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chawk610
02-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Any snow skiiers about? Just got back from my first time ever. We had a blasty blast. Lots of cool little pubs in the village there. I would suggest Keystone to anyone wanting a great week! Good to be home though... COME ON SUMMER!134421344313444

Nobodyrides4Free
02-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Go every year to CO. Except we go to Dillon and ski couple different resorts. Copper is my favorite. Usually Board one day with oldest daughter then ski two with youngest and then one day Alone in bowls on backside. Been going since I was 14. Good to hear you liked it. We stay on Dillon on lake. Where did you stay?

chawk610
02-20-2012, 10:56 AM
We passed through Dillon...We stayed right at the base of River Run... ski in / out. Condos called The Springs! The Gondola going up was about 200 yards from where we stayed. Wife 2.0 and her twin sis said they loved Copper!

ryan_8099
02-20-2012, 10:56 AM
Awesome! I have always liked Keystone, especially the village. Definitely some good places to unwind (outdoor hot tubs were always my favorite). When I was paying for the room we usually stayed at the Arapahoe Inn across the street since it was always very cheap.

chawk610
02-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Good idea, that place was def. not cheap... but worth it as we spilt it with the bro and sis in law. We spent a lot of time at the Spoon Cafe and The Kick-a-Poo Tavern!

Nobodyrides4Free
02-20-2012, 11:13 AM
Did you get to try some of the local Microbrews? Dillon has some a lot of good resturants. You were not from my favorite place Snake River Saloon , Great food. Pricy Though. Usually have a live band on weekends too. If you go nxt year, will have to hook up. Im going here pretty soon, Im stoked!!!

jpetty3023
02-20-2012, 11:28 AM
How come no pics of you on your arse Chawk!!

chawk610
02-20-2012, 11:37 AM
We ate at thew Snake River...the pub side was rowdy and fun! Oh, there were plenty of opportunities to get a pic of me face down in the snow... I guess the wife loves me after all! :)

chawk610
02-20-2012, 11:39 AM
Did you get to try some of the local Microbrews? Dillon has some a lot of good resturants. You were not from my favorite place Snake River Saloon , Great food. Pricy Though. Usually have a live band on weekends too. If you go nxt year, will have to hook up. Im going here pretty soon, Im stoked!!!

I believe we are trying for the same week next year. We timed it perfectly... the place was not over run! Sounds like a Moomba owners ski trip may be in order next year!

ryan_8099
02-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Did you get to try some of the local Microbrews? Dillon has some a lot of good resturants. You were not from my favorite place Snake River Saloon , Great food. Pricy Though. Usually have a live band on weekends too. If you go nxt year, will have to hook up. Im going here pretty soon, Im stoked!!!

I was at the Snake River Saloon (i think) two summers ago and they had a bluegrass band. We were actually at a bar in the village and the bartender told us he was leaving and met us at that bar. Good Times! Been to the kick-a-poo a few times as well.

jmvotto
02-20-2012, 04:54 PM
Chawk, glad you had a great time. Been there back in the mid 90's. Great ski resort stayed in breck.

How was the snow looks like northern co. Got 2.5 feet.last night. Three more weeks til steamboat. Yippee.

I was at the lake today for pres day and no signs of ice, looks like an early season . Yahoo...

jmvotto
02-20-2012, 04:56 PM
I guess the wife loves me after all! :)

Not after that pic of you standing on her skis. Lol.

trebor-75
02-20-2012, 06:58 PM
Im going to colorado for my first time in march! We'll be boarding at both keystone and breck. I cant wait! Were going to try to make up for the whole minnesota winter we DIDNT have in 1 week... It should be a blast, Im PUMPED!!!

chawk610
02-21-2012, 06:59 AM
The snow was great... should be no worries! On not such a bright note... I watched "Frozen" last night, their trip didn't go so well!

chawk610
02-21-2012, 07:04 AM
Not after that pic of you standing on her skis. Lol.

