I guess in order to teach you guys about snowboarding. I will actually have to prove I can snowboard. I will be doing that over these next several posts. In this post, I will be telling you about one of my best snowboarding trips…Aspen Mountain.
Over winter break, I took a week vacation to Colorado to visit one of my close friends. I figured we would spend maybe 1 day snowboarding at a local resort, but when I got there he told me his friend has just moved up to Aspen. When people talk about snowboarding in Apsen, it’s basically like a snowboarder’s heaven. The snow stays soft and powdery, because of how cold it is there. People often refer to Aspen as the creme of the crop. It’s one of the most popular places for snowboarders and skiers to visit. The only downside to snowboarding at Aspen is the amount of money you will spend to snowboard there. When my friend told me that we had a free place to stay up in Aspen – we were going up no matter what.
As soon as I got off the plane, got my bags, and meet up with my friend. We were already heading up to Aspen to spend the majority of my trip snowboarding. The only downside was that we needed to be back by Sunday for the Broncos game, but that was at the back of my mind. The weather forecast came on over the radio and they were calling for at least a foot of snow over the weekend. I felt like I either planned my trip perfectly or God was aligning the elements to make this trip one for the books.
It took us around 8 hours to get from Colorado International Airport all the way up to Aspen. I was exhausted from jet lag and being crammed in a car for 8 hours. We unloaded our stuff and then i passed out, so I could wake up for snowboarding the next day. It snowed around 6 inches that night and we woke up around 7 am to get first tracks. It took us only 20 minutes to get from my friends place up to snowmass mountain. We bought our snowboarding passes, strapped in, and took the chairlift up to the summit. The snow was absolutely amazing, it felt like you were gliding through the air on clouds. We snowboarded for half a day, because we planned to spend 3 more days snowboarding. It seemed like every day got better and better. It seemed like snow fell every night we were there and every day we were the first one’s up, creating first tracks in the untouched powder for other riders.
I’ll never forget snowboarding in Aspen. It’s something I recommend every serious rider should try at least once in their life. You may spend a lot of money trying to find a place to stay up in Aspen, but it will all be worth it.\
Final Note: Check back here, where I’ll tell you more about my snowboarding adventures.