Avon. Alpenrose. Avanti Express. Adventure Ridge. Arrowhead Village. Athletes.
Beaver Creek. Burgers. Bart and Yeti’s. Burton. Breckenridge. Boots. Buckles. Blue Sky Basin. Birds of Prey. Bachelor Gulch. Blue Moose Pizza. Bwana. Beanie. Beer. Blizzard. Bison.
Centennial Express. Christy Sports. Cams. China Bowl. Cascade Village. Chairlift. Cinch. City Market. Copper. Columbia. Covered Bridge. Catwalk. Chapstick.
Yesterday Sam and I skied the back bowls of Vail. For those who don’t know, the back bowls are infamous with skiers all over the world. Predominantly made of black and double black runs, the bowls are always a challenge, even for the most advanced skier. The 10 back bowls are steep, tree lined, with glade runs and meadows. We also skied Blue Sky Basin which has a shallow vertical drop with more gladed runs and wildlife too!
Today the weather was snowy and cold so we decided to skip skiing and instead walk over to the bus stop, hop on the free shuttle bus that loops around Vail and head to central Vail Village for lunch at the infamous Red Lion. We stopped along the way to talk to people walking their dogs, watching the kids play in the snow, and basking in all the beauty of the mountains.
After lunch, we walked down near the river to the Toy Shop and played in the snow nearby. People asked where we are from, how the kids were enjoying the snow and the cold conditions. Locals love hearing a foreign accent and especially seeing young kids enjoying the village.
I’m completely behind with some posts but I had to share this collection of photos from my white Christmas today in Vail.