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Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Gear, MTN Life | 0 comments

Boo Bicycles

Boo Bicycles

Bamboo combined with our enthusiastic biking crowd seems like an unlikely combination in Colorado but Ft. Collins based Boo Bicycles founders have made that possible through a unique relationship that crosses the Pacific to Vietnam. Building performance bamboo bicycles is a new concept that involves a lengthy and intensive process.  What people are discovering are the rewards of creating bikes using this strong plant material which results in a ride that is durable, stiff yet forgiving and very smooth. Meet Boo Bikes founder Nick Frey. What began as a class project at Princeton University for mechanical and aerospace engineering turned into much more than a completed class project  that he and a few classmates created. Nick built a bamboo frame that turned out to be not only rideable, but a successful, race worthy piece of equipment worthy of a hard core collegiate bike race. This project set the wheels in motion from the classroom to the consumer. Nick contacted James Wolf, an American who has been living and working...

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Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Gear, MTN Life | 0 comments

Steller Ltd – Neckies and Bandanas Colorado Made

Steller Ltd – Neckies and Bandanas Colorado Made

If you’re an avid winter athlete then more likely than not you own a necky. Those tubular garments of warmth are a necessary accessory that are not nearly as stylish or as soft as they should be. Meet Linda Watts, the owner of Steller Ltd. a Colorado mountain town company producing Necky’s and Bandanas with attitude and gratitude that are soft as butter and offer a multitude of designs that sparkle and shine.   Linda lives with her husband Troy and 16-year-old daughter Stella in Breckenridge. Troy is the Alpine Director of Team Summit Colorado, and Stella is an elite alpine competitor enrolled at Summit High School. Linda, according to both of them, is the quarterback of the whole family operation.  Those who know her use the title of “multitasking savant.” Troy helped with the legal formation of Steller LTD, but mercifully goes nowhere near Linda’s sewing operation.  Stella and her army of ski racing competitor friends are essentially its chief product testing division. After defecting from Czechoslovakia as...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in MTN Life | 0 comments

The 10th Mountain Division- The Ski Industry Catalyst

The 10th Mountain Division- The Ski Industry Catalyst

During World War II, a group of enthusiastic young men with a passion for skiing enlisted in a new division of the United States Military called the 10th Mountain Division. The Division had a major impact on the allies, breaking up the German Gothic Line and were essential in ending the war quickly and efficiently. Not only did the division have a major impact on winning the war, but on the creation of the modern ski industry. The 10th mountain division was a major influence on the ski industry in Colorado and the post-war ski economy. Their influence increased the popularity of the sport, creating Ski Resorts in Colorado, and impacting nearly every part of the industry. The ski industry would have never taken off after World War II if it was not for the 10th Mountain veterans. The 10th Mountain veterans made it possible for middle class Americans to get involved in recreational skiing and improved many ski technologies, making skiing easier to learn. One way that the...

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in MTN Life, Stay, Treks & Travels | 0 comments

A Denver Holiday Getaway

A Denver Holiday Getaway

It is time to get festive and what better way to kick off the holidays than a trip to Denver for food, fun and a dose of holiday shopping. Come on mountain peeps, you know you love it! We have a great line up of ideas for you to make a trip to the Front Range worth every minute of your travel time. Here are some of our highly recommended suggestions. Lodging: Let’s start with a stay at the Hotel Monaco. Located at the corner of 17th Street and Champa Street, this is the heart of Denver. You can rejoice, as you are walking distance from The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 16th Street Mall, Union Station, the Pepsi Center and surrounded by a plethora of breweries, eateries, entertainment and more. We suggest you check in and plan most of your evening unwinding here first to make the most of your trip. Entering the Hotel Monaco is like unwrapping a holiday present. Their spacious lobby is...

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in MTN Life, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Winter is here – Learn how to protect yourself from common winter sports injuries. Our community is filled with excitement and ready for the first real snowfall of the season. A-Basin and Loveland are open and beckoning skiers and snowboarders. Before you begin your winter sports routine in full force, though, it’s important to know the risks of participating in these activities and how to prevent injuries that could keep you on the sidelines. A real bummer when you have been so excited to get out. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 290,000 people were treated for winter sports injuries in 2014. These injuries include anything from sprains and strains to more significant dislocations and fractures.   There are several things you can do to prevent injuries from occurring during winter sports activities: Never go out alone. Keep in shape and condition your muscles before beginning winter exercise. Weight training is a great way to boost your performance as it helps skiers learn how to push, turn...

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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in MTN Life, MTN Town Magazine, Shop | 0 comments

Colorado Mountain Town Gifts for Her

Colorado Mountain Town Gifts for Her

Mothers Day in Colorado’s Mountain Towns is a kickoff to the summer event season. There will be a ton to do so be sure to get your shopping in now! Here are a few of our MTN Town Favs to help you all out: Valleygirl Boutique – Avon, Breckenridge, Edwards Rompers are in this year, pair it up with some darling flips and mom will be jumping when she opens her lovely new gifts. Amazing Active Wear and New Spring Fashions are in and their Breckenridge and Avon stores have full sale racks! Save up to 50% off some great pieces for Mothers Day! Come on in and grab something great for Mom. http://valleygirlboutique.com   Two Skirts – Telluride Spring Susan Carrolan of Aspen hats have arrived just in time for Mothers Day!. Keep you mama’s pretty face shaded from the sun. Susan Carrolan Millinery produces women’s and men’s hats in classic styles that compliment the modern looks of today. Each hat is hand made using traditional millinery techniques emphasizing...

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