Sunday, January 21, 2007

Beaver Creek

Saturday morning brought the opportunity for us to finally get up to the mountains again to ski. We had not been in an entire month due to all the local snow. We returned to Castle Rock to find more snow and after considering spending the night in Avon, CO to make it a weekend of skiing, we're glad we decided to come home as the roads were terrible for anyone traveling today back into the city.

We went to Beaver Creek...about 20 minutes past the Dillon area that includes Breckenridge, Keystone, etc. It's totally worth the extra drive. Beaver Creek is what all ski resorts should be. It's picture perfect, the service is outstanding, and the mountain has something for everyone. They even bring you hot cocoa in the morning upon getting off the lift and then warm chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon.

The resort prides itself on "not exactly roughing it" and it's true. Never been to ski at a place quite like this one. Check out the website...link above.

Several pictures from our day.....




Getting brave!









Beautiful Aspen trees.

The only way down for us!



They hosted the "Talon's Challenge" while we were there...racing and competition for those who can do it!



Ice rink.



Here is Blake almost asleep in the chair, while Jack sleeps in the stroller.

Lunch time.... I love this one. Carter is dancing in the back of the truck with Jack.





Hang glider above the mountains.



On the lift.



Here is Carter, like always, looking for a short cut or some way to make the run just a bit more dangerous. As if I'm not nervous enough skiing with him already!

Such a beautiful part of Colorado.

They hand out candy to the kids as they get on the lift.

Look closely and you can see Carter speeding away!!

We stayed for dinner and to hear some live music. It was pretty good!

2 comments:

The Rand's said...

Looks like a fun day! Glad you guys were able to get out and ski!! The snow is so beautiful.

Your hair looks so long, Casey, in the picture with you and Blake. Carter is becoming quite the photographer!

Have a good week!!

Jen said...

Love the stylin hot pink jacket!