Carter and I took a day out of Christmas Break to ski and ride at Winter Park. It's in an entirely different area of the Rockies, compared to where we normally ski. A bit closer to Denver and people who go there seem very loyal to it.
Since moving here, we've been Colorado Pass holders, which allowed us access to Vail, Beaver Creek (our favorite), Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. We went to each many times and so now, without the pass, we're venturing out to other resorts. By the time we move, we will have skied at just about every option here and many, several times. Love the mountains. Love to ski!
Winter Park is nice, but flat in many areas, which makes it tough to get through when you don't know the runs well.
First ride up.....look at that fresh snow still showing lines from grooming. Lovely.
Off the Zephyr Express and ready to go. Nice place to stop for breakfast.
Something I have not seen elsewhere.....warming huts.....stocked with a vending machine, tissues, tools for tuning your gear, and other little amenities for a quick stop on the mountain. It was COLD that day.....the coldest I've skied in.....so we stopped twice to warm up.
Mae Mae, notice his bandana! He was so proud to fit in with the older boys riding.
Fun in the tunnel.
Finally, some visibility.
Snow plows in lots of places.
Moguls.....not my thing. Basically, because I'm no good at them. :)
My little nature lover.
Looking tough. His skills have come so far in the 2.5 short years we've been here. Carter skied the first year we were here. Most people we asked suggested starting him on skies because once they learn to ride.....skiing holds little interest. Proved to be true. Year 2 brought snowboarding and he hasn't looked a ski since. "Snowboarding is so much cooler, Mom."
Snowcat....carrying people around the mountain. Sign us up!
Wipeout. 8 year olds love to fall.