Not surprisingly, four Colorado locales top the list of the "Ten Fittest Cities" in the United States according to a recent Gallup poll: Fort Collins/Loveland, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder. California tied Colorado with four fit metropolitan areas: San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles, Santa Cruz/Watsonville, San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, and San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont. On the East Coast, Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, CT and Barnstable Town, MA took the prize.
Even the recession has a silver lining: cheap skiing. Many—perhaps most—resorts nationwide are offering rock-bottom deals on next season’s ski passes. From Vail, Colo., to Waterville Valley, N.H., pass prices for the 2010/11 season are often at an all-time low if purchased before the lfits close. Here are a few examples, but contact your own favorite resorts for the latest deals as ski areas offer incentives and perks to motivate you to purchase next season's passes this season.
There’s ski and then there’s après ski. After a day on the slopes, you feel entitled to a nice meal and a stiff drink…or two.
Keystone Resort in Colorado is hosting its second annual Winter Culinary Festival this weekend, March 5-7. There will be wine, martini and tequila tastings, cooking demonstrations, and numerous opportunities to sample goodies all weekend at Keystone lodges and hotels. Event prices range from $5-$20 per person. Click here for a schedule.
Obviously, we here at SKI Magazine are big boosters of Colorado. It's hard not to be, especially since our offices sit in one of its prettiest towns, Boulder, with the closest skiing a mere 30 minutes away. But not everybody is as acquainted with Colorado's charms as we are. They might not know about the free catskiing on Tucker Mountain that Copper is offering this winter.