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Colorado ski trip: Days 3 and 4, Breckenridge and Keystone

Exciting ski week so far! Except the sore knees and bruised shins. And I have a terrible sunburn/windburn from going all day long, three days in a row.

The weather here has been incredible. Warm – in the upper 30s to low 50s – and sunny. Today got very windy, but yesterday was all sunshine.

Ski lift at Breckenridge. For more pictures, click the photo.

We spent the 5th at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The last time I came out to Colorado, I remembered Breckenridge as a personal favorite. We didn’t hit as much of the advanced terrain as we have in past years. We didn’t even ride the T-bar once up to ski in the bowls towards the top of a few of the peaks.

Also, I had forgotten how big the ski resort is – covering four peaks, about 2,400 square acres of ski area, just a bit smaller than Copper Mountain, where we skied on the 4th. It was a great day, very sunny, very laid back after the hard skiing we did at Copper.

Skiers at Keystone. For more pictures, click the photo.

We skied at Keystone Ski Resort today. This morning was good, but after lunchtime, the wind started picking up, especially at the top of the mountain. To top it off, the ski lifts were running a little slow, and they kept swinging around in the wind. We chose Keystone over Vail and Breckenridge today because winds were gusting up to 40 mph there.

Anyway, it was my first time at Keystone, and I think it was a pretty good time. Overall, I have to say Copper is my favorite thus far – but I can’t complain about Breck or Keystone. Good half a week still left.

Featured photos are pictures I took at Breckenridge on March 5, and at Keystone today, March 6.

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