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Swiss Alps skiing: an insider’s view

We’ve enjoyed Swiss Alps skiing since November 10, 2017 — Verbier, Switzerland to be exact! The resort of Verbier 4 Vallées officially opens daily from December 2, 2017 and stays open through the end of…

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Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Keystone ski resort – early season

Last Wednesday, my friend and I enjoyed a bluebird day at Keystone ski resort.  Considering how very early in the ski season it was, we had low expectations.   We checked conditions at Keystone ski resort,…


Ski essentials for a day on the slopes

Ski essentials

Packing the ski essentials for a day or several days on the slopes is so important that I have a “note” saved on my phone to check before I leave home.  Until I finally created…


Staying fit with the Swiss

Our new Snowgrrl contributor Tracie, based in the Swiss Alps, shares her and her friends’ tips for staying fit off season. Fall in the Alps Chilly air, vivid colors, and frosty peaks peer over us from…



Skiing economics (part 1)

For many outdoor enthusiasts along the Front Range, the Labor Day holiday represents an important weekend to acquire season passes and gear at hugely discounted prices.  Those planning to stay in the mountains for several…



Spring skiing in Utah reins supreme!

Having grown up in Colorado, I have not often yearned to ski outside of the state.  With Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, A-Basin and other resorts a short drive away, why bother? Well, this spring…