Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ski Resort

A fun day skijoring Breckenridge Ski Resort!
"What a blast!" exclaim my happy partners as we come around a corner near the end
of our run for the day.
Breckenridge Ski Resort closed for the season last Sunday. Even though the mountain is full of snow, it is hard for the rest of the world to fathom that it is still ski season (and the tourists stop coming). So, the resort is closed with the mountain still full of snow. "Guess we'd better put that snow to use!" was what Max, Zorro and I decided this morning.

I was able to ride the "Siberian Husky Rope Tow" up the mountain and then fly down behind the "Siberian Husky Trail Blazers" down the mountain. Come along for the fun...

Riding the Siberian Husky Rope Tow up the mountain.

We climbed up, up, up and then turned around for a fast sprint down:
Zooming along as we cross under a chairlift.
Still zipping along as the Beaver Run Hotel comes into view at the base of Peak 9.

Today's video highlight is composed of two parts spliced together. The first 1/2 we are skijoring across ski runs as I glide behind Max & Zorro. The second 1/2 has us skijoring down one of the ski runs as you'll see the "back & forth" of the camera as I slalom behind my skijoring partners. Wheee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

What a fun day!
"Loved it! Just loved it!" exclaims happy Max at the end of our run.
"End of run means 'end of run' pork treats. I can taste them already!" states silly Zorro doing
a 'yum slurp' before we even get the treats out!

Now remember that ski resorts are designed around downhill skiing, so the terrain is steep. A quick outing today covering 5.2 miles with 1300 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 126 days on the trails covering 1060.6 miles with 116,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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