Out of Bounds | Perched along the Continental Divide amid stunning settings, more than 40 Colorado backcountry huts beckon those craving a rustic winter retreat. But you don’t have to be an expert skier or experienced backpacker to enjoy them. There are hut trips tailor-made for everyone from families with young kids to novice skiers and backcountry veterans.

Prepare For Takeoff | Thanks to the addition of four new international flights, Denver now ranks as the world’s 13th busiest airport. We break down some of the Mile High City’s most popular global flights.

My Losing Season | A ski-averse outdoorswoman tackles her biggest challenge yet: winter.

The Next Frontier | More than 500 acres of glades, chutes, and bowls await at Breckenridge Ski Resort’s soon-to-open Peak 6.

The Ultimate Guide To The (Modern-Day) Ski Bum | If you’re looking for a life filled with zero responsibilities and epic days on the mountain, you should’ve been a ski bum in 1965. Today’s ski-town slackers still get in their power days, but “the lifestyle” has changed in the era of high-gloss resorts. Here’s the lowdown on how to live the high life—now.

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Kasey Cordell
Kasey Cordell
Kasey Cordell is the former Editorial Projects Director for 5280.