Dust on Crust

While the Pacific northwest was getting a colossal dump – 6+feet – the high country of Colorado saw a measly 6 inches. We call this dust on crust. The base is hard as a rock with a minuscule of the fresh stuff on top. Better than nothing and certainly better than a stick in the eye. Anyway, here’s some pics from earlier in the week. Enjoy!

Welcome to Beaver Creek.

Home to President Ford’s run.

Some of the dust on crust still visible from above.

Clouds, fog, and haze descend on the valley.

Mountain girl & family.

Tom, Jerry & Friend.

Jerry & Cuz

Jerry f/k/a the green machine with his friend.

What a fine looking group. Smiles ear to ear.

Mountain girl’s blinding light.

Mountain girl’s friends.

Jerry himself.  Do I look a little crooked to you?

Jerry es muy loco.

Never leave resort boundaries, unless you have the proper tools, training and skills. Your life is not worth it. Don’t be a Jerry.

Sun rising across Larkspur bowl

Oh those runs. Come to me Jerry, I am waiting for you.

Morning Dew

⚠️caution there Jerry, experts only⚠️

That’s how you hit those glades.

Into the great wide open
Under them skies of blue
Out in the great wide open
A rebel without a clue…RIP Tom Petty

Reader feedback, comments & pictures

Feedback

Reader feedback, comments, emojis and pictures were again strong this week. Thank you. Much appreciated. Keep up the good work. Again, here are some of the great comments and emjois we received this week:

More great pics, nice

Thank you. Here are some of the emojis we received this week:

👋👋👋👍🎿🎿🎿 😉😀👍⛷

Cool right? Always appreciate this:

Good read as always.

Really? Like anything in life, some are better than others.

This always makes me smile:

Woooooohoooo!!! I made the blog!!!

Good work.

Comments

AVALANCHE

Recently a few ski resorts in the US have experienced in-bounds avy’s. This is not common. Resorts try their best to prevent this. Unfortunately, it does happen. We received this:

U hear abut that inbounds avy at squaw

and we received this from another reader:

Avalanche was scary moment.

We did hear about it. I can imagine it was very scary. I hope you all were safe.

I know these avy’s happened inside resort boundaries. I know ski patrol does everything to make sure these slides do not happen in the resort but mother nature has another answer sometimes. Slides can happen anywhere, at anytime. Always ski/ride within your ability. I know these slides happened inside resort boundaries, but this bears worth repeating. Never leave resort boundaries, unless you have the proper tools, training and skills. Your life is not worth it. Don’t be a Jerry.

SNOW CONDITIONS

Resort conditions are good. With each new snowfall conditions just get better. Now is the time people. Closing day will be here before you know it. It’s the best time of the season on the mountain. A little fresh powder and blue bird days; Colorado ski life at it’s best. Get out there and enjoy it. Conditions do not get much better than this; OK maybe a little.

LODGING

If you need help with lodging, especially last minute, reach out to us at:

ThrilloftheMountain@gmail.com

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

Here’s a reservation link to Creekside @ Beaver Creek. Michael Simmons and his crew will take good care of you.

http://res.creeksidebeavercreek.com/irmnet/(S(lu5vzmfl3sou5ithkbygnkeb))/Res/ResMain.aspx

As an aside, I had the opportunity to stay with some friends at The Willows condos in Vail. Located right in the heart of Vail Village, this 5-star boutique condo building is top notch. This accommodation has pretty much everything discerning guests desire. From on-mountain ski concierge, warm cookies and hot chocolate to all stainless steel wolf appliances in every unit, The Willows has you covered for all of your high end lodging needs. This place is really outstanding, probably a notch above most of the rest!

RESORT GUIDING

Resort Guiding

We are offering all inclusive resort guiding for you and your family at a discounted rate. Our guides can handle from 1 to 6 people. The day will be customized and tailored to your group and groups needs. A fun day is in store. If this is something you have an interest in? Please reach out, we’ll make it happen. Some feedback we received from recent tours:

Thanks Jerry for a great day on the mountain

and this one

You were so fun!! The girls loved u!!

as well as this one

Thanks for being our tour guide! Awesome day

and this compliment I most sincerely appreciate:

CCM thanks for the guided trip through the trees today. That was probably something that I would have missed had you not showed me the way.

Glad you enjoyed a tour of the glades. It was my pleasure.

Just the other day I found this in my inbox:

We had the best time ever!! Thank you for navigating the mountain for us, for the snow shoe tour, for teaching us how to ski better and for being so wonderful and patient and welcoming to our entire crew!!

No, Thank you. Hope to see you on the slopes soon.

Pics

Jerry & Jeff

I can feel your joy.

Beav 2018

From another reader:

Great pics. You all look like you were having a great time.

Oh we were, time of our lives.

Beautiful pic on a snowy day. Jerry approved.

B&W Vintage photo from The Boat.

Apre duck face. What up Jerry?

You look like a natural cuz.

Keep on keepin on.

My Brothers Keeper @ Shakedown Bar in Vail, CO.

Received this from one reader:

What is better than a good day on the mountain, well aside from 15 inches of the fresh stuff you can’t beat hanging with good friends and live music. Jerry and friend may have been sighted at the Shakedown bar at vail seeing Brothes Keeper, who left it all on the stage. It was a good night to be a dead head. Get here early as it’s standing room only after 10. Try the local IPA and always remember to tip the band.

I’m not sure if there was a Jerry sighting or not. We are not just on the mountain; Jerry’s are everywhere.

With some pow pow making an appearance recently I heard this out there:

Family ends with powder

Man that’s extreme. I have heard of:

No friends on a powder day

But, family ends with powder is taking it to the next level. And so is this, but I understand:

We are going to ski a tree run, if you guys can get through it, we can hang, if not you’re on your own.

Harsh, but understandable. The freedom of the pow is intoxicating. Anyways, we do wish you would experience it for yourself. We received this:

Great pics man! Glad you guys had fun! One day, I’ll go out there with you guys

Don’t wait for one day, do it today. Then again there are these folks:

Awesome, living vicariously through you….

Much appreciated but it’s never to late to try something new. Amazing views await your arrival. Or as one reader put it:

Great pics! So colorful and what a beautiful day it was!

Thanks. Get yourself out there and good things can happen. Glad you liked the pic.

WOW. Both hands on the wheel Jerry.

Bet it was an awesome day out there.

Jerry’s secret stash…Shhh don’t tell anyone

Which house is yours? Have any room for Jerry for a night or two?

Nothing better than first tracks.

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. Ride on

CCM

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2 thoughts on “Dust on Crust

  1. Another great year of skiing with Jerry the Green Machine!! While the snow could have been better, the music and the friends and the fun will be hard to top next year! Let’s give it whirl! Thanks for all you work in making Colorado trips awesome!!

    1. Thank you my friend. I take each and every day as a blessing. This season is great who knows what next year will bring. I have big things in store. Join me as we share the Thrill of the Mountain with more and more people. Ceez u da mountain my friend. CMM

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