Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ski Keystone, Colorado

At the top of the 1st ski lift, looking west.
For spring break we met my son and grandson at Keystone Ski area, just east of SIlverthorne and Dillon, CO.  It took us about 2 hours and 15 minutes to get there from our house.  The views when we got to the other side of the continental divide never stopped. 

The Rockies!  Most snow was melted but there was still some piled along the road.
Lots of twists and turns on those mountain roads.
View from our 3rd floor Quality In room looking SW.
2 gondolas passing each other over the road
On the way to the ski area, passing Dillon Reservoir
Snow fort at the top of the top.
Only 3 of the many, many trails.

We took another gondola up to another level. Elevation is over 11,000 feet above sea level
We were waiting for the boys to finish a run and these people were next to us.  It was her birthday and they buried the champagne in the snow to have it with lunch. What a neat idea.
We ate at the Summit House.  This lunch cost $49.00.  $8.50 for each slice and $4.80 for each soda.
Across the way to the SW is Breckenridge.  I counted over 30 trails. 
View from the gondola on the way down.
I said to Sean that looks like a paint brush smeared the snow and he said no it was the results of 2 avalanches. 
And the precious boy in all his gear after a full day of clear mountain air, snow, family & skiing!!!!

1 comment:

merlmd said...

although I hate cold weather, I do want to experience snow one day, otherwise I just have to contend with the fridge ice ;)