MTN Town Magazine Colorado - Winter 2013/14

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Magazine W i n t e r I s s u e | 2013 -14





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PUBLISHER’S GREETING In the world of seasons it is almost winter. Winter is one of my most favorite times of the year. We often think of the season as the coldest and darkest but in reality it is truly a time of rebirth. On the Winter Solstice we experience the shortest and darkest day of the year. From that day forward the days begin to lengthen, leading us to more light and I rejoice. Depending on the Gregorian calendar, the December solstice occurs annually on a day between December 20 and December 23. This year is December 21. On that day I consider the glass half full. This issue discusses beginnings with our feature article written by Chris Anthony who goes back to the roots of Colorado’s ski history. We follow his story with an article on the icon Klaus Obermeyer. Klaus created an incredible brand out of necessity and has helped keep us warm so we can get out and have some fun. The issue is surrounded by stories on our Colorado mountain town entrepreneurs, their services and innovations and things they are doing to make a living in this amazing place. We hope you enjoy our magazine. We are jumping with joy in our office, that’s me literally jumping in the park. This will be our fourth printed issue and almost a year of creating something we love to do; living, working and playing in these amazing Colorado mountains. ~Holly Battista-Resignolo, Publisher


Winter 2013-14 - Colorado

WHAT’S INSIDE 6. publisher’s greeting 12. season of sevens 16. mtn town favs

18. mtn town views 20. priorities

22. gear to get

24. summit to sochi


26. innovators

28. mtn town focus

30. on the yoga mat 32. fitness tips

34. the mtn trail

38. mountain biz


40. legacy of the 10th 46. fashion

50. getaways 54. dwellings 60. mtn kids 63. art


68. cocktails 76. eat

78. pescado 82. vinny’s 86. coffee

91. mtn marketplace 93. event guide

106. closing notes 8


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Winter Park-

The Season of Seven

Story by: Kristen Lummis

Photo Credit: Brad Torchia

When you hear the word “Winter,” what comes to mind? If you ski or ride, perhaps it’s the word “Snow”. How about “Colorado”? Do you think of “Ski & Snowboard”? While there are countless replies to the words “Winter” and “Colorado,” for most people, there is only one response to the words “Winter Park.” What is the next response? You guessed it: “Mary Jane”. 12

Like a ski boot clicked into it’s binding, Winter Park and Mary Jane are linked by proximity and tradition. The foundation of Colorado’s fourth largest, and longest continually operating ski resort, Winter Park is the historic mountain, where organized skiing began in the 1920s. Mary Jane is the adventurous little sister. A child of the ‘70s, Mary Jane has a bump bashing, brash attitude that’s attracted advanced and expert skiers for decades. Together, they’ve complemented one another for nearly 40 years, providing outstanding teaching and learning terrain on one hand, with “no pain, no Jane” challenges on the other. Yet, these two well-known territories within the larger Winter Park Resort are only a small part of the total Winter Park experience.

Check out the doublediamond Cirque, 1,332 acres of extreme inbound terrain with a backcountry feel.

The Season of the Seven

When Winter Park opened for the 2013-2014 season in November, the resort unveiled an entirely new mountain. No new terrain was added to the resort’s abundant 3,081 skiable acres. Instead, the mountain is now divided into seven specific territories, each of which offers a specific experience. Taken together, the seven territories of Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez Ridge, Parsenn Bowl, Eagle Wind, The Cirque and the Terrain Park make up the larger Winter Park resort. “We found that even loyal customers weren’t familiar with all seven territories on our mountain,” explains Jodie Silva, Winter Park Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

“We realized that we needed to build awareness for the variety of terrain at the resort, and we’re doing that by unbundling the mountain into seven territories and declaring this season, “The Season of the Seven.” New base and on-mountain signage will quickly catch the attention of most visitors. Coordinated with the trail maps and website, each territory sports its own unique logo and color which will make navigating the mountain much easier for skiers and snowboarders.

Chill or Challenging?

Even before arriving at Winter Park, guests can experience the territories from the resort’s website. A blank trail map, with a “Chill to Challenging” slider helps visitors choose the

Photo Credit: Brad Torchia

Photo Credit: Brad Torchia

best territory for their style, while providing statistics and a list of “7 Must Do Experiences” within each area. Slide the bar all the way to “challenging” and the resort recommends you check out the double-diamond Cirque, 1,332 acres of extreme inbound terrain with a backcountry feel. Back off just a little, and the website highlights Eagle Wind, home to much of the resort’s tree and glade skiing. Move the slider just a bit more toward “chill” and you’ll find Mary Jane. Given Mary Jane’s expert reputation, it’s a bit surprising to find this territory, which has a combination of intermediate and advanced runs, nearly half way between “challenging” and “chill.” Dead in the middle, guests will find the resort’s terrain park, with progressive features for every level. Heading further toward “chill,” the territories include Parsenn Bowl, an intermediate- alpine bowl served by North America’s highest six pack; Vasquez Ridge, a haven for powder hounds seeking secret stashes of powder; and Winter Park territory, with runs to challenge everyone from beginner to advanced and the base camp for the resort’s ski and ride school. 14

Photo Credit: Brad Torchia

Season Long Specials and Excitement

In addition to new signage and mapping, The Season of the Seven will carry over into every aspect of on-mountain operation from food and beverage to the ski and ride school. On-mountain restaurants will have new themed menus, featuring dishes specific to each territory. The ski and ride school will promote territory specific lessons and clinics. Kids taking lessons will earn helmet stickers for each territory they ski or ride. And, there will be gear: everything from pint glasses that you can collect, to exclusive clothing and headgear featuring the new logos. Other changes to look for include a monthly Season of the Seven lodging deal and the Cirque Sled which for $10 will drive you to the Cirque terrain for the entire season, thus eliminating the hike. According to Jodie Silva, the Season of the Seven is really about a total revamp of the guest experience. “There’s no

start and stop to the Season of the Seven concept,” she explains. “Instead, we are focused on delivering a 360-degree experience for our visitors. The territories are not just about the terrain, but about enhancing the guest experience within each geographic area.”

Bring ‘Em On, Bring ‘Em Back

Winter Park Resort makes no secret that a goal of this season’s rebranding is to entice new skiers and lure former skiers back to the resort. While Winter Park Resort is easy to access from DIA or by Amtrak, making it very attractive to out-of-state skiers, local Coloradans often lock into their season passes early and rarely venture to other resorts. This means some Colorado skiers and riders may not have visited Winter Park in years and have no idea of how it has changed. Three years ago, my husband and I visited Winter Park Resort for the first time in twenty years. We live on the Western Slope and it’s a long drive. After three days skiing and exploring the mountain, we were blown away.

We hiked to ski the Cirque. We cruised through Parsenn Bowl. We wound our way through the trees at Eagle Wind and skied bumps on Mary Jane until our legs could handle no more. We found steep runs on the Winter Park side, abundant with moguls, that we had no idea existed. My husband even took two runs in the gates during a fundraiser for the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Enjoying dinner one evening in the new-to-us Village, we realized that we didn’t know Winter Park and Mary Jane at all. The resort was so much more than we remembered. So we came back the next year with our kids and had a terrific time. With so many territories to choose from, and so much terrain to experience, The Season of the Seven is endlessly enticing. Pick a day, pick a territory, and go to Winter Park Resort. And then, when you’re enjoying a close-of-the-day beer in a Season of the Seven glass, say to yourself the words “Winter Park,” and see what comes to mind. It might just not be Mary Jane. Kristen Lummis is the owner, writer and head ski tech at She is the mom of two boys in a busy outdoor family who writes about skiing year round, tossing in some biking, hiking, parenting and even a bit of reflection during the off-season.

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MTN Town Favs << Twin Tunnels

It is over and ready for all of us traveling the I-70 corridor. Crews removed existing pavement, installed drainage lines and reconstructed the roadway on both sides of the tunnel, installing guardrail and barriers. Now that this work is complete, three lanes from east Idaho Springs to the bottom of Floyd Hill and eastbound I-70 will be moving through the widened tunnel. It is estimated that adding a third lane to eastbound I-70 will save Sunday travelers about $11.4 million in travel time and fuel costs in 2014. Rejoice!

Zeal Optics >>

Joining Zeal Optics other plant based goggle and sunglass products is the new 100% biodegradable cotton based ACE sunglass frame. This Colorado Company is fully committed to sustainability and the new ACE sunglass line is a feather in their cap with a biodegradable frame that will decompose in low oxygen environments. Your glasses just dropped into the river? Well you won’t have to worry about aliens discovering them a million years from now; they will decompose in a year or less. Functional and fashionable they are also Rx ready.

<< Clearcreek Winter Wonderland

The towns of Georgetown, Silver Plume, Idaho Springs, Empire as well as Loveland Ski Area have several months of unique and exciting events to offer locals and visitors to the area. Ice racing, ski and snowboard events, ice skating, dining specials, train rides, holiday festivals and more will grace their calendar of events. Be sure to check their newly updated and modern website for further information


Silverthorne Nordic >>

A great opportunity exists for Nordic skiers and Snowshoer’s looking for groomed trails and great views. Even better it is free. Head to the Raven Golf Course, two beautiful groomed courses are available to choose from. The north course is the more challenging with hills and elevation changes while the south course offers flats with twists and turns. Both are scenic with lovely views. Open from dawn to dusk, maps and rules are posted at the clubhouse. For further information check with the town’s website

<< Bonnie Belle Cabin

Here is the perfect getaway. Located at 12,000 ft above sea level a cozy cabin with 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen, solar power and plenty of amenities exists 15 miles north of Silverton. Situated above the historic ghost town of Animas Forks access to this remote lodging facility can be gained through foot (ski, snowshoe, splitboards), snowmobile or helicopter. Rates are based on occupancy of 8 people or less with the maximum of 12 people permitted at one time. What do you get? Indescribable views, pristine skiing & riding and memories to last your life time.

Ouray Ice Park & Festival>>

The biggest Ice Festival in North America is poised to celebrate its 19th year to help support the operating costs of the Ouray Ice Park, a 401c3 Non-Profit. Ice climbers, manufacturers, inspiring speakers and enthusiastic climbers will converge on the town of Ouray for this event. The Ice Festival kicks off Thursday January 9th. Parties, music, films, gear expos and of course competitions will entertain spectators and test competitors through the entire weekend. Not an Ice Climber? This event is a great spectator sport too. Head to Ouray.

<< USA Pro Challenge

It might not be summer but we are already excited about this year’s race. Everything begins in Aspen. Elite professional cyclists from around the world will be put to the ultimate test in America’s most difficult cycling race. The host cities and stages of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge include: Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 18 – Aspen Circuit Race; Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 19 – Aspen to Mt. Crested Butte; Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 20 – Gunnison to Monarch Mountain (mountaintop finish); Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 21 – Colorado Springs Circuit Race; Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 22 – Woodland Park to Breckenridge; Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 23 – Vail Individual Time Trial; Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 24 – ? - Fans get to make the final decision.

Aspen Fashion Week >> After a one year hiatus the new Aspen International Fashion Week is back on with dates set for March 13 -16, 2014. This luxury fashion event will include daytime presentations of the latest outerwear trends on the open air Apres Ski Stage and evening events at some of Aspens trendiest locales showcasing high-end fashion and jewelry presentations by AIFW designer partners. The entire event assists St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, its official charity partner.

<< Sneak Peak Vail


A locally owned start up hit the shelves in the Vail Valley last year and has been putting together a highly informative weekly news product with excellent journalism. SneakPeak Vail covers all of the Vail Valley and Eagle County with a weekly publication to keep readers in the know and help support the businesses in the area. Art, Entertainment, Cultural happenings and business profiles can be found in print and online. Want to know what’s happening in Vail weekly?

