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This warmer than usual winter has been hard for skiers and resorts alike. The lack of snow has us wondering whether winter will ever come. Ski areas such as Purgatory Resort north of Durango, CO are struggling to get the entire mountain open, but that isn’t stopping these skiers from getting a couple runs…(Read More)

Snow business revenue

Despite a low snow totals across the western mountains, the dollar totals are there. It seems the love for getting out and playing in the mountains is making it rain. Here’s a look. Rocky Mountain High Colorado closed its second-busiest ski season on record in 2016-17, with more than 13 million skier…(Read More)

Give'r Gloves

 Give’r Gloves: Burly gear made for life in the mountains. Words and photos by Brandon Mathis After a winter season of shoveling snow, mega frigid alpine-start mornings and some bewilderingly cold days riding Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area, we fell in love with this retro-leather glove. A tiny startup out of…(Read More)

Keenan DesPlanques and Bryce Gordon love the San Juan Mountains, a rugged, tall and remote range in Southwest Colorado. This moving video edit is how they’ve shared that love. In Gordon’s words, “A little look into thoughts conjured on the skin track, in the hills…(Read More)

“We drank a six-pack of cola, ate a box of vanilla cookies and passed out in the car for 11 hours.” – Bryce Gordon. Our readers get out. This one comes from Colorado’s Bryce Gordon and Will Berger. It was simple. Summit Utah’s Abajo Mountains, ski down to stashed mountain bikes loaded with…(Read More)

To get you psyched for winter, we picked some out the best places to ride in the Southwest, so get those boards waxed and grab your snorkel. This winter is going to be good. Purgatory This mountain north of Durango, Colorado, is ranked among the best of the Southwest for experience and setting. Ample sunshine…(Read More)

Purgatory Snowcat Adventures

When we rolled up to Purgatory Snowcat Adventures on a foggy morning in February, we weren’t sure if it was the day for a cat skiing. Lucky for us, things at the Southwestern Colorado-based business were about to change. A lull in winter storms had the best of the Southern Rockies getting tracked…(Read More)