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Day 7 & 8
Our first shopping day yay!!! Today we decided to hire a car and check out the outlets, Rick's Restorations and Vegas in general. We managed to purchase all of our ski gear and lots of other bargains, even Billy went a little cray cray in Tommy Hilfiger lol!! After a big day of shopping we headed back to the motel to pack our bags for our flight to Aspen in the morning.
Day 8 was pretty much ...
... and spills galore as the skiers tackled the very fast and demanding tight turning course.
What a weekend! The end of our time watching the Workd Cup skiers and we were certainly not disappointed. To travel half way around the world was worth it. An experience we will never forget and certainly aim to do again.
We farewelled Chris Ernst 'Uncle E'. We had found out that Uncle E was in fact the creator of the sport of ...
... the tricky Super G course with an error free run and was the fastest on the day. Given that he had spinal surgery in February this year for a herniated disc, it was quite a comeback and he was emotional on the winner's podium. After 3 consecutive victories Kjetil Jansrud from Norway was not disappointed with 2nd and one of my favourites Frenchman Alexis Pintaurault 3rd. There were some spectacular crashes as racers pushed themselves to the ...
... won a Lifeproof Iphone Case which makes your iPhone waterproof, shockproof, snow proof and dirt proof.
The announcer on the day, Chris Ernst alias 'Uncle E', took a shine to us with our Aussie Flag and at the end of the day presented us with an official USA ski backpack, hat and cap. We are constantly amazed with the generosity of the sponsors with their freebies during these World Cup Events.
One of the most enjoyable ...
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 ...