The Ultimate Road Trip: Day Three - Ski Mag

The Ultimate Road Trip: Day Three

Just a month after the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver have concluded, the country's best downhill skiers will be competing at Whiteface in the quest for the national title. From March 20-23, Whiteface Lake Placid, for the second time, will play host to the U.S. Alpine Championships, which will feature members of the United States Ski Team as well as the leading up-and-coming racers competing in slalom, giant slalom and super G. Athletes scheduled to appear include U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn, U.S. Silver Medalist Julia Mancuso, U.S. Bronze Medalist Andrew Weibrecht and U.S. Olympians Ted Ligety and Steve Nyman among others.

Well, the toughest day in terms of travelling was over.Day 3-11 Hours 30 Minutes, 17,610 vertical feet
Well, the toughest day in terms of travelling was over. Now we had to conquer the toughest day of skiing. We had to ski eight resorts before the day was through.

Starting off from Glenwood Springs, we fought rush-hour traffic traveling into Aspen, knocking us right off schedule. We hit the four Aspen mountains just after a storm had come in over night and dropped six to eight inches of new snow onto the groomed trails.

Many trails later, we ended the day in Keystone with dinner at the tiny Ski Tip restaurant. We were all exhausted and experiencing some serious shin-bang. The pain subsided and the food, beer and wine tasted especially good now that we knew we were heading into the home stretch.

The Aspen Four
Beaver Creek
Arapahoe Basin