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“Winter Skies on the Continental Divide” – New image from Pono Images is now also available for purchase on FineArtAmerica.com – you can see it here.
This image was shot this past winter back in Colorado. Perfect spring skiing day. I went up to Loveland Basin, the ski area I learned to ski at 40 years ago. One of the things that I loved growing up about Loveland was that it was a place for skiing. It’s not a resort. No condos, no nightlife. Just skiing. Now that I’m older, I do appreciate the resort environment. Always a good time getting together with friends after a great day of skiing for dinner and drinks. But I still prefer skiing for the sake of skiing. At Loveland, you’re at one of the highest ski areas in North America (yes, it’s Colorado – so feel free to also inject your favorite pot joke here – but when I say “high” – I mean altitude, not attitude).
Anyway, this past March, I took a day to go back to Loveland to ski. Conditions were perfect. Snow was a little crunchy, as they’d not had fresh snow in a couple of days. Within an hour or so of the lift’s opening, the snow softened up. A front was passing by to the south. And, at the top of Lift 9, known as “The Ridge” – elevation is 13,010 ft. This image – is that view. Looking south, you’re actually looking at mountains that are on the other side of the Continental Divide, and make up the A-Basin ski area. Another great place to ski. So, if you do enjoy a day of great powder, a beer at the top of Lift 2 at the Ptarmigan Lodge, and stellar views of the Colorado Rockies – go try Loveland. And, if you can’t, but still love the view – buy this image!