Hello from Dillon, CO
Sunday afternoon – March 17, 2019 (First post of this travelogue)
Pat and I are in Dillon with the Bergman family. Today we are watching granddaughter Madison ski race at Vail.
Last night we stayed at the Dillon Inn (Google map link).
Madison and Damon came up early Saturday so that Madison could do her training. Kelly and Molly picked us up around 2:00 PM and brought us here. The drive was not all that bad since it was fairly late in the day. Going home will most likely be a different story.
The snow is pretty deep wherever you look. Yesterday Damon pointed out a huge avalanche on the side of the mountain between Frisco and Breckenridge. This whole area had had a huge amount of snow this year and this has resulted in a record number of avalanches. There have been several closures of I 70 this year.
Today we left the motel around 6:30 and drove to Vail for the race. On the drive we saw a large number of avalanche slides including a couple that covered I 70 within the past few weeks. In the summer you don’t notice the slide “damage” but it is sure evident in the winter.
Madison is number 202 and all of the racers are girls. That give you an indication of how popular ski racing is. In her first race she placed second in her class and eleventh overall. I will be sending this before her second race, but we are hoping she does as well – hopefully better.
That is all for this trip.