On Days 49-55 of my Skiing Triple Digits Quest, I skied a few days at Vail, and I also got outside for a few local backcountry and slackcountry adventures with friends and dogs. Here’s the breakdown:
Day 49: Saturday, January 18
Cruising through Porcupine Ally on Vail Mountain:
Day 50: Sunday, January 19
Vail…and evening hike-ski up Lake Creek
Skied at Vail during the day and then went for a skin up Lake Creek with Kai to catch this beautiful sunset. I skied down the tight trail in the dark–with a headlamp, and with Kai running behind me. Charmed evening adventure.
Day 51: Wednesday, January 22
Vail, Level II Training Day
Another certification training day at Vail. Besides loving skiing, I love the people I meet in the process–like Doug, here, who has also been training for his Pizza (PSIA) Level II cert.
Day 52: Thursday, January 23
Backcountry Day with Kreston and Kelli
Great bluebird backcountry day out with Kreston and Kelli and their dog Henry, in the shadow of Pacific Peak.
Day 53: Saturday, January 25
My trusty K2 skis at Eagle’s Nest.
Day 54: Sunday, January 26
Skiing Vail’s Black Forest Race Arena with kids.
Day 55: Tuesday, January 28
A great day out with my tree-hugging gal-pal from Boulder.
Want more backstory?
Read about the quest here:
Skiing Triple Digits: The Quest