How lucky are we to live in Colorado? I just have to be here, and all my people flock to come and visit.

My sister brought her family for a ski trip to Colorado for the first time since the kids resembled mini triangles and might just have cried a little bit if I took them to the top of a black diamond. What a difference some time and a lot of Pennsylvania skiing makes. As you'll see in this photo gallery, there was no extreme terrain left unshredded.

The pictures below are from the heart of Colorado ski country, taken at Vail, Arrowhead, Bachelor's Gulch, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge. Yep, it was a great trip.