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Travel Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Family, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

There are just a few sweet weeks of summer left. Hard to believe, right? With the waning days of summer upon us, many Summit County and Colorado Mountain Town residents are trying to get their vacations in before Labor Day. Whether you’re taking a road trip across the country or flying somewhere exotic, staying healthy will allow you to enjoy the journey from beginning to end. Keep these tips in mind: Pack medications properly. Refill all your medicines before you leave. Bring a list of your prescriptions in case you misplace them or need to receive medical attention. Pack any prescription medications in carry-on luggage, so you have them if...

Sun Safety – Enjoy the outdoors and skip the sunburns this summer

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Summer has arrived in the high country and with it, high temperatures. This is a great time of year to be in the mountains exploring, hiking, biking, and swimming. But as you spend time outside, don’t forget a crucial item – sunscreen! Sun safety is crucial for your health. Colorado residents and visitors are exposed to greater amounts of harmful ultraviolet light than those living at sea level. That’s because here, at higher altitude, there is less of the earth’s atmosphere blocking the sun’s rays. Everyone, no matter your age, needs to wear sunscreen. When purchasing sunscreen, look for three things: SPF (sun protection factor) levels Broad-Spectrum, which fights...

The Red Shoes Experience Women’s Conference, Breckenridge

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

This September, women from around the country will gather in Breckenridge, Colorado for an innovative weekend seminar focused on leadership, relationships, and empowerment in a changing world. The Red Shoes Experience will take place September 22-24 at Beaver Run Resort, offering women powerful speakers and hands-on activities to enhance personal and professional development. Jolina Karen, a certified coach, and holistic healer brought together a consortium of women to organize the event with the goal of addressing a growing trend among women as they approach and journey through their middle age years. “I meet more and more women who find themselves shifting toward a new set of values,” Karen says. “They feel drawn to...

Natural Family Water Parks in Colorado Mountain Towns

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Family | 0 comments

Natural Family Water Parks in our Colorado Mountain Towns are a great way to spend the day, you just need to know where to look. Is there anything better than splashing around and cooling down with your kids  on a hot day? Summertime is when you get to grab the sprinkler and make mad dashes around the lawn while you cool off getting wet. When you’re on the go there are a bunch of great places to play here in our Colorado mountain towns.   STEAMBOAT RESORT – Right at the mountain’s base area, outside the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, is a lovely stream cascading down big rock features. This...

Property of the Week – Chalet Beliza, Steamboat Mountain Luxury

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Homes and Realty, MTN Life | 0 comments

Less than a mile from the slopes find your Steamboat Luxury Chalet retreat, an architectural masterpiece of Mountain elegance and modern design. This 4,754 square foot Luxury Home incorporates natural elements at the highest level with high-end finishes throughout. The Chalet features a warm and sophisticated interior comprised of an eclectic mix of traditional mountain and modern elements. The chalet is 100% equipped with professional-grade furnishings, equipment and fixtures making your rental a true turn-key modern mountain experience. With the added warmth of a 2-car heated garage, 7-person Hot Tub, and 3 Fireplaces you will not find a cozier Chalet in Steamboat. There is 1 top level Master Suite...

June is Men’s Health Month – Tips to Stay in Top Shape

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

For the fathers, brothers, husbands and sons in our lives, June is National Men’s Health Month but in reality so should every month. Did you know that men experience life-threatening illnesses, like heart disease and cancer, at higher rates than women?   More concerning is that men make half as many preventive visits to their doctors as women. Why is this the case? Communicating feelings or asking for help doesn’t come naturally to a lot of men.   I tell my male patients that it’s important for them to visit the doctor at specific ages. If you’re healthy and under the age of 30, make an appointment every two...

Salida – A River Town for All Seasons

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in MTN Town Magazine, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

The town of Salida is a sweet retreat during the winter months and shoulder seasons in the high country. In the summertime, Salida is a must visit. The list of Amenities and Activities seem endless while the Art and Culture scene is a huge anchor. Bring a towel, a bike, and your best appetite. Shopping Bring your wallet because the stores, shops, and boutiques here offer some unique finds. From sporting goods, bike shops, antiques, gourmet shops, pretty women’s boutiques, consignment and more the town’s merchants have something you will want to bring home. You will be surprised at the wonderful things you will find throughout town. You will...

