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Keystone/Breckenridge, CO 27/JAN/02 - 30/JAN/02

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Keystone and Breckenridge

The flight there was at 7:30 am, so we had to leave the house at 5:00 am.  The only good part was that there was nobody at the airport at 5:00 am on a Sunday, so it took no time to get through security.  I think both Bruce and Christy got to meet the people with the rubber gloves.  Scott was on a different flight, but only a coupla gates away from ours, so we hung with him until our flight left.

On the interstate from Denver to Keystone, in Golden, a gasoline truck had overturned.   Our driver gave Greg directions for an alternate route from Boulder.   Apparently, it didn't take appreciably longer than the normal route.

Me 168 cm, Bruce 170? cm, Greg his own straight skis, Christy ???, Scott Warren 170 cm, Jacob ???.

Keystone Trail Map Keystone Night Skiing Map Breckinridge Trail Map

 

This year's condo from the slopes: CondoFromSlopeMarked_400.JPG (26623 bytes) Small
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Cats at night

The skiing conditions were Good Enough.  Not very cold, even at night.  Windy on only one day, and then only at the top of the mountain on one side.  It snowed a little on our last night.  We would have liked more fresh snow, but it wasn't too crusty on most of the mountain.

Since we arrived in the afternoon we got our skis and bought night skiing lift tickets:

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Christy's boots didn't fit very well. Looks like Christy and Bruce.  Not sure if that's Jacob with them.
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Just a shot from the lift Here's a snowboarder These two shots are a couple of skiers who are fading out of existence.   I'm not sure if they're related to Scats
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These might be a cat and some flood lights And this is a cat

While we were there, some unit from the 10th Special Forces was training.  So we saw all these guys skiing around in jungle camouflage, which looked a little out of place on the slopes.  I never did get a really good picture of them:

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I don't know if this guy was really injured, or if this was some sort of training exercise
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It didn't look like there was enough extra snow to build with
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Of course, the main reason for being there was the Speed Runs:

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67.1 mph 71.0 mph
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I like to ski
I like to ski a lot
I like to ski Real Fast
55.3 mph
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37 mph 46 mph
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42 mph
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Greg was dealing with his car.
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Christy trying to box Bruce
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Christy fell and got stuck doing the splits. Bruce walked up to help her out and they went back to his skis tandem
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The "Other" table
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It was snowing pretty hard Oops, snowflake covering Christy
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Bruce spraying.  The timing was a bit off This was a group of people out on the ice trying to pivot in a line.  It took them a few tries.
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Scott 21.4 mph Bruce 21.3 mph
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Bruce and Christy Greg Scott and Jacob Mighty looking really goofy
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Tongue test (didn't stick) Snowballs on wall
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Prolly only 150 people or so.  Only took about 20 mins to get through

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