President’s Day, the day we Americans have decided to honor our presidents, has turned into an annual ski holiday. I see more and more Jerry’s showing up mountain-side every holiday weekend ready to send it.

2/19 – Vail Ski Resort

Vail, Co.

Presidents Day, Monday February 19, brought out the crowds.

Huge lines waiting to ride the lift and gondola.

Jerry & friends.

Jerry checking out Jerry on his phone. Haha

Those crowds won’t go away today.

Heading to Chair 2.

Working towards the back.

Looking down at one of the 11 bowls in Vail.

Natural kicker…I like what I see.

The little ants go marching. Those ants are people!

Snow coming down now.

Flat light and low hanging fog.

Run of the Day: Champagne Glades in Blue Sky


2/20 – Beaver Creek Ski Resort

Avon, Co.

Tuesday brought over 7 inches of the fresh stuff to Beaver Creek.

Jerry going up.

Flat light returns.

Jerry break…you good bro?

All good here. I was just napping.

The beautiful snow covered trees return.

Today is the day…Lower Stone Creek Chute Day.

Fresh to be found everywhere.

As well as flat light.

And those glades that Jerry loves.

I see my lines.

Those are mine as well.

Looking for the send…who got it?

Some trees and gladed runs down in lower stone creek chutes.

Frosted trees are back and looking great.

Looks steep to me an oh so fun.

Jerry and friends.

Pow face!

Fresh powder in the glades.

Run of the Day: lower Stone Creek Chutes

2/21 – Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge, Co

Temps & Weather – one of the coldest Colorado days of the winter for me. Warmed up a bit by mid-day. Was a Colorado Blue Bird Day.

Too early and cold to venture out.

Top of Peak 8 @ Breckenridge Mountain..

Quick Silver lift at the base of Peak 9

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

Had the pleasure of skiing with this fine group. Thanks for a great day. I had a blast.

Jerry & Jerry.

A Basin & Keystone Ski Resort in the background as seen from Breckenridge.

Simply Beautiful.

Whose the lucky dude? That you Jerry?

Jerry & Jerry . . .actually that’s Jerry’s friend Tom…so it’s really Tom & Jerry.

Clouds coming back, weather looks to be changing.

Run of the Day: Pioneer

What a week! Three mountains and lots of fun!

Reader feedback, comments & pictures


Reader feedback, comments , emojis and pictures were strong this week. It was awesome receiving all this good stuff. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. You made us feel real good. Thanks and here’s a small sampling of some of your comments and replies:

Love the blog.

Thank you. And this was nice as well:

Always a good read

Ty as well. Always better than a bad read.

You’re crushing it out there!!

Better than getting crushed out there!

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Mother nature makes this job much easier. Thanks and I appreciate the comment.

And someone liked this fine one-liner we wrote:

Jerry’s friend…Jerry

Yes, Jerry has friends named Jerry. Also has friends named Tom. Not a coincidence.

And no Garcia did not rise from “The Dead”, no pun intended, and make an appearance at CRB (Chris Robinson Brotherhood). Someone thought they saw another Jerry.

You look like Jerry Garcia at the Chris Robinson Brotherhood concert.

Looks can be deceiving my friend. For example…

I bet the snow is great!

What are we betting? I really don’t like to gamble, but I do like emojis. We received these this week:

👏🏼 👋😵 🎿⛷

Cool beans. I like the emoji. BTW the snow is great now.



As the 2018 Winter Olympics games come to a close, we can begin to reflect on what we have seen. There were many story-lines coming into these games. Lives have been changed forever. Some athletes will become household names, if they already are not, and some will fade away into obscurity forever. It was exciting for all of us watching at home.

To the athletes of the games: We want to congratulate you. A special congrats to the medal winners. Job well done. You all should be proud. You made us proud. Thanks for a great two weeks of winter sports. Good luck in all your future endeavors and in life.


Resort conditions are the best they have been all season. This is not a joke, even though some of you think it is. With each new snowfall conditions just get better. Now is the time people. Get off the couch and get your a$$ out there. It’s the best time of the season on the mountain. Get out there and enjoy it. Conditions do not get much better than this. Yes, really.


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We know people. And we may be able to help you.

And here’s a reservation link to Creekside @ Beaver Creek


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Awesome pic of the ridgeline.

Fresh powder and snow glazed trees.

The steeps and fresh pow @ Alta.


I see those lines.

Little old school with the 2 person lift. Jerry prefers the high speed but nice view on the long ride up.

Earning those turns. That’s commitment. I love it!

Right back at ya bro. Looks like it was a fun one.

What up Jerry?

Dilly Dilly.

A snowman surrounded by fresh pow. You know it’s gonna be a good day.

Thanks again for reading this blog. I hope you all have a great finish to your week. Until next time, love one another and be kind to each other. Get out there, The Thrill of the Mountain is waiting for you. Ski on.


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