Sunday, February 28, 2010

Avalanche

There was a natural slide on Ajax late yesterday. It took out a few trees but didn't injure anyone or damage any buildings, thank goodness! However, it did cause everyone in town to be excited and run out into the streets to watch it and take photos.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Really?

I'm no expert, but I can tell which runs are going to have moguls and which ones aren't. Someone must have taken off on Hermit and complained.

Friday, February 26, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Blue Bird Day

Taken Tuesday as I was leaving the top of lift 7.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Viking

Apparently there is a viking riding lift 9.


Really it is just a cleverly placed sticker, but someone must have planned it. I can't imagine randomly having a viking sticker in my pocket while skiing.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lookout

This is the view of Telluride where Telluride Trail meets Lookout. The snow was really good this week and I made myself ski Telluride Trail home instead of riding lift 7 down. Telluride Trail is usually icy which causes me to avoid it. Lookout is a double blue run that I avoid because of how steep it is.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just Me and My Shadow

Chasing my shadow while riding lift 7 down to town.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My son sitting on the goat path after snowboarding Gold Hill Chute 1.

Photo by Jay.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lift 5

Skiing under lift 5.

Friday, February 19, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Perfect Ski Day Skies



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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Polar Queen Revisited

Last year I had a bad fall on Polar Queen when I was skiing so fast that when I fell I slid on my back 100 yards or so. I scared my husband and he came down after me so fast and caught an edge and popped out of a ski and fell hard close to where I was. It was kind of a Princess Bride moment, but it scared me so much I really never thought I would get back on that run. Yesterday I somehow had the courage to do several blue runs that I have been avoiding, and had a fantastic day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Holy Cow

Even though the sun was in my face, I couldn't resist taking a picture of the skiers on Holy Cow as it is rare to see anyone on that run while riding lift 10. It was a ski instructor and a little kid.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

No Wake Zone

In other words, SLOW DOWN!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Snowy Madison

It was one of those moments when I turned around and thought, "SkyWatch!"

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ski Patrol

No one likes injuries while skiing or snowboarding, but thank goodness when injuries happen ski patrol quickly arrives and whisks the injured safely off the mountain and to the ER.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sad About Baked in Telluride

The oldest restaurant in Telluride, Baked in Telluride, burned to the ground last night. It was actually still smoldering and the firemen were still working on it when I was there on my lunch break. I heard they were able to save the sign and Jerry Greene is already talking about re-building. It's a sad day in Telluride with many people going to see the charred building, kind of like we are paying our respects. The fire has made me think about the prominent buildings that were destroyed by fire or flood in this town in the early 1900's and how it must have affected the people back then.

You can't make a trip to Telluride without having a BIT bagel or donut! They have a very large menu and we took our kids there more often than any other place in town, usually for pizza. My favorite was their avocado taco.

At this time I don't know the cause of the fire, but I thank God that no one was hurt and I'm thankful for our volunteer fire department who have been working on the site for hours now.


Smoke filled the valley for hours today.


This was the most recent BIT photo to appear on my blog. It is also in my 2010 Telluride calendar.



Here is another happier day at BIT, taken last summer on a beautiful sunny day. I guess history was made today and the rebuild will surely happen, but the old BIT will surely be missed!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My World Tuesday: Knock Knock

This young female elk was wandering around the houses in town and tried to get away from some dogs by standing on this porch. We do have wildlife encounters right here in town sometimes.

Photo taken by our friend Rick.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

I'm sure I have posted a photo from here before. The Galloping Goose ski run is almost 5 miles long and I ski it just for this stretch with the blue sky high above Wilson Peak.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Relocation of Stickers

I had the feeling it would happen, I just didn't think it would be this soon. Yesterday Stickers was relocated to a better place. My son and youngest daughter hadn't seen him, and that makes me sad. It is as it should be, but Stickers will be greatly missed. You can read the story at TheDenverChannel.com.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Porcupine Update

This week I found out the porcupine's name is Stickers, not Snickers. Several people have been calling him by the incorrect name. I also read somewhere that he is actually a she. Stickers is still up there begging for food and apparently has bitten a few fingers thinking he was being handed food. He needs to get back to eating pine bark! I even heard that some people have given him chocolate and gummy bears. That can't be good.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My World Tuesday: Up and Down

This week the sunny skies have made it irresistible for skiing! I opted not to stay in cleaning and doing laundry so that I could ski on my days off. My ski days start off with riding up lift 7 which is in walking distance of where we live.




One more look at the village before heading home.


Not only do I ride lift 7 up, I also ride it back down. Some people think it's really lame that I don't like the Telluride side of the mountain, but the view from this ride is better than the view from the gondola. I don't suggest this for people that are scared of heights! There are a few spots that feel like you are going straight down.


Lift 7 actually goes over the gondola.



Almost home! My husband is down there skiing lower Milk Run.


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Monday, February 1, 2010

Theme Day: Wood

February's Theme Day of "Wood" naturally made me think of snow-covered trees. Photo by my daughter, Savanna.

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