Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge is one of Colorado's top ski areas. There's a huge complex for skiing in the Rocky Mountains, and the town itself is practically exactly the way you might picture a ski-based village. There are plenty of recreational opportunities year-round, such as snowmobiling, golf, rafting, etc.

But here's the catch: Breckenridge is up in the mountains. Way up. And you know what that means. It can snow at any time.

If you'll notice the date stamp in the bottom right corner of the above photo, you'll see 6-7-03. I woke up early one morning, looked outside at 6:30 a.m., and was greeted with three inches of snow. This is the view from outside of the hotel. As you can, it's beautiful, but a little surprising for a summer vacation.

By the way, the snow melted by 10 that morning as the temperature went back above freezing. Nice of the town to give us a winter welcome, even in June.

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