Greetings friends I hope this post finds you doing well. Happy Memorial Day to all. With the unofficial beginning of summer here, I think it’s fair to say most of you have called it a season. But May has been super snowy in the West. There have been powder days abound. I’ve had a few of those myself but, of course, I missed a few too.


Now I know I’m not the only one trying to live their best life. YOLO – You only live once. But what about FOLO – Fear of losing out. We must remember that anything, something, is better than nothing. And if we always expect it to happen, whatever the “if” is, then more times than not we are going to be let down and disappointed. Enjoy life to the greatest. But remember, sometimes, that means missing out. Dreams and goals come with great sacrifice. Life is full of sacrifice. So while I may not get every powder day, I know I get my fair share; more than most and I enjoy every one I get, especially those spent with family and friends. Live everyday to your fullest, with no regrets. Life is just too short and precious to waste.


I found this from our friend Marcy:

This is the time of year we’ve sat aside to Remember Our Heroes. Howbeit, they should be honored daily for their enormous sacrifices for our country! May each of them Rest Well Through All Eternity! Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

Great words. We honor those who serve and those who have lost their life serving.


Here are some pics and inspiration from my last outing:

Looking up @Breckenridge from the South Lot.
Panorama view from the top.
Looking back towards Peak 5 on Six Senses
I want to go there.
Love me a little cornice drop.
Just beautiful.
Do love me some freshies.
Getting a little soft.
Don’t mind if I do.
Love the perspective from a distance.



Feedback continues to be entertaining. You continue to send 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 always 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:

Received this from one reader after he saw some of the freshie I was riding

Wow . . .looks real nice!

Yup it looked nice, felt nice and rode nice.

I couldn’t tell if this reader was talking football or skiing.

Very cool . . . what’s the name of the bowl? I wish I was skiing.

That’s the Tostado’s Fiesta Bowl. Just kidding that’s the Horseshoe Bowl. I get it, I wish I was skiing to.

And when I told one fella that I’d grabbed a great apre deal after my ski day, he remarked:

Ya, you know me, I would have headed to that little fly shop in Avon as soon as I got my skis off. I bet they’re taking PMD’s when the temps break 55. Paradise ⛷🎣

A little skiing, a little fishing. Not a bad day fa sure. I do hope you get to do it some day. Conditions are ripe for that, daily double, right now.



5/24/2019 📷Travis Fitch

There is still plenty of snow around but most resorts are now closed. There are a select few resorts that still have lifts spinning. If you can get on the hill you will have fun. 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. Get out there while there is still snow on the ground. Before you know it, it will be gone, gone, gone.


Creekside @ Beaver Creek; always a great option.

From one guest:

You helped save the day when our lodging options were not up to par.

Dirtbag Life
Some kids dream of this life. The freedom is compelling.

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


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?


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:

And this was a special comment from Colorado Ski Fun creator Bill Hellwig:

CM Man really know the mountains and creates a fun, quality experience for skiing and riding visitors.

Thanks. When you find people that share you same passion skiing and riding friendships come easy. My enthusiasm for all things winter is enduring.

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. Do what you love. Love what you do. We do!!!


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Frank tease

I look forward to downloading and editing this season’s highlights. More videos to come this summer.


This is really good stuff. Should try Earth everyday.
Zig Ziglar was truly one of best.
Yup, it’s still snowing and some resorts are still spinning lifts.
That would be the week of May19-25.
Little cornice drop for ya cuz.
PEAK FINDER – not bad, just have to learn how to line up the overlay.
The secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog. So true.
Adorable fella or grumpy cat? Nice track anyway.
Looks like a marathon to me.
Thick crowds show up Boston Marathon on Patriot Day.
Fenway Park
Cool. Looks like some FatMaps on your local hill.
Could not agree more.
Nice angle.
Fresh Powder

Thanks again for taking the time to read this blog. I hope you all have a great start/finish to your week. Happy Memorial Day to all. Let’s honor those heroes who paid the ultimate price with their life. I wish you all a great summer. 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 ya.


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