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Recreation

The Gondola

I saw it come to life over a matter of weeks.  First, I walked through the village and I saw the towers perched on the hillside.  Later, cable first lay across the bricks, then got strung  — one tower to the next.  A huge crane loomed over the Sun Spot…

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Winter Staycations

Here’s a question.  What if you live in Colorado, and God forbid, you don’t actually like skiing?  Is winter just one long slog through the cold and snow?  Do you count the days until May, when the snow is finally gone? Not so fast.  If the thought of sliding around…

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Pay to Park? Just Say No!

Last week I met up with some people from Denver, and like any group of Coloradans, the conversation turned to skiing.  Some had Epic passes, preferring Vail, and some had Ikon Passes.  They asked me which one I preferred. “I’m a part-time ski instructor, so I get a pass for…

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Winter Recreation at Brainard

One line kept going through my head over and over again as my skis dipped and slid between the trees.     “Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go!” During the summertime, Brainard Lake is one of the most popular hiking destinations near the Front Range. …

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