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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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A Winter Wonderland

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…

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

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…

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Winter in Ouray

Winter in Ouray

Ouray may not have its own ski area, but when it comes to winter sports, there is plenty to keep you busy. This hamlet in southwestern Colorado enjoys an envious location in the heart of…

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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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Beyond the Slopes: Taking a Break in Snowmass

Beyond the Slopes: Taking a Break in Snowmass

The ski terrain at the four mountains in Aspen and Snowmass is vast. Your family could easily spend a week exploring the 300-plus trails, seeking out stashes of powder and riding the rails. But you’ll…

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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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Full-Moon Snowshoeing

Full-Moon Snowshoeing

I love snowshoeing. I love the sound of nothing but aluminum crampons crunching over a packed trail, and, even better, the thumping of 25-inch tails on fresh powder. I love the solitude; the cold, high-mountain…

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Snow Day: More Ways to Play on Vail Mountain

Snow Day: More Ways to Play on Vail Mountain

With its 5,000 acres of terrain and legendary Back Bowls, Vail Mountain is the crème de la crème of Colorado ski resorts. It’s known for its wide ski runs, a wealth of intermediate and expert…

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Cry Wolf Creek: Fanatic Following at Colorado’s Snowiest Spot

Wolf Creek is the snowiest spot in Colorado. No matter how much snow the rest of the state gets, you can bet Wolf Creek has more. Its lucky location at 10,300 feet on top of…

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Snow Play: Without the Skis

Snow Play: Without the Skis

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…

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Winter Wonderland: Snowshoeing the Powder Along the Poudre

The 1820s fur trappers who gave the Cache la Poudre River its name used the French phrase that translates as “hide the powder” to commemorate the large cache of gunpowder that they secreted along the…

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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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