The St. Regis Aspen Resort
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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 ...
... Rugged up again we made our way to the stadium. Cloudy overcast start with the temperature around -8 but the sun made its appearance mid morning warming us up nicely. The course was superbly groomed and the snow was in excellent condition due to the cold night.
We once again sat with the Austrians (they came from Salzburg) and they were hopeful that today would be their day. They were not disappointed. Austrian Hannes ...
... as we made our way up the the newly built Red Tail Stadium at Beaver Creek. What a stunning view we had not just of the course but the surrounding mountains as well. The course was in perfect condition and the view from the stadium was great we we were able to see a large portion of the downhill run. There was a huge giant screen as well so that we could see the action close up as well.
The course is designed to challenge the best skiers in ...
... of very nice and expensive restaurants but not too many casual eating establishments. The Coyote Cafe is a stones throw from the Centennial lift at the base of the mountain. Mexican/burger standards along with an impressive array of beers. The service is quick and efficient. In the background you see a continuous reel of videos of extreme skiing. They are interesting to watch but make me feel rather inadequate as a skier! We have had dinner the last two nights at ...