Ho, Ho, Ho, Happy Snow Year

Sugar-Frosted Trees at Telluride Ski Resort

Sugar-Frosted Trees at Telluride Ski Resort

Rainbow Snow and Cold

Rainbow Snow and Cold

Sunrise at T-ride

Sunrise at T-ride

Me in Telluride: One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

Me in Telluride: One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth

You can tell the snow has been great since I haven’t posted in a while. Here in Telluride, we’ve had thirteen feet of snow so far this year. It’s turning out to be an epic season for Colorado!

On My Drive to Work

On My Drive to Work

On Top of the Mountain Facing Palmyra Peak

On Top of the Mountain Facing Palmyra Peak

Seeforever

Seeforever

The bulk of it fell just before Christmas and as you can see from some of the photos in this post, my car was buried in the snow twice. (Thank goodness for burly and well-prepared boyfriends and local mountain folk that always appear eager to help out those in need, especially when it comes to a snow situation.) It also was hard getting out the door a few times.

Storm Clouds Over Ajax

Storm Clouds Over Ajax

Neighborhood View

Neighborhood View

My Faithful Old Beater Stuck in the Driveway

My Faithful Old Beater Stuck in the Driveway

Snowbank Plunge Due to a Way-Too Frosty Winshield

Snowbank Plunge Due to a Way-Too Frosty Windshield

Typical View Outside My Windshield

Better View Outside My Windshield

The temps have been super chilly, which has preserved the snow beautifully. For me though, it has made the string of long days working on the mountain as a ski instructor even more tiresome. The cold really zaps you, particularly when you’re outputting a 1000 watts in a lesson, something that’s very much the norm within Telluride Ski School.

The Telluride Ski Tree on Christmas

The Telluride Ski Tree on Christmas

View Outside the House on Christmas

View Outside the House on Christmas

My New Year's Eve Feast

My New Year’s Eve Feast

Thank goodness for cozy nights at home where I can eat and drink just about whatever I want due to so many calories being burned throughout the day. (There’s not much room for socializing, however, and on New Year’s Eve, in fact, I was too tired to even talk to my four cats. That’s a typical occurence and fortunately my resting up has paid off because unlike so many of the other hardworking people of Telluride, I have not fallen sick the way I normally do after every holiday period.)

Instructors Marching Off to Work After the Morning Meeting

Instructors Marching Off to Work After the Morning Meeting

Me and One of My Many Ski Instructor Buddies

Me and One of My Many Ski Instructor Buddies

Instructors Off to Work

Instructors Off to Work

These are quieter times now for most ski instructors yet January is a huge training month for those committed to upping their game. I’ve been busy training in T-ride and am looking forward to skiing Vail this week for a PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) clinic. No time to let the snow accumulate beneath my feet. In this magnificent El Nino year, it’s time to ski it out. Woo-hoo! Hope you’ll get in on some of this glorious Colorado skiing, too.

Ski Instructor Training

Ski Instructor Training

Working On My Turns

Working On My Turns

Patrol and Ski School: A Glorious Symbiotic Relationship

Patrol and Ski School: A Glorious Symbiotic Relationship

Hope you enjoy all my pics. I can tell you each image was even more spectacular in real life.

Happy Snow Season to All

Happy Snow Season to All

 
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