Monday, November 12, 2012

Opening Day

Keystone opened up on Friday, November 2nd.  I took a rarely used personal day and joined Scott and two of our other friends up there for some snowboarding.  It was a blast.  The mountain was open from top to bottom, but only 1 run.  We did the run over and over and over again. 

Vail Resorts has a really neat program called Epic Mix.  The program essentially turns your season pass into a loyalty card (like a grocery store) and "tracks" what you do.  You can see how many vertical feet you traveled in a day, how many lifts and which runs you rode on.  There are also photographers stationed all over the mountain that take pictures of you and your group that link back to your pass.  Last year, each picture was $19.95 to purchase (ouch!)  This year, they have a new package that for $30, you get the digital file of unlimited pictures for the season! Needless to say, I thought that $30 was well worth it! 

This past weekend, we went up to Keystone again.  This time, we stayed overnight on Friday night in River Run Village so we were first on the mountain.  We ended up only riding for a few runs because it was SO packed.  No fun at all! After I got pushed over by a nasty skier and had the wind knocked out of me, we realized it was time to drink wine and sit in the hot tub instead :-) Scott was talking to ski patrol and was told that the resort expected over 6,000 people to be on the mountain riding the one run.  Eek! We are taking a snowboarding break until Keystone opens another lift. 

I spent Sunday working on the upstairs guest bathroom.  I will hopefully have some reveal pictures very soon! It looks like a completely different space already.

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