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Breckenridge Resort Opening Day 2019

Time flies when you’re having fun and for those of us in Colorado, it’s hard to believe that ski season has officially arrived. The beginning of fall in the high country had an unusual start with snow storm upon snow storm blanketing the Rocky Mountains shortly after an unseasonably warm summer. Keystone and Breckenridge Resort

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Ski Season in October: Keystone Resort’s Earliest Opening Day in Over 20 Years

With the unseasonably warm summer we had here in the high country, the thought of ski season seemed so far away. Every year that passes, the seasons consume me and it becomes hard to imagine the mountains filled with snow and vice versa. This year, our last day snowboarding for the 2018-2019 season was June

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Airbnb/VRBO Etiquette: 5 Things Awesome Guests Take Into Consideration (From a Host’s Perspective)

I have always felt that until you work in the service industry, you will never have full compassion and empathy for those who serve you while you are on vacation. When I decided to join my husband in the world of hospitality, it was a very exciting leap for me. Over the years, I watched him

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Breckenridge Resort’s Extended Season: Ski or Ride until Memorial Day

A beautiful little town, high up in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge encompasses a mixture of modern ski town with old mining roots. Just steps away from the resort’s gondola are old fashioned buildings lined up along Main Street containing shops and restaurants that everyone will love. From winter to spring, skiers and snowboarders fill up

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Colorado 14’ers: A Firstimers Guide to Hiking Mt. Quandary

When the snow melts and the Colorado Rockies are covered with sunshine and wildflowers, the mountains over 14,000 feet become a popular destination for people seeking the most beautiful views in the United States. A popular activity mostly within the summer months, hiking a 14’er is something visitors love checking off their bucketlist. The official count

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Columbine Lake Trail near Winter Park

When spring makes its appearance in the Colorado Rockies, the people of the small towns scattered across the mountains rejoice in the sight of snowfall, sunshine and warmer days. As we approach mid-April, Mother Nature has given us days as warm as the ’50s and ’60s here in the high country and that made me

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Vail Mountain: A Quick Guide to a Fairytale Ski Resort

The picturesque mountain views, incredibly vast terrain and a beautiful European style village at the base of the mountain makes Vail one of the best ski resorts in the entire country. We explored Vail for the first time this year and it quickly became one of our favorite mountains. On our first visit, we were

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Keystone Resort: The Most Family-Friendly Ski Resort in Colorado

If you follow me on Instagram and happen to catch me on the mountain on Instagram stories, you’ll most likely find me at Keystone Resort at least once a week. When it comes to midweek snowboarding, it’s often just me and my eight-year-old, Riley while my husband is at work. I don’t frequent Keystone because

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Why I Love Leadville: The Highest City in North America

There is an amazing city hidden within the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that holds significant history, an abundance of recreation and beautiful views that will leave you speechless. It might also leave you breathless… literally breathless. At 10,152 ft (3,094 m) above sea level, Leadville holds the record for the highest incorporated city in North

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Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado

We had an opportunity to check out the ice castle in Dillon two days before opening day. The Ice Castles are an entertainment company from Utah and have castles in six different locations across the US and Canada. This was our first time in an ice castle and it was incredible! From the intricate carvings

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