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New uphill skiing options in Salida at Monarch Mountain

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 […]

Breckenridge Environment New This Season Photography Recommendations

Ice Castles to open in Breck December 26: behind-the-scenes photos and giveaway

The Ice Castles have arrived in Breckenridge for the 2013/2014 season and will open next week, December 26, 2013. Read more about how they’re made, the unique features coming this season, and how you can win tickets to see them yourself. Rachel and I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Ice Castles in Breckenridge […]

Environment Snow Summer

…rain and snow in April and May helped delay the…

…rain and snow in April and May helped delay the onset of the spring wildfire season.

Environment Resorts

Ski Area Recreational Opportunity means more year-round fun

Last month a fairly important piece of ongoing legislation was passed by Congress that describes how resorts can use U. S. Forest Service land. From Vail Resorts PR: The bill will allow ski resorts to add new jobs during the summer and will help increase employment in rural mountain communities across the country. This opens […]

Aside Copper Mountain Deals Environment

Carpooling rewarded at Copper

From the Copper Wire: “Copper wants to say thanks to guests carpooling with four or more people. Carpoolers will be rewarded on five carpool celebration days this season, starting November 29, with preferred parking in the Alpine Lot, a $4 burger special, cool bumper stickers and a chance to win four 09/10 season passes.” Click […]

Arapahoe Basin Aside Environment Terrain

Arapahoe Basin Opens Montezuma Bowl

If you missed it last weekend: “Colorado powder hounds will get access to a new lift-served playground this week, as Arapahoe Basin announced the opening of Montezuma Bowl for Friday, Jan. 11. The 400-acre terrain expansion boosts the size of A-Basin by about 80 percent, a significant addition by any measure, especially for a small […]

Aside Deals Environment Gear Deals

From James: “ has great organic clothing and its all 20% off right now. Just type in ‘myspace20′ as the promo code.” The shirts are pretty simple and look great plus they’re 100% organic–check ’em out and visit their MySpace page.

Entertainment Environment Events Travel

Alpinist Film Festival offsets carbon footprint

This season Alpinist Magazine is hosting a film festival in Wyoming (which is a short-enough drive from Colorado, right?): The 2008 Alpinist Film Festival will take place January 17-20, 2008, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In addition to the Snow, Surf and Stone nights, which showcase, respectively, the world’s best skiing, surfing and climbing films, a […]