It’s Good to Be Austrian at the Alpine World Ski Championships

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We were told to party with the Austrians. And while there are Austrians everywhere in Vail and Beaver Creek right now, the first two we met were all business. Waiting in a short lift line during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, we were joined by Otte and Matthias. Bundled up in bright blue and green uniforms […]

Vail, Colorado: Tips for Skiing this Massive Mountain

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Does the world really need another article about Vail? Probably not. But after an eye-opening three-day visit in early January, I can’t help myself. As everyone on the planet knows, Vail is one of the biggest, most famous resorts in the world. To some, Vail conjures up happy memories of sun-drenched days exploring the 3,000 acre […]

A Walk on The Wild Side at Snowmass

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Not thirty minutes into my snowshoeing adventure with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), it struck me. Alpine skiing is like being on an interstate. Yes, I’m seeing the beautiful mountains, the intricate lacing of tree branches in relief against the stunning blue of the sky. I’m appreciating the beauty of being outdoors, but it’s […]

Let Epic Mix Be Your Mountain Ski Guide, Plus Keep Your Phone Alive in the Cold

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I’ll admit it. I’m mostly anti-app when it comes to skiing When I first started skiing with an iPhone, I tried a couple of apps and didn’t really like them. One had too much focus on speed (a “mom-problem,” I know). One drained my battery too quickly. One posted to Facebook whether I wanted it […]

The Ski Racing World is Coming to Vail. You Should Come, Too.

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Here in the Centennial State, we have a love/hate relationship with big time sports. Sure we love our Broncos and Avalanche, but back in 1972, the voters of the state didn’t love the Winter Olympics and turned them (and the world) away. Still, while we apparently didn’t want figure skating and bobsledding, Colorado has always supported […]