Author Archives: Cynthia Ord

About Cynthia Ord

Cynthia is based in her hometown of Denver, Colorado. When she's not at work at an adventure travel company, she's out exploring the peaks of the Rocky Mountains by foot, bicycle, snowshoe or ski. On the side, she is a staff writer and editor at The Travel Word and tinkers with her own site, CynthiaOrd.com. Cynthia is also an ambassador and contributor for Mountain Reservations. Connect to Cynthia Ord: Google+ | LinkedIn

Night Lights: Skiing Under the Stars in Keystone, Colorado

At most ski resorts along the I-70 corridor in Colorado, 4pm means time is up. More remote lifts start closing at 3pm, and major lifts at the base of the mountains close at 4pm. At Breckenridge, for example, the Four … Continue reading

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The Singular Joys of a Solo Ski Day

Ski lift chairs are built for two or more. Aside from that, there’s really nothing plural about the sport. It’s a solitary venture. At the top of the lift, gaggles of friends and families disband and carve their own lines … Continue reading

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5 Romantic Outdoor Activites for your Colorado Vacation

Colorado is one fit state. The only state in the U.S. with an obesity rate of less than 20%, it appears regularly on lists of fittest and most outdoorsy places in the country. Not surprisingly the dating scene in Colorado … Continue reading

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Snowshoe vs Downhill

In a state like Colorado – known for its world-class mountain resorts – downhill skiing and snowboarding are synonymous with winter fun. We have the gift of lift. The ski slopes are such an obvious destination that it’s easy to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Warren Miller’s Flow State

Warren Miller’s films are a rite of passage into ski season each year. From late October to early December the film goes on tour, with screening events in mountain-minded cities from coast to coast. The goal: get skiers as amped … Continue reading

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Seeing the Sights on Boulder’s Royal Arch Trail

Boulder, Colorado comes across as an outdoorsy place. It has the famous Flatiron boulders as a backdrop, the Boulder Creek that flows through downtown, and the Rocky Mountains as a backyard. No wonder it’s so hard for Boulderites to stay … Continue reading

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5 Items You Don’t Need for Climbing a 14er

Coloradoans love to measure altitude. We all know how many feet are in a mile (5,280), which is the height of our capital city. Another standard of measure is 14,000 feet, since Colorado is home to 53 peaks that reach … Continue reading

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A Fall Foliage Hike Through Colorado’s Aspens

For fantastic fall foliage viewing, Colorado’s high country is on the map. Spectators drive from near and far as the aspen trees perform their annual fall foliage magic show. Take a scenic drive down one of Colorado’s many passes and … Continue reading

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