the Basin several more days, and close out our Colorado season at Highlands on Sunday. Then whatever more skiing Mammoth provides in May, then South America in July.
70 days and still counting . . .