Articles written by: Michael Ryan

US Winter Olympians from Colorado

US Winter Olympians from Colorado

Colorado will be well represented in the 2014 Olympics this year in Sochi, Russia. The additions of snowboarding events, along with the new skiing slope-style event has really opened up the competitions and added a bit more youth to the squad. Here are a few of the Colorado towns that [...]

5 Things to do in Lucerne, Switzerland

5 Things to do in Lucerne, Switzerland

Located on the shore of Lake Lucerne and within sight of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, Lucerne has plenty to offer besides just spectacular scenery. Chapel Bridge Walking across a bridge may not sound like the first thing to do when you hit a town but the Chapel Bridge with its [...]

Choosing the Best Days to Ski (Hint: the Holidays)

Choosing the Best Days to Ski (Hint: the Holidays)

Any day, during ski season that is, is a good day; but some are better than others. We can’t always predict sunshine and no wind, but we can strive for no lines, no traffic and a bar stool in the lodge. Tuesdays Although any day during the work week (Mon- [...]

Colorado Outdoor Apparel Companies We Love

Colorado Outdoor Apparel Companies We Love

You got your skis or snowboard all tuned up and ready to go, but what about your outfit? Okay, we all know men don’t wear outfits, they wear gear. So, whether you’re shopping for gear or an outfit, buy local and check some of these homegrown companies. ObermeyerFounded by Klaus [...]

6 Things to do With That Old Christmas Tree

6 Things to do With That Old Christmas Tree

Not everyone has switched to artificial trees for Christmas and good for you. The problem is: what do you do with it before it becomes a fire hazard in your living room. You’re A Good Man You could always save it in your yard or garage and let it age [...]

Colorado Snowboard Companies We Love

Colorado Snowboard Companies We Love

There are a few more companies than mentioned here in Colorado, but a majority of them come from the same manufacturer: Never Summer. Here are 5, including Never Summer who stand out to us. Never Summer Not only do they have their own popular line of Boards, but this manufacturer [...]

Our 10 Favorite Ski Companies From Colorado

Our 10 Favorite Ski Companies From Colorado

You would expect Colorado to have some mighty fine ski companies. What we didn’t expect was to find so many good ones. Icelantic Handmade at the Never Summer plant (Known for their own snowboards and longboards) in Denver for seven years now, these artistic boards can be spotted all over [...]

Winter Etiquette

Winter Etiquette

Sure, you should always open a door for a lady, say “Thank you” and “Please” and eat with your napkin in your lap, but there are some season specific rules of manners that should be followed. Clean off that Car Nobody appreciates following a mobile blizzard. Clean the snow off [...]

Ski Gadgets

Ski Gadgets

You have to wonder how we ever got down the mountain without all the new gadgets we have today. Of course, if you’re going to do something, you may as well do it with style. Robo-skiing The Ski Mojo is a spring loaded support system that fits under your ski [...]

Lodging at Ski Resorts: How to Book it Yourself and Save Money

Lodging at Ski Resorts: How to Book it Yourself and Save Money

Nothing beats having a condo to retire to after a hard day on the slopes. Problem is, who can afford it? Well if you book it yourself, you may save a few bucks. Packages Many resorts offer lift tickets with multiple-day condo rentals. Keystone offers free tickets for children under [...]