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Thank you, Ski Season

April 25, 2014

Last Sunday, we closed down Vail Mountain in style.  A friend reprised last year’s brunch party that was such a big hit, we all donned costumes and toasted the end of the 2013-2014 season.  A few other Colorado resorts will stay open a while longer, but once Vail and Beaver Creek are done for the season, I’m generally done as well.  And so I close the book on another ski season – and it was a good one!  Such a good one, in fact, that I deemed it worthy of an open thank-you letter.

Thank you, ski season…

For convincing me to spend so much time in the great outdoors this winter.

Beaver Creek Mountain

Vail Scenery

For giving me an excuse to count a Bloody Mary or a beer as part of an athletic activity.

Ski Season Bloody Mary

And an excuse to dress up in silly outfits.

Pink Vail

Thank you for humbling me in the bumps.

Bump Skiing

For making me feel like a hero on the groomers…

Telluride Groomers

And the luckiest girl alive on powder days.

Powder day collage

Powder day

For giving me time to catch up with friends and bond with interesting strangers on the chairlift rides.

Chairlift Rides

Thank you for the adrenaline rushes.

Extreme Vail

For reinvigorating days of solitude…

Vail Ski Day

And fantastic days spent with friends.

Pink Vail

Thank you for a truly excellent season!  Now that I’ve paid my respects, I’m 100% ready to recharge with a quiet (ish) mud season and jump into summer as soon as the weather allows.  Tell me about your fun summer plans!

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