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6 Benefits Of Skiing & Snowboarding For Your Kids’ Health

6 Benefits Of Skiing & Snowboarding For Your Kids’ Health

by SOS Outreach

Getting kids outside might seem like an antiquated yet obvious sentiment, but for many young people, consistent outdoor participation (like skiing and snowboarding) is far from a reality. SOS Outreach (a non-profit that inspires its participants to ski, tackle the… Read More →

Get Fit for Ski Season: 4 Core Exercises to Help You Prep for the Slopes

Get Fit for Ski Season: 4 Core Exercises to Help You Prep for the Slopes

by Katie Levy

Keeping your balance, being able to get up in waist deep powder if you take a tumble, and skiing or snowboarding in general requires some serious core strength and stability. And there’s no time like the present to start getting your… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado

Rider’s Guide: Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado

by Kristen Lummis

Trestle Bike Park was one of the first downhill parks in the U.S. It’s also the closest DH bike park to Denver, just 67 miles away. The Park’s original trails were designed and built by Gravity Logic. Since 2007, all… Read More →

The World’s Highest Golf Courses

The World’s Highest Golf Courses

by Patrick Thorne

Playing golf at high altitude may not be something you’ve ever considered, but as with all sports, altitude training can be good for your game. You’ll probably also get a buzz out of the fact that the higher you go,… Read More →

10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

by Alyssa Erickson

There is an attitude prevalent amongst singles and couples alike, that once you have kids your adventurous lifestyle is over. For good. I once believed this to be true as well. But after standing on the family side of the… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Steamboat Bike Park

Rider’s Guide: Steamboat Bike Park

by Kristen Lummis

In summer, Ski Town, USA turns into Bike Town, USA. Whether your preferred ride is a cruise along the Yampa River, cross-country mountain biking on Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill or letting gravity guide you over 2,000 feet of downhill… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

by Kristen Lummis

Touted as the largest bike park in the Rocky Mountains, the Angel Fire Bike Park in New Mexico has a reputation as being “built for riders, by riders.” Opened in 2011, it’s one of the few North American locations deemed worthy of… Read More →

4 Types of Campers You Want On Your Camping Trip

4 Types of Campers You Want On Your Camping Trip

by Katie Coakley

Oh, summer. Days of outdoor adventures and hijinks, culminating in the ultimate warm weather experience: camping. What other excuse do you have to hang out with friends, not shower for days and experiment with pyromania? While there are many different ways… Read More →

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

by Patrick Thorne

For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →

4 Ways To Explore Like a Free Spirit This Summer

4 Ways To Explore Like a Free Spirit This Summer

by Sarah Woods

Travelling as the free spirit that I am has afforded me wonderful experiences – both in mountains and in cities. From meeting a handsome mountain man un-expectedly (he was riding a horse, I might add), to an impromptu afternoon pub… Read More →