JANUARY 2007
SKI TRIP TO VAIL

 

The Group
Steve Bickham
Dave Fox
Vicki Fox
Peggi Yacovissi
Bill Yacovissi
Ellie Tombs
Nancy Boston
Kathy Sheneman
Cassie Meyer

Stayed at the 
Vail 21 Condominiums

 
After our traditional dinner at Don Pablos in Rochester, we flew to Denver and drove to Vail.  The Vail 21 condos had seen better days, but the location was unbeatable.
Steve had the loft bedroom with bath

A view of Bwana Run from the condo

Started on Monday with some runs in Lions Head, then over to the Meadows for the rest of the morning. 
After lunch Steve, Dave, and Bill skied the Back Bowls and the Blue Sky Area pretty hard
On Tuesday we headed to Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek. 
The Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch is an impressive place.  Vicki dreams of staying in the penthouse suite.
Slope side condos for people who really do have more money than they can spend.

Lunch was at the Ritz 

Vicki with Ritz the Wonder Dog who lives permanently at the hotel.  

I'm not sure what this dog did to deserve his plush lifestyle, saved 200 Norwegian children or something like that.

Wednesday was back to Vail and after a morning in Game Creek Bowl, lunch at the Two Elks Lodge.  

 

 

The lodge was burnt down by eco terrorists and rebuilt back to its original state. 

A good lunch was had by all.

After lunch it was time for the mandatory runs down China Bowl.

Peggi is getting a good start down the bowl.

Kathy is thinking hard about the festive decent.

Chicks on sticks!

Vicki and Nancy in China Bowl.

 

The Adventure Photographer was out on the slope to capture the moment. 

That night we had dinner at the lady's condo

The we cruised the avenue in Vail
Thursday Peggi, Steve, and Bill skied off the Wildflower lift then up to Two Elks for lunch.

After lunch Steve, Dave, and Bill skied the back bowls. 

The picture from Blue Sky shows the layout of the back bowls. 

To the left is Sunup Bowl, then Sundown Bowl.  Teacup Bowl is in front of the ridge blocking the bottoms of Sunup and Sundown. To the right of the picture is the left side of China Bowl, the Genghis Kahn slope, which may be one of the longest and steepest slopes in the world.

Steve and Bill finished the day skiing in Blue Sky Basin

The chute is a fun slope to ski.

That evening we went back into Vail to see Don Watson and others perform.

Stein finally showed up to sing back up vocals for Dave.
Steve did the high tenor on the Lion Sleeps Tonight.  The rest of the group sang back up from our seats.

Unfortunately I lost my voice to a cold so I couldn't get up to the mike for a solo.

Kathy and Cassie joined us after a while.

It's hard to explain exactly what is going on here but Kathy seems to be having a good time.

Friday we went to Breckenridge to be closer to Denver at the end of the day.

Spent the morning skiing the Peak 7.  Great blue cruiser runs.

In the afternoon the guys skied Peak 9 and Horseshoe Bowl.

After a bit of wandering in Breckenridge and some drinks we headed to Denver for the night for flights home the next morning.

THE END