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Author Archives: Elisha
Altercations on the Ski Lift
When my daughter was a little girl, she came home from ski school to tell me that she didn’t like snowboarders, because they were “disrespectful”. That was a pretty big word for my 7-year-old, but it turns out, a boarder … Continue reading
Posted in Colorado, Living Tagged Aspen, Hanging Valley Wall, powderdays, Ski Etiquette, skiing, Snow, Snowmass 3 Comments
Things I love about Snowmass
We have four fantastic mountains to choose from out here, all with their own distinct personalities and offerings. The most “famous” is Aspen Mountain, known for it’s steep terrain (there are ZERO green runs), Aspen Highlands, the “local’s” mountain, with … Continue reading
Posted in Colorado, Living Tagged 8K, ambassadors, Aspen, Beaver Creek, concerts, Hiking, Jass Aspen Snowmass, skiing, Snowmass, Uphill, Woody Creek 2 Comments
Lessons in Powder
After the incredible dumping of snow we had last week (40″ in three days!), I learned a lot about skiing in powder. Since we bought our place here two years ago, the snowfall amounts have been below average, so we … Continue reading
Posted in Colorado, Living Tagged Aspen, powderdays, shovelingsnow, skiing, Snowmass 1 Comment
30″ of fresh powder!!
I’ve been meaning to post, but mother nature felt kind enough to dump over 30″ of new snow here, so I’m skiing. Wheeeeee! Here’s a bit of my first run this morning at the top of Cascade. As someone … Continue reading
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Getting my empty nest back
I got up before the sun did this morning, a rarity on a Sunday, but I wanted to make breakfast for my daughter and her boyfriend before they left. I miss cooking for her. I don’t miss the mess she … Continue reading
Posted in Colorado, Living Tagged Aspen, daughter, empty nest, parenting, Snowmass 4 Comments
Getting injured in a ski town!
After Sunday’s whiteout and 8″ of beautiful, sparkling champagne powder I woke up yesterday looking forward to a great day of skiing. I started early, and as the day progressed, the gloomy, overcast skies turned sunny. I was so happy. … Continue reading
Posted in Colorado, Living Tagged Aspen, ski conditions, ski injuries, skiing, Snowmass mountain 7 Comments
Earning your turns!
On a sunny day in Snowmass last January, there had been no new snow for several days, so Jeff and I strapped on our stabilicers and hiked from our house to the top of Elk Camp, about a 3 mile … Continue reading
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Dust on Crust
Sunday was cooooooold, as it remained below 0 degrees at mid-mountain, so we stayed inside by the fire all day. Monday started at 5 degrees but warmed up later in the afternoon to around 18, and the sun came out! … Continue reading
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Yesterday I woke up at 6:30 a.m. to a high of 18 degrees, with snow and temps predicted to fall to the single digits. It was tempting to stay inside and build a fire, but instead I went through my … Continue reading
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It’s great to be here!
A couple of days after Christmas, we packed our bags and headed to the mountains. I am so thankful for the fact that my husband can work from wherever we choose to be, and now that our nest is empty, … Continue reading
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