Salida Offers a Package of Surprises

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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, … Read more Salida Offers a Package of Surprises

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

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

Why Choose to Ski in Colorado?

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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 … Read more Why Choose to Ski in Colorado?

Klaus Obermeyer: Ski Clothing Legend

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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 … Read more Klaus Obermeyer: Ski Clothing Legend

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 … Read more A Winter Wonderland

Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

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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, … Read more Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

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

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

Best Ski Areas for Beginners

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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 … Read more Best Ski Areas for Beginners

Winter Park-Fraser Valley: On a Budget

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Colorado ski towns are often known for high prices, especially during their winter primetime. But vacationing in a mountain getaway doesn’t have to break the budget. The Winter Park-Fraser Valley area, 90 minutes northwest of Denver and surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest, offers a lot of cold-weather fun for $20 or less. Snowshoeing and … Read more Winter Park-Fraser Valley: On a Budget

Keystone for Families: 10 Ways to Have Fun

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A family ski trip to explore the snow-capped mountains of Colorado is an exciting adventure. But finding a one-stop resort to entertain adults and kids alike can be a daunting endeavor. One answer comes from Keystone Resort, stretching across three mountains and offering one of the most kid-friendly locations above 9,000 feet. We’ve compiled a … Read more Keystone for Families: 10 Ways to Have Fun

The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch

The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch 14

Perched atop a sloping hillside above the town of Avon, Colorado, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch hotel melds luxury accommodations with the majestic spirit of the Rocky Mountains. Opened in 2002 with 180 rooms, The Ritz is nestled into Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain. Upon arriving, guests can cast off the winter chill in front … Read more The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch

Outdoor Traditions

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During the long nights of winter, nowhere does the full moon shine brighter than in Colorado’s high country. Tucked away from city lights, the silvery moon hangs like a lantern in the black sky, providing enough illumination for doing just about anything at night that you can do during the day. Mountain residents schedule nighttime … Read more Outdoor Traditions

Crested Butte: Distinctive Destination

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At first glance, you can tell Crested Butte, in south-central Colorado, is not your typical glossy ski resort town. The attention paid to retaining its mining-town character is evident – and exactly why Crested Butte was chosen as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2008 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Wildflower gardens … Read more Crested Butte: Distinctive Destination

Snow and Spas: Stay in Keystone

Snow and Spas: Stay in Keystone 17

Keystone is one of Colorado’s many premier ski locations.  Cradled amongst the vistas of the Continental Divide and steeped in thousands of acres of wilderness, Keystone makes for the perfect location for Colorado vacation skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts.  With powdery slopes, lakes, and rivers nearby, this ski town provides activities to take part in … Read more Snow and Spas: Stay in Keystone