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Recreation

Growing up Colorado Style

Climbing into The Gondola at Winter Park, I thought I had the car all to myself.  But at the last minute, a young teenage girl climbed in with me.  She sported a sleek, lycra racing suit and carried long straight skis with her. “I guess you’re racing today?” I asked….

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Recreation

Layering is the Key

The wind blew the snow sideways.  I could hardly see up the hill to where the chairlift unloaded. This was going to be one cold, blustery day. “How are your fingers?  Maybe we should go in and take a break?  The kids are probably getting cold.” My friends from Texas…

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Feel the Burn

The mind felt willing, the body did not. I’ve written about weight training and exercising to get fit for Fourteeners. The same holds true for skiing down mountains. There are many ways to try and get fit for ski season.  Running, biking, weight training.  You can read magazines. You can…

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Lifestyle Recreation

Life as a Ski Bum

“I wanted to let you know that I’m leaving.  My last day of work will be Oct. 25.” With those words, I officially became a ski bum. At the time, I worked in a consulting firm back east as a graphic artist.  At 25 years old, I made a good…

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