Post #57 Lots of Skiing, and a few events sprinkled in between. HAPPY 2013!
From Dec 30th through January 6, I had the privilege of taking some trips to some ski areas that are aren't normally on my agenda....but it was fun to explore. In a week's time I went from Aspen, to Beaver Creek, to Vail, to Keystone, to Breckenridge, and finished with Steamboat on Sunday the 6th on an incredibly warm sunny January day. Of course I enjoyed the standard skiing in Vail's back bowls, which I visit often, and had lots of good powder around Christmas and new year's. Then I was able to ski with friends in some of the other resorts that I haven't visited in years. And I rounded things out in Steamboat with my good friends Chris Tomer, Leanne Cowell, and Jen Broome. Looking forward to skiing more in the coming months, but I will start climbing and skiing off 14ers soon!
Meanwhile, my schedule is about to get busy, starting off with an event at REI ENglewood Park Meadows on Wednesday Jan 9th 630pm for Sleeping on the Summits 14ers.
Then on Thursday Jan 10th 6pm, I am emceeing the Adventure Film Festival at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek, see the video below from TV8 Vail, and information to follow....and at 9pm, the after party event will be at the Dusty boot. A portion of the Sales from my book Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys will go to the VVCF and Youth Avalanche Funds. See you thursday!
Tune in in the coming weeks as I will be up climbing and skiing off of 14ers as the snow conditions improve.
BEAVER CREEK—Apex Mountain School, in collaboration with the Vail Valley Foundation’s Youth Foundation and Vilar Performing Arts Center, is proud to bring the 2013 Adventure Film Festival Tour to Beaver Creek on January 10, 2013.
Presented by Patagonia, the Boulder-based Adventure Film Festival will present a powerful collection of insightful and award-winning outdoor and environmental ﬁlms – taken from the best selections of the three-day festival this fall – at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 10 at 7pm.
Proceeds support Avalanche Awareness and Avalanche Education for Eagle County Youth, where participants learn life skills that include awareness, respect and working effectively in groups. These skills, together with a decision-making framework and instruction in winter backcountry travel, are instrumental in managing personal and group risk in avalanche terrain.
Doors open at 6pm, films start at 7pm, and raffle prizes and a special guest emcee are included in the evening’s activities. A package ticket is available which includes the film screening and an after-party on the VPAC stage with food and drinks and an additional raffle to help raise funds for youth avalanche education programs in Eagle County.
Tickets are available at www.vilarpac.org or by calling the VPAC box office at (970) 845-TIXS. Package tickets, which are $40 in advance and $45 at the door, get you general admission seating for the film screening, plus access to the on-stage post event party (includes food & beverage). Tickets for the film screening only are $25 for adults, $15 for youth. For more event information, search "Adventure Film Festival Vail" under “events” on Facebook.
The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, visit vvf.org. For more information on Apex Mountain School, visit