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Ski getaways are our business. Each winter, we send out a team of writers to explore the region’s vast winter wonderlands. This year, we show you Vail, Taos, Monarch, Eldora and a dude ranch near Steamboat. But we don’t want you to stick out when you roll into town for a great weekend away from the Front Range. So we’re including the proper styles, so you can fit in like a local.

Taos
With a map scrawled onto a cocktail napkin we’d received from a waitress the night before, we trudged deep into the Taos Gorge in search of pristine natural hot springs. more…

Vail
Stop me if you’ve done this before: Wake up at some ungodly hour, throw your gear in the trunk while simultaneously dragging a sleepy loved one to the car and start driving west to get to Vail before the parking lots overflow and the gondola line backs up into Lionshead. We all know Vail is a great place to ski. It’s just a colossal pain in the behind to daytrip there on the weekend. more…

Monarch
There are a dozen or so riders floating through the maze of the Pioneer lift as we gaze out of a window overlooking it. “Wow, you guys picked a busy weekend to come out here. Sorry about the lift lines,” a Monarch Ski Area rep tells me. more…

Vista Verde
When I was in elementary school, I vividly remember the feeling of going to bed, knowing snow was on the way. I’d wake up and rush to the radio, listening for the magic words: “…West Hartford Public Schools, canceled…” Snow Day! more…

Eldora
Being a big fan of Eldora is easy. The little Boulder County ski area that could really does have something for everyone; groomed intermediate cruisers, a terrain park, steep faces complete with huckable rock bands. more…

Fashions courtesy of:
Outdoor Divas
1133 Pearl St., Boulder
303.449.3482

Christy Ski and Snowboard
2000 30th St., Boulder
303.442.2493

Model: Erika Mastny

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