Mountain #3 of #EpicRace -- Keystone

Monday, November 25, 2013

We started our 2nd day in Colorado by heading to Keystone Resort and checking out their slopes for the day. The Village looks so cute and I would love to have more time to explore the next time we come back. I also loved that they had little wagons to help carry all of your skis/gear to the slopes from the parking lot. I saw so many families with little kids piled in the wagons with all the skis -- what an easy way to get kids in ski boots from point A to point B without it taking hours! We decided to get all of our checkpoints done first so we were "free" for the rest of the day so we could hang out with Eric from the Vail Resorts video team and Kaylin Richardson, 2x Olympic athlete!

Kaylin is our age and competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She's also had several US National Championships and competed in the World Cup. Kaylin's competed and held titles in the Downhill, Slalom, and Combined. Her current "home" mountain is The Canyons in Park City, Utah which Dave and I are excited to ski on Saturday. She's even in the Warren Miller films "Flow State" and "Ticket to Ride." To say she's an amazing skier is an understatement.

We met Kaylin and Eric at the top of the River Run Gondola for some filming for a new episode of the EpicRace video series. Both Kaylin and Eric were really nice and fun to hang out with. Plus, skiing with a professional skier definitely makes you ski faster and better than you normally do! Getting to ski with Kaylin was definitely one of the highlights of the EpicRace so far. We skied with them for about 2 hours while we shot some footage of us all skiing and we did an interview sitting in the snow. We had an absolute blast and can't wait to meet up with them again along the way. Hopefully we can show them around our home mountain of Heavenly when we get back to Tahoe!

Just another day of filming in the snow!

On to the actual requirements of the race... For the photo/video challenge at Keystone, I decided to complete the following items.  Dave and I did our own today to save a bit of time transferring files back and forth between our phones to get the items uploaded before we met up with Eric and Kaylin.

1) Take a photo/video that has one of Keystone's two gondolas (River Run or Outpost) in the background.

Outpost Gondola in the background.
2) Enjoy the sights and sounds of Keystone from the Keytop Overlook Deck on Dercum Mountain.

3) Head to the top of Mozart Trail and take a photo/video with North Peak in the backdrop.

Once again, another resort I can't wait to come back and really explore.  We're trying to pace ourselves since we have 9 straight days of skiing and don't want to burn out by overdoing it just yet. So for now, just hitting up half days so we can work in the afternoon, and making mental notes of all the places I can't wait to come back to in January!

1 comment:

  1. Looking great girlie! Saw Ticket To Ride! How awesome you got to hang out with her!


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