Monday, April 24, 2017

Ski Resort

Skijoring Breckenridge Ski Resort - Wheeee!
Flying along the trail, laying fresh tracks, as you see one of the ski lifts to our right.
Breckenridge Ski Resort closed for the season yesterday. We have made it an annual tradition to "skijor the ski resort" shortly after closing day each season. Today was our annual skijor the ski resort outing. The beauty of skijoring the ski resort is that you have miles of trails that were recently groomed and ready for us to use. We had the added benefit of light snowfall overnight, so we were laying fresh tracks on the recently groomed resort! There was only about 1 inch of new snow down low but almost 3 inches up high. Look at Max & Zorro laying fresh tracks in about 3 inches of fresh powder in the previous photo! Yay!

Flying by some of the ski resort "trail signage" as we are mid-mountain here laying fresh tracks in about 2 inches of new snow:
Zoom, zoom, zoooom we go!
Remember that ski resorts are designed for "downhill skiing" and, as a result, are very steep so humans automatically glide downhill without trying. So, skijoring the ski resort always comes along with some steep climbs and nice "high elevation views"...
Trotting along near our high point of the day as you see a ski lift to our right, the town of
Breckenridge far down in front of us and some nice snow capped peaks all around.
Come along and watch the fun as we "skijor the ski resort"...
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Finally, nearing the bottom as we end our outing laying fresh tracks in about 1 inch of snow as the Beaver Run hotel comes into view.
Having a blast laying fresh tracks on the resort all day!

Once again, remember a ski resort is designed for downhill skiing, so you get the following kinds of stats for the day: 7.4 miles traveled with 1700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 136 days on the trails covering 1138.6 miles with 121,100 feet of elevation climbed.

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