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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)

Santa Fe Adventure Pro

Lured by good skiing, green chile and a dose of sun in the Land of Enchantment, we headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico. And that’s exactly what we found. A weekend getaway in this centuries-old capital city is like taking a trip around the world, just 45 minutes from Albuquerque. Mild winter temperatures…(Read More)

Twilight Nights, Purgatory

Those twilight nights of winter are so quiet and tranquil. Or are they?  We found something different at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado. A pair of headlamps  bobbing oddly through the woods, getting brighter. The sound of crunching snow grew louder. Then came the breathing. A few hundred yards away, fat bikers with night lights…(Read More)

Who said ski bums don’t work? We grabbed a few chairs and learned what it’s like to be a full-time ski bum with a job. “We live here because we love to play outside,” says Valeria Van Kirk-Busch, senior lift operations manager at Purgatory Resort in southwestern…(Read More)

The historical town of Crested Butte, Colorado, is a blast with a ton of past. This rugged town offers up a ton of activities and a charming downtown. So, get your crusty butt there and hit these killer spots.1) Face it, you’re here to ski and it’s pretty easy to get the…(Read More)

1) Sled neck with the Durango Ice PiratesThe Ice Pirates know how to carve up the mountains with their snow machines. With 55,000 acres of terrain in South Mineral Creek just outside Silverton, Colorado, and high up on Molas Pass, there’s no shortage of where to go. You can even catch the Durango…(Read More)

“As we started this company, it was all about taking wool to a more technical place,” said Timm Smith of Voormi, makers of high-performance wool garments in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. “Can we make something that is soft and sweater-like in nature, thermal like a fleece, but gives you…(Read More)

How to get layered

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There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Cotton kills: Cotton soaks up sweat like a sponge and all that moisture just sits there, making you freeze. Ditch the cotton and dress in layers.1) Base layer: A fancy name for long underwear. Use a natural or synthetic base layer that pulls…(Read More)

In Colorado’s ski country, not many resorts are left that are independently owned and operated. But Wolf Creek Ski Area isn’t your typical resort. In fact, it’s not really a resort at all. While there is homemade green chili at the base of the mountain, there isn’t anywhere to stay. And…(Read More)