Twin Lakes Roadhouse Lodge
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... magpie nature though.
One surprise for us though was the playing field opposite our hotel. Mind you it was covered in snow but did appear to have Rugby goalposts! They looked like rugby posts but in Aspen? Didn't make any sense so today we went searching and found the 'Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club'. It was officially formed in 1967 by Steve Shurlock, an Englishman who noticed that Aspen, a traditional skiing town, had a ...
... 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!!
... carved their way down the course. It was very steep and tricky in parts and some of the more fancied skiers struggled in the conditions. We cheered, supported all of them and especially our Aussie Greta Small. It was not meant to be today as she crashed out a third of the way down. After 66 competitors had skied, the field was narrowed down to a final 30 who would ski the 2nd run after lunch.
We were amazed ...
... 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 ...
... Limelight Hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain. Certainly our room didn't disappoint, roomy and comfortable. We hadn't eaten since breakfast so a Gorgonzola and Mushroom wood fired pizza with a bottle of Californian Pinot Noir was a lovely way to end the day and celebrate Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be grateful for. Looking forward to waking up in the morning to the view from our window.