Skiing the A-Basin, Colorado

My good friend Lauren is awesome and moved to Denver a few years back.  I am finally here to visit her and ski in the mountains.  For our first day in the mountains we are skiing the A-Basin (the Arapahoe Basin) because she had discounted lift tickets (always a plus to save a little $$$).

My ski buddies: Lauren, Katie, and Dave:


Top of the mountain: Lauren and I


I dress brightly so you can find me in the trees when i go missing.

Beer break #1 with some A-Basin brew:


Lauren preferred to have a bacon Bloody Mary break.


Ski buddies:


Then there were more beer breaks.

I am a so-so skier.  My form is terrible but Lauren gives private ski lessons in her spare time and used to be a ski instructor.  She gave me some pointers so I got a lot better today.  I am still a green and blue hill skier in Colorado but I was better than Dave 🙂

Other lesson learned today:  Skiing is about beer breaks as well.  The beer is so delicious here and you need to hydrate often up in the mountains.  Beer works for that, right? 🙂



Skiing the A-Basin was a fun place to go, away from a lot of the big and sometimes fancy crowds at Vail, Apsen, and Keystone. Give it a try if you have a long ski vacation in Colorado coming up soon.


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