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Travel Blogs from Carbondale
... people skiing were like pros and even the kids were good! There were some cuties that wouldn't have been older than three taking the lifts up and skiing down by themselves - MAD!! There is a great bar out the front of our hotel that looks out to the slopes called Vega Vega and we indulged in a cocktail or two for happy our after our days skiing.
All in all our ski experience was amazing and totally worth going five star all the way.
... of the day's events we enjoyed our last afternoon here at Beaver Creek with a visit to the beautuful chapel situated adjacent to our hotel. A multi denominational chapel it is constructed of stone and glass and is set against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
A final wander around the Beaver Creek village and our time here was complete. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and most certainly would love to come back.
Back to do it all again! Men's Super G on the difficult Birds of Prey Course at Beaver Creek.
Super G is like downhill but with a few more gates that the skier has to pass through. Unlike downhill though they do not get any training runs on the actual course only a course inspection an hour or so before the start time. This adds to the challenge for the skier and excitement for the spectators as sometimes it all goes horribly ...
... of ways: skiing at high speeds up to 130km through challenging turns, shallow dips, flats, and jumps. This course had all these elements in it, as well as a big jump intended to complicate matters just before the finish, which was thrill both for the racer and the spectators.
Once again we sat at the back of the stadium and this time we were joined by Austrian supporters. We cheered, rang our cowbells (obligatory for skiing) and ...
Wed 3 December
After marvellous sunny weather for our trip so far the last two days we have had overcast skies. Not quite the bluebird days we were hoping for but still high enough cloud that we could see the spectacular view from the top of Beaver Creek Mountain (3488m high). It was time to unpack the ski bags and try out our new skis.
Stephen headed up the hill in the morning to find his way around and check out the terrain. Me being the cautious one ...
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