Why we love it: Perfectly groomed trails and a restaurant with beer to warm me up after a workout.
When to go: Now. There’s not a lot of snowpack, so the skiing is storm-to-storm.
One of the things I appreciate about Nordic skiing is that it lacks the “fuss” of downhill skiing....
February 26 2013, 9:05 AM
Why we love it: The trails are impeccably groomed and never crowded.
When to go: Anytime there is snow and a bluebird sky.
Colorado is chock-full of gorgeous vistas, but one of my all-time favorites is the view of the Yampa Valley after you’ve crossed Rabbit Ears Pass on U.S...
February 19 2013, 9:23 AM
Why we love it: What’s not to love about a healing mineral soak—sans any trace of sulfur smell that pervades other hot springs—after a weekend of powder skiing, hut-tripping, and snowshoeing in the San Juan Mountains backcountry?
When to go: We recommend a snowy winter day when the surrounding...
February 12 2013, 10:50 AM
Why we love it: The thick ice at this relatively small suburban lake (about one-fifth the size of the better known Chatfield Lake) is perfect for beginners to get in touch with their inner hunter-gatherer—without the long high country drive.
When to go: January through March
February 1 2013, 4:15 PM
The Dillon Pinnacles, sitting on the Blue Mesa Reservoir just east of Gunnison, cast a warm glow at sunset.
January 17 2013, 12:52 PM
Geese bask in the late afternoon sun at Sloan's Lake.
January 4 2013, 10:46 AM
Donny Roth's life revolves around winter. When the professional skier (pictured, right) isn't searching for the best backcountry spots around the world, he's guiding fellow powder-hounds down breathtaking runs in Chile. It's all part of what Roth calls "sharing the human-powered ski experience." It...
December 11 2012, 11:05 AM
In our December issue, I got the scoop on the origins of some of Vail's 193 trail names. It seemed like an appropriate time to look back: The mountain is celebrating 50 years this season. What started as a modest ski spot with one gondola, two chairlifts, and just eight runs has since...
December 6 2012, 12:50 PM