After trying to keep secret the first lady’s annual skiing vacation to Aspen, Co., an Instagram photo and police report about a car wreck finally confirmed the trip.

The police report said that Obama’s motorcade had to go around a head-on car wreck Sunday in which both drivers walked away.

“They had to go around the accident this morning,” Police Chief Brian Olson told the Aspen Daily News. He said that the procession carrying the first lady and her daughters in Aspen for their fourth consecutive winter break was allowed to “sneak through while they waited on tow trucks.”

The day before, Saturday, the Obamas skied at Buttermilk, host of the Winter X Games.

The family, minus dad who is golfing in California, arrived Friday. An Instagram user posted a picture of what he called the first lady's Air Force jet parked at the airport.

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