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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…

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Best 3 Day Itinerary in Telluride, Colorado

If you have two or three days to get away, you might consider visiting the former mining town of Telluride. Although it is about a six- hour drive from Denver, it’s a flight of less than one hour to arrive in the quaint town. Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, the town attracts about 400,000 visitors per year. It…

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Where is the Best Snowmobiling in Colorado

Hey Coloradans, it is the time of year we all have been waiting for –  snowmobile adventure season. If you’re wondering where to find the best snowmobiling in Colorado, we’ve got you covered. Before you hit the powder, it’s time to pull the snow machine out of the storage shed and give it a thorough check-up. You need to take…

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…

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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 the San Juan Mountains. The town sits at 7,700 feet, and is surrounded by peaks that soar another 5,000 feet. No wonder that some have…

Winter Park-Fraser Valley: On a Budget 2

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 Denver and surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest, offers a lot of cold-weather fun for $20 or less. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing Hiking and biking…

Beyond the Slopes: Taking a Break in Snowmass 3

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 likely have some afternoons or full days when the kids (or mom and dad) need a break from skiing or boarding. Here are 10 activities…

Keystone for Families: 10 Ways to Have Fun 4

Keystone for Families: 10 Ways to Have Fun

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 top-10 list of activities the…

The Ritz-Carlton: A Perfect Mountain Retreat in Bachelor Gulch 5

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 is nestled into Bachelor Gulch on Beaver Creek Mountain. Upon arriving, guests can cast off the winter chill in front of the lobby fireplace. The…

Lofty, Laid-Back Leadville 6

Lofty, Laid-Back Leadville

Leadville, at nearly 2 miles above sea level, is one of Colorado’s loftiest living mineral towns. The community of 2,800 sits at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet and lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River. Opulent Aspen rises 29 Learjet miles to the west. Trendy Breckenridge sits even closer toward the northeast. All three were once precious-metal…