Crowds in line at Breckenridge ski resort

Future of Skiing?

I have been wondering about the future of skiing. Is it going to look like the brief re-opening of Arapahoe Basin ? Reservations required, only going up on the chairlift with your own party, lodges closed for…


Running on icy Denver streets

Running on ice, oh how nice!

Raise your hand if you like to be cooped up… yeah, me neither. Since Denver has had more snow than usual in the past few weeks, and the city has failed to clear the sidewalks,…


Pak'ems packable boots in Switzerland

Packable boot review

Review of Pakems Women’s Cortina – Brickell Reviewed by “QUICK CHICK” , Tracie Max Sachs Tracie, a 5 time World Cup Champion in Speed Skiing, reviewed packable boots by Pakems. She is the American Women’s record…




Barefoot lifestyle shoes

Here’s a question:  do you like cushioned shoes or do you prefer the barefoot feel?  For most of my life, I’ve worn shoes with padded soles.  Cushioning seemed especially important back when I ran half…


Windproof gear

Ah, Colorado weather!  One minute sunshine, the next wind and snow.  With such unpredictability, weatherproof apparel is a must.  On windy day with alternating sunshine and snow, I tried out the new GORE® Wear, developed…


How to Telemark: part 2

Editor’s note:  Editor’s note:  Tracie Max Sachs reports from the Swiss Alps on her telemark lessons in two parts.  This installment focuses on practicing telemark skiing and reactions from onlookers. Ready Set . . ….