February 2016

Cardboard Classic in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Whether you ski or not, Colorado’s ski resorts put on fabulous springtime, slopeside parties that are worth a trip to the mountains. Nearly every resort has some sort of spring festival; some mountains host bands and others host competitions such as the Cardboard Classic in Steamboat Springs. The Cardboard Classic, held during Steamboat’s Springalicious Festival, is a competition wherein teams build cardboard contraptions to get themselves down the mountain, and

Copper Uncorked 2016, HeidiTown.com

There are two great reasons to visit Copper Mountain other than the skiing. First, it’s so close to the Front Range. As seasoned Colorado travelers we arranged this trip Saturday to Monday to avoid ski traffic and getting back and forth from this resort was a breeze. Second, Copper has become a fun festival destination. Festivals at Copper Mountain Our first trip to Copper was to attend the summertime Genuine

How to lift your mood during the doldrums of winter. Frozen Dead Guy Days (1)

It’s always about this time of year when Coloradans are lulled into the belief that spring is just around the corner, and then, in comes March, Colorado’s snowiest month. Have you been wondering how you’re going to make it through the doldrums of winter? Never fear, the Mayor’s here, and I’ve got some suggestions that should put a smile on your face as the last few weeks of winter tick

Out Of The Ordinary Winter Escapes in Colorado. Yurt trip

Mayor’s Note: I’ve had so many questions from social media followers about our yurt stay that I’m very thorough in this post so that those of you who are considering a yurt stay will know exactly what to expect. Being thorough means that this post is much, much longer than usual, but I decided against breaking it up. I’d never given yurts a second thought until Snowmass Mammoth Festival last

Rio Frio on Ice 2016 HeidiTown.com

While I’ve been a very competent walker since I was 2-years-old, running isn’t really my thing. However, when Jeff Owsley, founder of the Rio Frio on Ice 5K asked me to come to Alamosa, Colorado and run his new 5K on the frozen Rio Grande River, I decided to do it. After all, I thought, it will make a good story. It did more than make a good story; the

Snow Mountain Ranch, a winter wonderland. Fat biking HeidiTown.com

Snow Mountain Ranch certainly lives up to its name during the winter months. This YMCA of the Rockies property, located near Winter Park, Colorado, has enough winter sports activities available that guests would need to spend at least a week to do them all. We stayed for three nights and did as many as was humanly possible. I’ve already blogged about our dog sledding excursion and sleigh ride, but we