Last week during Thanksgiving break Kelly and I headed out to Colorado with the Holderness Ski Team to hit the trails. We arrived in Denver on sunday and hung around the Denver International Airport (which we will probably never do again #DIAconspiracy), then after some skillful and strategic planning we fit all 48 bags into two vans! It was quite a feat. The drive from Denver to Keystone was beautiful and fun, but we ran into some more challenges when we couldn't find our condos. After some exploration, the girls found ourselves in our luxurious new home for the week. Our condo had 3 floors, a HUGE tv, and a hot tub. The boys on the other hand weren't so lucky in their one floor, two bedroom, one bathroom condo...with raccoons lingering outside. After about an hour of chaos and unnecessary confusion, we all found beds for ourselves. The next morning we headed out to Loveland for our first day of skiing. We had a blast being back on snow, despite the overwhelming amount of people we had to avoid. On the ride home we all hopped out of the van when we reached the continental divide, but when we returned to the van we saw that we were locked out! Luckily we were with two mastermind coaches (shout out to Jeff and Moody) who had us back inside it in no time.
The skiing was a blast. We started off at Loveland the first two days, then headed on over to A Basin. It was BEAUTIFUL there, and the snow was great. For thanksgiving we booted up in the living room and walked across the street to ski at Keystone. We bombarded down the mountain all day and had a wonderful time. It was extremely crowded though! Friday we went to Copper for some gate training. The new $4 million trail was superb. The snow was excellent, and it was fun to be back in gates, no matter how short the course was.
We enjoyed nice Apres ski everyday. You would often find us in the hot tub after dinner creating new bonds with eachother, and blossoming friendships. We also enjoyed galavanting around the Keystone Village, riding bulls, eating beaver tails, and finding $300 neckies. For thanksgiving dinner we headed to the Red MountainGrill for the Turkey Special...I had pizza. We all got twitters over the trip so follow our tweets!