|Velocity Basin July 24, 2011|
|Velocity Basin June 26, 2012|
Got a late start getting to the mountains of Colorado this year and missed the snow. Not only was the snow pack less this year but it started melting much earlier. The above photos show the difference between the snow at Velocity Basin now and the end of July last year. The snow in the high country always makes for more dramatic photographs.
Velocity Basin was where the world record ski run of around 130 miles an hour was set several years ago. It is supposedly where Red Bull built and repaired after avalanches the pipe for Shaun White to practice in.