Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, January 25, 2016

Copper Mountain

I went skiing for the first time in over 10 years on Saturday, thanks to a promotional season pass for Copper Mountain Resort. (All photos are taken with my old point-and-shoot camera as I didn't want to ski with the big one.)
It was a perfect blue-sky Colorado day and I couldn't imagine anything I'd rather be doing. I had an absolute blast and I'm sure I'll be out several more times this winter.
After a few rusty turns it all came back and it was like I never took a ten-year break.
Which way should I go? (For non-skiers, in the U.S.A. black-diamond runs are classified "most difficult" or "expert terrain"; the only higher classification is "experts only".)
Let's try some moguls.
I went down this run.
There were no cliffs, but a couple of moderately steep stretches.

23 comments:

  1. Yahoo! Good for you for getting back out there. I'm in Steamboat for a couple of days doing the same thing.

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  2. Great captures of a beautiful place!! Love those snowy mountains! Hope your week is off to a great start, Al!! Enjoy!

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  3. Hello, gorgeous views of the mountains. Some times I wish I was into skiing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  4. Hi Al,

    We have quite a few Blue Monday bloggers who live in CO, so I must agree that your blue sky is gorgeous! Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  5. So much beauty in that part of the world. Never would I get on skis tho even if younger. I admire those that do.

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  6. It must be a real thrill to be ski-ing down those slopes.

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  7. Oh what a beautiful blue-skied day to go skiing.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  8. Oh what fun and beautiful photography ~ I used to ski so glad you gave it a whirl this weekend ~ Changes your idea of winter altogether when one does a snow sport!
    Thanks for gorgeous photographic scenes! Glad you you enjoyed yourself.

    Wishing you peace in your week ~ ^_^

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  9. Such beautiful snowy peaks create a glorious landscape.

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  10. Sking is really exciting. But I have tried my hand only once.

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  11. Copper Mountain is a great place to ski, Al, and it looks like you had such a wonderful time! Your point and shoot took fabulous photos.

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  12. Been years since I've skied Copper Mountain, but remember having a good time there. I'm not great on double back diamond runs, but the rest aren't bad. Great photos.

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  13. We literally have totally different worlds, and i am still wishing to experience even just a little part of yours. I wonder if at this age my body can still acclimatize with it though.

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  14. How inviting with snow and blue skies!

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  15. gorgeous landscape and photos. when I see photos like that I wish I could ski.

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  16. Gorgeous captures all! It must be thrilling sliding down that.

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  17. so wonderful that your ability to ski came right back. sounds like you had a great time and gorgeous weather, yea.

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  18. I never was very good at skiing. One problem was my fear of going up on the chair lift. - Margy

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  19. Your photos are so bright and fresh that I can see why you had a good time!

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  20. Great photos, Al!
    Sounds you had a great time!

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  21. It is beautiful and wow, congratulations are definitely in order for picking up where you left off so long ago. Wonderful. Can't believe you were able to take pictures while skiing on those black diamond trails. Fabulous.

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  22. Good for you, Al. Looks like a beautiful day and not too crowded for a weekend. Glad you're back on the slopes! I haven't skied Copper since last Feb. It was bitter cold that day!

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