beaver creek

Skaters enjoy the ice rink in the village in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Pam LeBlanc photo

I’ve made it back to the mountains for my first ski trip of the season, and I’m ready to do some skiing in Colorado.

This week, I’ll be exploring terrain in Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone, all places I’ve skied before, but not in a few years.

I didn’t make it to the front range of the Rocky Mountains last year. I hit Solitude, Utah, and Telluride, in western Colorado, for my fix instead. It’s nice to be back.

This week’s plan for skiing in Colorado

On tap here at Beaver Creek? An all-day private ski lesson tomorrow. Even though I’ve been skiing for more than two decades, I’m a fan of at least one lesson a year, to brush up on technique. I can’t wait to hit the moguls and glades, but I need to get my ski legs  back first. Wednesday I’ll get a tour of 250 new acres of terrain in the McCoy Park area of the resort.

Read more: Visiting the serene slopes of Solitude, Utah

Then, on Tuesday, I’ll move over to Breckenridge. I’m focused on skiing, but after I wring myself out on the mountain, I’ll take a little time to soak in the 31st annual International Snow Sculpture Championships. Teams from all over the globe carve designs out of 12-foot tall, 20-ton chunks of snow. The sculptures will remain on display through Feb. 2.

On Wednesday I’ll shift once again, this time to Keystone, where I’m super excited to do some cat skiing in Bergman Bowl. My very first skiing experience took place at Keystone back in the 1970s, when my family came for a visit.

Today was a bluebird day, but it looks like snow is in the forecast for Tuesday. I’m crossing fingers for freshies.

Read more: Ten things to do this winter in Telluride

Stay tuned…


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