MTN Town Views Culinary Carbondale >>

Celebrating 125 years and recently named one of Colorado’s “Best Active Towns” Carbondale is also a culinary hotspot. Everything from ethnic and multicultural to sustainable and award winning restauranteurs are aiming to wow every taste and desire. The local restaurateurs in Carbondale offer the upscale and casual, the sophisticated and succulent, and the affordable and out-of-this-world. Colorado’s Base Camp for Adventure will keep you satisfied and hungry for more.

<< Durango Cats

Did you know that the largest Snowcat operation in the United States is based out of Durango? Formerly known as the San Juan Ski Company new management has renamed the business San Juan Untracked and upgraded their services. Skiers and riders are picked up at the base of the Durango Mountain Resort plaza and transported via cat into their permitted 35,000 acre area. Daily trips into terrain with rolling glades, wide open bowls, cliffs, chutes, gullies and trees blanketed in abundant snowfall are available to skiers and riders of all abilities No powder boards in your quiver? That’s okay they have them too. Head to Durango and make it your playground.

Brave Ski Mom >>

If you have kids then you can relate to the name alone. Bringing your kids out on the slopes is an act of bravery that brings some deeply rewarding fun and memories. Kristen Lummis is the head honcho of The Brave Ski Mom blog. She brings advice and insight to all of you questioning parents on almost every topic that involves snow, sliding and gliding. Gear reviews, recipes, outerwear suggestions, ski and ride safety, book reviews, insider ski area profiles, advice and more. Moms, wear the badge of courage by grabbing one of her very cool stickers.


Vision Captured by Tripp Fay Copper Mountain Resort

All alone on a powder day is not lonely. Keeping company with yourself is soul renewing after getting first turns on an unskied run.

Gear to Get



Keeping our feet warm, dry and comfortable is not always as easy it seems, especially in the winter where we move in and out of snowy environments all day long. A great new company has blossomed here in Colorado to assist you feet with their travels, Pakems. Pakems brain child is Julie Adams an 18 year corporate in-house attorney whose passion was her six year old son and skiing. She was looking for new ways to work that would allow her to have more time and flexibility to be with her son. It was atop a mountain enjoying an apres ski cocktail that it came to her. Her ski boots were killing her feet and she needed to pull them off so she could relax. She had wished she had a something warm and comfortable to put on. Julie also reflected on a day that she was taking her son skiing and he


refused to walk in his ski boots because they hurt so bad. What if? the great statement of invention, set her on a new path. Over the course of several months, Julie worked on her new idea, a lightweight compressible boot that could be easily carried. A waist belt with a removable pack was also conceived so the boots could be carried without a backpack. Pakems.was born and is gaining traction, literally, with the shoes rubber sole and light weight, warm upper. I have been testing out a pair of Pakems for the past few months and I have to say that these booties are terrific. I have used them for around the house for warmth and comfort (my house is cold), and out and about doing chores and errands. The boots have come along

for camping trips- they are perfect for around the camp and fire. I have had them in the car for use after a long bike ride too. Walking in snow and on ice has been nothing but warm and easy too. Pakems are available as a high top boot or low cut shoe. The are made with insulated ripstop nylon and elasticized laces that tighten with a one hand toggle. Colors range from black and gray to colorful combinations as seen below. What is really cool is the removable waist belt for the Pakems bag doubles as a shoulder strap to carry your ski and snowboard boots. Pakems are currently available at Christy Sports, through the National Ski Patrol and the popular Sahalie Catalog. You can also buy them online and support this great Colorado business.

Play in Silverthorne There’s something for everyone!

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, in the shadows of the Ten Mile and Gore Ranges, the Town of Silverthorne has something for everyone! Free Sledding at Rainbow Park | Blue River Trail Recreation Path Free Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing at The Raven | Gold Medal Fly Fishing Free Ice Skating at North Pond Park | Trailheads to National Forest Service Hiking 64,000 square foot Recreation Center with Aquatics Area For more information 970.262.7370 | 430 Rainbow Drive Silverthorne, Colorado

Summit to Sochi

Mono Cera Professional Ski and Snowboard Tuning, Dillon

H by: Dave Lasaitis

How far would you be willing to travel for work? For Ryan McDermott he’s willing to go from Summit County to the South Island and on to Sochi, Russia. McDermott of Mono Cera Professional Ski and Snowboard tuning in Dillon has been all over the world for the sake of creating the fastest skis and boards. Mono Cera means ‘wax monkey’ in Spanish and McDermott has been one for the past 17 years. After several years working and building industry connections at Snowell Tuning at the Mountain House base area of Keystone, Ryan struck out on his own in 2007 when he opened his shop in Dillon. Mono Cera services professionals, locals and weekend warriors alike, taking the time to understand each customer and providing specialized service. There are no ‘stock’ tunes in this shop, McDermott has found that overnight service with early morning pickup makes drop off and pickup convenient and lets him and his staff get out for some fun. Unless a specific wax is called for by professional clients, Ryan and his staff use locally owned Purl all natural organic wax on all of their tunes.


In the summer of 2011, Ryan was invited to work for the New Zealand National Team and followed them to the South Island of New Zealand for the southern hemisphere winter. Having developed a good clientele among skiers and riders following the snow in an eternal winter, Ryan decided to open a second shop in the summer of 2013 in the Cardrona Valley of New Zealand. This winter, McDermott will be tuning for 5 athletes from 3 different countries at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He is excited for the exposure that free skiing and snowboard slopestyle will get as new events in the Olympic Games. He feels it will be great for the ski and snowboard industry as a whole. Want to ski or ride like an Olympian then go see those monkeys at Mono Cera. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30-8:30 am and 4-9 pm. 119 Labonte Street #204, Dillon 970.368.0317



Ring in the New Year in Winter Park. Celebrations from 7pm. Fireworks at 9pm

mark your calendar JANUARY 25-26

A weekend of events and contests Friday through Sunday evening


Inaugural cross-country ski race from Devil’s Thumb Ranch to Winter Park


Mush with the Rocky Mountain Sled Dog Club, plus Dog Sled Races and Ski-joring


Experience a series of incredible challenges on a mystery course that takes you all around the town of Winter Park for


5k winter adventure race with snowy uphills, powder pits and steep terrain


800.903.7275 APRIL 19-20

End the season on a high note with a 2 day FREE concert at Winter Park Resort


Luxury Cannabis Tours in Colorado by: Brian Grayson


With Colorado’s recent passage of Amendment 64, recreational use of marijuana will become legal (and regulated much like alcohol) at the start of 2014.

While law makers and dispensaries have garnered much of the media spotlight, one type of business is poised and ready to corner a less talked about side of the market: Cannabis Tourism. Specifically, tours designed for adults who want to explore the world of recreational cannabis without the “stoner culture” aspect. Think Napa Valley Wine Tour, not Daytona Beach Spring Break. One such outfit is Spiro Tours. They offer luxury outings that compliment various Colorado experiences with safe and guided environments for patrons to learn about and try cannabis products. Every Spiro tour has a full-time guide to accompany you, and includes visiting a commercial cannabis growing operation, a retail dispensary, and attending a THC/ CBD infused cooking class. Their tours incorporate visits to many of Colorado’s world famous attractions, from concerts at Red Rocks to hiking, biking and skiing in the Rockies. With changes coming to the regulatory


environment as of January 1st there are still many people asking questions. Here are a few that Spiro has addressed: Am I legally allowed to buy cannabis in Colorado? As of midnight on January 1st, any individual over the age of 21 can leaglly purchase, possess and consume cannabis in non-public areas throughout the state. Am I legally allowed to use cannabis in Colorado? Colorado law permits cannabis consumption in non-public areas. We provide you with the space and opportunity to consume marijuana safely, while also focusing our efforts on protecting your rights and privacy. My friends are not Colorado residents. Are there any legal ramifications? Currently, state law makes no distinction between residents and nonresidents as it relates to the recreational sharing, possession and consumption of cannabis. Beginning on January 1st, 2014 when Amendment 64 legislation is fully implemented, out-of-state residents will be allowed to purchase up to one-

quarter of an ounce of cannabis per dispensary visit, while state residents may purchase up to a full ounce. Individuals over the age of 21 can possess up to a full ounce of cannabis regardless of residency.

“As a child of the 60’s and lifelong gardener, it was fascinating to see the inside workings of a “grow” facility and all the care that goes into raising exceptional product. Also felt like a kid in a candy shop with the myriad of choices in marijuana. Haven’t seen anything like this since Amsterdam.” said Sandra B.

The tours are fun, fascinating, and educational. Nick Brown, founder of Spiro Tours claims, “Our clients love seeing what’s involved in the cultivation of cannabis. The tour of the live grow house is a favorite. We are excited to begin these unique new tours and allow people to relax in a five star experience.”

Minturn, CO

MTN Town Focus

A Stroll Down Main Street, Minturn



You may have heard of “The Minturn Mile”, according to the Minturn Saloon website, The Minturn Mile is one of the most famous “off-piste” or “outof-bounds” ski runs in the world. It is accessed from the top of chairs 3 or 7 on Vail Mountain. An ability level of upper intermediate or better is suggested to enjoy the experience. Once you reach the bottom, you are in the town of Minturn a sweet little town that you may have never considered stopping into. Once a crossroads for mining transportation and industry this historic town has a lot to offer. Dining


opportunities begin at The Turntable and extends down Main Street with the Minturn Saloon, Sticky Fingers Cafe & Bakery, Minturn Country Club, Nicky’s Quickie and Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ Bar. Minturn hosts unique businesses ranging from clothing- Jayded, Holy Toledo, Weston Backcountry (pictured top right) to coffee- Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Company, music- Minturn Music to fishing guides- Minturn Anglers. Johnie’s Garden and the Minturn Tune Shop keep up with the seasons and Minturn Tattoo can give you something to remember them by. The Scarab (pictured top left) opened

a new storefront and offers a variety of artisans items, home decor and rugs. Architects, wood-workers, realtors, shoe repair, home repair and gift shops sprinkle the area. Stay in one of their great inns or hotels like the Minturn Inn, Hotel Minturn (pictured bottom left) or Eagle River Inn. Take I-70 to Exit 171. Turn Right onto Highway 24, south to Downtown. If your skiing in, remember the run is out of bounds and is not patrolled! You’re on your own and will pay a fee if rescue is needed or with your life if things do not turn out well.

S K I & S N O W B O A R D R E N TA L

Alpine Sports now has four convenient locations for all your ski and snowboard rental needs! Our Rental Shuttle will pick you up, take you to Alpine Sports and deliver you back to your door. If you are in need of accessories, clothing or gear, we have a huge selection to choose from.

