The Elevation Hotel & Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... 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.
After the excitement of the World Cup weekend we needed a quieter day to recharge our batteries. So a sleep in was in order and very much enjoyed. It was another beautiful sunny day so we spent the afternoon exploring the streets of Aspen which originally was an old silver mining town in the 1890s. It was reborn as a skitown in the 1940s and has maintained its popularity as a ski tourist mecca ever since. It is certainly recognised all ...
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 ...
... them come down. You couldn't necessarily make out who they were because they were all rugged up. We met an All American family from Wisconsin also checking out the course. The French team were taking some promotional photos and I am not sure if we photobombed them or they photobombed us. We all had a good laugh. I hope they perform well tomorrow.
We then walked and explored the streets of Aspen. Not a ...