Vail Daily
Kim Fuller
February 8th. 2013
Snowy Flatirons with blue sky

Once in a while in Boulder, you'll wake up to what local resident Elisabeth Thompson calls a "powdered sugar doughnut day."

It's a sight that's just as sweet as it sounds. On mornings when seasons seem to collide, Colorado's bluebird sky sets a vibrant backdrop for an iconic view of the snow-dusted Flatirons.

The majestic rock formations surround the Chautauqua Meadow - an area that Kim Farin, communications manager of the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, said is the "crown jewel" of Boulder's open space system.