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By Sue Gabel,

Colorado is one of the most popular winter destinations so it’s no wonder this state would have five of the best ski resorts in the country. Skiing enthusiasts can score phenomenal all-inclusive deals, tons of fresh dry powder on the slopes and find a variety of events, activities, restaurants and nightlife.

Vail, ColoradoWhen most people think of skiing in Colorado, Vail is one of the first locations that comes to mind. Vail Mountain is an enormous winter hub for skiers, snowboarders, sledding, snowshoeing and anyone who is seeking the best of the best in resort form. Enjoy seven miles of sloping fun on both sides of the mountain. The resort itself encompasses more than 5,000 acres. It’s not only a favored family resort, but a singles resort too. Vail Mountain also offers skiing lessons at their ski school for both adults and children.

Aspen, Colorado. Another popular and talked about ski destination in Colorado is Aspen. Aspen’s resort town is a favorite with the rich and famous and other well-to-do individuals, but there are vacation packages available for various budgets. The Aspen ski and resort area features over 3,000 acres and its main mountain has a vertical drop of almost 4,500 feet. Aspen offers ski trails for everyone whether you’re a novice or intermediate skier. As one of the five best ski resorts in Colorado, Aspen is hard to beat with its variety of terrain parks, four on-site restaurants, retail and rental shops and comfortable accommodations.

Breckenridge, Colorado. With a base elevation of 9,600 feet, a vertical rise of almost 3,400 feet, 30 ski lifts and approximately 2,500 acres of ski terrain, Breckenridge is undoubtedly one of the five best ski resorts in Colorado. Open since 1961, Breckenridge has been providing winter sports enthusiasts’ hours of slope time for almost 50 years. Breckenridge has about 155 skiing and snowboarding trails available, and its longest trail called the “Four O’Clock” is 3.5 miles long.

Telluride, Colorado. For its unmatched beauty, hideaway location and friendly town, Telluride, Colorado, is not a well-known area, but is considered one of the five best ski resorts in Colorado. Telluride is actually located amongst 13,000 and 14,000-foot Rocky Mountain peaks, offering a unique ski-in, ski-out type of resort town. The resort has become so popular over the last few ski seasons, it has expanded another 400 acres. The Telluride Ski Resort area also features some of the best restaurants, hotels, shops and spas.

Crested Butte, Colorado. Rounding off the list of top five ski resorts in Colorado is Crested Butte. This historic mining town turned ski resort is nestled among beautiful snow covered mountain peaks. Known as “the perfect mountain” by the locals, Crested Butte offers slopes and trails for all levels of skiing experience. The slopes are wide and don’t get easily crowded which is an advantage to everyone. The mountain also features extreme skiing locations on the North Face and the Head Wall. As of 2010, the newly expanded Teocalli Bowl area now adds to the extreme skiing location of the mountain.



A single-vehicle rollover crash was reported on Colorado Highway 125 near milepost 70, approximately 15 miles northwest of Walden in rural Jackson County, according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol.

A white 2005, Chevrolet Venture van, driven by Candido Pinedo, of Kremmling, was northbound on Colo. 125 near milepost 70 when it traveled off the right side of the road and down a steep embankment. The van rolled, coming to rest on its roof near the base of the embankment.

Pinedo was pronounced dead on scene by the Jackson County Coroner's Office, and alcohol impairment is being investigated as a possible contributing factor to the crash.

Pinedo's age is unknown at this time.

Agencies assisting the Colorado State Patrol with the investigation included the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, North Park Fire/Rescue/Ambulance and the Jackson County Coroner's Office.

YPN's monthly Breakfast Club set for Wednesday

Join the Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Egg & I for YPN's monthly Breakfast Club.

The Breakfast Club provides an opportunity for early morning networking and coffee and a chance to learn about upcoming YPN events, engage with speakers about important community matters and provide feedback to improve YPN.

This month's topic covers the $92 million school bond issue. Speakers include Scott Bideau, from Yes 2 Schools (pro 3A/3B), and Mary Darcy, from the Citizens for a Better Plan (opposed 3A/3B).

Both speakers will present their views on whether building a new high school is a good idea.

The event will be held in the meeting room of the Egg & I, 325 Anglers Drive. Arrive early, as the presentation will begin promptly at 7:15.

Routt County Riders to lead trail work Saturday

Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

Depending on weather conditions, this could be the final Saturday trail work day of the season.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Blackmere trailhead for transportation to the work site.

Following the work, volunteers can enjoy lunch and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Company, and those who bring bikes can ride down afterward.

Tools will be provided, and volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, cap and water. RSVP by email at trails@routtcounty, or visit

Mainstreet Steamboat to launch logo design contest

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is launching a campaign to develop a new logo. Any local artist can participate by submitting a design to

The contest is open to artists internationally, and the winner will receive a cash prize.

The requirements are listed at

The process will be open about 10 days and began Sunday.

Anyone can submit a design. Mainstreet strongly encourages local graphic artists to participate.

High school PIC club sponsors book discussion

Steamboat Springs High School PIC is sponsoring a book discussion of “It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens,” by Danah Boyd at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the high school media center.

Sherry Holland will lead the discussion.

All parents are welcome to attend the discussion, regardless of whether they have read the book. The book is available online.

Election forum to focus on city council candidates

An election forum hosted by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, the Routt County Democratic and Republican parties and Steamboat Today will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at The Steamboat Grand.

The forum will start with a meet-and-greet followed by a Q&A session with local candidates at 5:45 p.m. Discussion will also include Senate Bill 152 — the broadband issue.

Appetizers and a cash bar will be available before the start of the forum.

Steamboat Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman will moderate the Q&A session with candidates for the Steamboat Springs City Council.

Questions will not be accepted from the audience during the forum, but questions are being accepted in advance of the event.

These can be emailed to [email protected]

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