telluride ski trip : day 3 recap

Yesterday was a great day of skiing. Justin and I hit some great runs in the morning and the rest of the family (other than my mom and brother) joined us in the afternoon. My mom is planning on skiing tomorrow as she has finally kicked her sickness!
My brother left to spend a few days in Denver with some friends, so it was just a quick trip for him.

Day 3 : [Ski Trip] Top 5 Moments!

1. I purchased some mittens so my hand-warmers would actually be able to warm my fingers instead of my palms. It was one of the best decisions of my life.

2. We got in some great tree skiing this afternoon!

3. We made it to one of the highest runs in Telluride called “See Forever”, where you can literally see for miles and miles. It’s absolutely stunning. I felt so small on top of the huge, huge mountains. The views were outstanding.

4. My family sat around the dinner table 2 hours after we all finished eating just talking. It was really nice.

5. During dinner clean up, a biscuit food fight began and migrated to my sisters’ bedroom. Evidence here. We’re young at heart. 

We’ve got two more days of skiing ahead! We’re planning on snowboarding again on the last day–and that was strategically chosen because if any injuries occur, it will be at the end of the trip. Although we hope it’s nothing more than a few bruises!

The ski trip has fallen on this last week of 2012, so I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to really reflect on this year and process my thoughts. I’ve got some new ideas for 2013, and I’m hoping to share them with you next week! 


  1. says

    Living within a hours drive to world class mountains, Whistler, Blackcomb, Mt. Baker…. This list can go on and on. You’d think I would ski, but haven’t been on the slopes in…. Twenty years? Reading your blog about your trip makes me miss going. Too bad the soon to be hubby isn’t interested. :-( looking forward to reading you in 2013.

    Happy New Year. :-)

  2. says

    Kate! Looking at your photos it just occured to me that you are the perfect person to ask this question of: WHAT in the world do I do with my hair while skiing??! My family goes on a week long ski trip just about ever year, and I am constantly stumped as to what to do with my hair. I am not looking for a fancy style, but I would at least like to look presentable, maybe even cute, after I take off my stupid hat! Any suggestions?

  3. says

    I want to know how you style your hair when you go skiing! I never know what to do. I know theres probably not much you can do but I just always get so tired of hat hair.

  4. says

    OH MY GOODNESS! Telluride is honest to goodness one of my absolute favorite places on earth. Love skiing there! I was just talking to my husband about planning a trip there for sometime in the next year.

  5. says

    I love that you shared with us your ski trip! I LOVE to ski and can’t wait to make it to ski in Telluride one of these seasons! Thank you for the great pictures and it makes me want to go skiing RIGHT NOW!
    Charlie from Lipstick & Lemon Drops

  6. says

    Mittens are the best!

    And for the ladies asking how to wear your hair while skiiing: I put mine into braided pigtails, with no hair tie at the top of the braid. That keeps my hair managed & untangled from the wind, off my ears & neck (I can’t *stand* that! >_<), & leaves no pressure points on my scalp under the helmet. And who can deny the adorableness of waist-long braided pigtails, right? This year, I put my husband’s hair in a single braid down the back center after he grumbled about tangles. His hair is down to the bottom of his shoulderblades. My 9-year-old niece requested I French braid her hair when she went out for her snowboarding lesson. I love braids! :)

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