I’ve skied at Snowmass Ski Resort before, however that was 30 years ago – my how time flies! I was very excited to get on the slopes once again and refresh my memories of a fabulous mountain.
Day 1 at Snowmass was rather overcast and snowy, so photos were not a huge focus. We spent most of the day zipping up and down the Sheer Bliss and Big Burn chairs.
So here we start on day 2 with some photos. We took the Elk Camp gondola from the bottom of Snowmass Village and next hopped on to the Elk Camp lift. This picture below is right near the peak of the mountain. I just look out and take deep satisfying breaths of oxygen and smile. Feeling good.
Overnight, some fresh snow fell so we decided that we would get things started in the Burnt Mountain glades, some new terrain that opened up recently.
Here’s the view from atop Elk Camp chair. Stunning views 360 degrees.
After a short 5-10 minute hike here is where we ended up. What a view to start the day off!
I’m not the only one feeling good today.
Okay, so lets go skiing! Over the edge and off we go.
From the top we stayed far left and dove right into the glades.
I love skiing so much because it is like flying, you could say it is like a fast walk through nature and the woods. So fun to explore and see where you end up.
In spots it would open up again, mostly on the bottom half of this run.
So much fun!
And time for a quick rest, and momentarily take in how beautiful it is…at Snowmass Colorado.
It’s a long way down, about 3,000 vertical feet, and then you take a combination of the Two Creeks chair and the Elk Camp chair to get back to the top and do it all over again, which we did.
After that action packed fun, we moved on up the high alpine chair. It’s a totally old school two-seater chair. I remember this one from 30 years ago. Very simple, just a couple seats.
With a bar in the middle…
We didn’t spend a tonne of time at the High Alpine chair, it’s mostly bumps and we prefer to make fast long carves.
So, we decided to spend some time back at the Sheer Bliss and Big Burn lifts. First off we took the poma lift up to the Cirque the highest peak at Snowmass – 12,510 feet up.
Here is Caro ready to drop in from above me. Some amazing fast steep terrain!
Below is the run Sheer Bliss, a fun cruiser I could do over and over again.
And here is a look from the Sheer Bliss lift towards Dallas Freeway and Mick’s Gully a couple other fun cruiser runs.
And so there you have it a first look at Snowmass Ski Resort in lovely Colorado. More photos of Snowmass to come!