12 inches and counting.

Check out the Summit County Snowpocalypse via this awesome blog.
We’re definitely digging’ all of the fantastic pictures of snow! Cool shots!

The City Girl's Guide to the Wild West

We all knew it was coming.

It was all over the news. OpenSnow was shouting the impending storm from the mountain tops. Amy (aka the Keystone Lodge and Spa “Mama Bear”) had a migraine earlier this week. The question was, would it actually hit Keystone?

You see, Keystone Resort is fondly known by Summit County locals as “The Donut”. Though we are included in all of the winter weather alerts, Keystone seems to be located in a weather bubble that causes the town and hill to get about half as much of the predicted snow. It can be frustrating.

Bu today, today was different.

With 8″ reported at 5:00am and another 4″ falling between 5:00 and 8:00am, Keystone finally raked it in; and we “locals” reaped the benefits of having our home hill take the cake in the powder wars.

Waist deep snow everywhere. Face-shots with every turn. Trees branches…

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Skiboarding at Breck, Colorado

Headed out to Breckenridge, Colorado, today to have our first pow (powder) day ever. After one run, with goggles freezing and being advised to head indoors due to the initial signs of frostbite, a few of us have been hanging inside the T Bar for the remainder of the day.

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Outside, the temperature is an impressive -1F with a “feel” of -25F with the wind and altitude.

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Don’t get me wrong – we love shredding…but with the Epic Pass, we know there are always opportunities.

Be safe out there – don’t push it at the beginning of the season! There’s so much yet to come.
Breck knows how to show you a good time regardless of visibility…

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A Michigander Thanksgiving

Steven and I were fortunate enough to be able to visit Michigan this past Thanksgiving, and revisit many things we didn’t know we missed.

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My mother’s backyard in Muskegon, Michigan, on Thanksgiving with a fresh blanket of snow. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

Sometimes you forget how beautiful some of the simplest places can be – like a backyard!

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Bell’s Two Hearted Ale… why do you not visit Colorado? At the Holiday Bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

Dear Coloradans, I know I haven’t been around long, but I feel you know beer. You know how to brew it, you know how to market it, and you sure as hell know how to enjoy it!

Michiganders also know a thing (or twenty) about beer – check out Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI. Home of my personal favorites, Two-Hearted Ale and (seasonal) Oberon. For whatever reason, (I’m sure there’s some fancy reason I’m not privy to) Bell’s cannot be located in Colorado, which is incredibly saddening. If you’re ever in a state that receives distributed Bell’s brews, please do yourself a favor and try them out.

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Meet Remington – 9 weeks old. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Nov 2013

Seeing family is fantastic; meeting new members like the sweet baby Bernese Mountain dog, Remington, above, is the icing on the cake. Welcome to the family, Remington.

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The B Team in Conklin, Michigan. Credit: Who even took this picture?, Nov 2013

To us, our friends are also our family. Pictured above is the B Team, putting to bed a bottle of Absolut Citron that has taken 10 years to finish. Sorry to say, but that stuff is awful. However, with a little teamwork and strategy, obviously anything is possible.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with those they love, even if via FaceTime.

Have fun with the upcoming holidays – remember to breathe and take the festivities in stride. You can do it – we believe in you.

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Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo

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Tis the season for gearing up and going shredding – ski and snowboard season! Hopefully, everyone has their passes ready to rock; if you’re looking to pick up some new gear and want to find some great deals (40-75% off last year’s gear), check out the BEWI Ski and Snowboard Expo coming up on Friday, November 8th, 2013,  through Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Here’s the schedule

Friday, November 8 – noon to 10pm
Saturday, November 9 – 10am to 8pm
Sunday, November 10 – 10am to 6 pm

Ticket pricing is as follows, but you can score $2 off by riding the Light Rail:

$12, Children 12 and under are FREE (cash only); with purchase of ticket, you receive a fantastic Liftopia Gift Card for $10.
Each ticket is valid for one day.

Hope to see you there!

Snow in October? That’s new…

20131018-124944.jpg The picture reflects my morning – beautiful, fluffy snow frosting everything in sight. In Michigan, this would be Christmas, if we were lucky enough to get snow, so I found myself in quite the festive mood.How long will it take me to set up tree?

Back to reality: it is October!
Definitely not used to the whole snow-before-Halloween thing, but it was fantastic to see this morning. I’ll never forget this morning, actually.

Fast-forward to this afternoon: the sun is high in the sky, and all of the snow has disappeared.

Colorado, you are crafty and awesome.