We had our most epic ski year yet this past ski season. Overall
we got in a record of nearly 15 days of skiing which is pretty
good for the two-full-time-working-parents-with-two-young-children-and-all-their-other-activities
The boys really took to it this and became little expert
skiers thanks to many of our friends kids who pushed them onto
more and more challenging terrain.By the end the of season all
they wanted to do were black diamond runs and the bigger the
moguls the better. Consequently, our 8 and 6 year old kids pushed
Sheila and I onto more expert terrain as well. So I guess we
are going to become bump skiers too if we ever want to ski with
the kids again.
We had a great time skiing with friends and neighbors. And
while we did plan several extended mountain trips with friends
we also hooked up with various friends and neighbors spontaneously
on our many day ski trips.
Stay tuned for video of skiing and tubing that I will be
We completed our beach and ski holiday vacation by flying
home from Florida and 3 hours later departing for the mountains
where we stayed with friends at a house in Gypsum, Colorado.
From there we skied at Copper Mountain by day meeting up with
other neighborhood friends. By night we enjoyed the company of
friends playing poker, guitar hero and celebrating the new year.
Our apres ski house in Gypsum.... thanks Aaron and Katie!
Sheila and the boys at Copper Mountain
Ethan and Katie
A parasailor enjoying the Colorado sunshine and the views
The boys with Sean, Michael and Katie
Lefty Lucy rocks Jack's bar after a fun day of skiing.
Sarah and Ethan rock out on guitar hero (all night long....and
Skiers heading to the slopes through Copper Village
With the Mills boys
Here are some pictures from some of our many day trips to
Copper and Winter Park. You can see there was no shortage of
friends and neighbors to meet up with.
Meeting with a gang at Winter Park
Sheila and the Matherns
Checking out the iPod tunes
A view from the top of Mary Jane
Another group shot from later in the season
Snow blowing off a ridge adjacent to the Parsenn Bowl