Colorado Ski Resorts
October 10, 2011
Wolf Creek Ski Area, in southern Colorado opened for the weekend, kicking off an early start to the season. They've already seen 44 inches of snow. If this is La Nina we're all about it.
August 3, 2011
Hut-to-hut touring is well known in the world of backcountry skiing. But more and more of these mountain refuges are opening their trail systems to mountain bikers in the summer months. So why not trade in your skins for wheels, and deep powder for single track?
July 15, 2011
Summer is road trip time. Load the car, crank the music, and head out on one of our favorite trips through ski country.
June 21, 2011
The end of ski season doesn’t need to be the end of your adrenaline rush. We followed the melting snow downstream and uncovered the best spots for white water rafting in North America.
June 15, 2011
At these resorts the lifts run through the summer to access some of the best high-altitude disc-golf courses in the country.
June 14, 2011
Pass through the security gate to Beaver Creek and you’ll see a sign with the resort’s motto, “Not Exactly Roughing It.” But don’t be fooled by the ice rink, ski valet, and plates of chocolate-chip cookies. The Beav hides its rough side in its terrain. The recently expanded 180-acre Stone Creek Chutes offer steep, gladed skiing for quick shots of 600 vertical feet. Plus, two new eight-seater gondolas provide better access to the goods, with less of a wait.
June 9, 2011
Mary Jane—named for a mining-era lady of the night—and its sister area, Winter Park, offer plenty of prospects for good skiing, including bumps and powder-filled bowls. Forming one of the closest major resorts to Denver, the two areas spread across five mountains and 3,078 acres. Add 3,060 feet of vertical, 30 feet of snowfall, and a direct train from Denver and it’s no wonder why the Front Range packs the place on Saturdays.
May 11, 2011
Crested Butte, Taos, and Wolf Creek keep business in the family. With bosses who rip and employees who share the stoke, these family-run resorts might be exactly what skiers want—and need—now.