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Boulder Snorkel Skiing: What, Why, and Where?

March 21st, 2024

Boulder‘s own ski area, Eldora, certainly qualifies as a hidden gem ski area. It’s right in our back yard, just west of “downtown” Nederland. The skiing is impressive, especially considering that the slopes are right in our back yard. Deep Powder Skiing Essential Gear: The Snorkel Did I say snorkel skiing? While generally a figure of speech, it refers to skiing in powder so deep that you have to use a skin diver’s snorkel. The snorkel get the diver air by to be able to breath over the top of the blast of champagne powder snow that your skiing is kicking up. In deep... Read More

CU Boulder Students: Ski Your Way to the Best Spots!

November 19th, 2023

Are you a CU Boulder student looking for an exciting outdoor adventure? Look no further! Whether you’re an experienced skier or a beginner, skiing your way to the best spots is the perfect way to explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains. In this blog article, we’ll be discussing some of the best ski spots for CU Boulder students and how you can make the most of your ski trip. So, grab your skis and let’s get started! Savoring the Slopes: Skiing Near CU Boulder Just a short drive away from the University of Colorado Boulder lies some of the best skiing in Colorado. Eldora Mountain Resort is... Read More

Boulder’s Best Kept Secret: Hessie Trailhead

June 18th, 2023

You are a devout outdoorsman or outdoorswoman and nothing less than apocalyptic plague of locust would stop you from racing up mountains, rambling through rivers, or taking Zibeon, your falcon, out for a jaunt. A great place to start is   at the Hessie Trailhead, which leads into the Indian Peaks Wilderness, no matter your level of outdoorsy-ness. I list several hike options below ranging from easy to difficult. Easy Hikes First Waterfalls on Middle Boulder Creek: A very short hike from the actual trailhead, and just over 0.6 mile from parking along the easy access road, you can access the... Read More

Which Ski Area Is Nearest to Boulder?

February 5th, 2023

The closest ski resort to Boulder, Colorado is Eldora Mountain Resort, which is approximately 21 miles west of Boulder. The quickest route between the two is via CO 119 and CO 72. Eldora Mountain Resort has approximately 680 acres of skiable terrain, with a good balance of runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. It offers a mix of groomed cruisers, steeper pitches, and gladed tree skiing. The resort has a top elevation of 10,800 feet and a vertical drop of 1,400 feet. It also features 12 chairlifts, 1 magic carpet and over 70 runs, as well as a variety of dining and rental facilities... Read More

10 Best Ski Towns in Colorado

December 11th, 2022

Wondering where you should vacation the next time you’re looking to hit the slopes in Colorado? We’ve rounded up the 10 best ski towns! 1. Breckenridge Breckenridge is beautiful to visit any time of year, and there’s plenty to do even when you’re not skiing. The town has a solid goldrush history dating back to the 1800s, and as a result you get a historic district with the Edwin Carter museum (perfect for nature lovers). There’s also plenty of family-fun activities at the Breckenridge ski resort, including zip lines, hikes and mountain-biking trails. 2. Vail This... Read More

Outdoor Adventure of the Week: Historic Eldora

October 6th, 2022

When you hear people talk about Eldora here in Boulder County nearly everyone’s mind goes to the same place: Eldora Ski Resort. But have you ever been to the Historic town of Eldora just below the popular ski resort? Admittedly, there isn’t a whole lot to be found here as many of the town buildings are shuttered with a few newer cabins and homes scattered around the valley, but if you are up for a snowshoe adventure this is the spot for you. A one-time gold mining camp, Eldora is neatly tucked back into Roosevelt National Forest. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic... Read More

Ten Reasons Why Boulder Rocks

December 17th, 2021

Happy cows may come from California, but happy people come from Boulder. And for good reason! Boulder has so much to offer, it’s no wonder that people here are considered to be among the happiest in the country. Narrowing this list down was the real challenge, but here are ten reasons why Boulder rocks: 1. Hiking, Biking, and Climbing Okay, maybe that’s three reasons, but the main theme here is mountains. Nestled right at the base of the Rockies, Boulder has over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, and countless opportunities for climbing and bouldering (imagine that). Even if you don’t... Read More

Boulder Ski Shop Gives Back

November 8th, 2015

Crystal Ski shop has been serving Boulder and its surrounding communities for almost 40 years.  Independent, family owned and operated, and dedicated to upstanding service, Crystal represents the gold standard in the Boulder business community.  Current owner and ski tech extraordinaire, Justin Burger says Crystal ski shop helped him develop his own love of skiing; renting his very first pairs of skis at the tender age of just two years old!  Before purchasing the business in 2009, Justin actually worked as a rental tech at Crystal through his years as a CU business student starting back in... Read More