Meet Local Snowboarder, Red Gerard

Last weekend at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Denver Parent had the privilege to sit down with 16-year-old pro snowboarder and Summit County resident, Red Gerard. When I first walked in, Red looked like he'd just gotten off the slopes...helmet hair stuffed in a hat and a bag of ice on his ankle. He flashed me a smile that only a kid who plays outside all day long doing what … [Read more...]

You Too Can Afford an Aspen Area Vacation

By Mindy Sink That vacation you wanted during the holidays, but didn’t think you could afford? It’s waiting for you in Basalt, just like it was for me and my family. During the holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s, my family enjoyed downtime in Denver. When my husband threw out the idea of a couple of days in the mountains to ski, soak in hot springs, just get a … [Read more...]

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month – Guinness Record Lessons

Join in at your local resort this Friday on January 8th to learn how to ski and snowboard in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ski and snowboard event ever.  This event is designed to encourage beginners to get out on their local mountains and discover a sport that can seem intimidating when you are not already doing it.  There is a lot of … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Don’t miss Keystone Kidtopia

One of the biggest draws to Colorado during the winter months is of course, the skiing. We have no shortage of blue skies, white snow and fabulous lodging options which makes Colorado the perfect getaway destination for people near and far. A favorite destination for our family is Keystone Mountain. It is less than a two hour drive from Denver and has a little something for … [Read more...]

Keystone to relax, can it be done?

Colorado is known for being outdoorsy and athletic and in no place is this more evident than the ski resorts. With their summer offerings of rafting, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and even such unusual sports as snow-free tubing, you definitely feel the pull of nature when you're up there. However, we had just returned from a crazy hectic trip back East and wanted to … [Read more...]