Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall
Eileen with CamelBak on the road to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall

Everyone who visits Aspen — summer, fall or winter — should make time for an ACES activity, whether guided hike (there are free guided walks), winter snowshoe tours, storytelling, free junior naturalist activity books and the chance to visit the resident rescued Golden Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl that can no longer live in the wild

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Taking the kids: On the road this pandemic summer
Walkable Main in Breckenridge. (Elaine Collins/Breckenridge Tourism Office)

Taking the kids: On the road this pandemic summer

We experienced the mask issue firsthand on our 2,850-mile road trip from Colorado to Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, social distancing as much as possible

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Pizza in Aspen? Pizza in Heaven? This is Colorado

The Gant Aspen not only is Aspen’s only condominium hotel that offers food and beverage right here, but the new artisanal take out pizzas from Boulder’s popular Boss Lady Pizza has proved a huge hit on weekends.

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Pandemic Summer reunion in Crested Butte CO: socially distancing on mountain trails

This Pandemic summer, Elk Avenue has been made one way to allow for more outdoor socially-distanced seating and masks are required for those strolling on Elk Avenue.

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Back to Vista Verde Ranch – snowmobiles and more fun in the snow
Adelyn Field tossing hay to the quarter horse herd from back of a horse-drawn wagon at feeding time - Vista Verde Ranch

Back to Vista Verde Ranch – snowmobiles and more fun in the snow

Welcome to Vista Verde Ranch near the tiny Colorado town of Clark and about a 40-minute drive from Steamboat Springs-and a world away from the busy ski town where you have to jockey on the slopes for a place to sit at lunch time.

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Tweens Spill on Skiing in Vail and Beaver Creek
Warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies are a trademark apres ski feature at Beaver Creek

Tweens Spill on Skiing in Vail and Beaver Creek

Local kids in Vail Valley say there’s so much to love about the area. Hear directly from kids themselves about their favorite ski runs, off slope activities and more!

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Woodward Copper — all year fun on the snow an hour from Denver
Snowboarder gets ready to carve Copper Mountain on bluebird day

Woodward Copper — all year fun on the snow an hour from Denver

Just an hour from Denver at popular Copper Mountain, Woodward Copper is an innovative action sports center that offers year-round skiing and snowboarding

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Beyond the slopes of Beaver Creek, special treats for kids and grownups
Spa Anjali

Beyond the slopes of Beaver Creek, special treats for kids and grownups

I’m in the elevator at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in my hotel-issued robe heading downstairs to the Spa Anjali for a massage. Incidentally, the treatments are focused on three healing mountain traditions—the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas.

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Snow sports aren’t cheap, but they can last a lifetime
Instructor Lori Leary and Eileen at Beaver Creek

Snow sports aren’t cheap, but they can last a lifetime

Snow sports “are something you can do together for a long, long time,” said Leary, who raised two kids in the Vail Valley and still skis with them

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