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Tee It Up High – Gypsum Creek

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Golf | 0 comments

Golf is played in some of the most incredible settings in the world. Part of its allure is the sheer beauty of the experience. The time spent with friends in an outdoor wonderland is priceless. Gypsum Creek Nowhere is that more obvious than here in Colorado. We are blessed with some of the finest golf in the world right outside of our back door. Cool nights, warm, sunny days and majestic views in every direction make for a golf experience that is second to none. Our mountains provide a nearly perfect setting to play the game. The demands of everyday life keep most of us indoors, longing for time...

Spring Butte – Crested Butte

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

There is no shortage of snow at Crested Butte Mountain Resort as the final few weeks of the ski season come into focus. We were there when the snow started dumping in December and we just got back this past week from an amazing trip with Spring like temps and conditions. The resort has received over 300 inches of snow this winter and is 100% open. As Colorado mountain town enthusiasts search for their last turns of the 2016-2017 winter season, there are plenty of reasons to make a trip to Crested Butte. To celebrate the plentiful snowfall and quintessential Colorado bluebird days, April is the perfect time for...

Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Haven’t had a chance to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking this past winter? How about Backcountry skiing? Would you like to experience some of Buena Vista’s incredible trails and scenery? Then head to BV on Saturday, March 18th for The Trailhead and Buena Vista Mountain Adventures Buena Vista Backcountry Experience Day. Test out a variety of winter sports with the latest gear on incredible trails. Try something new or experience the latest gear and get tips and instruction from the professionals. Here’s what you can try: – MSR Snowshoes – Dynafit Backcountry Skis – Salomon Cross-Country Skis – Fat Bikes provided by Boneshaker Cycles   LOCATION The...

5 Keys to Transition from Renting to Owning

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Homes and Realty | 0 comments

Well look at you.  Ready to plunk down your investment and move from paying somebody else’s mortgage to covering your own? Buying a home and getting out of the rental game is a significant step in one’s life. But now that you’ve decided to live in one place for longer than a 12-month lease, there are some fundamental things you should know about the differences between being a tenant and being the home owner. Here are some key considerations and suggestions, from Steamboat Springs Realtor Cheryl Foote, to factor in when transitioning to home ownership.   Upfront Costs: Prepare Yourself You’ll recall how hard it may have seemed to...

Grass Sticks Ski Poles

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Gear, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Grass Sticks bamboo ski poles was born in 2014 in a garage in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Andrew Beckler, an engineer-turned-ski bum/coach/ski instructor, averaged over 100 days a season, and grew tired of ugly, bent, kinked and broken poles. He knew there had to be a better way. So Beckler set out to create a better pole and Grass Sticks was born. Why bamboo?  It’s an amazing material with the tensile strength of steel and a compressive strength greater than concrete. The Calcutta Bamboo from India, when cut to the length of a ski pole provides the perfect combination of rigidity and flexibility so it won’t snap or kink like aluminum....

Jeannie Thoren, Champion of Women Skiers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Jeannie Thoren has come full circle. At age 6 she learned to ski at Ishpeming, Michigan, near the home of her grandparents. Last year, 62 years later, she was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in that same town. What this Minnesota native has done to deserve the highest honor in skiing is no less of a miracle, considering the opposition she’s overcome. “I broke the arctic ice ceiling. Every time someone said I was crazy, I dug in my heels and stood my ground,” Thoren says on becoming the Ralph Nader of women’s ski equipment.     Her journey began when she was a...

The Warming Hut Restaurant, Breckenridge

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

You will not want to miss stepping into The Warming Hut Restaurant when visiting Breckenridge. The Warming Hut feels like you’re arriving at someone’s cozy Victorian home and in many ways you are. Ms. Stacey Brooks, the owner of the Warming Hut welcomes everyone sincerely upon arrival and her highly attentive staff treat you like you’re a favorite relative visiting for a holiday. The brightly painted establishment with large windows, that still houses glass from the late 1800’s, remind you a little of grandma’s, but the chic and eclectic furnishings with a great collection of paintings keep the look updated and fresh. Seating is plentiful and would be a...

