Articles By Rachel Stephens

I'm Rachel, a Colorado native with an abiding love for the Rocky Mountains.

Einstein said that once you stop learning, start dying. By this measure I'm alive and well, especially in regards to skiing!

There is always a new skill to master, a new challenge to face, and a new fear to conquer. Sometimes I tackle these things gracefully and often times not, but either way it's fun to document the process!

  1. Colorado Athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics

    Best of luck to all the Colorado athletes competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics! Name Hometown Sport Casey Andringa Boulder Freestyle Skiing Ben Berend   Steamboat Springs    Nordic Combined Aaron Blunck Crested Butte Freestyle Skiing David Chodounsky    Crested Butte Alpine Skiing Chris Corning Silverthorne Snowboarding Mick Dierdorff Steamboat Springs Snowboarding Alex Ferreira Aspen…

  2. Gift card giveaway for 10-question survey

    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…

  3. Adult Ski School experiences at Breckenridge →

    If you want to read about how unsatisfying it is to flip your husband off in mittens when he takes you on a harder run than you wanted to do, this post about my day in ski school over at Breck is for you.

    If you want to read about how I learned to combat my “back seat” tendencies, this post about my day in ski school is for you.

    If you want to read about spreading peanut butter on bread as a metaphor for good turning technique, this post about my day in ski school is for you.

    If you don’t want to read about any of those things, this post about my day in ski school is still for you because pretty much none of that is directly referenced in the article and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it anyway.

  4. Monarch (2013-11-30)

    For the longest time I thought you had to make the trade-off between being able to ski expert terrain or ski with crowds. Spending a day at Monarch proved this wrong. We drove from Breckenridge, past Buena Vista and Salida to arrive at Monarch in about 90 minutes. Once we arrived, around 10:00 AM, we…

  5. Our Favorite Base Layer: Polarmax

    I’m notoriously adverse to shopping for clothes. Most of the time a trip to the mall feels somewhat akin to pulling teeth, unless I’m shopping for outdoor winter gear. I’m pretty sure I could shop for fleeces and coats and mittens all day. One of my favorite gear advances in recent years is the double…