Arts, Community & Culture in Steamboat Springs

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Arts, Music Scene, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

There is a tremendous amount of arts, community & culture to be found in Steamboat Springs, beyond what most might expect from your typical ski town.  In fact, when you take a deeper look at the “buzz” in our community you’ll quickly find a wide range of cultural activities to appease even the most discerning intellects.  Here is a list of some of Steamboat’s most notable music, art and performance showcases you’ll find here.   Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp This historic facility boasts faculty and alumni that have starred in some of the nation’s foremost dance and theatre companies.  Students and staff include those who have starred on...

Durango Whitewater Park

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in MTN Town Magazine, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

With its genesis in the majestic San Juan Mountains outside of Silverton and culmination with the San Juan River in New Mexico, the 126-mile-long Animas River is rife with unrivaled scenery, a remarkable history, and some of the best recreating opportunities in the Southwest US. And for the town of Durango, it’s a thriving source of economy, inspiration, cultural pride and the location of the Durango Whitewater Park. “The river is the lifeblood of Durango,” says Cathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director for the city of Durango. “And when you’re on it, you forget you’re in the middle of the city.” As the third largest commercially rafted river in Colorado,...

Colorado Mountain College Celebrates 50 Years

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Sponsors | 0 comments

50 years ago the National Association of Junior Colleges was contacted about the idea of starting a junior college in our Colorado mountain towns. Two original campuses were built simultaneously in Glenwood Springs and Leadville with modular buildings transported from Denver. Colorado Mountain College Classes opened on October 2, 1967. Within five years, classes were also offered in Aspen, Rifle, Salida, Eagle and Summit County.   Today, there are 11 locations serving 20,000 students each year. Colorado Mountain College offers programs from ESL and GED to bachelor’s degrees. In addition, CMC partner’s with local school districts through the Mountain Futures Fund, securing private and public funding to ensure that...

Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Skin at Altitude

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in MTN Life, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Protect your skin at altitude whether you are traveling or living at high altitude, Colorado’s extreme weather can be particularly unforgiving on your skin. We talked with skin expert and paramedical esthetician, Lisa Haigh at The Face Experts in Denver on ways to help locals and visitors with the changes high altitude can bring to your skin.   No matter if you live here or are just visiting, how you take care of your skin is virtually the same, said Haigh who has been a paramedical esthetician for ten years. “You need to moisturize, protect and drink more water.  It’s also important to use skin care products that don’t strip...

Carry Your Gear with Denver-Based MHM Backpacks

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Gear, MTN Life | 0 comments

MHM Gear is a backpack company that is as native to Colorado as its creators. You’ll even notice a nod to the state in the brand’s logo. MHM has been in business out of Denver for eight years, and at the helm, founder Jeff Popp and vice president Casey Lorenzen are both originally from Colorado, and proud to say it. “At the time when MHM was getting started, nobody in the pack world was really pushing the fact that they were from Colorado and proud of it,” says Lorenzen. “MHM is born and bred Colorado, and over the years that has resonated with a lot of people.” Another standout...

Club Red Telluride

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Music Scene | 0 comments

Beyond the Groove announced their initial 2017 summer music lineup at Club Red Telluride. Club Red has become an entertainment must do in Telluride. The venue was voted second-best ski-country venue by Skiing magazine and recently made Denver’s Westword #3 spot in “The 25 Best Summer Music Experiences in the Rocky Mountains”. It certainly won’t disappoint! Upcoming shows: Rebirth Brass Band Date: Friday, June 30 Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 8:15 PM All Ages Price: $25 – $35 Tickets: Facebook Event:   The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers Date: Wednesday, July 5 Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 8:30 PM All Ages Price: $35-$45 Ticket Link: Facebook Event:

July in Snowmass

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

July in Snowmass brings a jam-packed event lineup, including the brand-new Snowmass Community Celebration the evening of July 4th. Other events include the weekly Snowmass Free Concert Series and Snowmass Rodeo, as well as the Aspen Camp’s Deaf Camp Benefit, Challenge Aspen’s Vince Grill & Amy Grant Gala + Golf Classic, BLUEBIRD Art + Sound, the Enduro World Series, and Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament. Snowmass’ new sunset Fourth of July event, the Community Celebration & Fireworks, takes place on Tuesday, July 4, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the Base Village Events Lawn. This free fun, family-focused evening features lawn games, music, free desserts and a firework show over Fanny Hill at 9:00...