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Trying Times: Ski Town Tapas

Sample the menu with tapas at these high-country hotspots.

Samplings (Frisco, Colorado)

The name says it all at this casual neighborhood bistro on Frisco’s quaint main drag, a few miles from Breckenridge and Copper. Mix and match Chef Michael Weist’s global small-plate cuisine with more than 220 international wines by the glass, bottle or flight. On the menu, try the duck confit ravioli, Tasmanian salmon and smoked buffalo flank steak. Best seat: at the 20-person community table or the chef’s table by the kitchen.

Smith Reintroduces Polarized Sliders

Gear

Smith Optics is pleased to announce that in the face of ever-increasing retail prices, they have lowered the suggested retail price of all Polarized Sliders from $159 to $129 and added a fourth specialty lens tint, repositioning the line and increasing consumer value.

Waterfront Home

Features

Tucked behind a tree-lined fence, this 3,177-square-foot ranch-style home graces the banks of Warm Springs Creek at the base of Bald Mountain -a great spot for summer and winter enthusiasts.

Straight Line

Warren Miller

In 1939, a narrow, dusty, dirt road led west from the small, almost abandoned mining town of Ketchum, Idaho, to the base of Mt. Baldy. There, an even narrower ski trail had been cut the summer before from the top of 9,000-foot Mt. Baldy.

Laws of the Land

Mountain Life

People move to ski towns to enjoy the quirky mountain lifestyle. But property regulations can be as unusual as the towns themselves.

2002 Number 5 Resort In North America: Sun Valley, Idaho

Travel

"What's your all-time favorite ski resort?" Pose that question to any skier who's been around for a while and you'll likely hear: "Sun Valley!"

Rokoko: Custom

Features

This isn't gear you'll want to purchase for the slopes, but it'll add character to your home. Rokoko owners A.Me (pronounced Amy) and Mitch Alamag work in tandem to produce their lively artworks.

Crème de la Crème: The Sun Valley Lodge

Features

I entered the Sun Valley Lodge for the first time last winter, but I felt as if I'd been there before. You see, the lodge is haunted.

Where's The Spirit?

Warren Miller

Modern trends save trees but kill the entrepreneurial spirit. In 1936, Union Pacific Railroad president Averell Harriman created Sun Valley, Idaho, because he had enjoyed skiing in St. Anton, Austria.

What Now: Proceed with Caution

Travel

Rare, but deadly, inbounds avalanches force the Forest Service to review the standards of slope safety.

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