A couple of weeks ago I photographed the Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games. The skating events were held at South Suburban Ice Arena in Denver while the skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing events were held at Copper Mountain.
Covering winter sports makes for long cold days of standing around on ice and snow but the rewards of heart warming pictures of both the athletes and volunteers are worth every frozen moment.
A couple of weeks ago we went on our annual 10th Mountain Division hut trip. This year we went to Margys Hut near Aspen with a group of 13 friends. It was a 6.5 mile ski/snowshoe trek and it took us about 5 hours! We used two snowmobiles to haul some of our gear/food/beverages etc. Still, it was a long, hard trip. The snowmobiles even got stuck several times in the deep snow and were tough to dig out.
Yesterday I combined three of my favorite things Weddings, Skiing and Valentine’s Day! Loveland Ski Area hosted their 20th Annual Marry Me & Ski Free Mountaintop Matrimony with 69 couples getting married or renewing their vows at 12,050′ elevation near the Continental Divide at Ptarmigan Roost Cabin.
Click here to see a short slideshow. Our annual 10th Mountain Division hut trip was last weekend. This year we went to Vance’s Cabin near Leadville, Colorado. The trail-head starts in the parking lot at Ski Cooper. I wasn’t able join the group on Friday because of an assignment in Denver so I headed up […]
Staring down the pipe of a 40 degree 100 foot long ski/snowboard jump as the sun set over Denver and the Rocky Mountains was the perfect place to be yesterday. All I had to do was wait for exactly the right moment and not go sliding head first down the hill into Civic Center Park.