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Chair lift with snow

Ample early season snow in Colorado

Lots of Snow = Early Openings Normally, ski resorts don’t open until right around Thanksgiving.  But, here in Colorado we have already been blessed with tremendous snowfall.  Accordingly, several resorts are already open, and a…


Swiss Alps skiing - chairlift

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…


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…




ARISE festival hits Loveland this summer

Snowgrrl looks forward to ARISE Music Festival’s 5th Year Celebration August 4-6, 2017 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. The 2017 ARISE Festival lineup includes Atmosphere, Tipper, Rising Appalachia, Brother Ali, The Expendables, Dirtwire, Desert Dwellers,…


Vail Marriott Mountain Resort review

Snowgrrl recently stayed at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Vail, Colorado during Vail’s Skadifest event (which will be documented soon!)  This post describes snowgrrl’s experience at the hotel.  We evaluated the hotel based on…