In contrast to January’s outstanding start to winter, February has been mostly dry, characterized by the fleeting dusting every few days in the northern mountains. Still, with a well above average snow pack, that’s really all we’ve needed to maintain great conditions. Coupled with some blood, sweat, tears and some insider info (thanks Alex) we were able to find some of the only remaining un-tracked powder in Vail. We sure did make the best of it.
Having cut our teeth on an epic East Coast winter, we decided it was high time for a pilgrimage out west. Early in the winter I signed up for email alerts from Travelzoo. This has turned out to be a great investment. Some time in February, I spotted round trip tickets to Denver for $128!!! (I speculate that the airlines couldn’t fill planes leaving Boston for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, hence the outlandishly low price.)