[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever [Photos this week are hosted right here on WordPress. Somewhere... serene.] [Right-clicking on a photo might open it in a separate tab or window.] The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Tina. As alway, her photos are superb. See for yourself. The theme is COLD. "You're as cold as … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #73 – COLD
[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 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. Click … Continue reading Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part II
[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
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
You won't believe this. Last Thursday morning my 72 year-old ski bud who I ski with at Copper Mountain a lot called me at the condo. He and his wife had gone to Steamboat for a couple of days early in the week, he to ski, she to relax. On his first run he got … Continue reading The End of Ski Season
(Hmmm. Was that today, Fri. 11 Feb., or yesterday? Maybe it was TWO great days. The snow has been soooo good this winter the days just all run together like a blur.) Regardless, I was awesome today. King of the hill. A veritable LEGEND in my own mind. Walter Mitty had nothing on me, and … Continue reading Skiing, just another grrrrr8 day!
(A layman's primer on great ski snow, for my coastal friends.) This winter in Colorado has been drop-dead gorgeous for skiing. What makes for good ski snow, my flatlander California friends might ask? LOTS of snow, concurrently with cold temperatures. The quantity of snow covers all the rocks and trees on ski slopes. If you've … Continue reading Awwwwesome Skiing, Duuudes!
I saw a ski patrol guy (i.e. reallllly good skier) skiing them moderately fast on a snow-packed traverse road yesterday. Rockers are the latest rage, a very wide ski with very little curve at the waist. The tips and tails both curve upwards very pronounced and prominent. This wideness and curve is intended to give … Continue reading Rocker Tip Skis, an observation