March 27th - April 3rd, 2004
This year (2004), our annual ski trip west took us to Aspen, Colorado. We
traveled with the T-Bird Ski Club
and, as always, the cost and accomodations couldn't be beat. We spent a week
staying at the Gant condos right in the town of Aspen at the bottom of Ajax
Mountain. Using that as a home base, we skied at Ajax, Snowmass, and Aspen
All in all, the trip was excellent. The conditions could have been better.
At the start of the week, fresh snow had fallen and the terrain was great.
Toward the end, several days of very warm temperatures turned the lower
portions of the hills into mush. As long as you stayed high though, you were
High points of the week were the accomodations at the Gant, the food both
cooked in and eaten out, and the moguls lesson we all took at Aspen Highlands.
Low points were the travel. American Airlines provided us with a comedy of
errors in both directions and it's unlikely I will make any effort to fly
with them again.