Saturday, March 2, 2013

Vail! Tons of Photos!

Here I sit after the second day of skiing Vail. And, wow, my legs hurt. :) We had about 12" of snow yesterday and totally enjoyed the full day of powder. Unlike any I've ever skied. (I say that every year.) Today, it was more groomed but we were still able to find a few powder stashes, or honey holes, as my brother called them today. I ended the day with three tree runs with Matt and I decided I cannot hang with my younger, more talented, brother. Not to mention the cliffs he had to warn me about as I got just a little too close. But, it sure was fun.

We spent the morning yesterday in the Game Creek Bowl and then spent the afternoon at Avanti, This morning, we ventured to the back bowls and enjoyed the beautiful views. The afternoon was spent back at Avanti and in the trees.

Here are some photos of our trip so far.

View from our condo

Matt & Tom at dinner on Thursday night.

Yes. That's an ice skating rink in the middle of town. I loved the open fire and the kids burning off their excess energy (what's that?!) by ice skating.

Every time we head to a ski resort, I salivate over the architecture. I know it would look silly in Indiana, but I just love the style. Particularly loving the chevron detail on the top floor.

My ride for the weekend.

Mom and I waiting to buy our tickets the first morning. 

First trip up in the gondola. It was so snowy! 


Heading out after lunch. Snow is still falling!

Matt has a bunch of friends here too. Jack is on the left - Matt on the right.

Apres Ski! Garfunkle's on the mountain

Mom and dad at Montauk's for dinner. Lighting was not great - oh well!

Tom & I at dinner. If you're going to make silly faces, you'll have to pay the consequences. :)

This is me trying to get my stupid goggles off my head. Apparently, it takes four people. I'm happy the photographer snapped this one too. :)

After the goggles are fixed...

Heading into the back bowls.

We took on Shangri-La. It was a beautiful run through the trees. You can't see from here but the little sign to the left talks about "enjoying your new skiing adventure." It also talks about the "sticks, divots, rocks" and other fun stuff you may encounter in the Mongolian Bowl. We skipped that one. 

Top of Poppyfield's - Heading into the Back Bowls

Matt & I at some point today

Random shots of the mountain

And, finally, I took a bunch of panoramic shots.


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