Colorado Ski Resorts
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.
March 4, 2011
These are the ladies coming out of Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek, including some of the fiercest competitors in park and pipe, and the girl who might be the future of the U.S. moguls team.
February 28, 2011
Questioning how tough you are? Got something to prove? These races will put you to the test. Here are some of the most intense skiing events out there. Be prepared, your competition might be wearing a diaper.
January 13, 2011
Crested Butte is home to terrain that will make your knees weak and your palms sweaty. It’s also famous for delicious food and a friendly downtown. Here’s how to maximize two days in one of our favorite spots to ski.
January 10, 2011
As touring gear gets more sophisticated and bomber, backcountry skiing is gaining popularity across the country. But, for a variety of very good reason, it can be intimidating. And finding appropriate entry-level trips can be hard. To help make the transition to touring, we’ve got some beta to get you started. Each month, Donny Roth, owner of Alpine Ambitions, will share a few destinations that are great starting points for skiers looking to get out and explore. The first installment is from Colorado, check back soon for ideas from other states.