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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 14th, 2024

Maddie and Emma grew up together in Telluride, Colorado. The two of them are both in love with Boulder, but still say that Telluride truly has their hearts. They both love the mountain, the town, and the people. Apparently, Telluride folks are their own types. The girls claim that they can almost tell immediately when someone is from their hometown. The girls make sure to go back home and visit as often as they can. They like to go back home and get in as many days as they can at their home mountain during ski season. They also try to make it back every year for the bluegrass festival. They may... Read More

Boulderites LOVE Spring Skiing: Mud, Mayhem, and Mountains!

March 10th, 2024

Boulder is nestled in the Rockies, and is surrounded by our neighboring ski areas. Within 2 hours lie some of the finest skiing in the world. And, the good news!  Spring Skiing in Colorado is Spring Magic! While the snow can be getting rather sparse, and the rocks and mud can make an appearance, the high mountain blue skies and sun make up for it. “Rock Skies” are called for, as is sunscreen. Spring Skiing Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think! One of my brother’s coping methods for the first big snows or big chills is to remind us that Spring Skiing is almost upon us. My personal... Read More

How A Boulder Tech Innovator Stays Online While Going Off-Grid

March 9th, 2024

Boulder is known for its vibrant tech scene, where entrepreneurs and innovators create cutting-edge solutions for the world’s problems. But what happens when we need to step out and unplug? Meet Ara Howard, founder of Dojo4, one of Boulder’s first start-up software companies, which recently closed its doors after nearly 15 years of success. Ara (pronounced Ae-Rah) is not your typical tech mogul. He grew up off-grid in Palmer, Alaska, where he learned to appreciate the beauty of art, nature, and “honest, simple living.” Howard (left), co-founder of one of Boulder’s first start-up... Read More

History of Skiing in Boulder & Chautauqua Park

January 31st, 2024

When the days get cold, it’s hard not to turn your attention to the weather. And when it comes to fall and winter that means snow. Come on: more than a few of us live in Colorado for that very reason. Where there’s snow, of course, there’s skiing, snowboarding, and a host of other activities. That probably brings to mind the big Summit County resorts—your Beavercreeks and Breckenridges and Keystones. Closer to town, there’s the always scrappy Eldora; while their snow tends not to be as deep, their territory not as expansive as the mega resorts, they make up for it in coziness. And better... Read More

Boulder Friday Friendly Sunrise

January 12th, 2024

For many of us, Friday sunrise is a waking of weekend anticipation. Skis are waxed, camera lenses cleaned, layer laid out,                                                    Lensworth And with some fortitude and luck, we get to see a sunrise also. There have been days when I was on the slope, at the top, for “first snow.” Momma said there’d be days like this, but she did not tell me I’d be invited. It is said that the first step is the hardest. The first step is only the hardest when that step is from a generally warm tent... Read More

5 Reasons To Hit The Slopes With Your Signifiant Other

February 2nd, 2023

For some couples, it can be frustrating to go out into a wintery landscape and work together as a team.  I for one say it’s important to get outside as a couple, and learning how to ski or snowboard or even teaching your significant other how can really help build a relationship. Now granted you need to be patient, and learning how to do either can be a slightly steep learning curve but once you are both proficient it can become a great bonding experience. Here are some of the reasons why.  1. Alone time Even if you live with your significant other it is often hard to actually find time to... Read More

The Best 11 Activities to Do During Boulder Winters

January 28th, 2023

Winter gets cold in Boulder. It can be hard to bundle up and get out of the house, but the winter temperature should be no excuse. There’s lots of great activities to do in Boulder (even when it’s freezing outside), and that’s why this list has been assembled. Let’s get started. 1. See a Great Concert. Boulder has a fantastic music scene, partially because of its two incredible venues. The Fox Theater is a great, central venue to see concerts. It’s local, it hosts some incredible artists, and it’s got great personality. The Boulder Theater is also a great place... Read More

Flashback 2015 ~ Skiing Down Boulder’s Iconic Flatirons

January 4th, 2023

2/4/15 – On March 1, After more than a week of steady snowfall, Alex Krull and Austin Porzak skied the right side of the First Flatiron, the famed slab formation above Boulder, Colorado. The two men skied the East Face Gully, often known as the Silk Road when it develops as an ice climb, with an average inclination of about 45 degrees and thin powder over exposed rock slabs. Before unroping and skiing the lower east face, they were belayed for three 60-meter sections at the peak of the climb. Between 750 to 800 feet was lost overall. It’s improbable that the entire 1,000-foot-high First... Read More

Hotel Luna Mystica – Glamping Done Right

August 15th, 2021

Hotel Luna Mystica Down in New Mexico at the foot of Wheeler peak and right next to the Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership stands a little-known hotel…if you want to call it that.  Hotel Luna Mystica is what they call it and it is an amazing place dotted with restored vintage trailers, campsites, and even trailer hookups if you bring your own. Trailer park? Not quite. At the risk of this place being overrun, let me tell you a little bit about it. The Best Winter Glamping Escape Close to Colorado Hotel Luna Mystica is an experience, to say the least, they have several restored vintage trailers... Read More

Choosing Beginner Skis and Snowboards

March 3rd, 2021

Alright, you’ve decided that you love snowboarding or skiing enough to invest in your own gear. Here’s a brief guide to what you need. Boots Set aside the majority of your budget for high quality, comfortable boots. This is the most important feature of your set up, and often overlooked. Go to a few different shops, get fitted, and make sure you’re getting the best possible pair. They’ll typically last between 100-150 days of riding, which is much longer than it sounds. Snowboards & Skis The guidelines for beginners are generally the same regardless of gender. For snowboards, you’ll... Read More