Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that flakes have been flying in Colorado over the past week and it finally feels like #winterishere. Yup, I’m that kind of nerd.
Eager to test out the new snow, we got all of our chores done on Saturday so we could hit the slopes bright and early on Sunday. We knew it would be frigid, but fresh snow is worth it. Always. We were up and out of the house early, hit the road, and it was smooth sailing all the way to Loveland.
We didn’t quite make first chair, but we weren’t far behind. The skies were clear and the snow was oh so soft. There wasn’t much more terrain open, but it felt like a whole new place since the last time we had been there because all of the surrounding mountains were covered in a fresh white blanket. A dramatic difference from the brown slopes of October and early November. Ahh, winter.
Amazingly, I skied 4-5 runs before having to go in and warm up. That’s huge for me. I get cold. Really cold. So we popped into the lodge for some hot chocolate and our buddy made an awesome discovery. Season pass holders at Loveland get a small hot chocolate, with whipped cream even, for only 75 cents. Passholder perks. Love ‘em.
We headed back out for a few more runs and spent some time admiring the backdrop of the Continental Divide and snapping a few photos. Thanks to our buddy for risking some serious frostbite to snap a few photos!
At some point in the afternoon, I couldn’t keep my legs from burning or my fingers and toes from freezing so we called it a day and hit the Rathskeller for a little apres ski beverage. I missed my mug, but there is something special about the Rathskeller, mug or not.