Winter Park with the Colorado Traveling Ducks

Winter week in the mountains for Zeb, Soapy Smith and JB Duck.   It is after Christmas so the Colorado Traveling Ducks hurry to Winter Park, Colorado for a week.   Back to Twin Rivers Condos, we check out this snow pile.

Snow pile and swirling clouds

Snow pile and swirling clouds

The clouds swirling in the sky are interesting to us.   Let’s head to Winter Park Resort.

We are here!

We are here!

The skiers and snowboarders test their skills.

Skiers and Snowboarders

Skiers and Snowboarders

We enjoy their fire pit.

To warm your feathers, or hands

To warm your feathers, or hands

Getting warm is always a good idea.   Winter Park Resort is a highlight of our week here, but let’s return to town and visit one of our favorite restaurants.   Today it is the Smokehouse BBQ for us.

SmokeHouse BBQ

SmokeHouse BBQ

This small locally owned restaurant specializes in smoked meat sandwiches, platters and baskets.   Featuring pork shoulder, chopped chicken thighs, homemade hot links, turkey breast, brisket and burnt ends, our taste buds begin to dance.   We decided on the Liftie, a sandwich of smoked, pulled pork shoulder, with cole slaw and french fries.

Liftie sandwich on Texas Toast. Delicious pulled pork

Liftie sandwich on Texas Toast. Delicious pulled pork

On the table we see the six sauces.   We try a few, all good, but Bucky’s Mild is the preferred today.   This is a really big sandwich.   This is one of the best pulled pork sandwiches we ever had.   Great pork flavor, mild sauce, warm and fresh.   Half of the sandwich comes home with us and our waitress, Bethany, also includes some Bucky’s Mild sauce.   Thanks Bethany.   Smokehouse, we will return.

Smoke House

Smoke House

Another day we enjoyed dinner at Randi’s.   Randi’s served us fresh trout with almonds.   Delicious.   We also had a turkey sandwich; also delicious.   At Twin Rivers Condos, the icicles are removed from the roof as is a couple feet of snow from the edge.   Thank you maintenance crew.   If the snow or icicles fell on us, it would hurt.   Here, in town, people are not usually walking along this building, so the icicles are not removed.

Huge and abundant icicles

Huge and abundant icicles

There are so many!   Beautiful to see and not a danger.   We love them.   Returning to our condo, we stop at the tubing hill.   Here come some people tubing.

Here they come!

Here they come!

This is a group of humans, each with individual tubes, but they hold hands to keep together.

Group of tubing humans

Group of tubing humans

Now Zeb and Soapy Smith try a tube.

Our first tubing experience

We love tubing

Every year we return to Winter Park for a week.   Every year we do many of the same things.   Every year we love it!   We hope you have favorite places which draw you back every year.   Familiar and fun are great!

More Fun at Winter Park Resort with Zeb and Soapy in 2015

Yesterday, I, Zeb the Duck and Soapy Smith Duck, took you to Winter Park Resort.

We are here!

We are here!

Today we will show you more of this great Resort.   After we left the ice skating pond, we saw this.

We like this musical instrument

We like this musical instrument

Humans can play this instrument and make music.   We ducks really like to hear the musical sounds.   Further into the Village, we reached the ski slopes.

Skiers and Snowboarders

Skiers and Snowboarders

We watched the skiers and snowboarders.   Here they are, coming down the slope.

Skiing down the hill

Skiing down the hill

We saw adults with regular length skis.

Adult size skis

Adult size skis

They we saw smaller humans with the shorter skis.

Shorter humans with shorter skis

Shorter humans with shorter skis

After the humans come down the hill, some of them head for the chair lift to go back to the top, and some remove the skis and snowboards while resting, eating or shopping.

Skis and snowboards are temporarily placed here

Skis and snowboards are temporarily placed here

There are many places to shop here.

We went inside these stores.   We saw great stuff

We went inside these stores. We saw great stuff

And there are condos in the same buildings.  That is very convenient for the humans.   Some humans want private skiing lessons, so this is the place.

Private lessons here.   And a resting area

Private lessons here. And a resting area

Or, this is also a great spot to just sit, rest and watch all the people.   Soon, many people are tired and finished for the day.   Now it is back to the parking lots to drive back to Denver, or to go to a condo and prepare to do it all again tomorrow.

Finished for today

Finished for today

Colorado is a great place for skiing and snowboarding, but we wanted to show you that there is so much more to do in Colorado’s mountains during the winter.   For more information, visit http://www.winterparkresort.com   We hope you enjoy Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this winter.

Winter Park Resort with Zeb and Soapy: Winter of 2015

Today, I Zeb the Duck and Soapy Smith Duck, went to Winter Park Resort.

We are here!

We are here!

This resort is so much more that just a ski resort.   Leaving the parking lot we decide to ride the Village Cabriolet.

We are going to ride on this

We are going to ride on this

This free sky ride takes us to the village.

We love riding over the snow

We love riding over the snow

From the sky ride we see the lanes for humans to ride in big inner tubes.

Humans go tubing here

Humans go tubing here

And look at this: another moving sidewalk to carry humans and tubes to the top for another ride.

Easy way to return to the top

Easy way to return to the top

This moving sidewalk is even enclosed.  Extra protection for rainy or snowy days. What a great idea!   Arriving in the village, we like this chair made from skis.

This chair announces the ski resort

This chair announces the ski resort

This wagon, and others, are for humans to carry tired children, tubes, skis snowboards, etc.

Everybody loves red wagons

Everybody loves red wagons

That is really convenient!   Isn’t this Coca Cola Bear just perfect?

Our friend!

Our friend!

We love him.   Snowboarders need a safe place to leave their snowboards while they rest, eat or shop.

For snowboards

For snowboards

Remember we are in the mountains in the winter and it is snowy and cold.

To warm your feathers, or hands

To warm your feathers, or hands

This fire pit feels nice, so warm and cozy.   This skating pond is wonderful for beginners.

To help new skaters keep they balance, or ride

To help new skaters keep they balance, or ride

Humans can ride on these, hold on to them for balance, or give the little humans a ride.   There are also experienced skaters on this pond.

Maybe some time we can ice-skate.

Maybe some time we can ice-skate.

There are so many more things to show you at the village at Winter Park Resort.   We will have more pictures tomorrow, even showing you some skiers and snowboarders.    See you tomorrow at Winter Park Resort.