Grand County is home to two of Colorado's favorite ski resorts. Near Berthoud Pass lies the massive Winter Park Resort, which includes the mountains of Winter Park, Mary Jane, Parsenn Bowl, Vasquez Cirque and Vasquez Ridge. Further north and down the valley, the intimate Ski Granby Ranch covers two mountains and is never crowded.
We've gathered together our favorite ski and snowboarding trails at the two resorts, from the best beginner slopes to iconic black-diamond runs that will fire up your adrenaline.
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Ask any cross-country skier what they like most about their sport, and they'll tell you one of two things: that its an exhilarating workout unlike any other exercise, or that it's the ultimate experience in serenity. But press the issue a little further and you'll find out that every skier pursues the sport for both reasons. Get into a rhythm, and you're likely to find a zone where its just you, your…Read More
For all the reasons to take a skiing or snowboarding lesson, there always seems to be twice as many reasons — or rather, excuses — not to take one. This is often more true for adults who already know how to ski or ride. If you already know, why bother? The answer is simple: because you'll have more fun.Read More
Just 90 minutes outside of Denver, snowboarders find a certain kind of nirvana in the slopes of Grand County. At Winter Park Resort, seven distinct areas of terrain offer the full gamut of options, from deep stashes of untouched powder to long and wide groomers to several terrain parks scattered across the slopes. Meanwhile, down the valley a bit, riders can find a completely different experience at…Read More