A little more background...
I moved to the Vail Valley from New York City in the 90s. I skied and hiked and played in the mountains (and worked as an adventure sports journalist) for many years before we moved to Denver during the process of adopting our daughter. These days, we split our time between Denver on the Front Range and the Vail Valley, which is still our home in many ways.
Days on the mountain....it's quite an expansive playground!
Snowy afternoons in my old stomping grounds.
Hiking at dawn on Lake Creek...a routine from way back.
Of course, the dogs love playing in the snow as well!