Weekly Photo Challenge – Selfie

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In order to get you in the mood for the Winter Olympics, I’m sharing my selfie from Breckenridge, Colorado where I spent the day skiing Colorado Champagne Powder. And it was a powder day – about a foot of it! I am smiling under the ski mask, but this is how I spend a cold, snowy day on the slopes bundled up and cruising!

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Movie Monday – Skiing at Breck

Come with me down Columbia Ski Run at Breckenridge, Colorado. We’ll ride the lift up, get off the lift (while avoiding the very large guy who decided to walk in front of exiting skiers), ski the run and finally negotiate the crowd and lift line at the bottom. Well, it really wasn’t much of a line – the only lift on the mountain that didn’t host a large crowd.

More Snow

Yesterday, we got our first snow of the season here in Colorado. After being Freshly Pressed on Wednesday and Thursday, I was still joyfully replying to comments on the awarded post, and wanted to write a short poem and put up a picture before leaving for a full day of clients at the office. So I cheated and used a photo from a huge snowstorm last October.

I did confess my transgression in the comments, but my friend Clare asked me to post what my beautiful environment looks like now. By the time I got home last night, it was dark and all the snow had melted.

This morning, I was greeted by more snow and bright sunshine so here’s what I shot just a few minutes ago:

Having grown up in the South where snow is a rarity, the first Autumn storm is always a delight. For an avid skier, it means the slopes will soon be calling.

Peter and I met skiing twenty years ago (yes, on the lift) and we still share our passion. Here’s the post about that story if you’re interested. We buy a season pass and try to go up every Friday to one of our ski areas about two and a half hours away. We usually leave the house around 6 am, get to mountain about 8:30, ski like Banshees for five or six hours, have a late lunch and then head home before Friday afternoon rush hour in Denver. It’s a long day, but worth the effort for us.

Skiing is great exercise, but also a way to get outside in the winter, enjoy the magnificence of the Rocky Mountains and expose ourselves to much needed sunshine and fresh air. It keeps the cabin fever away and also keeps us in great shape.

So here are my questions for you: Have you ever tried skiing or snowboarding and if so, what is your favorite experience? If not, ever wanted to try it? Where do you like to ski or ride? If it’s a passion, why?

Best,

Cathy