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On the Yoga Mat


Meta Yoga Studios, Breckenridge

Located one block off of Main Street in Breckenridge is Meta Yoga Studios This is the only dedicated Yoga space in town and offers a variety classes, workshops and events. The studio is a warm and welcoming open space with wood floors. Two changing rooms, and a small store with yoga related clothing, books, essential oils and jewelry available to purchase compliment the studio. Mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets are all available to the students.The studio is comfortably heated for all classes, while their hot classes invite the tropics in with 100+ degree temperatures. Over 50 classes per week are held with over 30 worldclass teachers delivering the most variety in yoga, wellness and fitness. Meta Yoga Studios is the product of a two life-long yogis, teachers & mountain-folk (in no particular order) coming together to create a beautiful space for the Breckenridge Yoga Community to practice and grow. 30

Jason Rodon and Juli Rathke each bring their own unique backgrounds and experiences to Meta each owning other businesses of their own. Opening in 2010, the studio’s claim to fame is the experience of their 30 teachers. A few of their senior teachers have been teaching for over 20 years and one teacher, Murray Greene, has been teaching for 41 years, making it an ideal studio for apprenticing or for those wanting to further expand their yoga experiences. New to Meta in 2014 is their YTT - otherwise known as a Yoga Teacher Training geared towards individuals looking to learn more about yoga in a multi-discipline approach. Treat yourself and your body when you are in Breckenridge, we love this place. Meta Yoga Studios 118 South Ridge, Upstairs #5/6 970-547-9642

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Top Athlete Fitness Tips Myofasial Release for Winter Sports By: Juli Rathke

You may have seen it at the gym, in the muscle. The fascia over time, the studio or even on TV; a person repetition and abuse can become rolling around on a foam roller inflamed. In chronic conditions, grimacing in pain. I think we all have inflammation can result in fibrosis, wondered what that is all about. Well, or a thickening of the connective you won't really know until you try tissue. This thickening causes pain it. Body rolling has become more and irritation and almost all active commonplace as people are more people have it. aware of the many benefits it gives The physiological term to address the body in maintaining its peak this issue is myofascial release. In performance both on and off the the industry it is often called MFR or slopes. Let me further explain. SMR (self myofascial release). This therapy relaxes contracted muscles, What is it? improves blood and lymphatic (pronounced fash’ ee a) Fascia is circulation and stimulates the stretch the soft tissue component of the reflex in muscles - a healthy reflex connective tissue, it is like a thin for the active and fit. film of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs. This tissue covers every muscle and every fiber within each muscle. All muscle stretching, then, is actually a stretching of the fascia and


You have felt the affects of MFR after a good massage. You know when you feel a little loopy, dehydrated and “worked” in a slightly different way? Learning a

few tricks on the rollers and balls can help elicit that same type of massage-like response. Even though you feel worked at first, the affects are almost immediate and the body begins to recover and rejuvenate faster and faster after each session. Plus self myofascial release is a little cheaper than running to the therapist 2-3x per week (though I highly recommend this therapy as well). Here are some of the benefits of SMR. •Correction of muscle imbalances •Muscle relaxation

•Improved joint range of motion

•Improved neuromuscular efficiency •Reduced soreness and improved recovery from activity

•Suppression/reduction of trigger point sensitivity and pain

Body rolling and other SMR techniques aid in reduced soreness and improved recovery from skiing, riding, snowshoeing and nordic skiing.

Guidelines to Rolling:

Foam rolling should be done before static or dynamic stretching activities, this improves the tissue’s ability to lengthen during stretching. Foam rolling can also be done as part of the cool-down or in my case, in between yoga postures further allowing the body to completely surrender into the postures for maximum release.

(above) Start at the glute medius just below the hip and then begin rolling down the IT band to just above the knee. Roll forward and back and pause to breath on triggers.

(above) To get deep into the glute, hover over the tennis ball with one leg crossed over and work into the glute in circular movements be sure to keep shoulders low and bend elbows as needed to prevent straining neck.

A few of the more common areas of the body where you will feel tightness in the fascia from snow sports are the Glutes/IT Band, Quads and those hang-tight Hamstrings and Lower Leg. (see left)

You can use either a roller or tennis balls for more focused release. Your goal is to be able to breath comfortably throughout the roll and over tender areas. Don’t apply too much pressure; you don’t need to cry 'uncle'. Take your time, faster is not always better, but if you must, go through the entire length of the muscle to get the circulation flowing, then slow down and work the trigger areas. Moving directly to the middle of the muscle belly will elicit a painful stretch reflex response (much like a charlie-horse) so start on the ends of the muscle and work your way through. Once you get into the target areas you will learn how your muscles respond and heal. If you incorporate SMR into your routine, you will not only recover more quickly, but you will start to notices imbalances in the body before you notice them on the slopes. It is a great tool to be both proactive and rehab all at the same time.

I teach an entire class dedicated to body rolling. A little goes a long way and now, I never leave home without my tennis balls, not for a tennis game but for a little SMR while traveling. Happy rolling.

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House. Juli is a contributing author and television host. Follow Juli Rathke on Instagram and Twitter at @JuliRathke or visit online at (above) Roll through the hamstring, turning toes inward and outward to massage the different areas of the hamstrings. Using tennis balls can be more intense, adding a foward fold on triggers. Same technique can be used for the lower leg.

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Nordic Centers Looking at a Great Season of Specials Crested Butte

With the major expansion of cross-country ski trails and events over the past decade and the convenient in-town location of Crested Butte Nordic Center, the Crested Butte area has become one of the top Nordic ski destinations in the country. To make experiencing this slice of heaven in the Colorado Rockies even more enticing, the newly renovated Nordic Inn is partnering with Crested Butte Nordic Center to offer free cross-country ski lessons, rental equipment and trail passes. For only $92 per person per day, stay in a Signature King room with daily breakfast included, take a lesson on the first day with custom fitted equipment and explore the more than 55 kilometers of pristine, groomed trails. This price is based on double occupancy and a minimum of two nights lodging. Those who already know how to Nordic ski and have equipment receive free daily trail passes and $25 per person in “Butte Bucks,” which can be spent like cash in most 34

Crested Butte business establishments. The Ultimate Nordic Experience offer is good until April 6, 2014. “Crested Butte is the ultimate Nordic experience,” says Innkeeper Kim Stone. “We are excited to have guests stay in the newly renovated rooms, spend some time with us around the fireplace at the end of a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and soak in the outdoor hot tub with incredible scenery as the backdrop. We are steps from the ski area base at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and a free bus ride to historic downtown Crested Butte. Crested Butte Nordic Center also rents snowshoes, offers guided tours and has a covered ice skating rink. Time a visit with one the many Nordic events planned for this winter, including several gourmet yurt dinners. Go to www.cbnordic. org for all the details. To book an Ultimate Nordic Experience or for more information, call 800.542.7669 or visit

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The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Taxes


We all look forward to watching our star athletes compete in next year’s 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, at Sochi, Russia. As our Team USA athletes compete in Biathlon, Bobsled, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Luge, Skeleton, Skiing, Snowboarding and Speed Skating, we will root for each one to succeed and bring home a medal. We all enjoy watching the victors celebrating on the winners’ podium and sharing in their achievements. For many of our athletes, their Olympic accomplishment is the pinnacle of their career, and we admire their success. While we’re watching to celebrate with our star athlete’s success, the IRS is watching, too! That’s because, under our current tax code, our athletes’ efforts are taxed on both the value of the Olympic medal and the bonus prize money received.

Athletes view their medals as the priceless result of years of hard work. They don’t look at them and think “metal,” they think “medal”! But there is a value to those medals, which fluctuates with the market value of the metals they’re made of. According to CNN Money, July 18, 2012, the medals from the 2012 London games were valued at $650 for gold, $335 for silver and $5 for bronze. In addition to the value of the medals they receive, the United States Olympic Committee awards cash bonuses for each medal won of $25,000 for the gold, $15,000 for the silver and $10,000 for the bronze. Assuming that our athletes are in the highest 39.6% federal ordinary income tax rate (which isn’t hard to achieve through

endorsement income), winning a gold medal can mean a nice additional $10,157 in tax. (That’s before they pay Medicare tax, state tax, and any applicable local tax, too.) Those stars who win silver medals would be required to chip in an additional $6,073 in taxes. Even a bronze medalist comes home from Sochi with an extra $3,961 in taxes to pay. Fortunately, our athletes aren’t the only ones unhappy with this result. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has proposed exempting Olympic medals and the cash bonuses that accompany them from income taxes. In a rare example of bipartisan unity, President Obama agrees. According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “the president believes that we should support efforts – like, I think, the bill you are referencing – to ensure that we are doing everything we can to honor and support our Olympic athletes who have volunteered to represent our nation at the Olympic Games”. Is that all the taxman gets? Nope. The IRS collects again if the medal is resold. And that’s when the real taxes kick in. The current record for an Olympic medal at action was set in 2010, when the gold originally presented to Mark Wells of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” United States hockey team resold for $310,700. (The jersey worn by “Miracle on Ice” captain Mike Eruzione, sold for $657,250 earlier in 2013.) We might see another record this very month as the heirs of Bill “Mr. Bojangles” Robinson take a medal to the market. Robinson isn’t even an athlete – he earned his fame for dancing in films with Shirley Temple and the movie based on his own life, Stormy Weather (1943). But he helped Olympic great Jesse Owen find work in the entertainment industry after a long period of unemployment. A grateful Owens thanked Robinson by giving him his gold medal from the 1936 Berlin Games, which saw Owens embarrass Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime and its racist culture. Today, Robinson’s heirs expect that medal to sell for a million dollars or more. That means the IRS is looking at another collection day for the estate of Mr. Bonjangles. Now, you might think the tax bill here isn’t so bad – after all, tax on capital gains is capped at 20%, right? Unfortunately, there’s a special 28% tax rate on gains from the sale of a collectible. Depending on the medal’s value at the time of Robinson’s death (which “stepped up” the basis in the medal to its fair market value at that time), Robinson’s heirs could be looking at a significant tax hit for parting with their piece of Olympic history. As you root for our Team USA athletes to succeed in the 2014 Winter Olympics, you’ll probably assume they have some sort of plan for victory on the ice or snow. Now you might consider that they’ll also need a plan to help them with their tax obligations. And that, in turn, might make you think you need your own plan to ward off wasting money on taxes you don’t have to pay. Perhaps now is the time for that plan? April 15th is right around the corner.

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The Legacy of the 10th Mountain Division and the Ski Trooper


A plant’s roots can tell us so much about the history of that plant, including how it has adapted to survive in its environment. The same is true for human history. Buried away like the roots of a plant in the pages of books, old films and photos, is the history of the human race waiting to divulge itself. Several years ago I tackled a personal goal, which had been on my bucket list for years. I just needed the right combination of relationships to come together in order for it to come to life. Recently the synergy clicked and my goal of sharing a moment of human history fell into place. The partnerships arrived from those that found an importance in what I was doing. These supporters pushed me to put forth actions instead of words. With major support from the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, Warren Miller Entertainment and financial grants from a couple of foundations, a documentary film project to life. The period of our history I wanted to focus on has had a direct effect on where our ski industry is today. They were a population of men that came into existence between the years of 1941 – 1945 by an executive order from the President himself. I wanted to show gratitude and pay tribute to these men of our past while engaging the future. Thus came to be our project of documenting this group of men known as the 10th Mountain Division. This fall my segment for the annual Warren Miller film titled “FLOW STATE” will pay tribute to the men of the 10th Mountain Division and Camp Hale. This will be followed by a longer more detailed documentary of the 10th. In all two projects are being created. I’m proud to be an American and am really intrigued by our skiing heritage. The story of its evolution is parallel with the industrial boom in our country, post-World War II. This is a time when America prospered and leisure time activities became an industry of their own.

Who was the 10th Mountain Division?

Machine Gun Ridge - Camp Hale, Braden Gunem

Many Coloradoans are aware of the 10th logo or have seen its affiliation with numerous entities such as license plates, restaurants, highways, the hut system – but not many know why.

A dream turned into a reality yeilds many rewards.

The author in an actual WWII 10th Mountain Division uniform.

