Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Oh what a trip! This is my fifth year of skiing and attending The Musicfest at Steamboat. Every year I  look forward to spending time with friends, listening to Texas Country music, and hitting the slopes. 

Our trip started off with some grocery shopping and our annual dinner outing to Beau Jo's for some Colorado style pizza. Steven and I always opt for the Mountain Pie with pepperoni. I leave the crust for the very end and add some honey to it, delish! 

Can you see that first day of skiing excitement on our faces? While we made the most of it, it was probably the worst skiing we've experienced. It hadn't snowed recently so the runs were icy and had very low coverage. I ended up hitting a large patch of ice and falling, hard. My goggles scratched up my face and my helmet definitely saved me. I heard a loud crack where my helmet hit the ice. Can you imagine if I wasn't wearing a helmet? Yikes! 

You can really see the lack of snow fall in this photo. The trees are green! I have only ever seen them while they were covered in snow. 

Thankfully we got some snow fall the next day and the skiing conditions improved greatly. We had a couple of friends who were new to skiing and we enjoyed showing them our tips and tricks. It was especially good practice for Steven since he wants to become a ski instructor when we retire. 

I love stopping to take in the scenery. Seeing the world from a mountain truly serves as a reminder of how beautiful life is.

While we usually take a break and have lunch in our condo (perks of a ski in ski out resort), we make it a point to get lunch out on the mountain at least once. We love skiing out to the Rendezvous food court and devouring a basket of chicken strips with french fries and onion rings. 

We got to see some great shows this year! I especially loved Cody Johnson's set in the big tent! We also got to see Stoney Larue and Wade Bowen for the Stargazers series at Thunderhead. Wade Bowen holds a special place in my heart since his song "Who I Am" was our first dance song at our wedding.

Can't wait to go back next year! 

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