2016 Colorado Mountain Town Women’s Business Award Winners

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

Five Colorado mountain town women were awarded the Inaugural 2016 Mountain Town Women’s Business Awards from over 100 nominees submitted to MTN Town Magazine and the Northwest Small Business Development’s (Northwest SBDC) in 2016. Five Award winners were honored in the following categories; Legacy Leader, Creative Innovation, Emerging Leader, Legacy Health & Wellness Leader and Emerging Health & Wellness Champion. We are proud to have participated in this amazing event. Presenting the 2016 Mountain Town Business Women Awardees: Amanda Wagner, Emerging Health & Wellness Leader Award Winner Amanda is a Colorado Mountain Girl through and through. Born and raised in Glenwood Springs and a graduate from the University of Colorado with degrees in...

Pink Vail 2017

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Events, Sponsors | 0 comments

We have seen a pink panther on skis, gorillas in pink tutus and men in pink spandex; all of this is not uncommon on Vail Mountain during Pink Vail™ the world’s biggest ski day to Conquer Cancer. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017, so SAVE THE DATE! Pink Vail, an all day event-palooza, features all-day live music, deck parties, a costume contest and incredible prizes. With weekend lodging specials in Vail, girl’s weekenders, families, and groups of friends travel from around the country to Vail, Colorado for an unforgettable weekend at the nation’s largest ski resort. Pink Vail is one of Vail’s most anticipated events of...

The Hearth Makes A Home Warm -Stoves & Fireplaces

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Homes and Realty | 0 comments

Staying warm is key during our long mountain town winters. Keeping your house warm, especially if it is older can be challenging. Fireplaces and Stoves can help add warmth and ambiance as well as assist in beating those high heating bills. Choosing what is right for your home is subject to many variables including town and county codes, access to gas, construction costs and more. Here is a little more information on Wood Stoves, Pellet Stoves and Gas Stoves for your consideration. Wood Burning Fireplaces A wood-burning fireplace is a staple in many homes. As one of the oldest methods for heating a home, wood burning fireplaces have advanced...

HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION- Grants A $7,985 Handup to Injured Athletes

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in MTN Life | 0 comments

In January 2017, The High FivesFoundation disbursed $33,002.50 in Board Approved Grants to 10 athletes in 5 states. In Colorado, The High FivesFoundation has awarded residents Megan Wemmer, Jim Harris and Nathaniel White Board approved empowerment grants totaling $7,985 to aid in their respective recoveries. This money is used as a handup, not a hand out, to deserving athletes that have experienced life altering accidents and serves as a safety net and understanding community for those affected by accidents or illness. Megan Wemmer WHILE ON A BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR IN THE ARAPAHOE NATIONAL FORREST WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN FEBRUARY 2015, MEGAN WEMMER WAS SEARCHING FOR HER GLASSES IN THE HUT...

Float Therapy – Perfect After A Mountain Escapade

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in MTN Life, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Floating, a mind and body therapy, has come to Colorado’s mountain town communities and should be considered as a part of your health and wellness repertoire. Once a fad in the 70’s restricted environmental stimulation technique, aka Sensory Deprivation, seems like an archaic term of what I found to be an extremely relaxing experience. Floating is in the midst of a revival and it is being embraced by people of all demographics. Stress – it is today’s reality. We are all overworked and overstimulated, it is a rare moment that we can sit quietly and decompress. Floating is one therapy that allows you to completely relax and literally take...

Know Your Numbers – 5 Health Numbers You Should Know

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

A lot of numbers are thrown at you during a medical checkup. If you’ve ever wondered what a healthy range really means, I want you to be aware of five numbers that matter. Blood Pressure According to the American Heart Association, 80 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Healthy blood pressure can help protect you from heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. These blood pressure goals are recommended for adults who aren’t pregnant and don’t have heart failure.  If you are:  Your target blood pressure is: 18-59 years old; or over 60 and have diabetes or certain types of kidney problems Below 140/90. High blood pressure may be diagnosed following...

Leftover Salmon to Headline Crested Butte Ski Town Breakdown

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Music Scene | 0 comments

March brings sun, snow and some amazing music in the mountains. It is time to get funky this spring at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, as it hosts the annual Ski Town Breakdown on Saturday, March 18. Now in its seventh season, this year’s show brings in Colorado jamgrass revolutionaries with Crested Butte roots, Leftover Salmon. The concert is free for all to enjoy springtime sunshine and quintessential Colorado music after a great day on the slopes. “This legendary show performing live at the base of the lifts is yet another reason Crested Butte is known as ‘Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town’” says Patti Hensley, Events Manager for CBMR. “The...