This is one of my favorite photos from last year’s ski adventures. It was taken from the top of Arapahoe (A) Basin. I think we were heading into the Montezuma Bowl here. In the distance you can see either Keystone or Breckenridge ski resort as well. I was terrified of this resort. Skiing above tree-line on a cloudy day is disorienting. The light is flat and there aren’t trees separating one run from another. Earlier we had ridden up the insanely scary Palli lift and I came close to just breaking down at the top. For some reason, though, as soon as we skied over to this bowl, I calmed down. I relaxed, took a deep breath, and skied my first bowl. Then rode to the top and did it again. Sometimes it seems with adventurous sports, you have to stop and remind yourself that you are in control of the situation. When you finally do that, then you can stop and enjoy the views.
Trail: Rabbit Valley Rim Trail #8, Fruita, Colorado: http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/rabbit-valley-rim-trail-8.html Photo: chukt.