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SolVista Basin: A True Gem

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…

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Klaus Obermeyer: Ski Clothing Legend

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…

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Ski Vacations, Colorado Style: The Lodge at Vail

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…

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Best Ski Areas for Beginners

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…

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Winter Park-Fraser Valley: On a Budget

Winter Park-Fraser Valley: On a Budget

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…

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

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

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…

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Outdoor Traditions

Outdoor Traditions

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…

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Alpine Loop Scenic Byway: Colorado at its Loftiest

Beyond the sleepy hamlet of Lake City, pavement ends and the forest road I follow turns to dirt. Mountains define our state and provide its identity. Within Colorado’s rectangular borders, the Rockies thrust their highest…

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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…

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8 Questions: Life as a Liftie

8 Questions: Life as a Liftie

At resorts and ski areas in Colorado, and across the country, lift operators make the chairs go ‘round. So don’t duck the ropes and don’t grumble when they ask for your pass on an icy…

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Springtime On the Slopes: It’s Party Time!

Springtime On the Slopes: It’s Party Time!

Smile! It’s springtime in the Rockies, when snow is deep, temperatures are mild, days last longer and sun shines stronger. Best of all, you can sleep in while the snow softens to a cushy carpet…

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Telluride Ski Resort: Worth the Drive

About a dozen skiers stood on top of Gold Hill Ridge at Telluride Ski Resort on a brisk December weekday. We stamped our feet and huffed into our mittens while gaping at the expansive scene:…

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Breckenridge’s Evolution: From Snurfer to Snowboard

In 1965, Sherman Poppen bolted two skis together to make a snow-riding surfboard for his daughter. Dubbed a “Snurfer,” the design achieved instant popularity, and a manufacturer sold more than a half million of them…

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Colorado Ski Season: Let the Fun Begin!

Colorado Ski Season: Let the Fun Begin!

Colorado’s mountain resorts have fine-tuned their slopes and improved guest services for the 2011-2012 ski/snowboard season. This year, it’s about technology, terrain parks and a few surprise new twists and turns. Here’s a rundown of…

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Slopes Less Taken: Going to Great Heights

Slopes Less Taken: Going to Great Heights

A rich blue sky envelops me. Sun streams onto my face. The air holds still and clear. Nothing invades my space — no trees, no structures and no people — just the sky and pristine…

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Estes Park Aerial Tram Offers an Exciting Adventure

The Estes Park Aerial Tramway is a great, affordable adventure offering an outstanding view of Rocky Mountain National Park as well as Estes Park. The views can all be seen from the summit of Prospect…

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Kneisel & Anderson: Serving Georgetown Since 1883

Kneisel & Anderson Customers come to Kneisel & Anderson, Georgetown’s oldest business, when they can’t find the specialty item they’re looking for anywhere else. The eclectic Colorado grocery sits just off historic Sixth Street in…

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Boyero – a True Ghost Town

Boyero, Colorado, is considered a classic prairie ghost town. The once-bustling area came about from the railroad tracks it supported and once reached a population of 500. Today there are so few people living in…

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