It might be the oldest cliché in ski country: We came for the winters and stayed for the summers. While skiing draws us to the mountains, summer beauty keeps us here. Summer in the mountains is spectacular. The warm sun, long views and cool temperatures make the mountains a perfect summer playground. Whether your tastes… Read the rest of the post!
When organized skiing began on Colorado’s Snowmass Mountain in 1963, it’s unlikely those early skiers, dreamers and developers could imagine how large and comprehensive the resort would become. In 1963, the mountain didn’t even have chairlifts. Those wouldn’t be installed until 1967, when the resort officially opened. For those first few seasons, skiers accessed the… Read the rest of the post!
Looking for a resort off the beaten path this winter? Maybe your kids really rip and you’re looking for a fun challenge? Maybe you’ve got tiny tots who want to ride like mom and dad? Or maybe you’re looking for a skiing-centric family retreat for a day or a weekend? Here are three resorts that… Read the rest of the post!
As much as I love mountains in winter, I admit that there is something special about an alpine summer. The rugged and austere landscape softens in the warm light. The forest understory bursts to life, a play on variations in green, dotted with startling color. Birds and animals return and even the insects are colorful… Read the rest of the post!
I think of Europe when I think of the quintessential ski lunch: long, leisurely, and gourmet. For too long, on-mountain “dining” in the U.S. has focused on food courts and grills. While I wouldn’t want to take an hour or two out of every ski day, sometimes it’s nice to have the option to splurge,… Read the rest of the post!
“Skibiking is really a lot like snowboarding was in the 1980s. It’s relatively new, so many mountains aren’t really sure what to do when someone shows up with a skibike,” explained Winter Park Skibike instructor Bryan Redding. My family and I were at Colorado’s Winter Park Resort on a cold January morning and we were… Read the rest of the post!
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, the Winter X Games begin on Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen/Snowmass in Colorado. The first event of the games is Slopestyle, which is all about spins, grabs, grinds and flips. And, of course, amplitude, which is really what Winter X is all about. From Slopestyle to Superpipe, from Big… Read the rest of the post!
Skiing is a winter sport and while braving the elements is part of the fun, you and your family will have a better ski day if everyone can stay warm. Here are six tips for keeping the entire family, from youngest to oldest, happy and snug on the coldest winter days. Dress properly. A friend… Read the rest of the post!
Answer this question: When my family comes home from a day of skiing, we are? a) Happy b) Hungry c) Tired or d) All of above. At my house, the answer is all of the above and usually in that order. When we’re on a ski vacation, we get happier, hungrier and more tired with… Read the rest of the post!
Colorado during the holidays is magical: Fresh snow, crisp mountain air, beautiful pine and fir forests and a nonstop holiday vibe. The weeks around Christmas and New Year’s are full of celebration, as skiers and riders from around the world come to ski and relax with their families. Light Up Christmas Eve In Colorado we… Read the rest of the post!