New uphill skiing options in Salida at Monarch Mountain

Emily Latta photo by John Cameron

Uphill skiers, the fastest growing market in the snow sports industry, will have new options this winter with the introduction of two new uphill access trails at Monarch Mountain. The trails, for the first time, will allow uphill users access to the mountain during daytime hours. Monarch is among the first ski areas in Colorado…

Skied at Arapahoe Basin on March 20, 2016

Monetzuma Bowl at Arapahoe Basin

It had been a long time since we’d skied at A-Basin. So we woke up bright and early, left by 7 AM, and by 8 we were turning up the windy highway (US 6). We snagged an awesome nearly front-row (right next to the beach) parking spot and I headed to the to the 6th…

Skied at Breck on March 5, 2016

Peak 6 lift (Kensho) at Breck

It had been quite a while since we went skiing. Nearly two full months, actually. And I feel like we completely missed out on the winter season here in Colorado. We visited Breck on Saturday and it was a beautiful, warm, sunny, spring day? The first weekend in March? Not good. Maybe I was just…

Gift card giveaway for 10-question survey

DoubleTree by Hilton located at the base Breckenridge.

I’m in my last semester of my MBA (hallelujah!) and my final project is about lodging options near resorts. I’m exploring market willingness to stay in micro-rooms (about 1/2 the size of a typical hotel room) or group rooms (2-4 person shared hostel accommodations) in exchange for significantly reduced prices. I’m currently collecting primary data and…

Skied at Vail on January 8, 2016

Fresh snow at Game Creek Bowl at Vail

Our first day back on the hill this season was one of the biggest around: Vail! Rachel had never been to Vail and since we were in town for a conference, we made the most of a quiet Friday on the mountain. After a leisurely walk along the creek, we started at the Cascade Hotel’s…

Skied at Breckenridge on December 20, 2015

Ski run at Breck

After an awesome day exploring Peak 6 and skiing off the Kensho SuperChair we decided to check out Peak 7 and 8. Luckily we were greeted with snow flurries mid-day and after a few runs it was coming down hard. We had an inch or two underfoot in no time and enjoyed the soft, fluffy…

Skied at Breckenridge on December 19, 2015

Looking up Peak 6 (Kensho SuperChair) at Breckenridge

Even though Peak 6 is not new to Breck, it was new to us. We haven’t had a chance to visit and check it out ourselves until now. And we had a great time. We started a late, sunny, blue-bird morning heading up the gondola from Main Street and jumped off at Peak 7. From…