Cooking up a storm at a rental house in Snowmass Village CO
Chicken on the grill at the Portico Club house in Snowmass Village CO

Cooking up a storm at a rental house in Snowmass Village CO

I spent all day in the kitchen—on vacation. But maybe because it was my choice and maybe because it’s a spectacular kitchen at a Portico Club house overlooking the mountains in Snowmass, CO, I didn’t mind a bit. In fact, because the kitchen was so well equipped—and the house so spacious—we decided to host a barbeque for folks we know who live here and who always are hosting us when we visit.

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A hike in the rain in the beautiful mountains near Aspen CO
Summer showers roll over the Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

A hike in the rain in the beautiful mountains near Aspen CO

Snowmass is a great family ski mountain—one of the biggest and best in the country, in fact. But a visit here—and to neighboring Aspen—is a treat any time of year. There’s hiking, biking (road biking and mountain biking), fly fishing, rafting… even a scenic helicopter tour.

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Fulfilling a long-held dream: the hike from Crested Butte to Aspen
On the trail near the Maroon Bells outside of Aspen

Fulfilling a long-held dream: the hike from Crested Butte to Aspen

As I struggled to my feet, I smiled remembering all the times her dad and I had been the ones beseeching her and her older brother and sister when they were tired and hungry and we were trying to avoid a meltdown on a ski hill, a hiking trail, Walt Disney World or in the middle of Paris.

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