Snowflakes

  • 2nd May 2014

Vail, Colorado is such a majestic place. When I went away with my family for a vacation I really didn’t prepare myself for the beauty I was going to experience. I started snow skiing in Australia the same time I learnt how to walk. My brother, sisters and I were put into ski competitions by the time we were 6 years old and every winter holiday there we were on the ski slopes of Thredbo, Mount Blue Cow, Perisher, Falls Creek. You name a mountain skiable in Australia and we have skied it. So in saying this we had our eyes set on new mountains to challenge ourselves with.

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From the minute we landed in Vail, Colorado on the small 60 seater my heart was pounding and I was excited. There was snow EVERYWHERE! I’ve seen snow before but never like this and it was FREEZING! The temperature was -7 degrees celsius and at night it was dropping down to -18 celsius. The snow was falling and it was just like being in a fairytale.

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As we drove into the village we noticed that the streets were heated, there was a real ice skating rink (not a man made one) and the people were so joyous and just as excited us we were. So if you are a PETA activist you wouldn’t of been impressed with because most people were cover head to toe in leather and fur.

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Now skiing and trying to take photos is difficult because my hand would near freeze off, not to meantion it’s quite dangerous, so the photos I was able to take are all from the various chair lifts and look out points or half way down a ski slopes.

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A quick photo with my brother and sisters before hitting the slopes.

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It’s a magical world.

By Tricia Centenera

Vintage fur jacket | Ray ban & Zara sunglasses | Peter Alexander thermal leopard pyjamas | SM Accessories scarf | Tony Bianco boots | ski outfit all from The North Face | Oakley goggles

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