Tuesday 11th January: We had moved to Eagle (not Avon as I put in last blog!) ready for skiing Beaver Creek today.
The day was fine but jolly cold, like yesterday, with a few clouds. The ski runs were amazingly well groomed and made the skiing much easier than if it had been left as chopped-up powder. Not many people skiing though, probably because so cold.
Lots of scope for black and white photos. I concentrated on ski resort photographs rather than more general big landscapes that avoid any buildings, which is what I prefer to do. Had to be careful not to move the camera on the tripod, in the soft snow, as I pressed the shutter so I used the cable release all day. There were a few picket fences which I was able to include in some shots; typical of some Colorado ski areas.
We like Beaver Creek for skiing. The runs are well groomed, well labelled and you can trust the run classifications. All the staff are very friendly too.
Tonight we visited the Dam Brewery at Dillon, a short walk from our hotel. The Stout was in good form, the food was pretty good too.
Tomorrow we are planning to ski Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) and Keystone (same ski pass and just 10 minutes apart).