On the Tuesday morning after finishing the class I picked up a rental car and drove out in the tail end of a snowstorm to meet my son Asher at the Denver airport. Right away we headed west and by dinner time were settled in at the home of folks in Breckenridge. The next day opened up cold but sunny. Here is the look of things from the breakfast table:
We had a great first day of skiing. Asher headed off with Alex, who at 17 skiis and trains year round (he is skiing out at Mt. Hood during the summer months). I skied with my friend Chess and her friend Jan (our host in Breckenridge), but we all met for lunch and for a group photo.
Thursday Asher and I headed up with our skis to Arapahoe Basin, whose base lodge is the highest of any in Colorado. (Did we decide to do this because we were suffering from symptoms of altitude sickness?) Here’s a photo of Asher on the way up.
The skiing that day was great, and I think A-Basin may be my favorite lift area place to ski I have encountered yet.
Friday took us to Copper Mtn, where I put on skins and went up into the powder while Asher did some indoor trick training. Here’s a video of him doing the half pipe at Breckenridge and the indoor trick training at what is the first place set-up for this sort of thing: Woodward at Copper.