The 10th Mountain Division entered combat on January 28, 1945 in the North Apennine Mountains of Italy. The division In November 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland. Finnish faced German troops positioned along the five-mile long soldiers on skis annihilated two tank divisions, humiliating Monte Belvedere-Monte Della Torraccia ridge. Other Army the Russians. Charles Minot (Minnie) Dole, the president of divisions had attempted to secure Mount Belvedere three the National Ski Patrol saw this as a perfect example of why times, even holding it temporarily, but none had succeeded. the U.S. Army needed mountain troops. Dole spent months To get Mount Belvedere secured, the ski troopers had to lobbying the War Department to train troops in mountain and take a ridgeline to the west known to the Americans as winter warfare. In September 1940, Dole was able to present Riva Ridge (Vail Mountain named a ski run “Riva Ridge” in his case to General George C. Marshall, the Army Chief of honor of this battle.) The Germans on Riva Ridge protected Staff serving under the 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. the approaches to Mount Belvedere. The assault on Riva On December 8, 1941, the Army activated its first mountain Ridge was the task of the 1st Battalion and F Company, 2nd unit, the 87th Mountain Infantry Battalion (which later Battalion, 86th Mountain Infantry. After much scouting, it became an entire regiment) at Fort Lewis, Washington. The was decided the assault would be at night, a 1,500-vertical unit was dubbed “Minnie’s Ski Troops” in honor of Dole. ascent. The Germans considered the ridge to be impossible The 87th trained on Mount Rainer’s 14,408-foot peak. The to scale and manned it with only one battalion of mountain National Ski Patrol took on the unique role of recruiting troops. The attack by the 86th (the 10th) on February 18, for the 87th Infantry Regiment and later the 10th Mountain 1945, was a complete success and an unwelcome surprise to Division. Thus born was the “10th Mountain Division” in the Germans. Colorado. Camp Hale was built in 1942, and decommissioned in 1945. Thus born was the “10th Mountain Division” in Colorado. It took seven months to build, hosted 8,000 ski troops and eventually grew to a population of 14,000 men and women. This unique organization came into existence on July 13, The camp was built alongside a portion of the Rio Grande 1943, at an army base built in the Colorado Rockies known Railway at the Pando Valley. as “Camp Hale”. The Division trained at 9,200 feet above sea level and honed the skills of its soldiers to fight and survive Ironically, as I wrote this article in the summer of 2012, a under the most brutal mountain conditions. They were railroad tunnel from the original Rio Grande railway built in deemed “The Ski Troopers.” 1890 was discovered when a portion of the 10th Mountain Memorial Highway collapsed in upon itself. The old wood

A snap shot of the 10th and their inspiration:


Troops taking a break in Camp Hale, 1940’s.

beams of the tunnel had rotted away. A 35 foot-wide, 100 foot-deep hole swallowed the road and revealed the old track that was the inspiration for placing “Camp Hale” geographically at that spot. History buried, history revealed. In 1942 the Army Corp of Engineers altered the river that ran through the Pando valley, as well as changed the location of the road between Leadville and Minturn. This occurred twenty years before Vail Ski Mountain was envisioned by 10th Mountain veterans Pete Seibert, Bob Parker & Ben Duke. Camp Hale included mess halls, infirmaries, a ski shop, administrative offices, a movie theater, and stables for livestock. The troops built their own ski area a couple of miles further up the road. Hundreds of white painted barracks housing 15,000 soldiers ran like a grid across the valley floor. Training in Camp Hale introduced many to the Rocky Mountains, and while fueling their love of the sport, it also accelerated the engineering of equipment and clothing, and the transportation on snow. At Cooper Hill, where the men would train, the Army built what was the world’s longest rope tow at the time to take the ski trooper up slope for ski maneuvers down. The military base had an almost “romantic” feel about it, and the recruitment effort was boosted through film, emotionally inspired photos and music. The image of skiing was additionally enhanced in the film “Sun Valley Serenade” screened in 1942, featuring the Glen Miller Orchestra and a

The author in an actual 10th Mountain issued tent.

darling Olympic ice skater: Sonja Henie. Later, two war-time films were shot at Camp Hale featuring the white clothed ski troopers, “Mountain Fighters” in 1943 and “I Love a Soldier” in 1944. The Ski Trooper was featured on covers of national magazines and on popular radio shows. Although the effort brought in recruits to add to the 86th and 85th regiments, recruiters realized not enough skiers existed to fill the new ranks, therefore efforts were made to bring in rugged outdoorsmen of all types with the compelling slogan “The 10th Mountain Division. Additionally, 200 women from the Women’s Army Corps were enlisted for administrative support. In 1945, four months before the atomic bomb drop and ended World War Two, the 10th Mountain Division was activated and sent to Italy. Victorious on several significant fronts, the 10th chased the Germans out from several strongholds, although at the same time during those four months they took on the most casualties of any division in the United States military. Post-war, the 10th Mountain Division continued to make headway with large impacts on the outdoor industry and more important advancement of the ski industry into the future. Many of the veterans brought their love of the outdoors and the mountains back to places such as Colorado. Following the war, many 10th Mountain veterans managed or directed ski schools at sixty-two ski areas, while an estimated

2,000 became full or part-time ski instructors. Men such as Friedle Pfeiffer dreamed of building a mountain utopia in Colorado much like the village of St. Anton where he grew up. The skiing would be the heart and soul of the dream resort. During training maneuvers in Camp Hale, Pfeiffer was part of a small group from the third platoon that hiked through the snow to Aspen, Colorado. Pfeiffer, along with Percy Rideout, hiked up Ajax and visualized where ski trails could be cut. He vowed he would return after the war and turn Aspen into a recreational ski mountain and five months after Hitler surrendered in May, Pfeiffer returned state-side did just that. December 1945 was the unofficial opening of Aspen Ski Mountain; Pfiefer, along with veterans Rideout and John Litchfield also created the ski school. In 1953, Jim Winthers, a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and ski-school director at the Donner Ski Ranch in Northern California, met with a couple of old friends who each had had a leg amputated during WWII. Using techniques he had learned in Europe while on a ski vacation, Winthers taught his friends how to ski on one leg, and soon opened up the Donner ski school to amputees. In 1946, 10th Mountain veteran Larry Jump was added as a representative of his special forces training. Highly educated with a passion for the mountains and skiing, Jump was part of the Dartmouth Ski Team. During his time in Camp Hale he fell in love with Colorado. He returned to create the Arapahoe Basin LLC and later developed a ski area with his wife and investor Marjorie Brown. Jump, along with partners Pamagalski, also helped develop the standard design for the beginner slope for ski areas all over the country. 10th Mountain veteran Pete Seibert was injured from mortar fire in 1945. Shrapnel went through his helmet. Fragments 44

almost severed his left arm and destroyed his right kneecap. He also suffered a broken femur. He was told he would never ski again. He spent 17 of his 39 total months in the army in the hospital, but later went on to win the Roch Cup in 1947. In 1962 with fellow 10th Mountain alumni Bob Parker, Ben Duke, William Brown, and Dick Wilson Vail Ski Mountain opened. People like 10th Mountain veteran Steve Knowlton also exemplified love for the sport. He returned from the war and worked as manual labor on Aspen trying to get it ready for business while saving his money and training for the 1948 Olympic Team, in which he eventually competed. The impact of the 10th on the ski industry was huge and I’m only touching on a bit of it. Some of the immediate effects included the unloading of all the surplus equipment to the public following the war, including 100,000 pairs of skis, boots, bindings and poles. This provided an affordable opportunity for a massive amount of the population to jump into the sport. It also opened up opportunities to produce some high-end gear; for example, this is how the HEAD Standard came to be. During this project, history became relevant to me because I found something with which I felt a personal connection. This opportunity led me to research a moment in time about a generation of Americans who made a major impact on the growth of our nation. Dreams became reality led by the greatest generation. They were not scared to take risks. They just did what they felt was right and found a way to reach the vision. I hope this article, along with the two film projects with Warren Miller Entertainment and the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, will be successful in passing this message forward to audiences young and old.

I knew my dream had finally taken shape when Warren Miller Entertainment sent their top guns in an RV to spend time with me at the site of where Camp Hale once stood. There they set up camp and did not move until we had completed filming. The director of cinematography, Chris Patterson, came prepared. From collectors he had located all of the original gear right down to goggles, skis and boots. He even brought an antique hand wound camera to film portions of the footage. It’s hard to believe that skiing has inspired my intrigue in American history, but it has. My elementary school teacher would be proud of me. Maybe I can finally earn that gold star that eluded me in history class. Or better yet, perhaps this documentary will inspire some or all of our current students to earn a gold star. Bowerman joined the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the days following the Pearl Harbor attack. He was assigned to Fort Lawton in Washington and served a year there before being assigned to the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment at Camp Hale in Leadville, Colorado. Along with the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, his regiment would become the 10th Mountain Division. Bowerman’s duty entailed organizing the troops’ supplies and maintaining the mules used to carry the supplies in the mountains. On December 23, 1944, the division arrived in Naples, Italy and soon moved north to the mountains of northern Italy. During his tour of duty, Bowerman was promoted to commander of the 86th Regiment’s First Battalion at the rank of Major. Bowerman negotiated a stand-down of German forces near the Brenner Pass in the days before the surrender of the German army in all of Italy. For his service, Bowerman received four Bronze Star Medals, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Silver Star. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. William Jay “Bill” Bowerman (February 19, 1911 – December 24, 1999) was an American track and field coach and cofounder of Nike, Inc. Over his career, he trained 31 Olympic athletes, 51 All-Americans, 12 American record-holders, 24 NCAA champions and 16 sub-4 minute milers. Chris Anthony, a Big Mountain skier is a Colorado native and longtime Vail resident. For a good portion of his life, Chris competed at an international level, including World Cup, as well as traveled as an athlete and on-screen personality with the Warren Miller Film Team. Chris has filmed with the legendary action sports production company for 23 years and continues to do so currently. His feats are displayed in the annual Warren Miller feature film as well as numerous television programs and documentaries such as “Warren Miller Global Adventures.” Chris is a former Alaskan Extreme Skiing Champion, a veteran of 9 World Extreme Skiing Championships, and US Heli Ski Association Level 3 Mechanized Ski Guide.

