Tag Archives: Skiing in Colorado

A First-Timer’s Guide to Cat Skiing at Monarch Mountain, Colorado

When guided cat skiing started at Monarch Mountain in the late 1980s, not a lot of people knew what Monarch was or where it was, according to long-time guide Gail Bindner. One of the oldest resorts in Colorado, established in … Continue reading

Posted in Ski Resort Reviews | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Skiing Again: An Adaptive Skier’s Return to the Slopes

From the BSM: In December 2012, I reviewed Judy Johnson Berna’s book, Just One Foot. I didn’t realize it then, but Judy had been away from skiing for a few years.  This past season, she got back on snow. The challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Being Brave, Getting in Shape, Guest Posts, Reflections, Skiing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why It’s Good to Be A 5th Grader

My sons, like most kids, are all about growing up. They want to be older, taller, able to do more things and go more places independently. Once they graduated grade school, they deemed it “the worst.” Middle school is something … Continue reading

Posted in Skiing, Skiing With Kids, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Looking at Purgatory, Colorado Through Different Eyes

Ski resorts look different when you view them from through someone else’s eyes. Last month, two friends, Betsy and Uschi, and I spent two days skiing at Purgatory, near Durango, Colorado. Betsy is a long-time Purgatory girl, so she knows … Continue reading

Posted in Ski Resort Reviews, Skiing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Twenty Four Hours of Steamboat, Colorado

How much can you and your family pack into 24 hours? Leaving home for Steamboat on a snowy Saturday, we didn’t have a tight agenda, just a few vague plans and good snow tires. Our goal was not to experience … Continue reading

Posted in Ski Resort Reviews, Skiing, Skiing With Kids, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments