Colorado Ski Trip #2

Colby and I got back Monday night (err technically Tuesday morning) from a ski trip to Colorado to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. Colby spoiled me the whole week: He cooked all the meals, did all the dishes, and well, let me do absolutely nothing. Not only that, but the Lord totally spoiled us too: we had a free condo to stay in, upgraded seats on both flights, and an upgraded car rental. Yes please to all!

We stayed at Arrowhead in Beaver Creek and were not aware that half of the mountain would be closed, including the lift directly outside our condo (woops). We made the most of the situation, but changed our plans a little and decided to ski at Vail as well since so much of Beaver Creek was closed. We skied one day at Beaver Creek, two days at Vail, and the last day at Beaver Creek, covering 85,000 vertical feet, which I now know is ski talk for how much terrain we covered.

This was Colby’s second time to ski and he was improved so much since last year! The weather was great the first two days, but the third and fourth brought rain, sleet, snow, and little visibility and even with my hand warmers, it was pretty cold! Well, miserable. But, I was on vacation, so no need to complain.

Day 1 – Beaver Creek

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Day 2 – Vail

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Day 3 – Vail (Our Anniversary)

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Day 4 – Beaver Creek

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Day 5 – Nature Trail + Preserve

The last day we were super lazy. After a quiet morning, we walked along the Eagle Valley trail. After packing up our stuff, we left the mountains and headed for Denver where we went to the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge. It was super quiet and peaceful and we spent some time driving and walking around before heading to the airport.

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I didn’t start sharing our traveling adventures on the blog until the end of 2013, but you can see some of our vacations below as well as how to travel on a budget here.


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  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 08:45h, 13 April Reply

    You two are just the cutest.
    I love he spoiled you … as it should be! 🙂
    OK – I am loving your beige knit hat!!!!!!
    … I keep putting off snapchat… tell me what’s so great about it – I’m not sure I “get it” 🙂

  • Carissa Maul
    Posted at 09:18h, 13 April Reply

    I just LOVED these pictures and hearing about your wonderful trip! What a blessing to have such a wonderful spouse! So glad you had a great time!

  • Crystal
    Posted at 09:27h, 13 April Reply

    I loved following your trip on Snapchat and Instagram!! What a fun trip. And yay for getting spoiled. I hope you guys had the best anniversary. I’m not fluent in ski talk, but that sounds like a TON of ground covered!!! Great pictures. I love the “Whoa slow down cowboy” sign. Ha. You two are the cutest.

  • Helen @ Hel On Heels
    Posted at 10:33h, 13 April Reply

    Those pictures are amazing! It looks like you had a wonderful time. Y’all are the cutest.

  • Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    Posted at 11:46h, 13 April Reply

    This looks like such a fun trip! I love Colorado. 🙂

  • Angela
    Posted at 11:52h, 13 April Reply

    I have never been skiing. It looks like so much fun. Glad you had a great time!

  • Rebecca Hicks
    Posted at 12:46h, 13 April Reply

    I love Colorado and it looks like y’all had a blast! And you have a great hubby, spoiling you like that. So glad y’all had a fun anniversary.

  • Kara
    Posted at 14:33h, 13 April Reply

    looks like such a fun time!! happy anniversary you two! xoxo

  • Neely Moldovan
    Posted at 14:43h, 13 April Reply

    Im so glad you guys had such a great vacation!!

  • Susannah
    Posted at 18:15h, 13 April Reply

    Woohoo! Looks (and sounds) like a great time!!! <3

  • Dia
    Posted at 22:45h, 13 April Reply

    Looks like you had an amazing time, happy anniversary again. I’ve never been skiing but I really want to go to Colorado. Sounds like he did spoil you lol does he have a single brother lol jk

  • Kassi
    Posted at 23:23h, 13 April Reply

    What a fun anniversary!!! Happy five years! Glad to hear you were spoiled!

  • Justine Y @ Little Dove
    Posted at 00:47h, 14 April Reply

    What a fun anniversary trip! I especially love the part about him doing the cooking. 😉 I don’t know how to ski so I am always impressed by others, it looks hard to me.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 03:10h, 14 April Reply

    You two are the cutest! I’m so happy you were able to celebrate your anniversary in this way! ❤

  • Dani CC
    Posted at 08:42h, 14 April Reply

    Colorado is one of our fav places. Looks like you and the hubby had a wonderful time. So glad he spoiled you, you deserve it.

  • Kerry
    Posted at 13:17h, 14 April Reply

    Sounds like a fabulous vacation! You have a great hubby for spoiling you like that. You deserve it!

  • Amie
    Posted at 10:34h, 15 April Reply

    You two are a beautiful couple!! So glad you were able to go on this fun trip for your anniversary!

  • Becky Young
    Posted at 14:23h, 15 April Reply

    I am kind of mad at Beaver Creek lately. I blame Beaver Creek for my sweet husband almost dying a few months ago haha! I mean I know it’s not the ski resort’s fault that he fell in the backcountry and broke his ankle, which then lead to blood clots in his lungs….but it makes me feel better to blame them. HA! 🙂 Glad you had a fun time and got out of Colorado in time….we are getting 4 FEET of snow this weekend!!!!

  • Ali // The Ravenous Nomad
    Posted at 11:04h, 19 April Reply

    Great pictures! I was in Vail last summer, but I definitely need to get out there in the winter for some snowboarding!

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