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A New Restaurant in Leadville, Colorado & Old Favorites 13, HeidiTown.com

We’ve been spending time in Leadville for the good part of two decades and we’ve seen this town go through some changes. However, it’s never lost that Wild West charm that makes it an authentic slice of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. We visited Leadville in December and it was frigid. Even with gloves on my fingers were stiff and nearly frozen as we walked around town. Leadville should be

New Things to do in Breckenridge, Part Two, HeidiTown.com , skiing at Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Read: New Things to do in Breckenridge (2017) I’ve been visiting Breckenridge for the good part of two decades and like many Coloradans, I’ve come to love specific places in Breckenridge. However, as someone who is here to impart new information to HeidiTown citizens, I can’t get stuck in a rut, even if its a delicious rut, so on that last couple of trips, we’ve made it a point to

Why Wolf Creek Ski Area Near Pagosa Springs is Worth the Drive. Tranquility run. HeidiTown.com

It’s possible you heard because it’s been all over the news, but Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area opened this past weekend. Not only was it the first ski area to open in Colorado, but it was the first ski area to open in the country. Quite a feat for this comfy little family-run ski area in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Located just 30-minutes from Pagosa Springs, I’ve

Stay in Keystone, Colorado. River Run Village. HeidiTown.com

Whether you go to Keystone to ski or enjoy the summer festival scene, these are useful tips for staying in Keystone, Colorado. Stay in the River Run I’ve been to Keystone many times, and I’ve stayed both in River Run Village at the base of the ski resort as well as in town. Staying anywhere in Keystone is easy thanks to the free shuttle that runs around the area, but

Santa Claus is Coming to Town 3 Santa Festivals in Colorado Photo credit Crested Butte Mountain Resort Santa Ski Crawl

‘Tis the season for holiday-themed festivals and while craft shows and Christmas parades abound, here are a few unique events where you get to join in the fun. Crowds of Santas Spotted in Breckenridge and Crested Butte, Colorado There’s something particularly amusing about being surrounded by hundreds of Santas; boy Santas, girl Santas, tall Santas, short Santas, fat Santas, skinny Santas, pantless Santas (it happens). Here are two Colorado mountain

Five Reasons to Love Vail, Colorado Vail Village

Vail has grown on me over the years and I enjoy it now more than ever, so without further ado, here are five reasons to love Vail, Colorado. 1. It’s a BIG Mountain You may stand in lift lines at the base of Vail ski area but once you are on the mountain it’s easy to get away from the crowds. The size of Vail ski area is what makes it

Spring Break Festivals in the Colorado Rockies, Keystone photo by_jack_affleck_HighRes

Make your spring break experience extra special this year with these fantastic Colorado ski resort festivals. Breckenridge This town knows how to throw a party and spring break is no exception. There are lots of kids’ activities around Breckenridge from ice skating to arcade games at Downtown at Eric’s. See a full list of Breckenridge activities for kids here. Orbital Flight is a big-air format freestyle event featuring music from

Winter Park Express, courtesy of Winter Park Resort

I love the towns along the I70 corridor, but let’s face it, ski traffic, and even summer traffic, has gotten terrible along this highway. If you can swing it, one of the best way to avoid traffic along this route is to plan your trip for Saturday to Monday. I realize this isn’t always possible, so here are some ways to avoid I70 ski traffic this winter. Train The Amtrak

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