Vasquez Ridge has some of the deepest powder stashes in Winter Park. When the rest of the mountain is shredded up, there’s still deep fluffy stuff here. You just have to head out into the trees to go find it.
We’re getting to the point where we can’t keep up with B-man under the pine trees. Yesterday, I caught up with him by stopping and listening. All I could hear was a kid belting out ‘Wrecking Ball’ while silently weaving through the pow pow. That was him.
My only complaint on this area so far is the insistence of Coloradoans* ignoring the Spanish language and Spanish history here. Hundreds of Spanish named places or words are all intentionally (?) mispronounced . The locals call this Vas-KWez ridge and emphasize the error. We’re not falling for it.
Colorado might be tied for the “Whitest Place I’ve Ever Been.’ And, I don’t mean the snow.
Sure, Winter Park attracts an international crowd and we even had an opportunity to speak Portuguese to some surprised Brazilians a few weeks back.
But, seriously… a valley – Salida – named by Spanish explorers after an exit point below a mountain pass is NOT pronounced Sa-LI-dah.