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... as we had anticipated and the speeds that they reach are amazing. They are fearless!!
As this event is a precursor to the World Championships here in Feb 2015 there were many more sponsors tents and promotions than at Aspen. We visited them all and came away with a bag of goodies - champagne stoppers, key rings, luggage tags, stickers, t shirt, toe warmers, lip balms, several cowbells, picnic rugs, posters and a supply of breakfast/ muesli ...
... thumbs up from us!
Stephen's new skis passed the test with flying colours (I knew they would suit him) Very responsive and fast! He loved the many varied runs. They are so long!!!!! compared to Australia. They just go on and on and on.
I joined him after lunch as I also wanted to test out my new skis. What a pleasurable afternoon it was. Skis were responsive, easy to carve and very stable at speed (my speed anyway). I really enjoyed the ...
... found out were made of gypsum. In actual fact they mine gypsum in this area. Whenever I use gypsum on the garden again I am sure I will think of this drive. We came across a flock of wild turkeys near the rest stop. Amazing they survived Thanksgiving!
We stopped also at the small township of Eagle. There was not much here but we did find 'The Store That Sells Everything'. The gun totin' bags caught my attention as they were similar to the one ...
... for you to chose from. Not a Pinus Radiata in sight!
Ran into these two beautiful dogs waiting for their master outside a shop. Had to stop and pat them - actually we couldn't walk past as one of them blocked our path until we did pat him. We also have seen this bird around Aspen as well. Found out he is a Black Billed Magpie. Different to our magpies in Australia especially as they have very long tails. However they still have ...
... with us again and were delighted with their 2nd placegetter.
1st Nikki Hosp - Austria. 2nd Frida Hansdotter - Sweden 3rd Kathryn Zettel - Austria
After two huge days on the hill it was good to have a quiet evening. A couple of delightful Californian Pinot Noirs in front of the fire was a lovely way to finish one of the most exciting weekends we have experienced. To think we do it all again with the men next weekend in Beaver Creek! Bring it On!!