Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring Skiing

Now that the days are beginning to lengthen and we are sliding toward spring, it's time to think about Spring Break and Spring Skiing.

No, I'm not talking about the "late season" conditions that involve plowing through a foot of mashed-potato snow. Powder hounds shouldn't despair: March is statistically the snowiest month in Colorado. But that snow frequently gives way to eye-popping blue skies that frame the snow-covered mountains so starkly you'd think God took a black magic marker to outline them.

Winter Park doesn't close until the third week of April, so you have plenty of time to get in some skiing during what traditionally have been the best conditions of the year.

And don't forget April--the second snowiest month! Admittedly, people from lower elevations find their thoughts turning toward golf and putting in a garden; in the high country, however, it's still a time for playing in the snow.

We hope you'll join us before it all starts to melt.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Snow and Bronco Glory

I love it when events come together.

The Broncos win the AFC championship, and it starts to snow in the mountains.

After over a week of glorious blue-bird skies, but without a flake of snow, we were just praying for the next storm to blow in.

And, wonder of wonders, just a few days before the Super Bowl, it starts snowing again in the Colorado mountains.

It's no secret that anybody in the tourist industry in Colorado prays and makes pagan sacrifice that it will snow a blizzard any time the Home Team is on TV.

And we're just so amused that this Super Bowl is gonna be played in New Jersey. In January.

Srsly? What was the NFL thinking?

But it's all good. The national media is emitting Cassandra-like cries about the game-day conditions.

Our thought: our Broncos are up to the challenge of New Jersey humidity.

In the meantime, we're looking for the high mountain tailgate party to end all tailgates at the High Mountain Lodge (indoors, of course).

The new snow that is falling about an inch an hour right now should make for awesome skiing conditions this weekend, and our weekend special should ensure that guests won't have to brave the freeway with tens of thousands of crazed Bronco fans trying to get back down to Denver on Sunday afternoon before kickoff.

Join us for the game: