Après ski: the art of “drinking, listening to music and making fun of your friend’s epic wipeouts that day.” ~ Feet Banks on après ski at Whistler. Once upon a time, late spring in a ski town was a time of tumbleweeds, lost gloves appearing beneath the chairlift as the snow melted, and frustrated golfers… 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!
Goggles and helmet. Check. Pants and jacket. Check. Boots, skis and socks. Check. You’ve even got your Liftopia voucher in hand. You’re walking out the door ready to shred…. oh yeah, you don’t have a CAR! It happens to the best of us. Maybe you’re in school barely scraping by, maybe you just don’t have 4WD… Read the rest of the post!
The ideal alpine ski trip: scenic slopes, snow, gourmet lunch on the mountain, fondue, speaking French at après ski, spa treatments, and a luxe ski hotel. Don’t forget: pricey airfare across the pond and jet lag to go along with that joie de vivre. What if you didn’t have to fly to the Alps for… Read the rest of the post!
This past Winter, many of you lived out your dreams of skiing and riding at four legendary resorts on one badass pass with The Mountain Collective: Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. You might’ve skied the Baldy Chutes at Alta. Or maybe you’ve explored Burnt Mountain for the first time at Aspen/Snowmass. Perhaps… Read the rest of the post!
I’m a travel writer. In my industry there’s a widely accepted method for finding a great restaurant in a city you’ve never been to. Look for the restaurant where the locals are lined up out the door, and go there. You may not know what the restaurant serves, but by the time you leave, you’ll… Read the rest of the post!
For two days at Alta, there was a rainbow around the sun. It’s called a sun dog, or a parhelion for weather nerds. Sun dogs are especially common in cold weather and at high altitude, and at Alta, the wind literally glowed with the reflections of floating ice crystals that swirled around us even on… 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!
If you live in a cold and damp city, it may feel like winter will never end. Storm after storm blows through and leaves you with nothing but icy sidewalks and a treacherous commute to work or school. But as you trudge outside to shovel out your car for the tenth time this winter, let… Read the rest of the post!
It’s that time of winter when you’ve been waiting long enough to see who’s getting the snow. It’s time to plan your trip. Where are you going this season for those memorable turns? If you’re a backcountry skier or rider, you may have a hut trip planned with no lift access whatsoever. Seems like a… Read the rest of the post!