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Saturday, May 28, 2022
riding with Purgatory Snowcat Adventures
Purgatory sounds like the perfect place to have a hell of a time, and that's just what our roving super photographer Kirk Owers did. This out of the way Colorado gem offers plenty of great skiing for less than you pay elsewhere. Folklore has it that Purgatory Resort is named after a local creek where hardy miners would post up...
Powder skiing Loveland Colorado
Loveland is quite literally snow close to Denver. Lots of snow in fact - over 420 inches a season, the second highest in Colorado after Wolf Basin. And very close - just 53 miles/86 km along I-70 west to the entrance to the Eisenhower Tunnel. Not surprisingly it has a long history therefore, serving Denver skiers for more than 80...
Steamboat glades
Steamboat is famous for offering some of the finest and most consistent ski conditions in North America. The resort - a Warren Miller favourite and one you would never tire of returning to - averages 8 metres of snowfall annually, and has trademarked Champagne Powder™ for its light, fluffy and unique snow. Unlike other ski locations, which retain on...
Riding powder at Snowmass
Snowmass always gets mentioned after Aspen in their joint title, but it stands alone as one of America's biggest and best resorts, period. For starters, Snowmass boasts America's biggest vertical drop at 4406'/ 1343m. Then there are 3500 sprawling acres, that include Big Burn, the widest groomed run we have ever skied. Hundreds of metres wide, groomed to perfection,...
Powder boarding at Telluride
Telluride is arguably America's most spectacularly beautiful ski resort. The magnificent alpine peaks of the San Juan range soar above, offering vast powder fields and terrain to challenge the best. Way below, tucked into a box canyon, the town of Telluride is just 8 blocks by 12 blocks big. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964, it retains all...
Breckenridge street scene
Breckenridge is special in so many ways it's hard to know where to start. The historic town and funky Main Street have heaps of classic old Colorado character, with over 200 structures on the National Register of Historic Places. The massive mountain sprawls over 5 separate peaks, and includes America's highest ski lift. Breckenridge ski options Let's start with the skiing....

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