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2019-04-13  
2013-09-08  
Arapahoe Basin, CO
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Arapahoe Basin, CO 
Arapahoe Basin, CO
 
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RickVincent
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My first snow-skiing experience in Colorado was certainly worthy. My wife and I flew into Denver to visit her son for a weekend. I had no expectations to ski. No gear, no prep, nothing. Even the flight we took was basic economy. No overhead carry-on, just a small backpack of clothes for two days.

When we got there Friday night, Chris and his friends started talking about tailgating at A-Basin ski resort. Sounded fun, but who would want to go to a ski resort and not ski. That is when Chris offered to loan me some gear and a ski pass. We are same virtually same size in clothes and shoe size, so it all worked out. I was going skiing.

Fun atmosphere as the serious tailgaters arrived early for the free parking lot (the beach). We drank some beers (yes at 7 in the morning). Set up our tent, chairs, grill and table. Some in our group relaxed, others played games (badminton, cornhole), talked with other tailgaters. I strapped into a pair of boots and went skiing.

Great soft groom on every run. I covered as many as I could until I was completely whipped. Took a break back at the tailgate then went back for more. We cleared out early, around 12:30pm and made our way back into Denver to prepare for the rest of our day's plans.
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