Ski trip from Denver to Copper Mountain, Colorado
2 days, 2 people, 185 miles
by Ryan W.
As a snowboarder on the US Halfpipe team, I spend a lot of time on the mountain. For this trip, my friend and I wanted to ride there in a truly rugged rig. So we rented Zach’s lifted and customized Chevy Silverado in Denver on a Thursday morning. We loaded up our gear, drove up, and spent the day snowboarding at Copper Mountain, where it was sunny and a pleasant 40 degrees. After that, we packed up the truck again and made our way to Boulder, Colorado to meet up with some friends. On the final morning of our trip, we took the truck up scenic Flagstaff road, which overlooks the whole city of Boulder.
We picked up the truck in Denver and loaded it up with boards for a fun day. Pick up was easy and we were on the road in 15 minutes. We were surprised how big the truck actually was! To put the truck in perspective, I’m 6’1”.
At the top of Eisenhower Tunnel on Loveland Pass, we pulled off to take some photos and admire the view. The elevation there was about 11,150 ft., and it was such a beautiful day.
Once we were on the hill we met up with some friends! The terrain park was perfect and it was such a good day to hit the jumps. It was so warm up there that my good buddy and teammate, Chase Blackwell, dropped in shirtless.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather. This is my friend Windham Miller taking off from the biggest jump in the line.
After a rad day on the mountain, we loaded the truck back up with gear to head to Boulder. As we drove from Copper to Boulder, the sun began to set over the FlatIrons. We caught a glimpse in the mirror just before pulling into the main part of Boulder.
After a long day riding, all we wanted was good food and drinks with good friends. The Boulder Depot was exactly that. They gave us amazing service and, when they saw us roll in, they gave us a killer parking spot right in front of the restaurant. Everyone got to check out Zach’s truck as they left.
We ended the trip with a drive up Flagstaff Road and we happened across a girl who was walking by with her puppy. We just had to get this little dog on the roof of our monster! I was also able to round up a couple buddies in film school at the University of Colorado, and they got some awesome footage of our journey.
It was an awesome trip, made totally special by this one-of-a-kind truck.