Ostracized snowboarder finds welcome at Snowbird and The Canyons
Summit at The Canyons

Ostracized snowboarder finds welcome at Snowbird and The Canyons

As the only snowboarder of the family, I constantly have to defend myself and my brethren that we’re not a bunch of sliding reckless criminals one strike from being locked up. I still have two strikes left, thank you.

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Mammoth Still Formidable in California Drought
Mammoth Late January

Mammoth Still Formidable in California Drought

With a trip to Mammoth planned back in October, it never occurred to me that in a few months I’d be hearing news about one of the worst droughts in California history. Sure, that’s bad news for the state’s water supply, bad news for agriculture, bad news for just about every facet of life. But most importantly — it’s bad news for ski trips. Call me an only child.

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Families getting out of the comfort zone above the tree line
Ski School class at Breckenridge

Families getting out of the comfort zone above the tree line

It’s dumping snow on Breckenridge Mountain and we’re above tree line at the new Peak 6 bowls. Some of the terrain is hike-to expert -- some of the most extreme at the big resort -- but all of the buzz here has been about the above tree line blue terrain.

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Family central at Breckenridge CO and its new Peak 6
Peak 6 map at Breckenridge

Family central at Breckenridge CO and its new Peak 6

The mountain—it’s huge, even larger with the newly opened Peak Six that has added 543 new acres of terrain, the biggest ski resort terrain expansion in over a decade. There are Kids’ jumps and small trails through the trees and kids terrain features with names like Rip’s Ravine and Dragon Trail.

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Carving snow and ice In Breckenridge CO — you can do this at home!
Sculpture by Team Mongolia

Carving snow and ice In Breckenridge CO — you can do this at home!

With much of the nation covered in snow this week, and temperatures well below freezing, this is a great family cabin-fever-reducing activity. But here in Breckenridge, snow carving is a huge event each winter.

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