Fireside Chat | Don’t let winter pass without making a trip to the consummate après lounging spot: Aspen’s Hotel Jerome.

On Point | Forget stockings hung by the chimney with care. We’ll take a pair of these new foot-fixing socks from Steamboat Springs’ Point6.

The 5280 Guide to Historic Downtown Littleton | Each winter, Littleton’s Main Street transforms into a snow globe–worthy strip illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights and anchored by a 55-foot Christmas tree. An afternoon spent ducking among the festive shops is all but guaranteed to cure even the worst case of the Scrooges.

2013 Gift Guide: Outdoors | Soften the landing for the outdoor-loving Coloradan on your list with these five pieces of gear that take the rough out of roughing it.

Getaways: Sunny with a Chance of Powder | Find giant snowfall, smaller crowds, and a dash of nostalgia during a weekend escape to Wolf Creek.

State of Play: Women in Extreme Sports | Twenty years ago, mothers faced sharper criticism than their male peers for taking risks in the outdoors. How far have extreme sports come from that double standard?

Colorado 101: Roadside Assistance | Five essential items that just might save you if you get stranded on the side of the road this winter.

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