Though, I use the term "actual society" loosely. My little get-away started at Beaver Creek. Not exactly the real world even if I did get to take the interstate to get there. But for me, it was a booming metropolis, complete with Starbucks and strip malls -- oh the luxury.
A little fresh snow made for a fun day, but I have to admit I think I've been ruined by the mountain I currently call home. I'm not sure anyplace can compete with the scenery of my backyard. Certainly not Beaver Creek. Sorry. Its just a fact.
Esthetics aside, a fun little mountain. And it did feel "little." I didn't even get butterflies on any of the lifts. Wasn't worried at all about getting in over my head. Felt confidant I could ski off any lift. Which I'm not sure is more of a testament to the mellow (but still fun) terrain or my improving abilities on the K2's. Either way, it was a welcome change and made for just a straight up fun time out playing in the snow.
I'm currently sitting in Aspen....I know, not really going balls-out on this re-introduction to the "real world," am I? But sometimes change simply for the sake of change is what you really need. I needed new mountains to see (including Mt. Sopris, my fave), new people to talk to, and new cafes to enjoy.