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Galloping Goose Lift Winter Park: Save A Few Bucks And Ski Cheap 1

Galloping Goose Lift Winter Park: Save A Few Bucks And Ski Cheap

Check Out The Galloping Goose Lift Winter Park Colorado Teaching kids to get down the ski slopes is the easy part. Suiting them up in wind- and waterproof coats, hauling them up I-70 in hordes of traffic, renting specialty gear and forking out up to $100 for each one-day lift ticket — that’s when family skiing gets spendy. But with…

best colorado ski resorts

7 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

The excitement is growing in Colorado as the countdown to the 2020-21 ski season is just around the corner. Many ski resorts in Colorado provide a skier with a great day on the slopes. However, let’s take a look at some of the best of the best. Breckenridge Most everyone would put Breckenridge on their list of favorites. They scheduled…

Salida Offers a Package of Surprises 2

Salida Offers a Package of Surprises

If you enjoy visiting smaller towns, Salida, Colorado, might be the perfect spot for you to enjoy a vacation. The area offers beautiful scenery while you are bordered on all sides by mountains. In 2017 Salida was named the “Best Unsung Mountain Town” by Outside Magazine. Despite its small population of fewer than 6,000 people, the Matador Network named it…

SolVista Basin: A True Gem 6

SolVista Basin: A True Gem

Dan Galleri, mountain host at SolVista Basin, doesn’t know what it’s like to wait in line to get in the parking lot at a ski resort. “If I showed up at a ski resort and had to wait in line, I’d be having a bad day,” said Galleri. Apparently, Galleri isn’t exaggerating when he says he only rides at SolVista,…

Why Choose to Ski in Colorado? 7

Why Choose to Ski in Colorado?

If you want to swap the sun for snow this vacation, then Colorado is the destination for you. Our beautiful snow-capped mountains offer some of the best alpine scenery this side of the Atlantic. Even more, the quality of Colorado’s snow is incomparable with European resorts. Spanish or French ski slopes are typically covered with hard ice in the mornings,…

Klaus Obermeyer: Ski Clothing Legend 8

Klaus Obermeyer: Ski Clothing Legend

If you happen to ride a lift in Aspen with a ruggedly handsome man who, in a German accent, quizzes you about your ski clothes — “Are zay warm?” “Do zay fit well?” “Are zay functional?” — it may be winter-clothing tycoon Klaus Obermeyer keeping in touch with consumers of the industry in which he has been a leader for…

A Winter Wonderland

The little sorrel mare plunges joyfully through the powdery drifts, like a carousel horse freed from its pole. Her shaggy winter coat is frosted with snow and when she pauses at the hilltop, she snorts steam and her sides heave with the effort. Yet, she pulls at the reins, seeming eager to push on. But not yet. The view from…

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail 9

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

For all of my Colorado-born life, skiing has meant several things: Getting up early, throwing the skis in the car, fighting the Interstate 70 traffic and then schlepping same skis from the car to the slopes. Skiing, in general, meant a lot of work. Of course, it was always worth it — powdery white snow, towering peaks and crystal blue…

Ski or Snowshoe to Dinner: At Devil's Thumb Ranch 10

Ski or Snowshoe to Dinner: At Devil’s Thumb Ranch

The sun has set and the nearly full moon will soon be rising over the Colorado peaks. Skiers and snowshoers group outside the lodge at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, bindings latched and stomachs churning. It’s time to eat. They are the first wave of participants on the annual Grand Huts Association progressive dinner at Devil’s Thumb Ranch 65 miles west of…

Best Ski Areas for Beginners 11

Best Ski Areas for Beginners

When I look back at my first attempts at skiing, I wonder how I ever made it past the snowplow. I was on long, straight heavy metal skis, wore borrowed boy’s lace-up leather boots, Stephen Bradley hadn’t invented grooming yet, the teacher was my boyfriend and the rope tow at Loveland nearly shaved the skin off my fingers. The only…