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Who has the best Summit County skate park?

May 4, 2017 — With more than $1 million invested across Summit County's three municipal skate parks, the people who use them most widely agree the facilities here are top-notch. However, exactly which one stands out as the absolute best is not so unanimous. Generically ask the question — […]

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Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper resorts prepare for spring skiing

March 9, 2017 — Ah, the joys of spring: patio beers, bluebird Sundays, random powder days and park lap after park lap. Right around Halloween, everyone clambers to Arapahoe Basin for runs through the jam-packed terrain park, which is really more like a collection of a few mellow rails […]

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Work It Out: 7 yoga strength postures for snowboarders

January 19, 2017 — Want more? Read on to find 7 yoga poses made for alpine skiers. Snowboarders rejoice! With over 60 inches of snow so far this month (and more on the horizon), this might end up being one of the best seasons in a decade. To ensure […]

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Quandary: Gapers, Frangers and manners

January 14, 2017 — Dear Quandary, In the past week I've been called a gaper and a Franger. What do these mean and why all the hostility? Thanks, Dave My apologies, Dave, I just get so heated sometimes, and you were the closest target. I'm only joking, of course. […]

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Retrofitted: ‘Snow Beach’ gets back to the retro roots of a multi-billion dollar snowboard industry

January 10, 2017 — Want more Retrofitted? Read on for the best Christmas gift a young Summit County local opened: an original Snurfer in 1966. It's like browsing through stills from an old-school MTV broadcast, if snowboarders had been famous enough for music videos back then. There's Jeffy Anderson […]

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Summit High School graduate Mandy Moore completes choreography for ‘La La Land’

January 6, 2017 — It's been over 20 years since Mandy Moore graduated from Summit High School, and she's been evolving in her industry ever since. The professional choreographer is based in Los Angeles, California, and just recently completed the biggest project of her career as the choreographer of […]

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Best of 2016: May skinning and skiing on Quandary Peak, Breck’s 14er

December 30, 2016 — Editor's note: In Colorado, 14ers (aka peaks higher than 14,000 feet) are a rite of passage. Bagging one of the state's 54 such peaks (or 56, depending on who you ask) is on just about every visitors bucket list. The two backcountry gurus I met […]

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2016 Year in Review: Real estate in Summit County continues on upward trend

December 28, 2016 — Summit County real estate sales brought in more than $1 billion in 2016. Condominiums are still the highest portion of real estate sales in the county. Condo sales remained consistent with last year, said Dennis Clauer, broker and owner at Real Estate of the Summit […]

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Breckenridge, Colorado history: The story of Barney Ford

December 17, 2016 — Maintained by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (BHA) as a museum, the Barney Ford Victorian House sits at a prime location on Washington and Main streets. In the high season, the renovated historic home sometimes draws up to 100 visitors in a single day. Several rooms […]

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Myla Rose Saloon opens in Lodge on the Blue (formerly Skier’s Edge) south of Breckenridge

December 9, 2016 — At 5.5 miles south of Breckenridge, the lodge formerly known as Skier's Edge doesn't see the bustle of Main Street. But its location right off Highway 9 at the base of Mount Quandary was one of the property's selling points. "I looked at the area […]

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Matchmaking in the mountains

December 8, 2016 — The idea came to Mike Keshian, founder of LuvByrd, after attending an outdoor mixer at Crested Butte called "The Twist of Love." A 2004 graduate of Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, Keshian was working as a rental tech in Crested Butte during the winters, […]

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Breckenridge Distillery opens new restaurant with ‘Top Chef’

December 2, 2016 — When construction began on the expansion of Breckenridge Distillery in April, it was unforeseen how long it would end up taking to open the doors to its new restaurant. Challenges forced the Distillery to push back the expected date from summer into fall, and then […]

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Colorado brewers, chefs offer recipes to cook with beer

November 30, 2016 — For some people, eating is only for nourishment. For others, food is a way of life. For author Christina Marie, food is about building relationships with the people behind the food and those eating it. That's why her first book, "Cooking with Beer in Colorado," […]

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Mountain chic for mountain chicks: An après ski ensemble

November 29, 2016 — With the snow finally here, it's the perfect time to start thinking about your winter wardrobe. We've put together the ideal après ski ensemble. It's chic enough for cocktails at Modis or tacos at Rita's, yet cozy enough to snuggle up in a lodge next […]

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Breckenridge maintains mining-era charm with historic preservation efforts

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Tips to take your mountain biking to the next level (sponsored)

August 23, 2016 — by Aaron H. Bible | Brought to you by Pioneer Sports Charlie Morrison has been riding bikes since he was 5 years old, and has been plying his trade as a coach, athlete and mechanic in the bicycle industry for two decades. Currently the head […]

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Top five ways to enjoy Lake Dillon from Frisco this summer (sponsored)

August 23, 2016 — by Leo Wolfson, brought to you by Town of Frisco Summer on Lake Dillon is a remarkable time of year. Emerald green hills hug the crystal blue water as snow-capped peaks reflect onto the cool surface. Simply standing on the shore and taking it all […]

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Can Colorado athletes overcome altitude and genetics ?

August 23, 2016 — For veteran ultra-runner Helen Cospolich, living and training at 9,600 feet isn't as forgiving now as it once was — or ever was. At 39 years old, the Breckenridge local of 20 years has been running 50- and 100-mile trail races for 15 years and […]

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Breckenridge architect adds own story to historical property

August 23, 2016 — The little blue house at the corner of High Street and Adams Avenue has gone by several names in the past. Historically known as the Thompson-Otterson house after two of its former owners, both miners, the building was also dubbed the "Hurricane Andrew House" before […]

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Colorado Escapist: Spring backcountry skiing in powder magnet Montezuma

August 12, 2016 — Springtime is here and what does that mean? Backcountry skiing! Who says it's time to put away your skis just yet? Colorado mountain weather is unpredictable, and snow in May is always a possibility (There's a storm rolling in as we speak), so why not […]

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