Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stuck in Aspen

The family and I headed up to Aspen for spring break on Saturday. We were planning 2 days of skiing, and the rest of the time I either had to work (it's the end of the quarter) or we did other activities (like the awesome Aspen rec center). So I looked at the weather report and changed our tuesday/wed. ski plan into Sunday/wed. I thought a nice warm day of skiing would be great for everyone. Boy was I wrong. They hadn't gotten any snow in a very long time, and it was either solid ice in the shade, or total slush in the sun. Bad call on my part. However, they got a big storm tuesday night, and wednesday skiing was some of the best I have ever had. There were times I had powder up to my knees, which is very cool except when you fall.
So now it's thursday morning, and our plan to drive back to Boulder is shot. We saw last night that a big storm was coming, but we thought we could get up early today and beat it. No such luck, as it's already beginning to hit here, and will be in full force on the front range by noon. We're talking up to almost 2 feet of snow in a matter of hours. Not worth the risk of being on the road. So, alas, we are stuck in Aspen until late Friday or Saturday. I guess I will just have to suffer.

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