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

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

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

High Altitude Vintners Bring Hand-Crafted Wines to Fraser

Many people are surprised to learn that Colorado is one of the top wine producing regions in the U.S., but a leisurely afternoon sampling local varietals at the Winter Park Winery will assure you that high altitude wines rank among the best that American vintners have to offer. According to the Colorado Wine Industry Development … Read more High Altitude Vintners Bring Hand-Crafted Wines to Fraser

Snow Much Fun: Snow Mountain Ranch Packed Wth Adventure

Remember sleep-away camp? Roasting marshmallows by the fire, bunking in log cabins, crafting leather belts, laughing in the dining hall with new-found friends… Picture your adult self at camp with your kids. Now add snow. That’s the scene at the YMCA of the Rockies’ Snow Mountain Ranch, just outside Winter Park. At this high-altitude hideout, … Read more Snow Much Fun: Snow Mountain Ranch Packed Wth Adventure

Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down

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If you want to tuck into a hearty breakfast to fuel a full day of skiing, look for the lines outside local restaurants in your favorite ski towns. They’re usually a good barometer of the food inside.Or ask a ski instructor – who also needs a good breakfast under his or her belt before beginning … Read more Pre-Ski Fuel-Ups: Where to Chow Down

Hotels in Winter Park Show Why It’s Colorado’s Favorite

Winter Park Resort is known as “Colorado’s Favorite”.  Located only 67 miles northwest of Denver and 90 miles west of Denver International Airport (DIA), it’s the closest major ski resort to DIA.  Winter Park has the most annual snowfall of any major resort in Colorado and typically receives over 30 feet of snow annually.  During … Read more Hotels in Winter Park Show Why It’s Colorado’s Favorite

Pub-Style Comfort Food at Winter Park Restaurants

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I’m always delighted to discover an Irish Pub when I’m hungry, and as I was eating my way through the restaurants in Winter Park on a recent visit, I was thrilled to find Randi’s Irish Grill & Pub. Comfort food on a winter day always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling, and I couldn’t … Read more Pub-Style Comfort Food at Winter Park Restaurants

A “Vintage” Stay in Winter Park

If you’re taking a vacation in Colorado and looking for Winter Park, Colorado hotels The Vintage Resort Hotel and Conference Center is a landmark that has recently been upgraded, making it a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. If you travel to the area to enjoy the Winter Park Resort and ski the five mountains, … Read more A “Vintage” Stay in Winter Park

Feeling Frisky? Have Some Fun in Fraser

With the nickname of “Icebox of the Nation,” one would wonder why you would visit Fraser, CO for your Colorado vacation.  While some might shun this city because its average temperature hangs precariously around 32° Fahrenheit, for others who enjoy frolicking in the snow or fun outdoor activities, it can provide a perfect epicenter for … Read more Feeling Frisky? Have Some Fun in Fraser

Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

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What’s better than a day on the slopes or trails of Winter Park? The breakfast beforehand, of course. Get your morning going with a meal at one of these in-town eateries. The Mountain Rose Café 78542 U.S. Highway 40 Winter Park, Colorado 80482 970-726-1374 www.mountainrosecafe.com The restaurant equivalent of the one-room schoolhouse, The Mountain Rose … Read more Up and At ‘Em! Best for Breakfasts in Winter Park

On Mountain Time: Slowing Down in the Fraser River Valley

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I’ve driven this road a hundred times, but it doesn’t matter. I still strain my neck trying to take in the scenic view as my car climbs the foothills out of Denver and heads into the heart of the Rockies. I rise above the city, now just a tiny speck in my rearview mirror, and … Read more On Mountain Time: Slowing Down in the Fraser River Valley

Colorado Ski Season: Let the Fun Begin!

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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 the resorts and their opening dates: Arapahoe Basin – Open. arapahoebasin.com. Black Mountain Express — a new high-speed quad — … Read more Colorado Ski Season: Let the Fun Begin!

Slopes Less Taken: Going to Great Heights

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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 snow, soft under my ski boots and thick on mountains as far as I can see. I’m on top of … Read more Slopes Less Taken: Going to Great Heights

Packing Like a Pro: 12 Tips for a Winter Park Ski Vacation

Packing light for a ski vacation can prove difficult, but packing right has just gotten easier, thanks to those in the know at the Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the obvious ski pants, coats, gloves and gear (unless you want to rent equipment at one of the rental shops in Winter … Read more Packing Like a Pro: 12 Tips for a Winter Park Ski Vacation