[Categories: Photography, Travel Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Winter Activities] [Photos are in gallery mode which will provide camera 'Exif' info for those interested. Click on any photo to enlarge and view full caption data. Photo info is in lower right corner, as is 'View full size'. View full and zoom again for extra detail. (I … Continue reading Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part III
[Categories: Photography, Travel Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Winter Activities] [Photos are grouped in galleries which will provide 'Exif' info for those interested. Click on any photo to enlarge and view group in a slide show. Photo info is in lower right corner, as is 'View full size'. View full and zoom again for extra detail. … Continue reading Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part I
[Categories: Skiing, Winter Sports] Thursday 30 January was the best powder skiing day I have had in a very, very long time. I skied at Copper Mt. that day. It was a black-and-white day. Very little color. The snow hung heavily on the tall lodgepole pine, covering the dark green needles until they almost looked … Continue reading Powwderrrr (skiing, that is)
[CATEGORIES: Skiing, Travel.] Wed. 5 Nov. 2013 was my first day skiing this season. Ski area of choice, and season pass: Copper Mountain, Colorado. It is very early in the ski season but the snow was decent. Copper is very good at making and grooming man-made snow but that kind of snow can be very … Continue reading First Ski Day Winter 2013-2014.
[POW: Ski culture vernacular for powder snow. This isn't about gun control.] It SHOULD have been a powder day. There was a brief but fierce blizzard in Summit County Monday 4Mar2013 with 2 major pile-ups on I-70 near Silverthorne. Views from the condo Monday afternoon post-blizzard and Tuesday morning were beautiful: (On my Macbook I … Continue reading FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013, Part DEUX
[POW: Ski culture vernacular for powder snow. This isn't about gun control.] It SHOULD have been a powder day. Snowfalls have been better recently: There was a brief but fierce blizzard in Summit County yesterday (Mon. 4Mar2013) with 2 major pile-ups on I-70 just a couple of miles from here, one with 25 cars and … Continue reading FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013
I'm on a roll. I posted to the blog twice in one day 6 Feb, skied a few hours that afternoon, and I'm catching up on Season 1 of Walking Dead that I've DVR'd. (Today, 7 Feb, was the BEST day of this ski season. 5-6 inches of powder. It shows how starved for soft … Continue reading Copper Mountain & Winter Park Skiing Update, Ski Apps and Run Tracking, 29 Jan-7 Feb 2013
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[Click on photos to enlarge if you like, then use your browser's Back function to return to the post. All photos taken with an iPhone5.] Winter is in full swing. Who needs snow?! As you can see there IS snow. Christmas storms were moderately generous. 'More' ski runs are open and skiing is 'better' though … Continue reading Copper Mountain, Winter Park Colorado Skiing Update, StarDate 01:18:2013
Copper Mountain had 11 inches of snow in the last week. FINALLY! Another 12-24 inches and the resort could open more than what seems like 15% of the entire ski area at present. The 11" on top of the excellent man-made snow provided some pleasant skiing yesterday. It was what I call 'soft-pack', a few … Continue reading Copper Mountain Colorado Skiing Update 12/12/12
Yet another video from the motley village fool, an old man and his camera. I digress and I'm not too self-deprecating either. Skiing continues, snow or no snow. The runs at Copper Mountain that are open are well-covered with man-made snow. I skied yesterday post-Thanksgiving and it was quiet. I think this week and next … Continue reading Copper Mt., Colorado. Skiing and Snow Update 27 November 2012.
If it wasn't for snowmaking there wouldn't be any skiing at all yet this 2012-2013 ski season. But there is snowmaking. A friend gave me a free pass to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and I used it on 31 October, Halloween Day. It was my earliest start in a very very long time. (Click on … Continue reading Early Season Skiing, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain, Summit County Colorado
It has been a drop-dead gorgeous, bee-yoo-ti-ful, autumn this year. Summit County includes the towns or resorts of Silverthorne, Dillon, Keystone, Frisco, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain. There's a lot of hiking, biking, boating, et al in the summer. Winter there is skiing at Breck, Keystone, Copper, A-Basin, Loveland to the east, and Vail/Beaver Creek to … Continue reading Autumn 2012 in Summit County, Colorado
12" of fresh Colorado powder snow at Copper Mountain Ski Resort on Leap Year Day, 29 Feb. Why am I sitting in the sunny outdoors at the Belgian Bean Coffee and Waffle shop on this fine morning? It started with a foot of snow in the previous 24 hours. That is a lot for this … Continue reading Powder Day at Copper Mountain…
Today, in honor of the 6th birthday of my faithful Westie dee-oh-gee (d.o.g.) companion KaCee the Wonder Dog (it's a wonder KaCee does or doesn't... fill-in-the-blanks) I had my first ski day of the 2011-2012 season at Copper Mountain Colorado. As my small, carefully selected circle of friends (many of whom I pay for me … Continue reading Johnny Skis!
"I'm WALKIN' here!" - Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) in the movie Midnight Cowboy, as he's walking, with a limp by the way, through traffic in New York City. Well, "I'm walkin' HERE!". For the first time in 54 days my left foot is touching ground while I walk. What a novelty! I'm phasing in weight-load … Continue reading “I’m WALKIN’ here!”
Dateline: Copper Mountain Ski Area, 29 March 2011. 12" of snow in the last 24 hours, 24" in the last 48. 12F in Silverthorne this morning, meaning the snow should be reasonably light. (Warmer spring temperatures generally mean spring snows will have a higher water content and thus be heavier in weight and require more … Continue reading Skiing as it should be
10 runs, that is. Skiing. 412 runs this season, so far. 40th ski day (33 days left in season), average 10.3 runs per day. (A ski day for me is actually skiing hard for about 2 1/2 hours, plus a 30-40 minute lunch break many days. OK, I’m a wimp for not skiing 6-8 hours … Continue reading 10 yesterday. (Day 40, skiing, 2010-2011 season)
“Their heeeere!” (The movie Poltergeist. Not totally unrelated.) Spring Break skiers are here, that is. Ski mountain temps are rising, the snow is just beginning to soften in the ever higher spring sun, and the slopes are getting crowded. Still, I’d rather see college kids enjoying skiing rather than beach-side beer busts and mob scenes. … Continue reading Yuck! Spring Break has SPRUNG!
Coppah’ was good skiing Tuesday. Moderately hard-packed with some soft on top. Did a run down Spaulding Bowl to the Resolution Chair, not a regular area for my aging abilities. Skied a somewhat icy run under the Blackjack Chair, then went to Union Meadow and side-slipped through some narrow tree runs, out of my league … Continue reading Skiing, Libya, Sowell, Decisions