Thursday, 13 January 2011

Last Ski Day of 2011

Wednesday 12th January: our last ski day was split between Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, separated by about a 10 minute car journey.

We started at Keystone thinking that the snow would be in better condition in the morning. We had lots of good runs on quiet slopes before all meeting up at a cafe in Keystone village for a lunch break.

Then it was off to A-Basin for the afternoon. This was a much smaller area but with lots of interesting and challenging runs. It reminded me of the Scottish ski areas with snow fences scattered across the slopes and rocks showing through to the side of a few runs.

I took a roll (10 shots) at Keystone and another roll at A-Basin. The light was a bit variable but good in patches. There were lots of ski fences and lifts that were easier to include than exclude so I ended up with lots of ski area photos and just a few mountain landscapes.

That was the last skiing for us this year, unless we have really heavy snowfall in Derbyshire over the next few weeks.

We have been lucky on this trip. Lots of shots from new ski areas for us and some images from areas previously visited by us. Areas included Wolf Creek, Durango. Telluride, Aspen, Snowmass, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. I already have images from several other Colorado areas..

We are back in Boulder with Rob and Annie. Going snowshoeing tommorrow.
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