This past weekend, Michael and I had the awesome opportunity to go to the Winter X Games in Aspen. We were super pumped!
One of the best parts of the trip was that there is a direct DFW-Aspen flight, which shaves half of a day off of driving from the Denver airport. It was a tiny little plane – only 23 rows of seats – but we’ll take it.
We arrived on Thursday afternoon and breathed in that mountain air.
After collecting our luggage, we headed to the St Regis to check in and get our X Games badges. Not bad accommodations, I must say.Then we headed downstairs for the welcome reception.
We called it an early night. We thought we’d get great sleep, but we didn’t realize we had a humidifier in our room so it was super dry!
The next day we woke up to beautiful snowfall…and altitude-related headaches! Mike took some Excedrin and slept it off while I worked a bit.
Once we felt better, we headed out to the X Games to see what it was about.
We got a tour of the grounds which was really interesting…except to get to the top, we had to ride in a cage tacked on the back of a snowcat. Safe?
Just a casual ski down…Our tour guide told us he was great at taking a ‘gram-worthy photo so we let him work his magic…which continued at the bottom of the mountain in front of the half pipe.
We headed back to the hotel in the late afternoon and changed to get ready for dinner. I took zero pictures but we went to Aspen Kitchen which was delicious!
The next morning we headed to the spa for massages and a round at the oxygen bar. As you can imagine, the spa at the St Regis was pretty swank. Feeling refreshed, we headed back to the X Games for lunch and some games watching.
We took a short break back at the hotel before heading back for the evening for dinner, a couple of concerts – Method Man/Redman and LCD Soundsystem – and some sweet halfpipe action.
Between my frequent bathroom breaks and selfies, I lost my gloves. Small price to pay.
Sunday morning we peeled ourselves out of bed and had brunch before heading to the airport. Mike took the leisurely direct flight back to Dallas while I took a puddle jumper to Denver to spend a few days in Boulder for work.
If only we could live like that every weekend! It was amazing and we’re so grateful to our parents (Mike’s came in to watch the girls over the weekend) to be super babysitters while we were living the high life.