Best ski holiday ever, EVER!.

By Posted in - Personal & Travel on January 24th, 2017 Aspen_holiday_015

At Chicago airport we had a complimentary breakfast in the United Polaris Lounge, because Corey is a premium frequent flyer. A lovely breakfast of oatmeal, fruit, scrambled eggs with bacon and … of course Bloody Mary´s!

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Above Denver no fog yet

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Too much fog at Aspen

The flight to Aspen normally takes 2 and a half hours, but because of the fog the pilot made 3 landing attempts, aborted at the last moment and finally he decided to fly to Grand Junction, where we had to go by bus to Aspen, which was another 2 and a half hours. But the view from the bus windows was gorgeous!

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Corey and Andreas in the bus

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A scenic tour to Aspen

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Arrived at Aspen airport

A shuttle from the Limelight Hotel picked us up. Our hotel was super! Big rooms, great service and near all the shops and the gondel lift of Aspen Mountain (Ajax). Shuttles from the hotel bring you to the slopes and even do pick up at SnowMass resort, a 40 minutes drive! And the official apres-ski-party of the Aspen Gay Ski Week was at our hotel …. how convenient!

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The Limelight Hotel

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Beautiful Aspen

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Walking through Aspen centre

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Albert´s gallery Maximillian

Aspen gay ski week Limelight wedding Gertjan Johan white party skiing snow our big move #ourbigmove Aspen gay ski week Limelight wedding Gertjan Johan white party skiing snow our big move #ourbigmove Aspen gay ski week Limelight wedding Gertjan Johan white party skiing snow our big move #ourbigmoveOn Monday we went to the mountain “Buttermilk”. Johan´s first day skiing outside ever! He had only taken two hours of private lessons at the Indoor Snow World Zoetermeer. Corey taught him some new things and said he was a natural talent and the rest of the week he called Johan “my prodigy”. Everybody who saw Johan ski, could not believe it was his first time!

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Buttermilk mountain

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Corey´s prodigy Johan

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And of course the food and apres ski is great!

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Great restaurant and crazy bar Cloud Nine

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Lunch at Cloud Nine

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Aspen gay ski week Limelight wedding Gertjan Johan white party skiing snow our big move #ourbigmoveMy next two blog stories are also about Aspen. The four Aspen girls we met at the wedding of Corey and Andreas in Amsterdam (and the Buddymoon which followed on Ibiza) organised a Aspen White Party for us on Thursday night and of course I want to tell you more about the Gay Ski Week.

But last but not least in this story some photos of the beautiful slopes of Aspen:

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  • Frances Levoleger - Reply

    January 25, 2017 at 02:05

    schitterende beelden van een heerlijke skivakantie etc., Veel plezier nog daar Love Ik geniet mee Heerlijk ruim en fijn america Safe trip en tot later

    • Gertjan & Johan - Reply

      January 26, 2017 at 00:32

      Bedankt Frances en leuk dat je ons volgt en altijd fijne comments plaatst! Dikke kus vanuit Bryce Canyon Utah

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