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Klaus Obermeyer has been passionate about skiing for over 80 years, despite the fact that when he began skiing there were no chairlifts in Europe, there was no insulation for outerwear, and no effective sunscreen. At 94 years old, the ski industry leader jokes that he only feels 92, and he skis every day, to make sure he doesn’t forget how, since, as you know, it’s easy to forget things as you age. German-born Obermeyer worked as an aeronautical engineer for Dornier and Messerschmitt during World War II, but found himself running a ski school for American officers on top of the Nablehorn in Oberstdorf, Germany immediately following the war. “I think the war brought the people of Germany and the USA closer together by having the chance to get to know each other, ski together, and share the beauty of nature after the war was over,” Obermeyer says with his typical humor. Soon after, he fell over and when he got up, he was in Aspen (as his version of the story goes). He 46

began teaching skiing with his friend, Friedl Pfeiffer, who had recently opened the Aspen Ski School. Obermeyer wanted to share his passion for a sport he enjoyed so deeply, yet he quickly found that clients often became cold and quit. This left him without a paycheck. He needed to find a solution to keep a roof over his head, so he began brainstorming and soon he spent his nights in his attic cutting up the down comforter his mother sent along with him (because any continent with North in its name must be frigid), to make the first insulated jacket. He wore it to work where he stayed warm and comfortable all day. His students quickly began to offer to buy the jacket right off his back. It was time to begin manufacturing the jacket. This proved to be fairly difficult as he quickly found that no one in the market was making insulation. The simplest solution was right under his feet and he decided to sweep up the cast off material from the floor and stuff


Left Page: Klaus Obermeyer in his newly made insulated jacket Top Center: Klaus skis everyday, 94 isn’t a number that holds him back. Bottom Left: Warm and Fashionable Women’s Outerwear Bottom Right: Klaus teaching skiing at Aspen.



the jackets. All of the insulation fell to the bottom. It wasn’t long before they were sewing seams throughout the garment to keep insulation in place and in 1948 the first insulated jacket came to market under the name Sport Obermeyer. His list of innovations did not stop there. Throughout his life he has had a hand in developing or improving dual construction ski boots, high altitude sunscreen, ski sweaters, ergonomically shaped gloves, turtlenecks and zip turtlenecks, “flow” boots, quilted parkas, mirrored sunglasses, nylon windshirts, the boot fit press, stretch ski pants, and two pronged ski brakes, to name just a few. Klaus Obermeyer has been integral in shaping the ski industry as we know it today. As he says, the ski industry was in its infant stages when he became a part of it, so it was easy to be an innovator. Yet, it was his creative mind, engineering background, and willingness to find a way, no matter the obstacles, that rocketed him to the pinnacle of the ski industry. Add in his ever-present humor and he found the ultimate combination for

Aspen in the 1940’s was just as cold as it is today. Thanks to Klaus Obermeyer we are a lot warmer.


success. Obermeyer’s resourcefulness came from a childhood spent on his family farm in southern Germany, near the Austrian border. Nothing on the farm was wasted, from crops grown on their land, to the warmth from the animals, which they used to heat their house by building the house on top of the barn. They ensured the environmental circle was always complete, because if it was broken, each element of the circle suffered, from the animals, to the crops, to the humans who relied on both for sustenance. When Obermeyer built the Sport Obermeyer headquarters in Aspen, Colorado in 1980, he stayed true to his resourceful nature. The building not only uses renewable resources for power, but aims to reduce overall energy usage. The south side of the building is a trombe wall, which uses glass to trap ultraviolet waves and then transmits the heat into the building slowly, heating 60% of the building. This wall also fully heats the indoor lap pool, which is always open to employees. Additionally, the company

built a hydro-electric plant on an existing dam near Durango, which makes electricity for about 5,000 homes. Klaus’ over-arching philosophy is to “make efforts as a community to respect and preserve this earth that we live on.” With this as a guiding principle and his ever forward-thinking personality, he has remained at the top of the ski industry for over 60 years. So, get out there and enjoy the sun sparkling on the snow, the laughter from the chairlift, and maybe catch a little air to experience one of Klaus’ favorite feelings, zero-g, even if just for a second. And, in Klaus’ words, “Slow down sometimes and look at the beautiful landscape. Maybe you can find a rabbit or weasel jumping around. Just enjoy the fact that you are out there.” Sydney Fox works, plays, and sleeps in Breckenridge, CO. She’s a writer, professional cyclist, ski instructor, and co-owner of Breck Bike Guides. In her free time she enjoys reading and exploring the Summit County trails. Good thing for her, work and play are the same thing. All photos courtesy of Obermeyer.

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MTN Town Getaways Ski In . Ski Out . Ski In Again You cannot beat the luxury of being able to wake up, grab something delicious to start the day and then walk right out onto the slopes. Living in a mountain town we forget about this type of getaway. The best part is the opportunity to ski back in and head straight to some lively après. Here are two locations worth the splurge. Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

This resort located next to the Beaver Run Super Chair has it all. Every amenity you could ask for is located at this resort. Restaurants, cafes, bars and a market are all located on premises for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live entertainment and a vigorous Apres scene are often found in the Copper Top Bar & Cafe. Pools and Hot Tubs galore can be found throughout the resort. I especially loved the indoor outdoor pool with its non chlorinated water and the slopeside pool for the novelty of it. Topping off the experience is the sauna and steam room located poolside too. A full service Spa facility will sooth any aches or pains and there is a fun arcade to enjoy with friends and family. Childcare, Ski School, Covered Parking, on site ski, snowboard rentals and valet service make everything easy. Hotel Rooms to multi bedroom condos are available for when you finally rest your head.Our condo was newly decorated and very modern. Other then the slopes I found no need to leave this great resort. 50

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Beautiful views, five star accommodations and a walk straight out to the Crested Butte Ski Resort’s main lifts are only one of the draws of this beautiful hotel. From the moment I arrived at the Valet and checked in I experienced top notch customer service. Everyone was helpful; I barely had to lift a finger. Skis were taken immediately to the Elevation’s slope side storage and ski valet. A manager’s wine reception was in full swing, generously serving cocktails and hors d’oeurves in their public area where a beautiful two sided glass fireplace was lit and warm. What a way to arrive. We then had a terrific dinner in the 9,380 Prime Restaurant & Bar located on the main level of the hotel. The next day we headed out, skied all day and arrived back to a hip Apres scene in their 9,380 Prime Restaurant and Bar. People were enjoying great drinks and beverages on the sundeck with fire pit and bar area. After a soak in their indoor hot tub and pool area we headed into town on their free shuttle. After a fun night we came back to classic turn down service and enjoyed a good night of rest. There was free Yoga in their full service Spa & Fitness Center that morning, it was was great to stretch everything out before our day of skiing. Their fitness center is huge and ready to work you out. The hotel’s decor is a luxurious display of modern contemporary design that is inviting and warm. What a way to enjoy Crested Butte Mountain Resort and downtown Crested Butte.

MTN Town Dwellings Classic Meets Modern in Glenwood Springs by: Diane Turner


In a day and age where architectural features are all the rage in new home design, it’s refreshing to take a step back to another time when simple, classic designs were the norm. One need not look further for such a home than 1126 Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs Colorado. Located just off the main street of downtown Glenwood Springs, this historic neighborhood reminds you of a time when life was a bit simpler and slower. That was the appeal for David and Michelle Stys when they purchased a 1957 built home and renovated it down to the studs.

Opting to keep the original feel of the home, they kept the original three bedroom, two bathroom floor plan and created a modern interior that is both uncluttered, comfortable and very modern. The history behind this home is noteworthy as well.

The home was built in 1957 as an extension to the hunting lodge that already existed on the next property to the north. The detached garage was the chicken coop for the lodge.

The owners lived in downtown Glenwood Springs when they first moved to Colorado from Oklahoma in 1998. “We were drawn to this area again when looking for our first home purchase in 2006. We enjoyed the

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proximity to restaurants, the hot springs, stores, and the interstate for easy travel. We also enjoyed the “down-toearth” attitude of many people in the town that have lived here for many decades. Having Doc Holiday buried on the hill not far behind the house, and the trail to the cemetery running adjacent to the lot, is an interesting feature to our family and other visitors”. The home was in bad shape as the most recent occupants had been a variety of renters, and most of the interior and exterior finishes were of poor quality originally anyway. Like many remodel projects, what was first planned to be a simple facelift quickly grew to a full redo because the insulation, electrical, plumbing and other infrastructure were so dated that they were not sufficient or efficient enough for a new design. The original dark, narrow stairs at the rear of the home were removed to allow for large bathrooms. A new modern staircase was built in the SW corner under large windows to allow natural light to reach the basement and provide a much more open feeling. That single change had perhaps the largest impact on the way the home flows. The Stys are influenced by a Japanese heritage and a fascination with modern architecture, “the design is simple and un-cluttered yet very comfortable. At 1,728 square feet it feels very spacious. We’ve received many compliments over the years like “this place feels like a spa”, or “this is my favorite house I’ve seen in this valley”. Technology abounds including a full lighting control system that can be programmed to save energy, a LEEDS-certified boiler providing radiant heat throughout, and an evaporative cooling system that uses 95% less energy than traditional air conditioning systems while also providing humidification. The home has thousands of feet of low voltage wiring throughout to provide nearly endless possibilities of home automation, distributed audio and video, and a full home theater. Looking to buy? It’s available, Aspen Real Estate Company.

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Earlier this summer, the Woodward at Copper Barn underwent a half-million dollar renovation that opened the door to BMX, skateboards and slopestyle mountain bikes, in addition to skis and snowboards.



These renovations include a new beginner foam pit with a 2-foot jump, a pump track designed for the development of park skills, and new programming to bridge the gap and see results on snow. The facility is a mecca for active kids as well as adults and has a plethora of opportunities for grooms and gromettes to sharpen their skills. Want to work with a coach one on one? No problem. Woodward at Copper offers private lessons for Trampoline and Tumbling, Snowboard, Ski, Skate, BMX, and Slopestyle

Mountain Bike. Lessons can be taught on snow or in the Barn. These lessons are entirely based upon your needs. You can meet once or sign up for a series of lessons. Woodward at Copper also offers one hour and forty five minute sessions where riders can use the facility to work on individual skills, and focus their training on the trampolines, Skatelite, spring floor, or any skate/BMX features. During drop-in sessions coaches are not assigned to participants, but are staffed around the Barn to help participants improve on new tricks in a safe and progressive manner. It is MANDATORY that an intro session is taken to learn how to use the trampolines, Skatelite, foam pits and other features in The Barn. The sessions are fully coached and available to anyone from ages 8 to 108! Sessions are available for snowboarders, skiers, bikers and skaters. The Intro Session is required for anyone who would like to participate in a DropIn Session. Maybe your youngster is more the techie type. If that is the case then have them check out the GoPro Digital Media Lab where they can learn how to use their camera and edit video. The lab houses six 27â€? iMac computers which are


loaded with Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, iDVD and more! We have a rental fleet of GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition’s and all the accessories you could dream of. Never used a GoPro? Our staff is fully trained on GoPro usage and software. Your kids or your parents can chat with professional videographers, rent a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition too. Woodward offers on the Snow Freestyle lessons for ages16 and up as well Youth Freestyle Lessons for ages 6-9. These lessons begin in the in the Barn, before they head out on snow at Copper Mountain’s terrain parks. Lessons wrap up the day with a Barn session to help reinforce what was learned earlier. Although the heading of this story indicates kids, all of Woodward lessons can be experienced by a full grown adult too. I highly recommend taking a few lessons. The Woodward team can help you hang with your kids and learn a few new tricks with their progressive teaching system.

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A Photo Essay of Silver Plume

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I don‛t know of another place like Silver Plume, so close to everything yet worlds away. It is a gem, an authentic Colorado mountain town, hiding there in plain site.

Images and text by Carl Scofield

Silver Plume sits right on the banks of the mighty Interstate 70, the river of commerce and change, the life blood of the western slope and beyond. Swept by its current it is easy to get washed passed exit 226. We might glance over and notice the small town but in an instant we have drifted right by. Pull out of the whitewater flow and ease into the town of Silver Plume, you‛ll instantly notice that you are in an eddy, a slow peaceful current, circling around and creating a time warp that has protected the town from the change and commercialism that the highway has delivered to so much of Colorado. It‛s a step back in time to a place that speaks a rich history and reminds us of a quieter, gentler time, of a lifestyle lost in our modern world. The clock moves much slower here. It‛s a place to pause, reflect and be gently reminded of our impermanence and the certainty of change.


At another time, during the silver boom some 3000 people from distance lands and cultures lived in Silver Plume. It was a lively and diverse culture speaking many languages, singing the songs of there homelands. These days about 169 sturdy folks live here. They do so by choice and speak with pride of their tight knit community. They know and live the history, look after each other and like the place just as it is.


Silver Plume is not a true “ghost town� but there are ghosts a plenty. Walking the quiet streets I‛m aware of stepping in the footsteps of Italian, Irish and Cornish immigrants who toiled in the silver mines. I believe I hear voices, laughter and music from a different time wafting out of old buildings. I began to time travel wondering if the ghosts of the past were ever really here, am I really here or just a ghost of the distant future? Some streets feel like 1888, some like 1978, and the endless roar of traffic reverberating off the hills like remindrapids in a river are a consistent remind er of this time now. The past, present and future circle around and around, mixed together like old driftwood and newly fallen leaves in a backwater eddy.

