Ski trips West can be challenging as well as rewarding as we found out on our trip to Snowmass. We had 3-4 inches of snow every night which provided powder skiing at the higher elevations and softer conditions at the lower elevations. Everyone gave rave reviews for the skiing and the lodging amenities, as well as the ski-in, ski-out location and proximity to both Villages. Several of us experienced a true “Rocky Mountain High” when Bob B. and his “Belles” rode the Poma lift to the extreme summit at 12,585 feet.
We’d like to acknowledge Pat P., our long time member and former Ski Coordinator, for her recommendation of this trip to Snowmass and our stay at the Snowmass Mountain Chalet. In her own words, this time was “the best skiing I have had at Snowmass in many years.”
The combination of long-time and new members made for a very congenial group and we all enjoyed the fabulous skiing as well as the après-ski parties, meals out, shopping, etc.
The challenge we faced was the unprecedented closure of the entire ski area due to COVID-19, which cut our skiing short by two days. Happily, we were able to wrap up the trip and return home a day early, safely, and seemingly in good health. We unfortunately suffered one injury—Marge C. suffered a broken leg due to a mishap getting off a chair lift—and Lisa F. suffered a lengthy bout of altitude sickness. Marge is recovering well at home and Lisa is completely recovered by now.
Everyone is looking forward to next year!