Author Archives: Ray Polglaze


1.  Beautiful scenery: Crested Butte is located in an incredible valley that, in the wintertime, can only be accessed from one direction. The resort, at the base of the mountain – shaped like a butte with a crest on top, … Continue reading

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The Eight Best Things About Taos

    Incredible beauty. Taos Ski Valley feels really remote and unspoiled, situated approximately 15 miles up a mountain valley that is almost completely uninhabited. When you arrive, you just know there won’t be any crowds. No lift lines! Taos … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Area: My Ten Favorite Things

I recently took a trip to the Lake Tahoe area, visiting Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Northstar. Here are ten of my favorite things about the area: Heavenly 1. There’s something cool about skiing across a border. Heavenly sits astride the border … Continue reading

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Top 9 Reasons to ski at Beaver Creek Resort

Family oriented – Everything in the resort seems to be designed with families in mind. For example, the Buckaroo Express Gondola – the only gondola that I’ve ever heard of that is designed especially for kids. Outdoor ice skating rink … Continue reading

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Top 6 Reasons to stay at Borders Lodge in Beaver Creek, CO

Ski-in / Ski out – The Bitterroot trail always has some untracked areas on a powder day. The Elkhorn Chair Lift is never crowded and runs from Christmas until the end of March. Friendly staff – Borders has very little … Continue reading

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – A Hidden Gem

I recently visited Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. Before the trip, my first thought was that it would be fairly isolated and, consequently, rather travel-intensive getting there. As it turned out, it was much … Continue reading

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Powder day at Snowmass

My 13-year-old daughter Nicole and I arrived in Aspen at around 5:30pm in an intensifying snow storm in early March. The forecast was for 2–4 inches but there was already several inches of new snow. We checked in at the … Continue reading

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