With Beaver Creek's spectacular opening on Wednesday, the season has officially begun. Cookies, cocoa, and terrific snow conditions made for a perfect morning on the mountain. I jumped in line early for the Centennial Express lift, and got in a few hours of terrific turns before dashing off for a Thanksgiving celebration with my family. Beaver Creek's picturesque setting inspired me to drag my camera
out of my bag for photo after photo throughout the day. When I got home, I plugged in my camera out to find an error message that none of my shots had been saved.
My heart sank - but only for a moment.
EpicMix had my back.
After the terror subsided, I logged onto EpicMix.com to find my day captured in picture-perfect fashion. Stopping by the friendly EpicMix photographers on the way down the mountain has become a bit of a routine for me, and thankfully so. These eagle-eyed professionals have made it so quick and easy to capture and share my day that I had nearly forgotten how many great photos they had taken for me.
Now that all the resorts are open for the season, if you haven't taken a look at EpicMix, this is the perfect time. Holders of the Epic Pass, Epic Local, and hard-card RF passes can sign up here to get started. Sign up before your first trip out, and be sure to load the mobile application onto your iPhone or Android device to track your progress throughout your day on the slopes. Connect via Facebook and Twitter to share photos and pins with your friends, and to find other friends using EpicMix as well.
EpicMix is available in Colorado at Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek, and in California at Northstar and Heavenly.
With all these great locations now open for the season, I suggest taking a look at all the different pins available at each resort. Pins are awarded for various accomplishments throughout the season. For example, last week I surpassed 29,025 total vertical feet - the height of Mount Everest. This earned me the Everest pin, and quite a bit of jealousy from my Facebook friends and family in the Midwest still waiting for their first real snowfall.One pin that I've been waiting eagerly for the opportunity to conquer is the Day Tripper. Next week, I'll be heading to each of the Colorado resorts in one day and getting a few runs in at each. If I can make it to Beaver Creek, Vail, Breckenridge, and Keystone before the chairs stop turning, I'll be handsomely rewarded with a very nifty pin and an absolutely epic day. I'll be writing up a full report from my multi-mountain adventure next week, but until then, see you on the slopes!