Skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on a bluebird day. It finally snowed. Click for photos and a video!
With COVID-19, this ski season has been all kinds of weird, but that hasn't stopped me from craving the thrill of it. Click for photos!
Shocked by the arrival of fall? I was. Here in Colorado, the aspens are ablaze with golden fall color. For the first time in my life, I white-knuckled summer and didn't want to let go. Click for photos!
When the summer heat is on, there's no better escape than the mountains. During the Fourth of July weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado, Main Street had been packed with people, half of them without masks. We hiked in the wilderness instead. Now that masks are mandatory in Colorado, I looked forward to a hike and a... Continue Reading →
I planned to try AT-skis (all-terrain) and backcountry ski to Francie's Cabin, four miles from Breckenridge, Colorado. It's one of the 10th Mountain Division huts. It would be a winter backpacking adventure in a snowstorm! Then I broke my big toe. I didn't break it by heli-skiing, polar plunging, or backpacking in the wilderness. Nope.... Continue Reading →
Winter can be magical. The snow becomes a blank canvas for shadows and patterns. I enjoyed contributing to the texture last weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Here are my faves for almost Wordless Wednesday. Beyond Bowl enticed me. See the untracked snow beyond? Could I to stay high enough to make fresh tracks? I could... Continue Reading →
The Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships runs from January 20-29. This is its thirtieth anniversary. Sixteen teams, some flying in from remote parts of the world, created art out of twelve-foot high, 25-ton blocks of snow. I stopped by last night to see what they sculpted. Wisconsin artists do know something about snow. Their entry,... Continue Reading →
When I first heard that a fifteen foot wood sculptured troll named Isak Heartstone had been discovered hanging out in Breckenridge, Colorado last year, I assumed I would bump into him. I mean the guy is 15 feet tall! I had to see for myself. After a little research I learned that due to traffic... Continue Reading →
Whale's tail is one of the most spectacular ski runs in Summit County, in my humble, okay, not so humble opinion. I have always felt exhilarated when skiing it. It's a double black diamond, so half the excitement is dropping into the bowl. The views are breathtaking. See those little dots looking over the cornice?... Continue Reading →
Breckenridge, Colorado has hosted the International Snow Sculpture Championships since 1990. This year, sixteen teams from around the world chiseled and sculpted huge mounds of snow packed into 20-ton blocks. They had ninety-six hours to complete these magnificent but temporary works of art. No power tools were allowed. I photographed these eye candy sculptures so... Continue Reading →