An truly unbelievable day for snowshoeing in Keystone, Colo.

Aren Elliott in Keystone, Colo.
Aren Elliott in Keystone, Colo.

Today is one of those days when you say to yourself, “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

The “here” is Keystone, Colo., with my entire family. After a day of blizzard-like conditions but excellent skiing the weather cleared up today.

We headed over to the Nordic Center, to make some snowshoe tracks in the mountains. Our guide, Pat Taylor, knew everything about the area, and the kids absorbed all of it as if they were in class.

Which they were. More of a field trip, actually.

We’re absolutely smitten with Colorado at this time of year, and especially on a bluebird day like today. Even though it was cool, it felt warm outside because the air is bone-dry.

What I love the most about Keystone is the quiet. Once you get up into the mountains, you’re overcome by silence. No loud ski lifts. No cars. Just the sound of an occasional dog barking in the valley below.

It’s nice to be far away from everything, in such a magnificent place.

We’re leaving tomorrow, which is too bad. I could use a few more ski days here. Ah, maybe next time?

Christopher Elliott

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  • NotThatBrooklynGuy

    If you’re ever in Keystone again, I highly recommend you go to the ice skating lake. They use a Zamboni so it is nice and smooth. The experience of skating outdoors on a multi-acre lake surrounded by mountains is far beyond skating on a little indoor rink.

  • Thanks. I’ll add that to my “to do” list.

  • Keystone’s resort is a truly delightful place to be in Colorado. Their highly trained and motivated staff interact with guests in positive and eventful ways. The options are many and this time of year is a winter wonderland… Years ago, my family spent a week and I wrote a note thanking the GM for the personable and delightful time we enjoyed, his note back to me requesting to post my note in their employee publication was a nice surprise that convinced me Keystone is truly a great place to enjoy the Colorado spirit… And yes, my family and I now live in Colorado… it is a privilege to live here…

  • Mel65

    I’m ashamed to be so nitpicky, but as a former English teacher, the headline “An truly …day…” instead of “A truly…day…” is making me crazy.