To Keystone CO – one of the most kid-centric ski areas in the country

To Keystone CO – one of the most kid-centric ski areas in the country

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Want to be king of winter for a day? Step right up would-be Ice Queens, too. Sit right down on the ice throne — the largest snow structure in ski country at Keystone Resort, complete with ice slide and kid-sized tunnel. “Really...
A high-country ranch families enjoy all year round

A high-country ranch families enjoy all year round

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Media Services It’s barely 15 degrees but no one is feeling the chill, even in these snow-covered mountains of Colorado. Certainly not the young couple from Nashville who got engaged the previous evening, outdoors next to the barn. Certainly...
Mixing and matching different tastes on the ski mountain

Mixing and matching different tastes on the ski mountain

Mel with Eileen before she ditched us at Beaver Creek Fresh baked cookie anyone? It’s the beginning of the ski day and the chef is fielding a silver platter heaped with fresh baked chocolate chunk cookies. Beaver Creek’s motto is “not roughing it,” and the cookies are...
Skiing the backcountry at the C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado

Skiing the backcountry at the C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado

DAY 2 — FRESH TRACKS! No we’re not at a ski resort –there isn’t even a ski lift or any other skiers anywhere in the vicinity. That’s because we’re on some of the 8,000-plus acres at nine thousand elevation at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby CO. Backcountry Cat...