Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, April 19, 2010

My World Tuesday - Breckenridge Ski Area

The famous ski resort of Breckenridge is a couple of hours drive from our house, and I was up there recently (although not skiing this time). Here are a few pictures from the base area of one of the mountains (Peak 8 - the skiing spans peaks 7, 8, 9, and 10). The light was very flat so the shots weren't great, but here they are anyway. The first one shows a lift line at the base.
Next you can see the ski runs rising into the fog.
The highest lift reaches an altitude of 12,840 feet (3,910 m).
Here's an older lift rising into the distance.
And finally you can see a snowboarder in the air.
I can't wait to start skiing again next season - it's been a couple of years now but I'm ready to pick it up again! For interesting pieces of lots of different worlds, visit the My World Tuesday web site.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that's quite the crowd of skiers! Love the boarder catching some air too!

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  2. Great post for the day, Al! Love your photos as always and that is quite a crowd -- but as I remember that's not unusual! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  3. Do you still have snow in the mountains? I guess you must!

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  4. Beautiful shots of ski resort. That is lot of people having fun together.

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  5. I love all the colored parkas in snow shots like this! And, you really captured the action with the snowboarder...great shots despite the "flat light!"

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  6. It will surely be exciting to be skiing again. It's mostly warm here, we have a tropical climate. :-)

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  7. My goodness! That is one HIGH ski run! People must love it there! What amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing 'em!

    I hope you do post some pictures of the gnarly old trees you talked about! Trees are our friends, you know! LOL

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  8. Al: My daughter has skied there. My In-laws used to live in the Springs.

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  9. With all that snow, skiing must be really popular! Great shot from the lift! I went snowboarding for the first time last month and couldn't move the next day because I hurt all over ;D

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  10. Beautiful winter scenes but I am glad we are heading into spring here.

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  11. Very nice pictures ... I love to ski! And thanks for visiting!

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  12. Lots of snow and lots of action and fun! Its already spring and I can;t believe how much white powder there is.

    No wonder my blogger friend from Breckenridge left for Arizona today to find some wildflowers for a change.

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  13. Such majestic peaks! Great action shot of the snowboarder! Thanks for your comment on my MWT. Pleased to have helped you reconnect with your birthplace! I lived there 8 years so know it quite well, and took a lot of photos on my trip last week - so there may be more to interest you over the coming couple of weeks!
    Janice.

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  14. I`m so glad that the snow is gone here..
    Your pictures is wonderful and I love to skiing:-)
    Have a great day!

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  15. This is so beautiful !! I Would love to go there and live there for few days !!Very nice !!

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  16. I've never tried skiing... definitely looks like fun!:O

    Snowboarding too...!

    Ah, if only we had that much snow!

    ~~I love the photo on your previous post too! A good hike coupled with beautiful greenery...Makes me want to go on one!

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