Heather Balogh is a freelance writer who is native to Denver, Colorado. The quintessential adventurer with a never-ending love for the outdoors, Heather isn't afraid to try new things. She spends her summers backpacking, peak bagging and trail running and her winters skiing and snowshoeing. She has her M.Ed with a focus on outdoor sports for special needs populations, and even spent a few years as an adaptive ski instructor. When not playing outside, you can usually find her in her local CrossFit gym or hunting down international adventures. To date, she has lived on three continents and visited upwards of 30 countries. You can find her on Twitter (@AColoradoGal), Instagram (@AColoradoGal), or on her site (http://www.justacoloradogal.com/).

Which Ski Resorts Get The Most Snow?

If you’re a powderhound, chasing the snow is all that truly matters. But it can be hard to pick and choose which ski resort to check out next. Who had the most snow last season? Can you remember which Canadian… Read More →

4 Under-The-Radar Super Bowls You Can Ski

With game day approaching, there is a lot of chatter about bowls. Football is great and all, but we’re more interested in our kind of bowls: the ones you can ski! A few resorts are heavily applauded for their shredtastic… Read More →

Best Ski Resorts To Spend Your Christmas Vacation

Christmas vacation is one of the most enjoyable times of the year to hit the slopes. After all, what better way to say “Happy Holidays” than hot chocolate, knee-deep powder, and skiing Santas? We’ve rounded up our favorite ski resorts… Read More →

Top 7 Jobs For The Modern Day Ski Bum

The era of the all-play-and-no-work ski bum has passed. Life is too darn expensive, and everyone needs to make some cash. That said, it is still possible to surround yourself with your favorite sport {ahem! skiing!} while still earning enough… Read More →

6 Resorts for Early Season Skiing & Riding

The mornings are filled with darkness as that sweet smell of bitter cold hangs in the pre-dawn air. It may be a cliché stemming from 21st century television, but it’s the truth: Winter is coming. If you’re like us, you’re… Read More →

4 Most Scenic Backpacking Trips in the American West

Expansive views, towering cliffs and glistening lakes all await on these scenic trails. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite backpacking trips in the western side of the United States, but I’m sure there are some missing. What would you… Read More →

4 Things You Need To Know Before Climbing Your First 14er

Here in Colorado, 14ers (or peaks over 14,000 feet) are a thing of lore. The state boasts more 14ers than any other state in the lower 48, clocking in at a whopping 53. Some of these mountainous beasts are technical… Read More →

The Barkley Marathons: The Toughest & Most Bizarre Race on the Planet?

Imagine a race with a total distance so long that it is referred to as “marathons” rather than a “marathon.” A race with 59,000+ feet of elevation gain. A race that has been in existence for 30 years but only… Read More →

Top 5 Ski Destinations For Your Spring Break

Who says you have to head to the beach for spring break? From where we’re sitting, this time of the year is prime for the best skiing of the season. Check out a few of our favorite ski destinations below. Not only… Read More →

3 Life Lessons Adaptive Students Teach Their Ski Instructors

Every day is different if you are an adaptive ski instructor. Names, faces, equipment and disabilities constantly vary and instructors need to be on their toes in order to keep up. But there’s one thing that always remains the same:… Read More →