Katie Coakley is a freelance writer who covers travel, cuisine, beer and spirits. You'll find her SUPing on the Gulf of Mexico or high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado when she's not glacier climbing in Iceland, diving in Borneo or riding the rails in Vietnam. Follow her adventures online on Instagram (@Katie_on_the_Map), Twitter at @katiecoakley or at Katie on the Map.
Repurpose Ski Gear

10 Ways to Repurpose Your Ski Gear

There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder’s life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it’s the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season… Read More →


10 Species of Skiers You Encounter On Every Ski Trip

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. You walk into the lodge/bar/lift line at a ski resort and you look around, shaking your head in disbelief. “I’ve been here before,” you think. But you haven’t. You’ve just embarked on your… Read More →


10 Spring Beers for Springtime Sippin’

Ahhh, Spring. It’s a season of sunshine, blooming flowers and long, leisurely deck sessions after a hike, bike, paddle or stroll. After all, you deserve it after a Winter of polar vortexes. Unless you live in the mountains, that is…. Read More →


Top Ten Après Ski Spots for Spring

There’s something about Spring skiing that indicates that all is right in the world. Is it the epic snow that invariably falls when the resorts are contemplating closing? Is it the warmer weather that makes skiing shirtless a distinct possibility?… Read More →


Luck O’ The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day At Ski Resorts

Every year, one special day in March sees the largest spectacle of Irish pride take place across the country, and on March 17, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t claim at least a bit of Irish blood… Read More →

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Not-So-Lonely Only: The Singles Line Dating Game

You’ve seen it, the little yellow sign proclaiming “Singles” at the lift line. While there are benefits to the singles line at a ski resort (bypassing long lines on a powder day), it can also be a lonely place when… Read More →


Ski, Sip, Repeat: Seven New Breweries in Snow Country

As the popularity of craft beer continues to rise, more and more brewers are realizing that the perfect work/life balance means living and working in a ski town. As a result, breweries are popping up near ski resorts around the… Read More →

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Finding Love in Ski Resorts: The Odds are Good but Goods are Odd

Finding the perfect ski resort is like finding the perfect boyfriend—in many areas, the odds may be good, but the goods may be not-quite-right for you. Do you go for the one with the large…acreage…or do you opt for the… Read More →


Après and After: The Best Winter Colorado Beers for Celebrating the Snow

While many people spend their winters craving the white stuff (fresh snow, that is), we prefer to seek out the dark stuff (beer, that is). When the cold temperatures start to evoke thoughts like “Where are my gloves?” to the… Read More →

Living Like a Local with the Mountain Collective Pass, Part 2

You didn’t really think we’d leave you hanging like that, did you? Of course not! To recap, check out the first half of this guide, which features Alta, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows.  This means There are still three resorts to cover, ensuring that… Read More →