Rocky Mountain High: Climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners

Rocky Mountain High: Climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners 1

 At 5 in the morning, the Colorado mountain resort of Beaver Creek is eerily still. Windows remain dark, shops are still closed and only starry reflections dance on the skating rink ice. Even Starbucks is padlocked shut, much to the disappointment of those gathered at the Hiking Center. Four vacationing souls have cut short their … Read more Rocky Mountain High: Climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners

Races, Music, and BBQ in Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek, Colorado may be one of your favorite destinations for skiing, but as spring turns to summer, other family activities are being planned. As luck would have it, activities in Beaver Creek have something to offer the entire family throughout the year, from cultural events to the physically challenging experience that will keep you … Read more Races, Music, and BBQ in Beaver Creek

Cima: A Culinary Foray into the Unexpected in Beaver Creek

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Start with the smoked swordfish dip with Fresno chiles and root vegetable chips. Move on to grilled Berkshire pork tenderloin carnitas with squash puree, Brussels sprouts and chipotle almonds, pickled onion and blood orange mojo, doused in veal jus. Finish off with lemongrass panna cotta with grilled pineapple sorbet and yuzu pinenut tart. Oh, and … Read more Cima: A Culinary Foray into the Unexpected in Beaver Creek

Super Bowls and Back Bowls: Watch the Action at Ski Resorts

Over the Super Bowl’s 47-year history, I’ve viewed the game from all the usual TV venues. I’ve watched it from bars, dorms, homes, motels, hotels, airports and cruise ships. I’ve seen it at a church with fans cheering the team bearing the Christian-most quarterback. I’ve endured parties where women cackled during plays and men wolf-whistled … Read more Super Bowls and Back Bowls: Watch the Action at Ski Resorts

Complement A Getaway to Beaver Creek with Fine Dining

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Many people consider the mountains when enjoying Colorado vacations in the winter and Beaver Creek is one community that thrives on winter travelers. In fact, many of the area’s attractions and dining options are only open in the winter months during this heavy travel season. Beaver Creek is renowned for the wide range of terrains … Read more Complement A Getaway to Beaver Creek with Fine Dining

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek: Classy Ski In-Ski Out Resort Hotel

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is as close as one can stay to Beaver Creek Ski Resort. In fact, the ski lift is just outside the door where the ski valet hands guests pre-warmed boots. Upon entering the 190-room hotel, guests find themselves in the Antler Hall, a large gathering place with fireplaces, … Read more Park Hyatt Beaver Creek: Classy Ski In-Ski Out Resort Hotel

Girls’ Getaway: Spring for the Spas

My idea of a perfect weekend escape with friends? Two nights at a nearby (but not too close) hotel, pampering spa treatments, fine dining and plenty of outdoor activity. Throw in some red wine and lots of late-night girl talk, and I return home refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle real life again. Such a … Read more Girls’ Getaway: Spring for the Spas

Antiquing: Seeking Treasures in Beaver Creek

When you’re combing the list for recreation in the Colorado Rockies, there are so many choices: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, river rafting, antiquing. Antiquing? That’s right. Not only can you revel in the natural beauty-type of treasures in Colorado, but you can find precious things of the manmade sort. And, there will … Read more Antiquing: Seeking Treasures in Beaver Creek

Girlfriends’ Weekend: Pamper Your Palette

Flashing a smile as bright as the stainless steel in her kitchen at dish restaurant in Edwards, Chef Jenna Johansen is as excited to teach as her 10 students are eager to learn. “Food is about sharing,” she says from behind the counter as she places her knife blade “30 degrees” on the sharpener, sliding … Read more Girlfriends’ Weekend: Pamper Your Palette

Snow Play: Without the Skis

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Colorado has the good fortune of a “perfect storm” of conditions for winter sports enthusiasts. Mountainous terrain coupled with just-the-right-latitude brings us abundant winter snow, and that famed 300 days of sunshine per year make it all the more fun. It’s no surprise that we refer to the stuff as champagne powder — it’s light … Read more Snow Play: Without the Skis

High-Altitude Dining: Best Restaurants

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The economy is still somersaulting like an avalanche tumbling down a wind-swept mountain, making it difficult to even think about jaunts to faraway places. But we Coloradans know a thing or two about weathering storms — and lucky for us, we don’t have to travel far to make our spirits soar. And some of the … Read more High-Altitude Dining: Best Restaurants