Winter Adventures

I apologize for my hiatus from the blog. I didn’t run very much after Moab because I really needed a solid break from running, but as soon as the new year hit I realized how much I missed it. I’ve started doing some short runs once or twice a week to get ready for this running season. I am signed up for my first marathon and my first ultramarathon. Leadville Marathon in June and Squamish 50k in August. My serious training will begin in March, for now I am just doing some maintenance runs.

I haven’t just been sitting around doing nothing though! I bought a splitboard this fall and have been skinning up resort and dabbling in the backcountry. I’ve also been riding on resort a lot at Keystone and A-basin and I’ve even been rock climbing in Golden a couple of days. Winter has been treating me well and so I promise to post updates more often about my adventures.

For now, here are some photos from this winter so far

Black Mountain Lodge, Arapahoe Basin I’ve had some beautiful days at A-basin this year including one 19+” pow day that was one of the best so far in my life!
Dry Gulch with Matt pointing at what we just skied. This was my first real backcountry tour day. It was a lot of fun with some fresh powder turns! 
Matt and I went on an early morning adventure on my first day at the Baldy Trees. It’s a great place to take the dogs!
Elizabeth, Ginny, Shea and I on the way to Baldy Trees. Photo: David Ashe
Shea on a solo day at Baldy.

I had to say goodbye to the volvo when this happened:


But then this happened:

I love my Subie!
Beautiful morning on a solo skin up Keystone.
My mom came to visit for Christmas and we got some quality skiing time together!
Our 16 foot tall Christmas tree!
Christmas day XC skiing! Such a great group of people to spend Christmas with. Photo: Jamie Solberg
Black Diamond sponsored Christmas at our house this year!
Riding down Erickson Bowl at Keystone. Super steep and so much pow! Photo: David Ashe
View of Erickson Bowl, from the outback. We skied between those two rock outcrops, it was an amazing day.
My 2nd run since Moab, it was snowing and I was happy to be out getting some running in! #selfie
This is from yesterday we climbed at North Table in Golden and I actually felt pretty good for not climbing since the fall. This was on a 5.9 called Resident Bush. Photo: Frank Bowman (Check out his blog at And click on the photo to see his recap and photos from the day.

That’s pretty much my winter so far in a nutshell. More to come soon!!