Having tried to get my cousins Brad and Maryanne out to the high country of Colorado for five years now it was just awesome when they told me they were in this season with their family as well as another family; also my cousins. Earlier this month another cousins club was held on the slopes in Summit county. I had another great opportunity to spend a week slopeside at Breckenridge Ski resort off of Four O’clock Run. Nothing like spending a week with your cousins who all share love for the mountains. What an awesome week with people that I really like. And to my hosts, who on this reunion are family, thanks for all the love and fun times both on and off the mountain. You made it an amazing week! Thank you, and I look forward to doing it again next year. Smiles from ear to ear. The proof is in the pics . . . enjoy.
FEEDBACK, COMMENTS, VIDS& PICS
Reader feedback continues to be both strong and entertaining. Well, at least I find it entertaining. You sent us a little bit of everything. We received replies on FB and IG as well as the website: WWW.THRILLOFTHEMOUNTAIN.COM
You sent us texts, emails, notes, emojis and emoji-cons. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We are grateful for anything and everything we receive and send thanks to those who send us stuff. Keep it coming my friends. Here’s some of what you sent to us last:
Imperial. Beautiful snow, short lift lines!
It’s a fun time up there. Glad to hear about short lift lines. Enjoyed this reply from a chance meeting at the top of the Imperial hike:
Great meeting you at the top of Imperial! The snow & extra vertical was worth the hike.
Glad you enjoyed it, bud. There is a reward, albeit sometimes small, for earning your turns. I get it, hiking, traversing, steeps, powder, it’s not for everyone. Not sure if this lady liked the steeps or not?
They made me do Whales Tail today OMG!!
Whales Tail is an old favorite of mine. Your line made me think of the late and great Warren Miller. As he said:
Once you take your first ride up a lift, you life will be changed forever.
We continue to receive snow and condition reports, although they are a little untimely now . . .here’s a few we received:
Over on chair six, crispy critter sweet.
Ok, I’ll go with it. And received this:
Not as much board scrape as I thought at Copper. Beautiful when the sun came out.
We like it soft fa’ sure; the softer the better. This comment sure did make me smile . . .
Enjoy the rest of the ski season. Missed your coffee this morning.
It’s the small things in life. I know, coffee is no small thing.
And regarding our continued use and production of videos, we’ve most definitely seen an uptick in feedback regarding what we have shared. Here’s some feedback regarding our vids.
I liked it.
and this one was very nice
That video was fabulous. I enjoyed watching everyone. They were all different level skiers and they all looked great. Made me want to do it. I am so jealous. If only I was 40 years younger I would try it.
It’s a fun time and you are never to old to give it a shot. I would make sure you are well insured though.
I really enjoyed this one . . .
Sorry I’ve been busy, haven’t gotten to it.
Totally understand. This was a nice response from one who did view it:
It actually came out really good.
What like it should be bad.?! Some people like watching others fall and crash.
I couldn’t help laughing at the crashes. I was hoping for more bonus footage.
and this one . . .
I like it. Those skiers fell like graceful ballerinas.
Is that what it looked like to you? Like this one . . .
Awesome video really good job with everything.
Thanks. And again, thanks for all the great feedback and comments.
There is still plenty of snow around on the mountain but spring skiing is definitely in season. The snow comes in different qualities but it’s still not lacking in most places. It even comes in different shades and textures. Some brown stuff is starting to show in some places. Icy and firm conditions exist early and slushy mashed potatoes can be found later. It sure is a whole bunch of fun out there right now. Closing days are right around the corner. Some are in the next week or two 😢
Get it while it’s good. Before you know it, it will be gone; like next week in some cases.
So get there while you still can.
From one guest:
You helped save the day when our lodging options were not up to par.
If you need help with lodging, especially last-minute, reach out to us at:
The earlier you reach out the more options we have. We know people. And we may be able to help you
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?
Transportation to and from the mountain. If you are looking for a tour one of our driver/guides will be more than happy to tour you around for the day. Alternatively, you can just ski or ride alone. This is an all day tour that may start slope-side or at an agreed upon destination. Lift ticket is not included in any adventure. You must purchase a lift ticket or have a ski pass for access to the mountain. Cost of adventure is for consulting, logistics, transportation and vehicle expenses. Additional cost for airport and surrounding area pick-ups.
Please reach out, we’ll make it happen. Some feedback we received from recent tours:
Had an amazing time!!
and this one
It really was an amazing ski vacation!
Thank you. I had a blast. I look forward to it again next year. This always makes me feel good:
Thanks for your expertise on the slopes. Skiing with you is not only enjoyable, it’s reassuring because YOU KNOW THE MOUNTAIN!
Well I am a mountain man. Enjoyed this gem:
Thanks for the pics. They are awesome. Thanks for capturing those precious moments.
Glad I could help in making special memories. Received 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!!
Loved seeing this:
Wow. That was fun.
Yes, yes it was. And the cherry on the cake comes in the form of feedback from this recent tour:
It’s all about you CMM, thanks for the best best tour I have ever been on. I WOULD NEVER HAVE GONE TO ANY OF THE AREAS WITHOUT YOUR EXPERT KNOWLEDGE
We love writing about the mountains and mountain activities, but even more, we love sharing it with everyone-with all of you. Want to find out what it’s all about? It’s not to early to book for next season. Need your whole trip planned from soup to nuts??? Is this you? We can help you to. Whether we just spend a day with you or we plan your whole trip, we are happy to do what we do. We have all of your winter adventures covered. We promise you and your family will have a great time. And for those that want feedback from our soup to nuts trip planning and consulting . . .
We can’t thank you guys enough for another amazing trip!!! We can’t wait to do it again next year.
Thanks so much for including the novice skier! Look forward to seeing you all again.
Dude. Just got home. Thank you for an incredible weekend!!!
Thanks everyone. We do this because we love it. It’s our passion. It’s our business.
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A portion of all sales will go to charitable causes. Current charitable donations go to:
- Kahn Academy
- Court Appointed Special Advocates CASA / Guardian ad Litem GAL
- Chidamoyo Christian Hospita
READER PICS & VIDS
A person who is committed to a given (usually extreme) lifestyle to the point of abandoning employment and other societal norms in order to pursue said lifestyle.
It’s all how big you dream. As @tetonprincess says to her son . . .
Dream big, buddy, maybe you can be a dirtbag
If that’s not love, I don’t know what it is. Anyway, received this user gif:
Thanks again for taking the time to read this blog. I hope you all have a great start/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. Ski ya.
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