In February 2019, we had our 3rd annual ski trip — this year we decided to take on Breckenridge, Vail, and Keystone. All 3 resorts received around 300 inches of snowfall this season so the snow was immense and fluffy.
With the extra snow came cold weather. Most days it was in the teens so riding the chairlifts up was a bit frigid.
We decided to stay in Breckenridge because we could quickly ski Breck — Keystone and Vail are a short drive away. Our rental had a great view of the slopes and a nice hot tub to rest the sore muscles at the end of the day.
Here’s Tom Helderle getting ready to shred the mountain:
Skiing Vail was on our coldest day but we still shredded the back bowls. Breckenridge’s ski day was a bit warmer so we took advantage of some fast runs. Keystone has the steepest blue runs of all 3 resorts, we really enjoyed the barrelling down the mountain.
Last year a few friends and I started an annual ski trip tradition, beginning in Lake Tahoe. This year we decided on Breckenridge, Colorado and it did not disappoint. If you haven’t been to Breckenridge before, it is one of the coolest mountain towns around. It has a quaint yet hip vibe and incredible slopes.
This year one of our buddies brought along a GO PRO so we captured video of the trip. We were lucky to get about 8 to 10 inches of fresh powder the first night we arrived.
We stayed in a ski-in / ski-out home we found on AirBnB. It was well appointed and very convenient. We would wake up, have breakfast, put our skis on and hit the slopes without carrying skis to lifts — it was awesome.
The first day of skiing was fresh powder, I really enjoy that. The next day they groomed the slopes so we were able to play in both environments — how cool is that?
We skied all day both days only taking a small break for lunch.
As mentioned earlier, Breckenridge is a really cool mountain town. We found a great breakfast place and an incredible Italian restaurant. We also stumbled onto this shop that had precious gems — they had the largest selection of gems and fossils I’ve ever seen!
I’ll leave you with one last picture — of people taking pictures of people taking pictures…
My wife and sons gave me the best Father’s Day present I could have hoped for — a day on Lake Dillon. Lake Dillon is located just outside of Breckenridge Colorado and has incredible views. Mountain vistas and islands within the lake make this an ideal place for boating.
Renting a boat on Lake Dillon is surprisingly inexpensive. Our 2 hour rental set us back $115. The boat is an 18 foot runabout, perfect size for 4 people.
Skipper for the day
We cruised around the lake listening to my favorite album (Lucky Old Sun by Kenny Chesney) and my boys and I enjoyed a cigar.
Ryan enjoying a cigar
Best Father’s Day Ever!
We watched as the sailboats raced around the lake and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the water. It was a great day.
Sailboats on Lake Dillon
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There were sailboats racing by as we enjoyed a picnic lunch on the water. All in all, a great day!Brought to you by Flip Flop Software
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