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one. two. three. days in the snow.

We had an action packed weekend around here, involving nonstop play in the snow.

Saturday started at Copper Mountain, with a handful of friends.

The weather was fairly warm, with no wind, but also no new snow.  The trails were pretty sun baked + icy.


Saturday night we headed to Steamboat Springs, and skied/snowboarded there on Sunday.  The snow was much better than the previous day at Copper, and we lucked out getting a few fresh inches during the day.

We took a few hikes to the top of the mountain.

Nothing else like it!

The boys.

Heading down.

Rest stop.

Too bad we had to leave Sunday night.  Steamboat ended up getting TWENTY SEVEN inches of snow after we left!!

On Monday, we took our friend Will [who was visiting from out of town] up to Cameron Pass.  It’s about 1.5hrs west of Fort Collins.

Conditions started off windy + cold, with a LOT of new snow.

I snowshoed up + down the mountain, while the boys rode their way to the bottom.

It was a hairy trek up, with nothing but steep terrain for a good 1 hour hike.  Then the boys skied about 2/3 of the way down, and I followed.  Then back up to the top!

Are we there yet??

The sun finally started to peak through.

While it would have been fun to snowboard down, I didn’t feel like toting my snowboard on my back all the way up.  I was happy to make my way by foot.  I also didn’t want to lug the dslr camera.  Knowing me, it would have ended up burried in two feet of snow.

I basically ran the entire way down the mountain.  It feels like a mix between bouncing + floating with snowshoes on, and not at all like real running.  I absolutely love it.

A completely exhausting, but fabulous long weekend.

Anyone have a hot tub I can borrow?  My legs are like jello!


Reader Comments (32)

wow - pretty amazing pics! I'm cold just looking at them. :)

27 inches? Holy cow! I think that skiing/snowboarding is such a workout. I don't know how you do it for that long!

woah! Sounds like a fun/tiring day :)

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ What Lauren Likes

Looks like you had a pretty amazing time, Ash! I need to go skiing before winter is over!

I love your new header, by the way! :-)

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika - The Teenage Taste

whew, i'm tired after reading about your weekend! i haven't touched the snow this year (unless you count throwing snowballs at my dogs - they love it!). we need to snowshoe together next year!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

Sounds like an awesome way to spend Monday off! :) I heart Colorado!!! So grateful to live in such a beautiful place!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

Oh wow you went to steamboat! We went on vacation their and stayed at the Wyndham resort but we went in may so there was no snow:( but plenty of spring flowers!:)

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca@learnasyougocook

ahh running down on powder sounds like so much fun! I've always wanted to hike up a mountain with skis and ski down... someday!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatie @KatieDid

So so SO jealous!!!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

Pic #5.. so beautiful. You can come use my hot tub, no problem! :)

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

What great pictures. You must be tired today...

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChef Connie

I don't dare show my husband your blog! Skiing is his life's blood. we used to live in Montana and now that we're back in Virginia, it obviously just doesn't measure up for him!
Chris would just lose his mind for opportunities like this! We are planning a special ski trip out west for next winter. hopefully he can make it till then!

I can't ski or snowboard, but your mountain days always look SO fun to me it makes me want to try :)

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAli @ Around the VeggieTable

goodness what good exercise! I love how much snow you have!! :) *envious*!!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJasanna

Oh, Ashley. This looks incredible!! Would you believe I've never done any sort of snow sport? No skiing - snowboarding - snowshoeing - nothing. It's funny, considering my mom grew up in Michigan and was in the Ski Club at her high school, which meant she hit the slopes at least once a week. Of course, I'd LOVE to try.... someday, at least :D

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

fun fun fun! great shots!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjanetha

If you find a hot tub - I'm in!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

Looks like fun - great pics!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

How fun! I was just in Italy skiing for a week, and the day we left they got a foot of new snow. Such a bummer!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles

looks like you had a great time. speaking of hot tubs, i want one too!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAylin @ Glow Kitchen

my husband and I just visited a couple weeks ago. We snowboarded Winter Park and Vail, we wanted to go to Copper but didn't have enough time. I miss it out there so much, I'm so jealous you get to enjoy it whenever!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

Great views!!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

I LOVE cross country skiing! And I LOVE Steamboat Springs!!! I haven't been there since I was about 14... Note to self: return soon!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Sounds like a great trip!!

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Italy????? Jealous.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

If I blow bubbles in the bath, does that count?

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Those "Chris's" and their hobbies. Must be in the name! ;)

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I feel very lucky as well.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That would be wonderful! Kenna loves snowballs too!

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

When the snow is good, you just power through. ;)

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I love looking at the pictures. We go to Colorado every summer and I've done the Copper Mtn 10K and half marathon the past few years. I love seeing what it looks like with all the snow. We have our plans made for this year and I'm excited to go back to that area :)

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

Wow, what a fun place to run a 10K/half marathon!

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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