Skiing + Snowboarding

An Insider’s Guide to A-Basin’s New Ski Terrain

As A-Basin prepares to open a pair of popular backcountry zones to lift-served skiing in 2018, local powder hounds are grumbling about their loss. Here’s a preview of what everybody will gain

12/07/2017 By Devin O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Top 40

Summit County's Top 40 Runs

A downhill purist's guide to the signature runs at every area resort you absolutely need to ski this winter.

12/07/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Made Map

The Man Behind the Map

Meet the New York-based cartographer who charts your favorite A-Basin runs.

12/07/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Gear Guide

She He Ski

We asked Matthew Penner, general manager of Breckenridge Ski Butlers, and Surefoot co-founder Russ Shay to pick the 2017 skis and boots they’d recommend to t...

12/21/2016

Play Hard

3 Magical Days for Adventurers

If your idea of alpine bliss includes bacon Bloody Marys, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Covet

Back Country Gear Guide

The latest in everything AT, for him and for her.

01/01/2015

Heroes

Fly Guy

Breck’s speed skiing pioneer looks back on life in the fast lane.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

People

Chair Apparent

For nearly two decades, Nate Dogggg has ruled A-Basin’s lift line; should we envy or pity the king of Colorado’s first chair?

01/01/2015 By Reilly Capps

Explore

3 Magical Days for Families

If your idea of alpine bliss includes mushing with the kids, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Love

3 Magical Days for Couples

If your idea of alpine bliss includes getting mushy with your sweetie, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Visit

3 Magical Days

72 hours of Summit County bliss, served three ways.

01/01/2015

Speed Course

Express Lane to Sochi

The US Ski Team’s Speed Center at Copper Mountain gives athletes a head start on the Olympics.

01/01/2014 By Shauna Farnell

Article

Heaven Above

What makes skiing or riding Summit County like no other place? More than 5,000 acres of in-bounds high-alpine terrain. That, and this insider’s guide to finding above-tree-line bliss at every resort; don’t leave earth without it!

01/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

Ski History

You Gotta Love This Guy

As Loveland turns 75, its plucky mascot remains forever young.

01/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

Sea Change

Ode to Peak 6

While Epic ski pass holders anticipate access to expanded Breck terrain, backcountry users lament their loss.

01/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell Photography by Liam Doran

Ski Shop Pioneers

The Boys of Winter

Outside, the Virgin Islands ski shop may not seem like much. It’s what’s inside that counts—and has made local history.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Bob Winsett

Backcountry

Full Moon Fever

Under nature’s disco ball, backcountry revelers party on Loveland Pass.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Nordic

Best Groomed

An insider’s guide to Summit County’s Nordic centers.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Snow Day

Into the Wild

A snowshoe, free-heel, kick-and-glide guide to Summit County’s winter backcountry

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

People

King of the Hill

For eight and a half years, through blizzards and rain, in sickness and in health, Rainer Hertrich never missed a day of skiing. A bum ticker may have ended his streak in January, but it didn’t dampen his spirit.

06/01/2012 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Daniel Root