When Breckenridge opened up its first lift chair, I couldn’t wait and had to be there on that day wresting with black, blue and green skiers and boarders on a single green run. Last Sunday was the closing day of Breckenridge, Vail and all other resorts besides Loveland and A-Basin. Despite the hot weather (Denver was almost 80 degree the day before), I drove to the mountain to board for one last time.
The snow was sadly brown at Peak 9, but Peak 8 was good enough for anyone who can deal with wet slushy ice. The weather was so warm that I didn’t even need a ski jacket.
Down at the base, people were wearing short sleeve t-shirt with their biggo baggy ski pants on. It was kind of hilarious “fashion day”. Quite a few guys I spotted were shirtless on the slope. And a group of 4 girls dressed in mini red Swedish skirts and fishnet stocking. What a view!!
Although the top peak was still snow white, the base was mostly brown melted snow reminding everyone that winter is finally gone.
Although I broke my tailbone at Breck, twisted my knee at Telluride and had to stop boarding for nearly 2 months, I had a great season. I was so proud to be able to navigate through the narrow catwalk from Peak 8 to Peak 7 with my newly learned small link turns!! And I only fell twice on my last day of the season!! Woooooohooooo!
Now, it’s time to put away all of my boarding gear and take out all of my camping and hiking gear! Colorado summer is almost here! I LOVE THIS STATE!