I-70 toll lane to open for 2015 winter season

Ariel shot of Empire junction from GOI70

If you haven’t noticed already, after two summers of construction we have a new, third lane available on I-70 eastbound from Empire to Floyd Hill. Starting in late 2015, just in time for the winter season to get into full swing, any vehicles using the new lane (with an ExpressToll account and pass) will have…

The names of Breck’s Peak 6 runs →

Peak 6 at Breckenridge introduced nearly 550 acres and over three dozen new trails during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1,800 guests submitted trail names that “Awaken Their Sixth Sense” in a contest and 25 were chosen. What are the meanings behind some of these names? Beauty was a common theme but some names suggested spirituality, a state of mind, and of course, sensory experiences… learn more about the names at the Breckenridge Blog.

Beaver Creek (2014-03-08)


We did a quick afternoon at Beaver Creek. We knew it was going to be a busy day when we saw the cars start parking on a Highway 6. After a nice lunch from Larkburger and a Wit from Crazy Mountain we headed up.

Rachel and Devin at Strawberry Park

By the afternoon the snow was already a bit slushy. Temperatures were in the 30s so it was great weather for humans (but not for snow). After some tree runs, which still had powder, at Bachelor Gulch we ended the day on the sunny patio at Mami’s Cabin. The umbrella bar is one of my favorite places to be and on a warm day the picnic tables were welcoming.

This post is part of the thread: 2013/2014 Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

Keystone (2014-03-01)

We left Denver at 6:15 in the morning and this was our worst drive in recent memory. The snow was falling and it had snowed a lot overnight in the mountains. It was also warm enough to be very wet and slick. We avoided the many accidents coming down from the tunnel but saw dozens…

Keystone (2014-02-26)

I had the pleasure of spending a Wednesday at Keystone and it was a beautiful, warm, lonely (in a good way) day. We had the whole mountain to ourselves. Everywhere from the Outback and Wayback to the patio at Mountain House. It was a beautiful day to be out and not at the office. This…