LIfe at High Altitude in Colorado

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

-Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ski Season Begins, Breckenridge - Skywatch


Sunny skies in Breckenridge for a week.

Peak 8

The ski resort opened on November 8.


Our Grandchildren are the third generation of our family to ski.
From young to old, we're having fun!

Peak 10 

Let it snow!

54 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I can imagine all three smiling generations greeting the season's opening.

Stanley Hattman said...

Wow!! Helluva sky! So deep a blue -- did you have a polarizing filter on the lens or was the color enhanced post-processing? In any event, eye popping! BTW-- are you the fox in the orange ski jacket?

Sandra said...

Well it certainly looks as though you're having fun! How great that all the grandchildren enjoy skiing as soon as they are big enough! I never took to this sport at all, but I did enjoy the cross-country skiing and then took up Nordic pole walking! Enjoy yourselves! You're in the right place for snow!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of skiing.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of skiing. Very cool.

ladyfi said...

I bet all that skiing keeps you all very fit! Lovely blue skies and white snow. Lovely! Enjoy.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and what fun to look forward to!! I love it!! Enjoy indeed!! Have a great weekend!!

jyothisdayout said...

Lovely skies and what fun. :)

Lina Gustina said...

Skiing is a great family bonding. Wonderful skies.
Thanks for dropping by :)
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Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The sky in the first photo is gorgeous! Have fun!

Indrani said...

That is so exciting!
have fun!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You enjoy!!! Me...I'll take the cold front we had move in yesterday...and return temps of mid-70s today. Balmy winters after 40+ years of Colorado winters was/is/has been enough for me. LOL

Cynthia said...

How fun that you can ski with your grandchildren! I noticed the local ski hill was making snow here this week, too. I snowshoe and cross country ski so it will be awhile before there is enough snow in the woods.

Arkansas Patti said...

That first picture should hang in the chamber of commerce office. I so enjoy this season for I get to enjoy vicariously what I am to chicken to try. Its not the skiing that gives me pause but riding those darn ski lifts to get to the slopes. Sigh.

Granny Annie said...

I would truly enjoy the scenery but am not pulled by the act of skiing. More by the act of seeing. lol How wonderful that you enjoy the sport.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Fun, fun, fun. What a thrill to ski with Grandkids. Beautiful skies also.

Nancy Claeys said...

The sky in your first photo is breath-taking! Always great to see you and your grands. :)

Olga said...

I can feel the cold, clean air in my lungs. You have passed on a healthy life style.

Jeanie said...

Blue skies, big smiles! Now THAT is the kind of post I love to see! Keep having fun!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great sky shots ~ and beautiful area ~ fun skiiing ~ carol, xxx

ps. not sure previous comment went through

Jeanie said...

Beautiful Barb. The blue sky is stunning. I don't know how much skiing I will get to do this year, but I expect it will be mostly with my little grandkids who are just learning instead of trying to keep up with the older kids.

Kerri Farley said...

Gorgeous shots! and it does look like FUN!! (although I have never done it)

stardust said...

Beautiful photos of snow-covered landscape and family pleasure. There’s nothing so exciting like a snow day. If it snowed in Nara, I’d be busy to have fun as much as possible. On the contrary, there’s nothing so depressing like freezing rain. Today’s morning was so, but it’s going to be fine. You look so nice in your red jacket, Barb.

Yoko

Janie said...

A couple of the Salt Lake resorts are open. Looks like lots of good family fun!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I cant believe how much snow you have! Looks like you and your family are having a great time!

Catherine said...

Wow, great image of the snow-capped mountains and deep blue sky! Looks like you're having a fabulous time with your granddaughter, no wonder you're so fit - all that hiking and skiing :)

Diane AZ said...

How beautiful, and it looks like so much fun! Enjoy the season!

Buttons said...

Oh I have to admit I am a little jealous that is a beautiful place. I do not ski but love snowshoeing in the elements. Grandchildren are the best I cannot wait to have some:) B

Terri Buster said...

Looks like great fun!

Jana said...

simply breathtaking the sky on the first shot!!!! have FUN:-) greetings from wet-sunny-windy-wet tulipland...

gina said...

What fun to share your love of skiing with your grandchildren! You are in the right place -- it looks beautiful. I enjoy cross country skiing, and am hoping for some good snow in the mountains this year.

Hildred said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous header, Barb!!! Happy to see you all back skiing - winter has a lot of magical moments and there you are, living in the middle of them!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That first picture does not even look real, it is so amazing! It looks as if it is from a movie! :)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that snow is so bright. hope you had great sunglasses. love the ski lift shot ... enjoy the lighting. ( :

Filip Demuinck said...

I can see you are already enjoying it. Super first picture is it HDR?

Greetings,
Filip

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You are a family of true Coloradoans! Beautiful shots. Your header shot is so amazing.

Pam :) said...

I love looking at your snowy scenes. Three generations of snow loving skiers makes for great fun :)
Enjoy yourselves!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I could so do with a bucket of snow here at the moment!

I love it as winter sets in at your place Barb, truly it is a winter wonderland and so utterly beautiful.

Great shots of you and the grandies hitting the slopes!

Your header had me gaping - stunning.

Lisa RedWillow said...

and I love all the photos. So Grand

Lisa RedWillow said...

Have an exciting time with family. . Im not sure if my comments are going in ore not. . Take care Barb and Please Be Careful.

Deb Shucka said...

I love how happy you look! We still have flowers blooming here, and I go into winter hoping for no snow at all. I appreciate getting to enjoy its beauty through your pictures. :-)

Red Rose. said...

Hi, Barb!
It is amazing ! You have already started skiing! Many skiers in Japan might rush to your mountain if they see your photos. You can enjoy seeing the beautiful sky and skiing! You look so good in a red jacket.
I am a late visitor. I have been quite busy at our house. I am going to write, Barb.
Enjoy skiing and take care!
Tomoko

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery and lovely shots. There is no snow here, I do love to see the photos though! Have a happy week!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is something that I never learned to do though we do get snow here...Lovely Photos! FUN! :)

susanvg said...

Looks like great family fun! I'm more the snowshoe type:-)

upwoods said...

I can see by the smiles that you're all enjoying another season on skimming downhill on those skis...

KB Bear said...

It looks wonderful, and like you're having a tremendous time skiing with the young grandkids!

diane b said...

What fun and so different to here. have a good break.

Maria said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you too Barb!
I'm trying to get back into blogging...it's been since May!
I have missed the online community ...There's a lot of spirit out here!

Wishing you and your family joy-filled times!
Blessings always,
~ Maria

Anita said...

I have NEVER skied. Can you believe that? Every year, I say that I'm going and I never do. Maybe this winter. Hmmm... :)
Happy Thanksgiving, Barb! See you on the other side of December.

becky said...

Well HELLO BARB! I am just getting off work & wanted to stop by & wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! It's been a long time & of course I have not been blogging for a couple of months now, but I've been thinking about you & I just wanted to say hi & hope you are well. Good for you, skiing already!!!
Take care, enjoy your time off from blogging & wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with joy.

retriever said...

Wonderfull fotos , have a nice advent.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

What (cold) fun!
Love your Christmas gift list (following post), the very best kind which never wear out or become broken.

Margie said...

Merry Christmas Barb.
See you in the New Year.

Loved these shots.
Hope you are having a great break.