HA! I didn't notice that! That was day 1, I still had puppy feet!

nice catch!

kaneboats
02-21-2012, 09:23 AM
Glad you guys had a good time. It's been 11 years since we were able to go out there. I can't believe so long. Still one of the greatest trips we ever took.

dusty2221
02-21-2012, 09:48 AM
Something seems wrong with those pics Chawk. What the heck are those long skinny things on your feet? Shouldn't there be a board strapped there?

chawk610
02-21-2012, 09:52 AM
LOL... no! The wife skis... so she was able to tip me up pretty good. I might give it a try next year though.

newty
02-21-2012, 10:15 AM
Awesome! Sounds like you had a blast.
We just got back from Mt. Batchelor. Took the kids up skiing. I couldn't keep my daughter out of the trees and fresh pow pow. She was ripping it.

Couldn't agree more about summer!!!

jmvotto
02-21-2012, 11:38 AM
I couldn't keep my daughter out of the trees and fresh pow pow. She was ripping it.


I hope you had snow like this. Its killing me to wait three weeks for the trip and no snow on the EC

Tree skiing on the resort in Steamboat CO. Presidents day 27 in 24 hours. Pow Pow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9h-ENQR82Q&feature=related

newty
02-21-2012, 11:55 AM
We had about a foot of fresh powder from the night before. It was awesome.

chawk610
02-21-2012, 12:05 PM
Kids are fearless!!! I avoided trees like the plague! I have learned that i no longer bounce when I hit the ground... I go down with a 200+ pound dead THUD!

newty
02-21-2012, 12:25 PM
Here's a couple pics to add. Hope you don't mind chawk. My daughter is the camo tree nut. The kids beat us to the Hot tub when we got home.
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newty
02-21-2012, 12:30 PM
My buddy flipped his truck in black ice on the way back from the mountain sunday after skiing. Everybody was shaken and stirred, but ok.
Truck is totaled but he was getting ready to buy a new one anyway.
The suburban was packed for the ride home. Scary stuff, but everyone is alive and safe.
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kaneboats
02-21-2012, 02:07 PM
Alive and safe. That is the important thing. Glad he had a successful wreck.

chawk610
02-21-2012, 03:18 PM
Great picks Newt (not the wreck).

jmvotto
02-21-2012, 03:23 PM
glad everyones ok.

jmvotto
02-24-2012, 03:59 PM
Ok , finally got windows movie make to work on about 500 photos of our steamboat trip last year. I hate WMM
I am working now on editing the go pro video i took in WMM live version

Enjoy!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w2PVOtGPEY&list=UUKfIqSdCo7IbYdVk96bNYrQ&index=1&feature=plcp

chawk610
02-27-2012, 07:41 AM
That was cool! Man, that was some deep snow!!!

bergermaister
02-27-2012, 06:34 PM
Holy crap dude - scary stuff with the wreck. I haven't been snow skiing in years, then when I pulled them out last December my boots were too small. Sold everything off.

Took the kids sledding yesterday - only 15 min from the house and close to a foot on the ground! Amazing what a difference a little elevation makes.
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/294ea18d.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/e509e0cf.jpg

chawk610
02-28-2012, 07:40 AM
Jeez Berg... it is winter up there! At least at that elevation!

mnpracing
02-28-2012, 09:09 AM
gotta throw my vids in here too. My son at his last snowboard comp. The big air gives me a heart attack every time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu8-51hojkc&context=C368912aADOEgsToPDskJW3I0ZpLSmuPz09xaawA8N

chawk610
02-28-2012, 09:45 AM
That was good stuff... he's gonna be a monster by the time he is a teen!

jmvotto
02-28-2012, 09:56 AM
aewsome, little shaun white in the making....

bergermaister
02-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Wow - awesome moves for the little dude! It's always fun to watch the pros but even more fun to watch the kids pulling off moves! How old if you don't mind me asking?

mnpracing
02-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Wow - awesome moves for the little dude! It's always fun to watch the pros but even more fun to watch the kids pulling off moves! How old if you don't mind me asking?

He's 10. He surpassed my abilities about 3 years ago....

chawk610
02-29-2012, 05:04 PM
As long as you can still beat him arm wrestling... you're ok.

jmvotto
03-07-2012, 05:11 PM
I know this is getting old but. Fianlly got lasts year skiing go pro stuff into and editted version on my youtube channel jmvotto
Going to steamboat staurday and calling my dock guy in the same week, how strange.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blFBgle3Qto&list=UUKfIqSdCo7IbYdVk96bNYrQ&index=3&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXFWC0mN_Kw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORyWnpxFsBA&feature=related
enjoy
There are three parts, the third one is still blocked by UMG on mobile devices pending a dispute Ugh..