Last year I kicked things off at Aspen Highlands, one of the 4 mountains in the Aspen ski area. This mountain is totally different than anything I have ever skied. It just goes straight up and back in a long narrow kind of a ski zone with runs funnelling away from the lifts. You must go all the way up, and then do the 45 minute hike up to the top and hit the Highland Bowl. It ... Ski Colorado!
Aspen Ski Resort
Here's the spotlight on the first day of skiing in 2014, more specifically the hike up to Highland Peak, at Aspen Highlands Mountain. You see, I like to push things to the limit. And so, on the first day of skiing why not go up as far as the lift will take you and then climb up an additional 717 vertical feet, and see where you stand? Yeah, let's do ... Ski Colorado!
What an amazing first day of skiing! We decided to start things off with a run at Aspen Highlands mountain. The Highland Bowl looked fun. First though some easier runs to start off the day, my first in 5 years now. Cruised some nice long blues around the Cloud Nine lift. At the top of the lift there is this fantastic spot in the picture below, to take in the view of ... Ski Colorado!
Finally, Colorado Ski Dreams becomes a reality. It took some preparation, but we are on the road now, and ready to explore! Here is a shot cruising along the I70, heading West up and into the mountains. It is always a pleasure to drive through mountains and deep canyons. We arrived at our home for the week, Aspen Meadows Resort. The location is just to the side ... Ski Colorado!
Finally, the time has come, Colorado Ski Dreams come true! Alright, I have arrived to Colorado about a week ago after driving cross-countries, and settled in to life here starting with Boulder and Nederland, and one night and afternoon in Denver. So far a great start, it has been very nice! First, I had to get organized, got some new skis, boots, jacket, and all hotels ... Ski Colorado!