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Finding the elusive snow stake!

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The trees were grouped tightly together, so we made one swooping turn followed by another, using the trees as slalom gates.  We weren’t quite sure where we were going. Suddenly, we spied a ski patroller ahead in a clearing.  What was this?  Some sort of equipment was…

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The battle of the ski passes

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Epic Pass look out, there’s a new player in town.  The Ikon Pass has arrived. The biggest revenue generator to Colorado’s economy is tourism.  And a huge part of that revenue is generated in the wintertime through Colorado’s ski industry, with an estimated 5 billion dollars…

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I’d passed the sign hundreds of times before.  But as I drove the Peak to Peak Highway today and saw the familiar brown sign with white letters etched into it, I took the time to think about it. Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Much of the…

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A chairlift ride gone sooooo wrong…

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Here comes the safety bar!” I cheerily say as we board the chairlift. “I’m scared” the 5-year old girl says. “It will be ok, it’s kind of like being a bird and flying.” Still, I encourage the kids to sit back on the chair. “Slide back,…

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