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Discussion in 'United States' started by Astro66, Nov 21, 2015.
I thought it was Dickie Knees american cousin
We're in Vail on 13th then back to Beaver Ck, 14th on.
Radio's are local Uniden Units. We're on channel 19, sub channel 73.
Yell out if have compatible radios. Or if you see us.
Got some guests in town so been really busy. Have had some great days. Will try and get some more pics up in the next couple of days.
Get busy with that camera Astro. Throw some Astro humour into the mix
Huh .................. Don't know what you're talking about.
BTW ........................... I was showing Young Astro a new ski move. It's called ...... "The Tree Wrap".
Magnificent day at Beaver Creek. The views here, take your breath away.
There's never anyone else within smelling distance of your group Don't need to find a laundromat for all that yellowness , they'll do it for you at Beaver !
Background is not bad either.
Tree hugging. ur doin' it wrong.
Memories of Buller when the runs were half as wide
The long forgotten tree people
So yesterday we went to the National Dinosaur Monument in Jensen Utah.
What an amazing display.
I was able to touch 140 million year old, real dinosaur bones, as they were preserved in the earth. The cavities in the bones were filled with silica rock due to water seepage. But there was still, real bone there.
Having only seen this stuff in movies and books. It was quite a moving display.
This fossil was a Brontosaurus size and looking dinosaur called Camarasaurus.
My favourite tree run at BC is "Strawberry Trees". If you get off the top of Strawberry Park, head skiiers right on the cat walk towards Batchelor Gully. Part way up on the right-hand side, just as the corner starts to sweep left, you should see a dead beetle-kill tree. Drop in 50m either side of that and head back to the Strawberry lift!
I called in there on my way to Utah last year. It's awesome! Still talk about it to this day and was in fact showing some friends the pictures just a couple of days ago.
The whole family was in deep awe of these creatures. It was definitely a highlight of the trip.
So we made it to Vail and caught up with some friends from home.
And some action shots.
Video currently uploading.
Some Astro bump time.
Nice one Astro. Little A is ripping it.
How old is junior?
Hmmm. I give you about 3 years before he overtakes you with a big smile on his face.
Two years if you are still on ladies' skis.
So we were back at Vail today. And I assembled the new Jnr Extreme team. And I introduced them to Hairbag Alley. A tight and twisty tree run.
And though I tried to break them, they loved it.
Looks like a great trip
Looks great. 4 weeks till I'm there.
Big powder day today. I'm shattered. I'll look through the cameras for some photo's later.
Off to Breckenridge tomorrow. Back to ski in / ski out. We did miss it here at Beaver Creek.
Couldn't find any good action shots showing just how good the snow was. But Here is some shots from a really nice tree run in Beaver Creek called Stickline.
Beaver Creek sounds like a place Joe should visit.
Beavers are only small critters so truly you may have size issues joeKing.
Anyway Astro seems to be having a blast and the pictures are indicative of a fun holiday.
Keep them coming Astro.
I always thought beavers came in two sizes, large and 'holey moley'
10cm overnight and 20cm during the day at Breckenridge, so Young Astro and I set out to take it on. We went to the top of every Peak. And up top it was well over a foot deep, but visibility was not film conducive.
So here's some shots from lower on the mountain.
I'm going to put it out there. Breckenridge is the best ski resort I have ever stayed at and skied at.
It has huge expanse of extreme. Yet has so many family friendly areas.
Main Street is one of the most beautiful streets I have ever experienced. It's so rustic and charming and filled with history.
Wait until you try Telluride. How does the first bank Butch Cassidy robbed grab you?
Do I detect a dilution of the Sun Peaks luuurrrve? Dare I say "I told you so"?
Breck is a lovely place. As a town I prefer the more laid back feel of Steamboat, but Breck is very pretty and unlike Steamboat the town is right at the base of the lifts.
And yes Telluride looks amazing. Colorado really does have a high proportion of the quintessential American ski towns (along with Jackson, Park City and Ketchum/Sun Valley etc), which I reckon adds something special to any trip.
Some shots from round town.
Are you a Forrest Gump fan?
Looks good but it's no Copper Mountain
You may (or may not) be surprised to know that the skiing at Copper is rated by many as better than the skiing at Breck!
Too many blacks though apparently
Main St, Breck is nice, but I'll take Main St Telluride or Crested Butte.
Telluride is pretty special and not in a manufactured way.
Anyway, @Astro66 it's great that your trip has been a resounding success.
I have a photo of my kids in front of the same wagon above I think!
Have an Avalanche Ale for me Astro !
Bluebird Day with fresh stashes still hiding in the tree runs. So we had a family ski together day today. Followed by a twilight walk around Main Street.
Still being wowed by Breckenridge.
looks epic. 3 weeks to go lol
Did a computer course in Boulder for 6 weeks - Breckenridge was my favourite with main strert always full of life and laughs.
is the devil's crutch run still there?