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COCKTAILS Best Colorado MTN Town Bartenders Chosen by our readers this past fall. We find out why. Photos By: Leisa Gibson Kevin Younger Erin McDaniel


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Dustin Hoeft & Jesse McKenzie Modis, Breckenridge These two fabulous bartenders were voted in as a pair since you can always find them working together at Modis in Breckenridge. Watching these professionals work together reminds us of two little kids with a chemistry kit on Christmas day. Creating, mixing, and experimenting with foamers, smokers fire and other crazy contraptions is fascinating. Dustin Hoeft Originally From: Anchorage, Alaska Years Bartending: 8 Years Favorite Drink: The Last Word Born and raised in Anchorage, Dustin discovered his passion for bartending working within restaurants beginning with dishwashing, moving into serving and ultimately finding himself behind the bar in Houston, Maryland, Telluride and now Breckenridge. His passion for the job stems from his respect for pioneer barkeeps such as Jerry Thomas who wrote (1825-1885) the ‘Bar Tenders Guide on How to Mix Drinks’ and the Savoy Cocktail Book written by famous 1930’s Harry Craddock. He thinks “it’s a cool craft, a true american craft. The 1860’s was a crazy era where cocktails started being built.” All of his research combined with his enthusiasm for the craft have resulted in a great new menu he designed with Jesse at Modis. Jesse McKenzie Originally From: South Hadley, Massachusetts Years Bartending: 10 Years Favorite Drink: Depends on the time of year but currently enjoys a Vieux Carre`. Jesse has been bartending around Breckenridge at many of the towns restaurants but landed at Modis and has been working there for over 4 1/2 years. He has spent many years researching the craft and has loved discovering how different spirits work together and form the platform for the drinks he makes. Having the freedom behind the bar at Modis has helped lead to his success as Colorado’s Best MTN Town Bartender along with Dustin. He loves the pace, creativity and guest interaction and you can tell that he is passionate about his craft. “I have found a great group of people to work with and share our different ideas. It’s not unusual for Dustin to text me at 2am with something he thought of in the middle of the night. I love what I do.”

Photo Credit: Leisa Gibson

Photo Credit: Leisa Gibson

Johnnie Mackey Cecilia’s Martini Bar, Breckenridge Originally From: Conifer, Colorado Years Bartending: 11 Years Favorite Drink: The Sazerac “Johnnie is talented, innovative, professional and also personable”, that is a quote from one of our readers who nominated Johnnie for the Best Colorado MTN Town Bartender contest. For a bartender who has worked for Cecilia’s Martini Bar for only one year that says a lot. His confidence behind the bar is palpable but it is his ability to bring an experience to his guests, that is what makes him stand out. Once a roadie for a production company Mackey desired to be home in his own bed. He had been on tour and stopped in at the Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle Washington. He had an incredible interaction with a bartender who poured him a classic, The Sazerac cocktail. It was from that experience that led him to securing his first job behind the bar in Denver. Today he is bringing his big city bar tending skills, persona and passion to the mountains.

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Adam Bruck New Sheridan Historic Bar, Telluride Originally From: Livingston, New Jersey Years Bartending: 16 years Favorite Drink: Jack Daniels and sometimes a Budweiser Adam arrived in Telluride in 1999 to ski. He grew up skiing the East Coast and upon the suggestion of a friend he checked out Telluride and never looked back. With a Masters in Physical Therapy he says he chose bartending “to make his mom proud�. He has spent 9 years working at the New Sheridan Bar allowing him the freedom to do as he wishes during the day either teaching snowboarding or having some fun of his own. When asked why he believed he was the third place winner he felt it was because of his ability to remember who you are and what you like to drink while staying efficient and paying attention to what you need while visiting his bar.

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Tod “JJ” Johnson The Laundry Restaurant, Steamboat Springs Originally From: Rochester, New York Years Bartending: 24 Years Favorite Drink: Any of his daily infused special cocktails “JJ” is truly a professional working in the Food & Beverage industry both in the back and front of the house for over 24 years. Tod arrived in Steamboat Springs 24 years ago and began working at Mazzola’s, one of the restaurants within the Steamboat Restaurant Group. He likes to think of himself as a cretive bartender and create he does. The bar at The Laundry has a huge selction of spirits he has personally infused- Slim Jim Maple Syrup Infused Bourbon, Peach Olive Vodka, Cinnamon Clove Tequila, Hot Tamale Bourbon and they all taste amazing. JJ has been voted a Best Bartender in Steamboat too and believes it is because of his highly social nature and experience behind the bar and restaurant. Reading trade magazines and staying on top of trends is a passion. Head in and try one the 200+ daily infused cocktail specials he has created. 72

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Richard “Gooch” Shine Sunpies Bistro, Steamboat Springs Originally From: Laramie, Wyoming Years Bartending: 5 Years Favorite Drink: Hurricanes Sunpies Bistro is a come as you are bar and restaurant where you can come have some fun and great New Orleans style food and drink. “Gooch” is another favorite ‘Best of the Boat’ bartender in Steamboat and you can tell when you meet him by his infectious spirit and fun nature why he won our Best MTN Town Bartender competition. Gooch started working in the kitchen ten years ago and discovered his love for bartending where “everyday is different and there is never a dull moment”. He loves entertaining everyone and meeting new people. The job allows him the flexibility to get out do the things he loves best, skiing, fishing and rafting. He has made a great version of the White Russian called “The Gooch” Crown Royal, Chocolate Syrup, Kahlua and Milk. The name? He got it as a kid after the ‘Different Strokes” character.

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Joe Vandal Rita’s, Breckenridge

Jake Nix Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant, Frisco

Patrick Cashion The Eldo Brewery & Talk, Crested Butte

Jimmy Jacox Moosejaw, Frisco

Mike Jennings The Kickapoo, Keystone

Paul Choate Outlaw, Ouray

Benjamin West The Warming Hut, Breckenridge

Jacob Robbins Redstone Inn, Redstone

Billie Keithly Cecilia’s Martini Bar, Breckenridge

Keith Hogan Tuscatos, Frisco

Patrick Ryan Guilbert Blue River Bistro/Relish, Breckenridge

Eli Pardini Eldo Brew Pub, Crested Butte

Scott Smith Blue River Bistro, Breckenridge

Tanner Stephenson Kenosha, Breckenridge

Shelly Moe Cuvee, Basalt

Doc Joe Trail Town Still, Ridgway

Shani Crider 39 Degrees Sky Hotel, Aspen

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Jen Davis Brooklyn’s, Breckenridge

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Laughing Ladies 128 West 1st Street, Salida (970) 539-6209

Breckenridge Brewery 600 S Main Street, Breckenridge (970) 453-1550

39 Degrees Lounge 2709 East Durant Avenue, Aspen (970) 925-6760

Lobar 303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte (970) 349-0480


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A Telluride Sushi Comeback

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Oh did we need Pescado here in Telluride, Colorado. I mean really. I crave amazing sushi all the time. Problem was I couldn’t find what I was looking for in our small mountain town. This is the second incarnation of this sushi bar; a few years ago it was across the street (still on Colorado Ave.) It closed before I ever had a chance to try it out. All I heard were rave reviews about Chef Brady’s culinary magic. Thankfully now Pescado is here to stay! Pescado brings it with great flavor, atmosphere, service & style. Let’s dig in! I got settled in with a cocktail, immediately I went with the Sweet Ginger. This cocktail was a little sweet, a little spicy & perfectly balanced. Muddled ginger, TyKu soju & pineapple juice make me want to go back for more! Every sushi experience needs an Edamame appetizer (especially when I am with my kids!) Ours had a Mixed Green Salad & Chukka (green seaweed medley) to hold it’s hand. I fell madly in love with these Kushiyaki ~ marinated Kobe beef skewers with scallions. Sooo much flavor!

This El Martillo inside out Uramaki roll was wonderful. It was filled with spicy tuna, shiso, avocado and topped with crispy jalapenos. The perfect blend of flavors and the peppers did not overwhelm the more delicate flavors. The classic Caterpillar Roll is always a sushi bar favorite. It is beautiful to look at and filled with the tastiness of BBQ eel, cucumber, spicy aioli, avocado & kabayaki. I love all the mouth popping fish roe on the top. Our last course was this beautiful sashimi platter. This dish is called Around the World. In it is salmon, tuna and jack with ponzu & shaved jalapenos. Chef Brady sure likes his spicy peppers & I’m ok with that! They add lots of character & dimension to the dishes. I have been back a few times since and have tried rolls like the Pescado BACONator (salmon, cucumber, avocado, BBQ eel, kabayaki and of course bacon.) We all need this in our lives. For dessert my kids are in love with the Mochi. They never let me have any, that’s OK as I’m cool sipping on my ginger cocktail. Visit us here in stunning Telluride & make a stop at Pescado! 115 W. Colorado Avenue (downstairs, beside Floradora) Telluride 970-239-6025


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Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant

European Inspired, Fresh, Organic and Locally Sourced Selections in Frisco, Colorado


With a name like Vinny’s one immediately thinks Italian restaurant. Is it an Italian restaurant? No. Are their Italian inspired dishes available? Yes. Vinny began his career before he even knew what the word “career” meant as he assisted his Sicilian grandparents with family meals at home. Chef Vincent Monarca, an East Coast transplant who arrived shortly after graduating in 1992 from Johnson & Wales University’s culinary program discovered Frisco and called it home. He worked for several well known restaurants in the area and was Chef for a local organic market before he opened the doors to his own restaurant, Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant in Frisco. Chef Vincent’s emphasis is creating a menu based on the availability of seasonal ingredients and his individual creativity

and style. Natural hormone free meats, wild caught seafood, fresh organic pastas and the freshest local vegetables he can procure are found within each dish the restaurant prepares. Vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike will find something wonderful for their evening out. Let me tell you a little about the restaurant. Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant is located on the second floor of what has been known as the Frisco Mall, a cute two story log structure with a courtyard in the center. During the winter it is decorated with tons of lights giving a fairytale feel as you walk through the courtyard to the entrance. There is an elevator with “Vinny’s” painted on the door that can be take up to the restaurant and stairs too, so it is accessible to all.

You will be welcomed warmly by the staff and Vincent’s wife Sarah Monarca, who runs the restaurant along side of him. She too has an extensive background in the restaurant business and became the perfect match for the reputable Chef. The restaurant operates like a large family with a staff that has been in place since the restaurant launched. They are well versed in the preparations of the menu items and the best wines to compliment each dish. The restaurant has a main dining room, serving a full dinner menu, and a pub that offers small plates, appetizers and heartier selections. The small plate selection is a great way to experience a part of the dining room offerings. The Pub has a cozy easy ambiance with pictures of the Monarca’s favorite bands and icons. Great music plays unobtrusively in the background. The main dining room looks over the courtyard and its sparkling lights. Their dinner menu is extensive offering classically prepared dishes such as Duck Leg Confit and Pan Seared Duck Breast with apple smoked bacon white bean cassoulet, Grass-fed New Zealand Lamb Chops with Basil-Dijon and Herbed Bread Crumbs and Aspen Ridge Beef Medallions with Mushroom Brandy Demi Glace – to which I would like to note, his Demi Glace is liquid gold. Pasta’s are made in the kitchen with all organic ingredients. Try the Fresh-Made Organic Noodle, Three-Cheese Lobster Manicotti with Alfredo and Marinara or the Bolognese or really all of them, delicious. A favorite entree is the Roasted Prosciutto Wrapped, Basil Rubbed Pork Tenderloin (pictured on page 83). If you’re a vegetarian or vegan there is the Seared Tofu, Portobello, Roasted Peppers, House Salad & Vegetable Du Jour and Fresh-Made Organic Lasagna Noodle, Portobello, Roasted Butternut & Spinach with Marinara. Gluten free options are also available. The Eggplant Tower with Portobello, Roasted Peppers, Provolone, and Marinara is one to try and their mushroom strudel is a flaky delight. When doing dinner I highly recommend their ever changing dessert selections too. I had a Creme Brulee that knocked my socks off (it is one of my favorites). I have had the opportunity to dine at Vinny’s on many occasions and I have never left disappointed. If you are heading to Frisco be sure to stop in, it is a local’s favorite.

