This is the reason
now be going to Colorado skiing this New Year's weekend. Nearly all flights have been cancelled in and out of Denver International Airport, including ours this afternoon after 2 feet of snow fell with another load expected to fall tomorrow.
Even if we could get on a plane to Denver the likelihood of us then getting the 100+ miles up to Breckenridge is exceedingly doubtful. Our friends we planned to meet are already there and have told us that the skiing is fantastic but have been warned to prepare to be snowed in with little chance of getting down the mountain passes with gusting winds whipping up blinding whiteouts.
So the choice of staying in the unseasonably mild Chicago or risk spending New Year's Eve at either an airport or in a motel in Denver has been taken. The airline changed their cancellation policy and gave us a credit on our flights, so hopefully we can make another trip later in the winter.
Oh well, I always have the 5.45am kick off to look forward to tomorrow!