FEBRUARY 16, 2018
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
We drove up to Copper Mountain with the kids so that we could ski together and enjoy skiing with some of our friends. We had planned on meeting both the McDowell’s and the Jesters there. We were fortunate enough to leave early and missed a few accidents that the McDowell’s got stuck behind. They didn’t make it up to Copper until after 11:00am. We skied with the Jesters for most of the morning. We took them on American Flyer and then over to the Rendezvous and Sierra lifts. After skiing one run off each of those lifts we decided to ski all the way down the mountain so that we could eat lunch with Mike and Madeline. After lunch Madeline and I walked around Center Village while Mike and the girls skied together. The boys went off with some of their friends. Jen finally got a hold of me and we met in the village to hang out so she could decompress from her stressful morning drive. After an hour of chatting I got a call from the boys who were waiting at the car because they were done skiing. I dropped Madeline off to them and went up the American Eagle lift with Jen so that she could actually get some time on the snow. We did a few runs before meeting up with Mike and her son Cody. We did a few more runs and then headed to the car to go eat dinner at Silverthorne. We all ate at the Damn Brewery and actually only had to wait 10 minutes for all of us to be seated. By the time we were done eating the traffic had cleared and it was a relatively easy drive home after the section on I-70 where it was hard to see.
FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Mike and I were able to leave Madeline at home with Candace so that we could head up to Copper to go skiing together today. We met our friends the Egberts there and skied the morning with them. We skied some runs off of the Excelerator lift and then headed over to the American Flyer lift to go down American Flyer. They didn’t seem too impressed with runs that didn’t involve moguls so Mike and I ended up skiing by ourselves down American Flyer and Windsong and had a great time. We all ate lunch together at the T-Rex Grill and then went our separate ways. Mike and I did American Flyer a few more times before heading over to the Rendezvous lift so that we could check out the Copper Bowl. We skied down the blue Otobahn run with was basically a cat trail down to the bottom. We checked out the short black runs along the way and determined that with more snow they would be fun to ski down. We headed back up to the top of the Excelerator lift and then decided to head down the mountain.