I was able to enjoy another day on the slopes this past Saturday.  My friends (Rob and Ken) and I headed up early in the morning and decided to visit Keystone.  Even though we were on the road between 6:15 and 6:30, traffic was pretty bad.  So we opted for a close resort and made it to Keystone just after the lifts started turning at 8:30.  We all headed straight to the Outback and enjoyed some turns on the fresh powder, including a couple of hikes to the bowls for Rob and I.  The line quickly grew on the Outback lift, so we headed back toward the front of the resort and spent some time in the Windows, where we found even more powder stashes. It was a good day and I’m glad I was able to sneak out of the house for a few hours.

I forgot to bring my Garmin watch along.  However, Vail resorts has created this cool website this year that helps you track your vertical feet per day along with a season total.  Along with all of this, they have created pins that you can unlock by riding certain lifts or attending certain events, which adds some fun to the whole thing.  According to the EpicMix website I rode 17,526 vertical feet on Saturday. However I need to add to that some as we hiked four different times before starting our descents.  EpicMix just has sensors at the bottom of each lift, so all it knows is what lifts you rode that day, and uses that information to make other calculations.

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