The Off Track Report

The Off Track Report

Winter is showing signs of life, with snow coverage finally building up towards more seasonal depths. The valley floors at last have a decent winter coat for fun skinny ski sliding, and while sunny temperatures have threatened to crust that coat over, the cold nights...
The Snow Less Traveled

The Snow Less Traveled

The New Year has cometh and the 2017-2018 ski season continues to sputter along with a couple of anemic storms contributing to a slowly developing base. Temperatures threatening to break into the 50’s have left a soft crunchy crust on the surface of sun-exposed...
End-of-December Backcountry XC Report

End-of-December Backcountry XC Report

Whether you wish to thank the Norse God of Winter Ullr, Mother Earth, Father Christmas, the Lord above, or whomever your Grace may be, the Colorado headwaters received the gift of fresh powder from Heaven, just in time for the Christmas Holiday. Several snowstorms...
Mid-December Backcountry XC Report

Mid-December Backcountry XC Report

As the shortest days of sunlight approach, the consensus is that the nordic skiing is “surprisingly good” from those who have made the drive past the Rodeo grounds outside of Fraser to the end of the open road. Past the Experimental Forest gates, closed to...

Off Track Report

One of the more difficult things to remember, living here in Winter Park, is that what you see out your door is not necessarily what you will find out on the forest and mountain trails. The distinct brown of the valley floor does not inform of the potential to be had...