Summer in Steamboat, Part Three: Water, Water Everywhere

rafting yampa river

Located on the banks of the Yampa River, named for a chugging hot spring that once sounded like a steamboat, Steamboat is a haven for water-based recreation. While the river is a hot spot for rafting, tubing, kayaking and fishing, not surprisingly, it’s the hot springs that get the most notice. Right in town, you’ll find Old […]

Summer in Steamboat, Part 2: Bike Town, USA

steamboat bike park

What do skiing families do when the snow melts? They bike. As skis are to winter, bikes are to summer, especially in Steamboat. Already known as Ski Town, USA, Steamboat is well on it’s way to becoming Bike Town, USA. When we visited with little kids, we rented bikes and spent a morning riding the […]

I’m Not a Super Cyclist, But I Still Enjoy Spinning My Wheels

cycling with friends on colorado national monument

I’m a cyclist, but not a very good one. I’m a pretty strong rider, but not a very consistent one. Last summer, when I told friends that I’m training for the Venus de Miles Century, some looked at me as if I was crazy and others asked me technical questions about the training. I’m way […]

Ashley Sifers: From First Year Instructor to Colorado Ski Instructor of the Year

Ashley Sifers Granby Ranch

It’s not very often that a first-timer wins the award. Sure, we sometimes hear of child prodigies who stun the world with their insight or talent, or the breakthrough teenage athlete, but often these examples are few. Usually, time and experience win out over native, brand new enthusiasm. Not so with Ashley Sifers, the Colorado […]

The World is Coming to Vail in 2015. Bring Your Kid’s Ski Gear in a Kinderkarry Bag (Giveaway).

vail 2015 kinderkarry bag

The Olympics may have ended, but don’t let ski racing skip your mind. Because next year, the world comes to Colorado for the 2015 FIS World Cup Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek. If you follow ski racing, you know that Beaver Creek has hosted the World Cup men’s tour for many years.  In 2013, the Women’s […]