Ski Resorts

Colorado, I love you, but my favorite place to ski is in Utah

David Paul/Special to The Denver PostDenver Post reporter Jesse Paul makes his way down a run in Supreme Bowl at Alta Ski Area in January 2016.ALTA, …

Skiing

How Romp Skis crafted the ultimate one-quiver backcountry tool

Editor in Chief Tyler Cohen gets his mono wiggle on. [Photo] Dana Allen<p>At 2018 Gear Test Week, 40 testers put more than 200 pairs of skis, 70 pairs …

Adventure Travel

Snow Mountain Ranch offers new class in the basics of backcountry ski mountaineering

GRANBY — For the adventurous, ski mountaineering can be incredibly rewarding. Climbing a beautiful peak in the backcountry with friends, far from the …

Skiing

Celebrate the end of the season at these epic ski resort parties

Spring officially arrived on Monday, which — unfortunately for skiers and snowboarders — means that the end of the ski season is approaching.<p>And …

Travel

Why Colorado will always be my home

There’s a peak visible from the house I grew up in in Edwards, Colorado that stands out above the rest. It’s not especially high, nor is it a …

Colorado

Aspen’s John Gaston pushing America’s ski mountaineering team with top performance at World Championships

ASPEN — John Gaston was a ski bum with a fondness for hiking Aspen Highlands Bowl when Vail uber-athlete Mike Kloser changed the direction of his …

Skiing

On The Road To Telluride

<b>I drive a 2000 Subaru</b> with 241,842 miles on it. Her name is Lola America. She doesn’t see as much of the country as she used to. While her ailments …

Skiing

Meet the piste map artist who brings ski resorts to life

Countless skiers and snowboarders owe a debt to James Niehues, although they may not know it. Over the years, the artist has painted piste maps for almost 200 resorts, showing visitors how to find their way around the mountains.<p>Since his first commission in 1987, Niehues has produced 194 piste maps …

Painting

Using a Sling in a Ski Resort. And Which Sling?

Before baby D was born I had images of using a sling virtually all the time. It seemed like a great idea for dealing with public transport, steps, …

Babies

Gear Test Week 2018 Instagram Recap

Gear Test Week 2018 has come to an end, and all 40 testers, 200 skis and 70 boots have made their way back home for the remainder of the season. For …

Adventure Travel

Mt Baker Washington: the hidden gem of America's ski scene

To experience an American ski resort without the crowds, hefty prices or super tourist vibes, head to Mt Baker in Washington State, USA.<p>Haven’t heard …

Skiing

Nation's only airport-to-ski slope train a hit this season

The nation's only airport-to-ski slope train connection was a hit with tourists this season, and is going to keep running from Denver to Winter Park …

Colorado

Hidden Montana ski gems for escaping the crowds and chasing the pow

In his iconic travelogue <i>Travels with Charley</i>, the famed American novelist John Steinbeck once wrote of Montana, “I’m in love with Montana. For other …

Adventure Travel

The Best Italian Resorts for Easter Skiing

Photo: © Kronplatz Tourism.<p>Welcome to Week Four of our series on late skiing in the Alps. Last week we looked at Swiss resorts, the week before was …

Skiing

The Best Mountain Passes For Backcountry Skiing

<i>Rabbit Ears Pass, CO | Photo: Barclay Idsal/Unofficial Networks</i>When it comes to backcountry skiing, perhaps there’s no better access point than a …

Skiing

Why 2017 Could Be the Best Year Ever for Spring and Summer Skiing

Based on this year’s record snowfalls across the Western United States, forecasters say 2017 could be one of the best years ever for spring and …

Adventure Travel

Official: World Cup racing won’t happen in Aspen this November

Writer:<p>Madeleine Osberger<p>Byline:<p>Aspen Daily News Staff Writer<p><i>Race future unclear without lift and venue upgrade</i><p>After producing what is being called …

Aspen

How Denver Created Winter Park — and Almost Lost It

Gary DeFrange took Winter Park in a bold new direction, one that has salvaged its troubled relationship with the City of Denver and transformed what …

Colorado

5 reasons to visit Quebec in winter

<b>The Quebec Winter Carnival</b> – The carnival is both a local celebration and a driver of tourism in Quebec. It typically lasts for about 2 weeks each …

Travel

The Joy of a Sufferfest

<i>Chris Rubens, Mike Douglas, and Josh Daiek perfect the art of the sufferfest at Whakapappa Ski Resort, New Zealand. PHOTO: Bruno Long</i><p>My brother, …

Skiing

Why Hosting World Cup Ski Racing Matters

Before the glory days of the hippies and the freaks, before the first ever hot dog contest went down on Bell Mountain, before the famous …

Skiing

Tester Quick Takes Day Four: Gear Test Week 2018

Gear Test Week 2018 has come to a close, but remnants of the blazing sun at Powder Mountain, Utah still kiss testers’ cheeks. As we start to …

Adventure Travel

The Lonesome (and Surprisingly Appealing) Life of a Mountain Hut Caretaker

After visiting mountain huts in the Alps and the Himalayas, Bob Kingsley couldn’t shake the fantasy of living a hut keeper’s life. “I loved how close the people lived to the mountains,” he says. In 2006, after a 20-year search, Kingsley bought an old mining claim in Ophir, Colorado, and spent the …

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Skiing World Cup: How to holiday in style at Aspen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Located in Colorado's Rocky mountains, Aspen is one of the most famous dates on the Alpine Skiing World Cup calendar.<p>But that's just part of the story. The resort town is also the place to enjoy the ultimate luxury ski vacation.<p>Private jets, $30 million mansions with basketball courts and …

Skiing

Big Winter Fun in Small Town Wenatchee Washington

I have three boys. Yup. Three of them. A seven year old and twin four year olds. And… we are not a family who skis. I used to go with my church youth …

Adventure Travel

How to Survive Busy Season in a Ski Town

<i>This rendition of advice on life and love from a girl in a ski town we call Sweet Jane (she’s not that sweet) was first published in our December</i> …

Skiing

Rachel Dewey Killed Skiing in Colorado, Death Won't Count Toward Total

Rachel Dewey, a 48-year-old middle-school teacher, part-time professor and mother of three teenage boys, was killed skiing on Pikes Peak's Little …

Colorado

Stretch out your winter fun at Vermont resort

Is your family's idea of the perfect holiday gift several feet of fresh powder beneath their feet? At a time of year when cabin fever attacks, the …

Skiing

Victorian ski resort board in hot water

Senior management at two Victorian ski resorts who rorted $85,000 in public funds have seven days to show why they should not be removed from their …

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