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Coffee & Books

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore – Steamboat Springs


Coffee. Undeniably it is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Caffeinated, rich and lovely it can wake us up or wind us down. Folks love it alone and with a friend. It is a highly social beverage that often brings together friends and family for warm conversations. It is definitely part of the fabric of our Colorado mountain town lives. Up in our mountain towns it is hard to find a book store. You will not find a Barnes & Noble. The Borders store that once graced Summit County with its presence is gone, an empty shell of a big box. Thank goodness for the library. But what about buying a book? In Steamboat Springs there is an amazing location where you can buy a book and a cup of coffee or tea too. Now this is social media. Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs is a lovely independent bookstore that greets you with calm, the newest literary releases and a coffee bar complete with adult beverages. A Bailey’s with coffee was irresistible as I settled in for some time up in their second floor book loft. Perched from above I observed the comings and goings of area college students, retired locals catching up with the Sunday

newspaper, skiers and snowboarders rolling off the hill, kids, moms, dads and even a few cowboys. Books, lots of books grace their shelves; the latest fiction, biographies, kids books, cooking, do it yourself books and more. Grab some of their delicious baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, panini, salads or freshly made soups. Then settle in and relax. Can’t unhook? Free Wifi awaits you too. More than a bookstore, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore is a hub for events and social gatherings. Book Author Signings, Poetry Readings, Literary Discussions, Art & Wine Events, Children’s Reading Festivals, as well as Breakfast in the Books parties. Their motto is ‘Good Books, Good Coffee, Good Friends’. Find them on the web or in person. They are open into the evening which is also a nice plus. Off The Beaten Path 68 9th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 970-879-6830


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Reconnect this Winter

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Frisco is the perfect spot to reconnect. Whether you spend the day in nature on miles of snow shoe and cross country trails or screaming down the tubing hill with family, the connection you make will be lifelong. Try something new this vacation and have more than an adventure, make a connection.

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DECEMBER December 13 – 20, 2013 Passholder Appreciation Week, Steamboat Springs December 14 – 16, 2013 Yule Fest Victorian Christmas Holidays, Ouray December 14 – 24, 2013 Santa’s North Pole Adventure, Georgetown December 14 – 24, 2013 Holiday Lights on the Train, Georgetown December 14 – 25, 2013 St. Regis Aspen: The Twelve Days of Christmas, Aspen December 15, 2013 Brunch with Santa, Keystone


December 15, 2013 Colorado Nordic Ski Challenge Season Opener, Pagosa Springs

December 20 – 21, 2013 USPA World Snow Polo Championship, Aspen

December 16–22, 2013 USSA Grand Prix, Copper Mountain

December 20 -21, 2013 JAS Cafe Downstairs @ The Little Nell: Stacey Kent, Aspen

December 17, 2013 A-Basin Rise & Shine Rando Series (2 of 4), Arapahoe Basin calendar.aspx December 17, 2013 Full Moon Party, Crested Butte December 17, 2013 Holiday Open House at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass December 17 – 21, 2013 Rock on Ice, Crested Butte December 18, 2013 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone December 18 – 20, 2013 Dude and Bro’s A Christmas Carol, Telluride December 19 – 22, 2013 Theatre Aspen Teen Conservatory: The Importance of Being Earnest, Aspen December 20, 2013 Country Western Dance, Silverthorne or call 970.262.739

December 20 – 21, 2013 Luminary Holiday Shop-A-Thon, Estes Park December 20 – 21, 2013 Keller Williams & His Compadres, Keystone December 20 – 31, 2013 12 Days of Aspen, Aspen annual-special-events/12days/ December 20 – 31, 2013 The Twelve Days of Copper, Copper Mountain December 21, 2013 Wheeler Opera House Reopening w/ Burt Bacharach, Aspen December 21, 2013 Hands-on Waxing Clinic Happy Hour. Devil’s Thumb December 21, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or call (970) 349-1707 December 21 – 22, 2013 USPA World Snow Polo Championship, Aspen ?action=detail&mID=42&eID=1290

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December 23, 2013 Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride, Telluride

December 21, 2013 – January 4, 2014 Beaver Creek WinterFest, Beaver Creek Village

December 23 – January 2, 2014 Aspen Film Academy Screenings, Aspen

December 22, 2013 Jingle Bell Run, Carbondale

December 24, 2013 Christmas Eve at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

December 22, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or call (970) 349-1707

December 24 & 31, 2013 Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Celebrations on the Slopes, Crested Butte

December 23, 2013 The Nut Cracker, Steamboat Springs

December 26 – 31, 2013 Santa’s North Pole Adventure, Georgetown

December 26 – 31, 2013 Holiday Lights on the Train, Georgetown December 27, 2013 Purely Patsy-A Patsy Cline Tribute Show, Telluride December 27 – 28, 2014 JAS Cafe Downstairs @ The Little Nell: Gypsy Allstars, Aspen December 28, 2013 Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Snowmass December 28, 2013 The Oh Hellos,Telluride

December 28–29, 2013 USSA Under-16 Slalom, Copper Mountain December 28 – 29, 2013 Ice Racing: Studs & Cheaters/ Bare Rubber, Georgetown December 29, 2013 Broadway Holiday, Steamboat Springs December 29, 2013 Delta Saints, Telluride December 30, 2013 The Ajax Cup, Aspen Mountain and St. Regis Resort Aspen or www.ajaxcup. com December 30 -31, 2013 Cirque Mechanics, Telluride December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve in the Mountains, Arapahoe Basin calendar.aspx December 31, 2013 ArtWalk Evenings, Crested Butte December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Yurt Dinner & Yurt Party, Crested Butte call 970-349-1707 December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Celebration, Estes Park

December 31, 2013 Jefferson Starship New Year’s Eve Gala, Telluride December 31, 2013 Vail Valley New Years Eve, Vail & Beaver Creek December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Celebration, Winter Park events.html

JANUARY December 23 –January2, 2014 Aspen Film Academy Screenings, Aspen January 1 – 31, 2014 Safety Fest, Copper Mountain January 2, 2014 First Thursday Art Walk, Telluride January 2, 2014 39th Annual MusicFest, Steamboat Springs events/2014/01/39th-annual-music-fest-atsteamboat.aspx

January 5, 2014 Skijoring Clinic, Devil’s Thumb January 7, 2014 A-Basin Rise & Shine Rando Series (3 of 4), Arapahoe Basin calendar.aspx January 8, 2014 SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Breckenridge January 9 – 12, 2014 WINTERSKOL, Aspen annual-special-events/winterskol/ January 9 – 12, 2014

19th Annual Ice Festival, Ouray January 10-11, 2014 Durango Chamber Music Festival, Durango January 10, 2014 Gold Rush Museum Movie Matinee, Frisco January 10 -12, 2014 USASA Golden Ticket, Copper Mountain

January 2 – 5, 2014 Santa’s North Pole Adventure, Georgetown

January 11, 2014 Moonlight Dinner – A Night in France, Arapahoe Basin calendar.aspx

January 3, 2014 First Friday Art Walk, Carbondale

January 11, 2014 JAS Cafe Downstairs @ The Little Nell: Wycliffe Gordon, Hello Pops!, Aspen

December 31, 2013 New Year’s Eve Party with New Sensation, Keystone

January 3, 2014 First Friday Art Walk & Music, Gunnison (970) 641-6111. January 3 – 4, 2014

December 31, 2013 Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display, Steamboat Springs

January 3 – 4, 2014 Holiday Ice Skating Show, Keystone aspx?year=2014&month=1

January 11, 2014 Frisco’s Spontaneous Combustion Community Bonfire, Frisco

December 31, 2013 Korbel New Year’s Eve Celebration, Steamboat

January 4, 2014 Ice Racing: Studs & Cheaters, Georgetown

January 11 -12, 2014 USASA Rail Jam and Slopestyle, Crested Butte

January 11, 2014 44th Annual Frisco Gold Rush Nordic Ski Races, Frisco

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January 11 -12, 2014 Ice Racing: Studs & Cheaters/ Bare Rubber, Georgetown

January 18, 2014 WinterBike, Leadville/Copper Mountain event/161/?instance_id=

January 11 -12, 2014 Backcountry Babes – Tele Tune-Up & Steeps Camp, Loveland

January 18, 2014 Hands-on Waxing Clinic Happy Hour, Devil’s Thumb

January 12, 2014 9th Annual STARS All Mountain Adaptive Camp, Steamboat Springs January 13 – 19, 2014 Gay Ski Week, Aspen January 16, 2013 Full Moon Party, Crested Butte January 16, 2014 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone January 16 – 19, 2014 Crested Butte Songwriters Festival, Crested Butte January 17, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or (970) 349-1707. January 17, 2014 Ridgway MoonWalk Art Outing, Ridgway January 17 – 18, 2014 3rd Annual Crested Butte Songwriters Festival, Gunnison www.gunnisontetwp.comor January 17 – 18, 2014 Handsome Little Devils, Keystone January 17 – 19, 2014 Roost the Butte, Crested Butte January 17 – 21, 2014 Disabled IPC World Cup, Copper Mountain


January 18, 2014 Durango Wedding Expo, Durango January 18 – 19, 2014 Aspen Nordic Festival & Owl Creek Chase, Aspen January 18 – 19, 2014 NSAA Skier Safety Week – Saturday, Arapahoe Basin calendar.aspx?id=0c99b333-aa61-487e-917fe8bc9954d647 January 18 – 19, 2014 NSAA Safety Month Weekend, Loveland January 19, 2014 Skijoring Clinic, Devil’s Thumb January 19, 2014 Owl Creek Chase Supertour Cross Country Race, Snowmass January 20, 2014 Bud Light Rocks the Boat, Steamboat Springs January 20, 2014 40th Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, Steamboat Springs January 21, 2014 A-Basin Rise & Shine Rando Series (4 of 4), Arapahoe Basin calendar.aspx January 21 – 22, 2014 National Ski Areas Association Western Winter Conference,

January 22, 2014 US Olympic Freestyle Mogul Camp, Steamboat Springs events/2014/01/us-olympic-freestyle-mogulcamp.aspx January 23 – 26, 2014 X Games Aspen 2014, Aspen January 23-26, 2014 Food & Wine Weekend, Beaver Creek Mountain. January 24, 2014 Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, Aspen calendar.aspx January 24, 2014 STARS and Stripes Heros Week, Steamboat Springs events/2014/01/stars-and-stripes-heros-week. aspx January 25, 2014 Kenny Mac Ski Fest and Winter Carnival, Gunnison andwww.gunnisonnordic. com. January 25, 2014 Ski With a Ranger Day, Loveland January 25, 2014 Canvas and Cocktails, Keystone event_calendar/2014/01/ January 25, 2014 Skedaddle Snowshoe Adventure, Silverthorne January 25,2014 Olympian Celebration, Steamboat Springs events/2014/01/olympian-celebration.aspx January 25, 2014 Devil’s Thumb Stagecoach Classic, Winter Park events.html January 25 – 26, 2014 Ice Racing: Studs & Cheaters/ Bare Rubber, Georgetown

