Burton US Open: My VIP Experience

-words by Gretchen Pleshaw In the mountains of Vail, Colorado the very best snowboarders from all over the world gathered to compete in one of the country’s best athletic events: the Burton US Open. The ener...
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33rd Annual Burton US Open

The stage is set and the snow keeps falling, as Vail welcomes the 33rd Annual Burton US Open presented by MINI. Each year the world’s top riders gather in Vail to compete in the longest running snowboard event ...
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Pretty Faces Premier

Has a pretty girl ever smoked you down a mountain? Leaving you in the dust with only the sight of a ponytail whipping past you? Now you can catch more than a glimpse of pretty faces that can shred gnarly lines ...

The WildLife: Wolf Creek

If you are like me, you have been spending far too much time on I-70 lately. So I have decided that a change in direction is paramount. If I am going to spend 4 hours in a car, I would desperately love to be dr...

Weekend Escapes: Vail, Colorado

The slopes aren't open for another few weeks, but now may be one of the best times for a weekend escape to Vail, Colorado. The summer season has come to a close, and along with it, throngs of adventure traveler...

Out of Bounds: Opening Day

Photo courtesy of Arapahoe Basin Although temperatures along the Front Range remain mild, subtle giveaways to pending change in seasons can be found. Warren Miller movies start popping up in theaters around...
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Natural Highs: First Chair

Although snow is in the immediate forecast, many resorts are still hurting for the stuff, especially places like Steamboat. So when I realized wow, I'm not going to get the powder I crave as often as I thought...
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Downward Dog Style: Yoga Rocks the Butte

It always strikes me as odd when people on the Front Range have never visited the Western Slope. Are you kidding me? We’re still talking Colorado here. You’ve been to the Springs and not the western slope? Hmm…...
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Natural Highs: Powder Daze

Sunshine sucks. Sure, sunshine is great if you live on the beach in California, if you're going hiking in the Rockies during summer, or you want the foot of snow in your driveway to melt so you don't have to sh...
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Miss BeFit: Snowboarding

That’s right, Denver. Miss BeFit has officially made the transition from beach bum to snow bunny. This is someone who, before last weekend, couldn’t even walk on snow, let alone slide around on it on a slippe...