Tag: winter

High Altitude: Leadville Lodging

There is nothing more perfect for a Colorado vacation then spending a long weekend in a mountain lodge.  This is especially true for those looking to venture out to Leadville as it is one of the premier mountain getaways in the entire country.  For those looking for this kind of adventure there are the Buckeye’s and Luna’s Cabins. Situated on…

Mountain Views and Memories: The Last Resort in Crested Butte

Imagine waking up each morning of your next vacation to breathtaking views of the mountain right outside your window. Many lodging options offer this, so be sure to keep it in mind when planning Crested Butte, Colorado vacations. With the right hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast, you can be reminded each morning of the beauty that drew you to…

Come For Winter And Stay For Summer At Frisco Hotels

Summit County is known as Colorado’s Playground.  There’s a saying in Summit County: “Come for winter and stay for summer.” Frisco, located in the heart of Summit County, has several lodging options to choose from when visiting during any season. As an avid skier myself, skiing is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Colorado.  And…

R&R in Ouray: Chart a Course for the China Clipper Inn

When it comes to deciding the most gorgeous mountain setting in Southwestern Colorado, it might end up with a coin toss to see whether Ouray or Telluride would win. If the locals have anything to say about it, the coin lands on the side of Ouray, which has earned the nickname “Switzerland of America.” And, close to the center of…

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: a series of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks set against a light azure sky. But we weren’t thinking of the view. We had fresh powder on…

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 the next year. The new winter sport it sired soon evolved into what we now call snowboarding. Early snowboards were rudimentary designs. Most were made…

Colorado Ski Season: Let the Fun Begin! 5

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 the resorts and their opening dates: Arapahoe Basin – Open. arapahoebasin.com. Black Mountain Express — a new high-speed quad — replaces the old Exhibition triple…

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 Wolf Creek Pass takes an easterly dogleg turn on the Continental Divide, catching storms from all directions. Clouds hover above the ridge and, as if…

Copper Mountain: Lift Off the Season

Snow – it’s the stuff boarders and skiers dream of – and it has arrived in Colorado’s mountains, where the slopes are getting ready for business. To celebrate the end of Colorado’s snow fast, Copper Mountain ski resort will host its sixth annual Lift Off festival Nov. 5-7 to mark the opening of the 2010-2011 season. The resort will kick…

To Ski or Not? Loveland Has Bargains for Beginners 9

To Ski or Not? Loveland Has Bargains for Beginners

Colorado is known for the snow, and to live here and not ski or snowboard must be a sin. But we exist. Outsiders, living on the fringe of Colorado society, who frown at the first snow and don’t know the difference between powder and corn. A day spent tumbling downhill in soggy clothes just doesn’t seem worth the high price…