Category: Fall

Vail Ski & Snowboard Swap and Moose Family Reunion
Vail Ski & Snowboard Swap and Moose Family Reunion

We just got back from the 45th Annual Ski and Snowboard Swap in Vail. There was so much awesome gear there. I got a cool new helmet, blue of course and some great ski socks. My dad and stepmom got cross country skis but I’m not sure why they want to ski across the county. That sounds crazy to me. My dad says that the swap benefits Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. He told me just like our Book, “Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure – Beaver Creek 2015” benefits the Youth Foundation. Both Mort and I said that was cool.


When we first got to the Dobson Ice Arena, in Lionshead we had to wait in line. We were so excited to see all of the new ski equipment that we imagined ourselves with our new skis practicing all of our winter tricks. I hope I get a snowboard this year. I’m a really good snowboarder you know. Actually, I know I’m going to be really good, but I have never tried it. But my dad says I can this year!!! Whoopee.


Well wouldn’t you know, when we were waiting in line we ran into Mort’s cousin, Manny and his Aunt Maisy. It was a blast! Manny is so big, so we climbed on up and played with him for awhile.


Manny the Moose and Aunt Maisy were hungry so they sat down and ate some grass. I’m not sure why they ate grass when there is perfectly good pizza in Lionshead and Vail. Mort and I were hungry also. So we gobbled up some yummy pizza that we got from the Blue Moose in Lionshead.


Before they headed out, we said goodbye. It was weird how so many people stopped to look at them when they were leaving. You know the funny thing is that we were looking at the guy carrying the cool skateboard. That was AWESOME! You know I am really good at skateboarding. Mort likes to scooter better. We rock the skate park. It is so much fun.  EliMort_Skateboarder_Moose.F14

It’s a Bear! Eli and Mort Checking out the Wildlife Getting Ready for 2015 World Championships
It’s a Bear! Eli and Mort Checking out the Wildlife Getting Ready for 2015 World Championships

So Mort and I were playing with our friends in Eagle. We were talking about all of the great athletes that are getting ready to come to Beaver Creek for the Championships but we didn’t realize that Mort’s friend Bobby the bear was here also! Mort was so excited to see his old friend.

I hung back because my dad always told me to stay away from bears. So I let Mort catch up with his friend. Turns out Bobby the Bear was eating berries from the tree. Mort liked the berries also. But my dad told me the berries weren’t the kind that kids eat.

It was fun. Mort thought so too. So did Bobbi the bear.

Eli and Mort – September 30, 2014 Snow on Beaver Creek

HOLY COW! Mort and I decided to hike up Beaver Creek today because someone said there was snow. Well, guess what….There is!

Just a little snow and we can’t actually ski yet but it was fun to play in it and we actually threw snowballs at each other. I made a snow angel and Mort made a moose angel. We were cold.

Guess what! we also watched the hard workers work on the new Gondola/Chairlift that they are putting up in Beaver Creek. I can’t wait to ride up that new lift. I say we are going to get in the Gondola but Mort says that our first ride will be on the chair part. Either way, it’s going to be AWESOME.

We are just counting down the days until opening day. If dad lets us we will sleep out so we can get the first chair. But I bet he won’t because of school.

Eli and Mort See Fall Colors in Vail
Eli and Mort See Fall Colors in Vail

Wow! Fall in Vail is AWESOME! We tagged along with Elyssa, Ken, Heath and Will.  What a great time. I’ve never seen such a bright yellow Aspen leaf in my life. We hiked up Vail Mountain a little bit. We saw mountain bikers “flying down the single track.” Well at least that is what Ken said they were doing.

Have you ever seen the beautiful leaves in Vail and Beaver Creek? We are waiting for the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek. We can’t wait. But until then we are having a great time in the Vail Valley. What are you doing this fall?

Well, gotta go. We are playing hide-and-seek with some of Mort’s deer friends. It’s hard for Mort to hide in the yellow leaves but it is easy for me.

See you soon!