Two consecutive closing weekends, first at Crested Butte and then Monarch. Crested Butte has always been a little rowdy on closing day and this year was no exception. It was also really good skiing!
Costumes and even sometimes nudity have been popular closing day antics at the Butte. This year it was a little chilly for streaking but the costumes were out in force.
At Monarch the following week it was more of the same. We had a warm day Saturday so we got the costumes out. I'm the hot dog.
Finally it was back to great skiing on Sunday at Monarch with 13.5" of new snow. Fun!
I took all these ski shots with my Pentax K-5 and DA 18-55 WR lens. It makes for a versatile and weather sealed rugged package I feel confident taking on the mountain.
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It seems to be off and running now. I shot this from the new Lupine Trail near Crested Butte. Fun (short) trail and the flowers were over the top!
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The reports weren't that impressive, 6" and 4" over two days but it was skiing much deeper than that. What fun! Here my friend Chris goes in deep after dropping a rock in Teocalli bowl.
I'm feeling a little sad it's almost over...
Edit to add: Crested Butte got another 13" the night after this. Wow!
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