Eagle River Inn

145 N. Main St. (P.O. Box 100), Minturn, Colorado, 81645, United States | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Minturn

Final skiing mystery

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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So April 1st was actually Gaper Day, not Gaybor day... The event started decades ago as a way to show off old ski gear on April Fools' Day and since then has evolved into an all day party where locals dress in clothing poking fun at 'gapers' or tourists. Ahh, so that's what it was.
Woke this morning to couple of inches of new snow and a layer of fog. Temp was 18F but with wind chill factor feels like 6F (~ minus 14 C). So much for ...

Keystone

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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... it spurred us on to ski from top to bottom a couple of times before coming in and going for for coffee at The Inkspots cafe - deliberatlely avoiding Starbucks - which was excellent and cheaper and went down well with the freshly baked chocolate chip cookie that had just come out of the oven. You should always support your local independent cafe I say.
On the way back we stopped for "gas", as we are trying to aim for returning the Jeep with an empty tank, but are still ...

Vail

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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... the wrong direction along Route 70 and had to turn around at the first junction. The lady kept telling us to turn right at a non existent roundabout.
Anyway the weather was pretty awful with sleet and a lot of spray from other motorists - but we felt safe in our very expensive hire car SUV 4WD Jeep! Couldn't see much scenery but I would imagine it would be very picturesque in good weather. No radio stations to pick up on the radio and with no bluetooth couldn't ...

GoPro Day........

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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Had a much better sleep last night, no waking up with a headache at 3am, so I must be getting acclimatised. So was looking forward to a good day on the slopes.
Looked out the window to find what looked like whiteout conditions. 5cm of powder had fallen overnight and it was still snowing. Bit disappointing as today was to be our day for using the GoPro in real conditions. But I guess at least we had powder to ski in! Anyway decided ...

More of a challenge

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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... br> We successfully explored Peaks 6, 7 and 10 today (having done peaks 8 and 9 yesterday). It was very, very windy at the top of the new Peak 6 so felt very cold. Reminded me of Turoa in NZ.
Obtained a decent cup of coffee at Peak 7 bar, by asking for a triple espresso with a dash of hot water. Heaven. The Horizon hut cafe at Peak 6 was a table of muesli bars and chippies and water or soft drink bottles. Toilets were long drops as obviously there was no running water. ...

Location

This B&B, located on 145 N. Main St. (P.O. Box 100), Minturn, is near Blue Sky Basin, Vail Valley, Vail Recreation Path, and Booth Falls Trail.
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