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Turn Back the Clock: Vintage Ski Maps

Turn Back the Clock: Vintage Ski Maps

by Katie Coakley

The history of skiing is a very, very long one, dating back to the last Ice Age during the Paleolithic period. Don’t believe me? Cave drawings have been found suggesting that man used skis. More proof? The oldest ski artifacts,… Read More →

New High Speed Ski Lifts Coming To Colorado & Utah

New High Speed Ski Lifts Coming To Colorado & Utah

by Kristen Lummis

In 1981, Breckenridge installed a detachable high-speed lift, the Quicksilver SuperChair. Clipping along at over twice the speed of conventional fixed-grip lifts, this chair was the first of what would become the ski industry standard. This summer is seeing a… Read More →

The Season In Review: Top 10 Ski News Stories of 2014-15

The Season In Review: Top 10 Ski News Stories of 2014-15

by Eric Wagnon

The winter of 2014-15 brought a season of change to the skiing and snowboarding world. More accurately, much of the news involved ownership shifts and agreements that would signal changes for the seasons to come. In other words, many of… Read More →

Don’t Forget Fido: North America’s Most Dog-Friendly Ski Towns

Don’t Forget Fido: North America’s Most Dog-Friendly Ski Towns

by Katie Coakley

Planning a ski trip is an exciting process. Where will you go? How long can you stay? How many vertical feet will you rack up? Where will you stay? But: what about Fido?  He’s currently making the “sad puppy-dog face”… Read More →

Ski Bums Pick: North America’s 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Ski Bums Pick: North America’s 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

by Gina Bégin

Is this you? You have moments when you study the calendar in front of your office desk and question what you did with all those days gone by. Your body feels sluggish and you think your back might be permanently… Read More →

Ski Bums Pick: The West’s Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns

Ski Bums Pick: The West’s Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns

by Gina Bégin

When the question “Where’s the best ski town to live in year round?” was posed to a bunch of North American snow sport diehards, consensuses gathered around a few choice areas. These places cater to “graduated” ski bums who want… Read More →

Summer Activities at Colorado Mountain Resorts

Summer Activities at Colorado Mountain Resorts

by Kara Williams

Many Coloradoans who live near mountain ski resorts say they moved to the area “in the winter, but stayed for the summers.” I’m the opposite. I moved to Aspen in the summer of 1994… and stayed in Colorado because of… Read More →

Southwest Colorado Makes for a Majestic Trip

Southwest Colorado Makes for a Majestic Trip

by Eric Wagnon

Although the “America the Beautiful” lyric about “purple mountain majesties” was inspired by Pikes Peak, the songwriter Katherine Lee Bates likely would have been equally impressed by the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. Extending above 14,000 feet in many… Read More →