With Colorado ski resorts now closed for the season – except for Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, which like to stretch out their ski days well into spring – I figured it might be a good time to look back at some of the state’s highlights of the 2012-13 ski season. Skiers and snowboarders were big… Read the rest of the post!
Let’s face it. We’re not all adventurous skiers or boarders who crave the untracked powder, backcountry bowls and pristine glades that snowcat tours offer. Some of us (ahem) actually like to stick to groomed corduroy on in-bound trails! Personally, I get my adrenaline rush simply by watching my children speed-ski down straight shots and fly… Read the rest of the post!
To me, a ski vacation isn’t complete without a soak in a hot tub and a sports massage to soothe sore muscles after a day on the slopes. I’d sooner spend money on a good rubdown than a fleece souvenir or a gourmet on-mountain meal. That’s how much I like to spend time in the… Read the rest of the post!
Many Coloradoans who live near mountain ski resorts say they moved to the area “in the winter, but stayed for the summers.” I’m the opposite. I moved to Aspen in the summer of 1994… and stayed in Colorado because of its glorious summer weather (well, that, and I met a boy). Sure, fresh powder and… Read the rest of the post!
After the ski lifts close for the season, and mountain resort towns enjoy a break from most visitors before the summer crowds descend, you’ll typically find great discounts on treatments at local hotel and day spas. This spring, consider checking out some of my Colorado favorites: The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass This spa at the… Read the rest of the post!
I love spring skiing in Colorado, not only because the conditions are great – soft snow, bluebird days, warm afternoons – but because there are so many festive celebrations on the mountains when the season starts to wind down. Here are some Colorado favorites: Keystone Kidtopia: The awesome Kidtopia snow fort on Keystone’s Dercum Mountain… Read the rest of the post!
The beauty of buying a lift ticket – or multi-day lift tickets – at Aspen/Snowmass is that you can choose to ski or ride at four distinctly different mountains, all linked by free transportation. Each mountain has its own personality – experience them all on a week’s vacation to determine your family’s favorite! Here’s a… Read the rest of the post!