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  • MINERAL BELT TRAIL - SKI INTO HISTORY

    MINERAL BELT TRAIL - SKI INTO HISTORY

    posted by Bill Houghton WHAT TO KNOW: In contrast to the more backcountry folks, this is the civilized, and educational, way to get exercise on a winter day. The town of Leadville maintains a loop around the town that is groomed,...

  • SKI MOUNT MASSIVE GOLF COURSE

    SKI MOUNT MASSIVE GOLF COURSE

    posted by BILL HOUGHTON WHAT TO KNOW:  The golf course at Leadville (Mt Massive) is another winter option in the area. It is a primitive, rustic, minimally operated location but provides a great practice area for classic or skate skiing at...

  • TENNESSEE PASS NORDIC CENTER

    TENNESSEE PASS NORDIC CENTER

    BILL HOUGHTON WHAT TO KNOW: History and recreation are combined at Tennessee Pass and the training grounds for the 10th Mountain Division. The reward for making this effort is food service at the warming hut, Ski Cooper or Leadville. An...

  • BRECKENRIDGE NORDIC CENTER

    BRECKENRIDGE NORDIC CENTER

    BILL HOUGHTON  ABOUT THE NORDIC CENTER: Breckenridge Nordic Center is the closest permanent cross-country ski area to Colorado Springs. It is easily the most complete, challenging nordic ski area we've reviewed.  WHAT TO KNOW:  The warming hut has good facilities including...

  • Backcountry Skiing: What gear for a backcountry ski?

    Backcountry Skiing: What gear for a backcountry ski?

    We started this series of articles with the WHY – what motivations get us outside touring in the backcountry. Then, we discussed the HOW – where to reach for the smarts needed to travel as safely as possible in the backcountry. Now the WHAT. What gear takes you happily and safely into the backcountry?