Shhhh…don’t tell my kids’ teachers and school that we decided to ditch last Friday and go skiing one last time at Copper Mountain. And since I’m self-employed, I really didn’t have to inform my “boss” about my snow day, either. But first, let me get something clear:
Yes, it’s snowing here AGAIN today, but I’m not going to bellyache on and on about how we aren’t going to have any spring in Colorado. I did tell my kids that it seems we’re going to bypass that season altogether and probably just go straight into summer, which wouldn’t be a bad thing.
But enough about our long winter…
Here’s how you can make the most of it (you know, the whole “when life hands you lemons thing…)
It’s NLS and me going tubing, after we had a not-so-great-morning skiing ungroomed, bumpy, wetter than cement spring snow on the slopes. She enjoyed this much better than falling every few hundred yards on heavy carpet ski run. The upward shot about a third of the way in is the rest of our crew, RAS and JRS, who went skiing all day.
This is how happy she was after we put away our skis for good for the rest of the day:
Copper is probably the most convenient major ski resort to travel to in the Front Range. It’s a little over an hour to drive from Golden to its exit, provided you don’t go on a weekend morning, in which you’ll likely spend almost double your time on the road. Here’s a shot from the less-crowded East Village, where the tubing park is located:
And now it’s closed for the season, even though there’s plenty of snow to keep the skiing going well into May.
Several other resorts are still open – Arapahoe “A” Basin, Aspen Highlands, Loveland, Winter Park. No one usually anticipates the season would last this long – that’s why even with multiple feet of snow still on the ground, most of the other places are done until next winter.
I said that we probably had our last skiing for the year. Well, that could change if JRS has any say about it.