Luckily, not much has changed at Copper, although millions have been poured into the resort to upgrade lifts, add some upper mountain terrain and spruce up the base.
Rocky Mountain Skiing
The laid-back atmosphere at Eldora reflects its proximity to Boulder and Nederland.
Loveland has a secret weapon against Mother Nature when she turns blustery — the legendary Loveland poma.
Winter Park and Steamboat Springs have been the locations in Colorado where Old Man Winter has been most kind the last few years.
Fate has thrown quirky snowballs at the tiny, yet historically significant ski area ever since two Denver men were killed by an avalanche at Berthoud Pass Feb. 7, 1937, on the first day of lift-assisted skiing in Colorado.
Starting at the little town of Lenado northeast of Aspen, the trail follows a road used by skiers and snowmobilers in the winter.
For some, winter recreation means driving to a ski resort, paying for a lift ticket, and skiing groomed runs. Others, however, seek a purer outdoor experience. These people head to the “backcountry” of Colorado.