January 25 – 26, 2014 Winter Park Winter Carnival, Winter Park events.html January 28, 2014 Aspen Writer’s Foundation – Winter Words presents Richard Blanco, Aspen January 28 – 31, 2014 USSA NorAm Hole Shot, CopperMountain January 29-February 2, 2014 Snowdown Safari So Good, Durango January 30, 2014 The Met: Live in HD, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Aspen (970) 920-5770, or January 30 – 31, 2014 JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell: Kathy Kosins, Aspen January 30, 2013 ArtWalk Evenings, Crested Butte

January 31 –February 1, 2014 dZi Foundation Hosts MountainFilm, Ouray


February 6, 2014 The Met: Live in HD, Shostakovich’s The Nose, Aspen February 6, 2014 Fat First Friday Mardi Gras Parade, Carbondale

February 1, 2014 28th Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon, Gunnison

February 6, 2014 First Thursday Art Walk, Telluride

February 1, 2014 The Chocolate Lovers‘ Fling, Telluride February 1 – 2, 2014 FSA Junior Freeskiing Competitions, Crested Butte

February 7, 2014 First Friday Art Walk & Music, Gunnison (970) 641-6111 February 7, 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony Viewing Party, Keystone

February 2, 2014 Skijoring Clinic, Devil’s Thumb

February 7, 2014 dZi Foundation Hosts MountainFilm, Ridgway

February 3 – 4, 2014, 2014 Overnight Cross-Country Ski Tours And Photography Workshops, Crested Butte

February 7, 2014 Bud Light Big Air Friday, Snowmass

February 5 – 9, 2014 101st Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival, Steamboat Springs

February 7 – 8, 2014 Winter Bluegrass Festival, Keystone









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February 8, 2014 Ski, Sip & Spa, Devil’s Thumb

February 14, 2014 Twister of Love, Crested Butte

February 15, 2014 Photography Workshops on Skis, Crested Butte or (970) 275-6226

February 8, 2014 WinterBike, Leadville/Copper Mountain

February 14, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or (970) 349-1707.

February 15, 2014 Hands-on Waxing Clinic Happy Hour, Devil’s Thumb

February 8, 2014 Third Annual Snowman Stomp Snowshoe Romp, Pagosa Springs ai1ec_event/snowman-stomp-snowshoeromp/?instance_id=6721/

February 14, 2014 23rd Annual Mountaintop Matrimony, Loveland or call (303) 571-5580 Ext. 14

February 15, 2014 Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, Snowmass calendar.aspx

February 14, 2014 Bud Light Big Air Friday, Snowmass

February 15 – 16, 2014 Rails in the Rockies, Estes Park special-events/rails-in-the-rockies/

February 14, 2014 Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display, Steamboat Springs

February 15 – 16, 2014 Grand Park Dog Days of Winter, Grand Park signature_events.html

February 14 – 15, 2014 Aspen Santa Fe Balle, Aspen

February 20, 2014 Talon’s Challenge, Beaver Creek Mountain.

February 8 – 9, 2014 Ice Racing: Studs & Cheaters/ Bare Rubber, Georgetown February 9, 2014 Companion Rescue Workshop, Arapahoe Basin calendar.aspx February 10, 2014 US Telemark National Championships, Steamboat Springs events/2014/02/us-telemark-nationalchampionships.aspx February 12, 2014 Ski With a Ranger Day – Midweek, Loveland February 13, 2014 AMF&S Winter Music Series, Aspen February 13, 2014 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone

February 14 – 16, 2014 Winterfest Weekend 2014, Pagosa Springs events/2014-WinterFest-Complete-Schedule-ofEvents-2939/details February 14 – 17, 2014 Copper Uncorked & in Love, Copper Mountain February 14-17, 2014 Ouray County Arts Association “Winter Art Festival”, Ouray

February 13, 2014 Ridgway MoonWalk Art Outing, Ridgway

February 15, 2014 6th Annual Save our Snow, Arapahoe Basin

February 13 – 16, 2014 Freeskiing Extremes, Crested Butte

February 15, 2014 Moonlight Dinners – A Night in Spain, A- Basin calendar.aspx?id=7dc4dc13-3cf2-4f35-bfb90102c4ade449

February 13 – 16, 2014 Telluride Comedy Festival, Telluride


February 14 – 16, 2014 Cafe Downstairs @ The Little Nell, Aspen

February 15, 2014 Full Moon Party, Crested Butte

February 20, 2014 Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display, Steamboat Springs February 20 – 22, 2014 Aspen Laff Festival, Aspen February 20 – 22, 2014 Aspen/Snowmass Free Skiing Open February 20 – 22, 2014 JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell: Spyro Gyra, Aspen February 20 – 23, 2014 USSA Race-Dan Prater Memorial Cup, Crested Butte February 21-23, 2014 WinterWonderGrass Festival, Nottingham Lake, Avon

February 22, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or (970) 349-1707. February 22, 2014 Leadville Loppet – 44K, 22K, 10K and 5K Fun Race, Leadville Febraury 22, 2014 Ski With a Ranger Day, Loveland Febraury 22, 2014 Challenge Aspen Chris Bove Memorial Uphill, Snowmass February 22 – 23, 2014 Ice Racing: Studs & Cheaters/ Bare Rubber, Georgetown www./

February 28, 2014 Colorado Tubbs Romp to Stomp in Frisco’s Pink Party, Frisco

March 1, 2014 AIDS Benefit and Fashion Show, Telluride (970) 728-0869 or

February 28, 2014 Bud Light Big Air Friday, Snowmass

March 1 – 2, 2014 USASA Rocky Mountain Series, Copper Mountain

February 28–March 6, 2014 USSA U-18 National Championships, Copper Mountain

March 1 – 2, 2014 Special Olympics, Copper Mountain

February 22 – March 3, 2014 Telluride Gay Ski Week, Telluride

March 1 – 2, 2014 Overnight Cross-Country Ski Tour And Photography Workshop, Crested Butte

February 28–March 6, 2014 USSA U-18 National Championships, Copper Mountain

March 1 – 2, 2014 Ice Racing: Bare Rubber & The Cheater Invitiational, Georgetown

February 22 – March 3, 2014 Telluride Gay Ski Week, Telluride


February 23, 2014 Skijoring Clinic, Devil’s Thumb

March 1, 2014 Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race, Aspen

February 25, 2014 Aspen Writer’s Foundation – Winter Words presents Carole DeSanti & Karen Joy Fowler, Aspen

March 1, 2014 Colorado Tubbs Romp to Stomp in Frisco’s Pink Party, Frisco

Febrary 26, 2014 2014 Winter Park SnowDash, Winter Park events.html

March 1, 2014 Frisco Barkus Parade, Frisco

February 27, 2014 The Met: Live in HD, Puccini’s Tosca, Aspen (970) 920-5770, or

March 1, 2014 Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race, Snowmass

February 27, 2013 ArtWalk Evenings, Crested Butte

March 1, 2014 WinterBike, Leadville/Copper Mountain

February 27, 2014 Steamboat Mardi Gras sponsored by Bud Light, Steamboat Springs events/2014/02/bud-light-ski-mardi-gras.aspx

March 1, 2014 Ice Racing: Studs & Cheaters, Go for the Silver & Gold, Georgetown

February 27, 2014 TEDxTellurideLive, Telluride

March 1, 2014 Bud Light Rocks the Boat, Steamboat Springs

March 1 – 2, 2014 Ski Joring Weekend, Leadville joring March 2, 2014 Aspen Film Annual Oscar Party, Aspen March 2, 2014 7 Hours of the Banana, Crested Butte March 2, 2014 Pagosa Springs Quad Challenge, Pagosa Springs,%20 March%2002,%202014 March 2, 2014 International Airline Ski Federations World Airlines Championships, Steamboat Springs events/2014/03/international-airline-skifederations-world-airlines-championships.aspx March 3, 2014 Talon’s Challenge, Beaver Creek Mountain. March 3-8, 2014 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, Vail Mountain.

March 4, 2014 Mardi Gras and Gumbo Cook-off, Keystone

March 7 – 9, 2014 Durango Celtic Festival, Durango

March 14, 2014 Bud Light Big Air Friday, Snowmass

March 4, 2014 Mardi Gras Celebration, Snowmass

March 8, 2014 Big Air on Elk Crested Butte

March 14 -16, 2014 USSMA Nationals, Crested Butte

March 6, 2014 Cupcakes and Canvases, Keystone

March 8, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or (970) 349-1707

March 14-16, 2014 Durango Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, Durango

March 6, 2014 First Thursday Art Walk, Telluride

March 8, 2014 Bud Light Rocks the Boat, Steamboat Springs

March 15, 2014 AMF&S Winter Music Series, Aspen

March 12, 2014 Ski With a Ranger Day, Loveland

March 15, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or (970) 349-1707

March 13 – 16, 2014 Apres Ski Cocktail Classic, Aspen/Snowmass

March 15, 2014 Hands-on Waxing Clinic Happy Hour, Devil’s Thumb

March 7, 2014 First Friday Art Walk & Music, Gunnison (970) 641-6111 March 7 – 9, 2014 FSA Junior National Championships, Crested Butte March 7, 2014 “Mardi Gras” at the Sherbino, Ridgway March 7, 2014 Bud Light Big Air Friday, Snowmass March 7 – 8, 2014 JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell: Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo, Aspen

March 13, 2014 Ski Hooky Day, Loveland

March 15, 2014 Saturdays at the Station, Keystone

March 14, 2014 Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, Aspen calendar.aspx

March 15 – 16, 2014 Terrain Park Boot Camp, Snowmass

March 14, 2014 Gourmet Yurt Dinner, Crested Butte or (970) 349-1707

March 15 – 16, 2014 Royal Flush Big Mountain Comp, Breckenridge


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Closing Notes

Good Luck to Mikaela Matthews, US Freestyle Ski Team

A Q&A with Austyn Williams of Copper Mountain

Why did you pursue freestyle skiing? Tell me why it is a passion? I started out on the Copper Mountain Ski Team as a member of the race team. When my family and I lived in Denmark, we took a couple ski vacations in Europe. While there, my parents realized that I was drawn towards skiing moguls and other “natural” terrain. When we moved back to the States, they enrolled me in the mogul program on Team Summit. As I mentioned earlier, Chris Carson instilled in me a love for the sport. He always made working hard a fun thing to do.

Mogul skiing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. My first day on snow was the day before I turned two, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Growing up in the skiing community, I’ve learned more than how to simply improve my skills on skis. I’ve learned the benefits of passion, dedication, hard work, and commitment. The drive and persistence that I’ve developed in my Olympic pursuit are highly applicable to other areas of life. Top accomplishments? I qualified for the US Freestyle Ski Team at the young age of 17. My whole career has been marked by both ups and downs, but this past season was my most successful to date. With my first World Cup podium (2nd at Inawashiro, Japan), seven top-ten finishes around the World, and a silver medal at the US Freestyle Championships in Heavenly, CA, I finished the season ranked 11th in the world. I was also a member of the 2013 World Championships Team. While my results this season surpassed my initial expectations, I am driven to continue to progress and improve. Goals and aspirations for this season?

Of course the Olympics are on everyone’s radar this season. It would be amazing to be able to represent myself, Copper, and my country on the world’s largest stage. There are currently ten women on the US Ski Team, and only three are guaranteed a start at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.



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