The feel of wood skis on snow is different than modern skis. The wood seems to hold better in the transition between each glide without impeding the glide itself.
Rocky Mountain Skiing
Mary Jane is one of Colorado’s finest expert areas, and although just on the other side of the mountain from Winter Park, it seems worlds apart.
Steamboat also offers one amenity that can’t be built or worked into a promotional budget: A real town that existed long before skiers flocked to the area.
Although the lifts at Berthoud are frozen in history (for now) it remains a popular destination for backcountry skiers and snowboarders.
Over the last 20 years, January generally has been a lull period, with usually one monstrous storm.