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  1. Skied at Winter Park on December 15, 2018

    Day two and plenty of blue (skies)! This morning I decided to make my way over to the Vasquez Ridge Territory and see how much snow it’s received. I headed up Gemini Express again and worked my way back using Prospector Express and then skiing past Olympia to get to the territory. That’s a nice…

  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. New Twin Tunnel Lane Open

    Just in time for the holidays, the new, eastbound lane form Idaho Springs to Floyd Hill is open! From the I-70 Coalition: “There are now three lanes through this section, a much-improved tunnel as far as lighting and aesthetics, and some of the dangerous curves east of the Twin Tunnel have been straightened a bit…

  4. Colorado boldly adopts an upside-down yield sign as new “brand” logo

    Well done. After a year or ideating and brainstorming and concepts, the brightest design minds in Colorado have created a green triangle. Learn more about this stroke of genius at

    But seriously, it’s a clear and clean logo and I think it works OK. But, it’s way too generic.

    Rest assured, Colorado Snow will proudly stick to the ever-recognizable (and meaningful) colors presented on our state flag:

    • White symbolizes the snow
    • Gold acknowledges the abundant sunshine
    • Red represents the red soil and rocks
    • Blue a symbol of the beautiful blue skies

    Of course, that’s because we have to:

    The Colorado flag is “public domain,” meaning it can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere. The Colorado state brand, on the other hand, is a registered trademark of the state that cannot be used without express permission from the state.

    What do you think of the new Colorado Brand?

  5. Q&A: monetizing cosnow

    I was recently approached by a local firm doing research on “how expert influencers effectively monetize their online efforts and if there are more effective ways for them to leverage their influence”. In the name of transparency and openness, I wanted to share with you guys some of my thoughts around why I run cosnow,…