Arapahoe Basin is the only resort of the 35 in Colorado still open(and will potentially be open through July with the snow totals). Located about 20 minutes from Breckenridge, we rounded up the crew and headed up to A-Basin to camp and get first tracks on this killer storm.
Some of us still nursing sunburn(me particularly) from earlier in the week, we donned our winter gear, headed through the beach, and to the lift.
The weather came in fast and hard. The conditions were more like mid January. High winds, low visibility, and bottomless skiing. I think the quote of the weekend was "I can't believe its May!" And that wasn't just within our group, it floated through the parking lot, on the chair lifts. We even had someone pull up next to us at The Betty, roll down his window, and say, "Can you believe its May?!" then drive off to our cheers of this observation.
Wishing I could ski these conditions forever, the fact the Angel Fire Bike Park opening was only 3 days away convinced me that it was time to pack up and get on with summer.
The next post will be from New Mexico were I'm hoping there is more sun!