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How to Ski Europe by Train

By Lily Krass Ski commutes are more fun when you can wine, dine, and trip-plan. We’re whizzing through the Swiss countryside at 250 kilometers per hour, grazing on a spread of charcuterie and decadent Austrian pastries while looking over our maps for tomorrow’s objective. Yesterday we were scrambling up jagged, walled-in couloirs outside of Innsbruck. Continue reading…

Photo Journal: Cat Skiing Monarch Mountain

Many folks think of Colorado’s Monarch Mountain as the least crowded ski area in the state. It’s tucked away along a remote section of the Continental Divide,  further from major travel corridors than anywhere in Vail Nation, and it receives 350 inches of snow per year. Pretty dreamy. But like the nearby town of Salida, which was a lonesome railroad outpost Continue reading…

Skiing Dragon Tail Couloir in Rocky Mountain National Park

For Colorado adventure skiers, springtime means hunting season. The prey? Couloirs. Dragon Tail Couloir is a Colorado classic. Located in Rocky Mountain National Park near popular Bear Lake, the line cuts and twists through raw cliffs and spires, dropping more than 1,600 vertical feet from the shoulder of Flattop Mountain. The surroundings mark one of the Continue reading…

Powder7 Wolfpack Takes Wolf Creek

Half Front Range dogs. Half mountain wolves. Call us Balto wannabees.  In a spectacle of bright colors, brighter personalities, and blazing San Juan sun, the Powder7 crew descended on Wolf Creek Ski Area earlier this month for its annual company ski-treat. Like any diligent staff, we spent long hours reviewing best practices (for dropping cliffs), Continue reading…