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!
Interstate 70 serves as the main artery of Colorado skiing. Weekend warriors sitting in a Sunday-evening traffic jam headed back to Denver might say that artery needs bypass surgery, but the highway is nonetheless essential to the state’s ski industry. Located at opposite ends of the busiest skiing stretch of I-70 in Colorado, Loveland and Sunlight share… Read the rest of the post!
Have you ever dreamed of skiing and riding some of the most renowned and sought after ski areas in the Western United States? If so, you’re not the only one. Matt Gibson, one of the newest members of the Liftopia blog team and writer behind About.com‘s snowboarding guide, and photographer Emilie Warden are making their ski… 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!
For destination skiers and boarders headed to the West, three major hubs—Colorado, Utah, and Lake Tahoe— provide many of the most popular choices. Excellent resorts such as Sun Valley, Taos and Big Sky do shine outside those three resort concentrations. Nonetheless, travelers find Colorado, Utah and Tahoe particularly accessible thanks to major airports in Denver,… 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!
Last winter, after years of ignoring Buttermilk, home to the X-Games, I skied there with a friend on a powder day. “You’ll love it,” she promised. “No one will be there we’ll have fresh tracks all day.” She didn’t lie. We had a great day. The only bummer was the excruciatingly slow Tiehack lift. As… Read the rest of the post!