Epic Lines: Bold Prints That Evoke Your Favorite Skiing and Biking Destinations

Mammoth Map. Photo courtesy Epic Lines.

There are a lot of things I like about Epic Lines, a company that creates simple, bold color-and-line maps of popular mountain biking trails, Colorado 14’ers and ski resorts. Things I Like: It’s a Family Business Let’s start with the company’s founders, Dylan, Alex and Max Proietti, three siblings ranging in age from 23 to […]

Six Spectacular Ways to Get Outdoors in Mesa County, Colorado

Powderhorn Mountain Resort is justly famous for powder.

Grand Junction, Colorado is one of those places that many people have heard of, thousands have passed by on I-70 and few have ever visited. I am a ski writer and recently I met one of my peers: a talented, very funny man from San Francisco. When he asked me where I live, I proudly […]

Knickers, Walnuts and An Old-Time Bike Race in Western Colorado

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Chris Brown is admittedly fascinated by history. He is also fascinated by bikes. The owner of Brown’s Cycles in Grand Junction, Colorado, Chris has collected antique bikes, cycling memorabilia and local biking history for many years. “It’s a disease,” he told me. “I am fascinated by history. When I walk down Main Street, I think […]

Ski Area Wind Turbines? Another Way to Be Green

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At some point, as a skier or rider, it dawns on you that skiing and snowboarding are not necessarily without environmental impact. Although we are outside enjoying the fresh air, the gorgeous scenery and moving downhill under our own power (albeit, with a gravity assist) getting uphill is a different matter. When it comes to […]

Celebrating the “Free Heel Life” at Powderhorn Resort

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I was standing next to a blue balloon and feeling nervous. Not a bad nervous, but the kind of nervous one feels after raising one’s hand to answer in the affirmative the following question: “Who feels like learning how to ski bumps on their tele skis?” I was nervous because while of course I feel […]