2.05.2010

Ski Trip Recap!

Ryan and I were fortunate to spend a long weekend skiing with our friends in Beaver Creek.  The last time we skiied was four years ago during spring break our senior year...  That time six of us loaded up in a Tahoe, drove 16 hours and spent a fabulous week in Beaver Creek, CO.  Fast forward four years and now we all have incomes and could actually afford to fly.  However, our vacation is limited as we no longer have the luxury of having a week off for spring break so we must schedule trips around a weekend.  Thankfully, we were able to stay in a super nice condo for free as my Dad always has the hook-ups.  Thanks Dad! 

This time we were missing two of our best friends (Ali&Mark) but we still managed to have a good time as our friends Tyler and Derek were there and provided lots of laughs for us all. 

Please scroll down for a recap in pictures of our fabulous trip!

 
We arrived!  It was quite an early morning as we woke up at 4 am to get ready and head to the airport for our 6:45 am flight.  However, Nicole and I were super excited to be in Denver despite the fact that we had already been up for about six hours and it was still early morning in CO. 

 
Here is our "sweet" mini-van as the valet guy liked to refer to our car . Most people may not arrive in Beaver Creek in a mini but I think we pulled it off nicely :)

 
The boys immediately sat down on the couch upon our arrival.  Actually, I think they spent most of their evenings in this same spot as well...

 
The first night we ate dinner at the Blue Moose.  They have excellent pizza and it's a fun atmosphere.  They even give you crayons to draw on the paper tablecloth which provides for great entertainment :)
 
Nicole and I are ready to hit the slopes!  Please note that Nicole and I were always ready every morning before the boys.  They claimed that they could get ready in 10 min so of course they could sleep in.  Hmmm I don't think you can put all of those clothes on that quick.... 

 
At the top of the mountain on our first morning . The views were awesome as we could see above the clouds from up here. 

 
The boys relaxing and deciding what run we should take down.  I guess we should have studied the map a little harder so we could have avoided that black that first morning...

 
Ryan hanging out in the snow. 

 
 Ryan and I before dinner on the second night. 

 

 
On the slopes again.  Don't we look good in our helmets and goggles?? :)
 
Some of the boys
 
Beautiful views

 
The last afternoon Ryan, Nicole, Aaron and I came in early to walk around the village.  Well, we knew they handed out fresh chocolate chip cookies at 3 pm so that might have been our main motivation but who's judging us?? 

 
This was another spot we hit up every afternoon after skiing.  When you put your skiies up for the night our hotel had hot chocolate and oreos waiting for you.  And let me tell you, it was delish!  I swear all they do is melt a Hershey's chocolate bar but it was yummy.  Good thing we skied to burn all those calories...
And lastly, here's a cute pic of Nicole and Aaron walking back in the snow.

We truly had a great trip and a good time hanging out with friends. You know we are getting old as most days we would get off the slopes, hit up the hot tub to relax our sore muscles and then eat a low key dinner either in the condo or out, come back, maybe have one more glass of wine and then hit the sack.  Skiing three days in a row is hard on our bodies!  Oh well, we had a great time and it was a much needed vacation!

5 comments:

  1. Aww I love looking at all these pics!! Makes me want to be back there right now walking around the village with a cookie in hand :) Such a fun trip with the Rudy's! Thank you guys for inviting us along!!

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  2. Looks wonderful! The picture where the clouds are touching the mountains is awesome. Your dad is the man for getting that sweet hook-up!

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  3. Looks beautiful and like you guys had a blast!!

    xoxo!

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  4. I popped over from Nicole's=) That sounded and looked like an amazing trip! All the pics are so cute and such gorgeous views!

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