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Travel Blogs from Crested Butte
... and by the second half of day 1 were going right to the very top of the mountain which is over 10,000ft to ski the trails down. On the second day it was extremely powdery and there was a High Avalanche warning which was a bit scary but apparently is still fine to ski if you keep to the trails. The soft snow makes it harder to ski and Billy found himself snow up to his waist after trying his skills on an advanced trail - silly billy.
... 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 ...
Woke with an air of expectation this morning as yesterday had been mindblowingly good. It was a cool, crisp morning around -7c. Felt just like home! Scrambled once again up the snow covered hill to the grandstand. The World Cup Ladies Slalom Course was all laid out and we were able to see it from top to bottom.
Once again we cheered on all nations and a huge cheer for our Aussie, Greta Small. This was her first World Cup Slalom start. Unfortunately Greta straddled the ...
... We sat at the back of the stand with our Aussie flag proudly displayed. A large group of Swedish supporters set up next to us so we ended up supporting Sweden as well.
There was a buzz of excitement in the air as we waited for the first skier. Lots of noise and action. Music, announcer revving up the crowd, giveaways, a big screen to watch (a JumboTron) they call it here.
The skiers were amazing to watch ...
... our accent and just wanted to show us their store. Huge animals heads on the wall, antlers, thousands of Stetson hats, whips, belt buckles, knives, animal hides, you name it. We enjoyed it!
In the afternoon we were able to wander around the Wax/Ski tuning Room for the World Cup Teams. Was interesting to see the technicians working on the skis and gaining a greater appreciation of what goes into being a World ...
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500 Gothic Road, Crested Butte | 4 star hotelfrom $123
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620 Gothic Road, Crested Butte | 3 star hotelfrom $153
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