snow snow snow
We drove all day and at about 5pm had 40km to go when we reached a closed road.
The road is called Independence pass and it is closed during winter due to all the snow and the dangerous conditions. So we had to turn around and drive another 225km before we reached Aspen. There is snow everywhere and everything is completely white including the roads. On the way back to Aspen the temperatures dropped down to -18oC/-0.5oF crazy!
26, 27 and 28 Jan – On the 26th we just explored Aspen by foot. There are free buses running from the residential area into the main street of the town/ village. The buses also run between the four different ski fields which are really cool as you can go and explore Aspen free. Dan went snowboarding on Ajax and Snowmass mountain on the 27th and he really enjoyed snowboarding amongst the trees and powder.
The Red Bull annual X games started on the 28 Jan which we went and watched. It is really cool being amongst the world renowned winter X games. We watched some great female skiing and men’s snowboarding. We also watched the qualifying of the men’s snowmobiling which was awesome. We then went back to where we stay to buy a half price pizza at happy hour from Mezzalunis and then I bought some hand and toe warmers to help me get through standing on the snow watching the X games for hours. We went back to the X games and watched the semi finals of the men’s snowboarding and the final of the snowmobiling.
This lady gave out free hugs all day long to try and get into the guinness book of records - Dan and I participated by giving her a hug :-)
Thank you heaps to Madelein for allowing us to stay on her cozy sofa in the lounge - right infront of the t.v. with a view of the mountains. We forgot to get a photo with you before you headed out the door Mad so grabbed one off the wall for this picture!