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 […]

Why Our Family Loves to Ski Beaver Creek, Colorado

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A guest post from Stephen Ridgely Green This season, one resort. Where do you ski with your family? Hands down, Beaver Creek. Why Beaver Creek? Beaver Creek gives me everything that my kids and I want and need in a ski resort. For starters, I HATE driving once I get to my lodging…I mean really […]

A First-Time Family Guide to Skiing Breckenridge, Colorado

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Strange as it may sound, until April, our family had never skied Breckenridge. Arguably, one of the most popular family ski resorts in Colorado, Breck is known for it’s intermediate terrain, adorable mining/tourist town vibe and numbered peaks. It’s also known for its crowds. And so we’ve stayed away. But since so many of our […]