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Meet Laurie Benson

“There is an entire world waiting for you on the other side of fear.”  It’s been a winding road and a brave adventure for Laurie Benson up to this point, sitting next to the Arkansas River, over a steaming cup of coffee, telling me about the past 25 years.  The common vein rolling through all the changes- Perspective, passion, and a willingness to step out … Continue reading Meet Laurie Benson

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The Hot Tomato – “Who are these mountain bikers making this fancy pizza?”

This piece could be about Fruita- a town still finding its identity on the border of the dry desert and the tall mountains.  It could be about pizza- perfection that is consistent with old school New Jersey values. It could also be about mountain biking- sweet and flowy singletrack that is certainly one definition of bliss.  In actuality, all of these options are intertwined in … Continue reading The Hot Tomato – “Who are these mountain bikers making this fancy pizza?”

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Amy Purdy

“I always knew I wanted to live in the mountains, ever since I was young,” says Amy Purdy, on her choice to move her Adaptive Action Sports organization to Copper Mountain in 2011, the year snowboarding was first announced as an official Paralympic sport. “We kept finding ourselves coming out to Summit County multiple times every winter for competitions and just fell in love with … Continue reading Amy Purdy

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Helping Veterans Discover the Healing Power of Yoga: Ashley “Goose” Cameron

Ashley Goose Cameron, a 5th Annual Women Who Rock the Rockies Recipient was recognized and nominated by individuals from her community. by Kristen Lummis At three years old, Ashley Cameron stood up to a goose. Although it was taller than her, she stood her ground, refusing to let the bigger bird intimidate her or the ducks that she was feeding. It was her first brush … Continue reading Helping Veterans Discover the Healing Power of Yoga: Ashley “Goose” Cameron

The Brave Ski Mom – Kristen Lummis

BY WENDY CLINCH, THE SKI DIVA Never underestimate the importance of the mom in skiing. After all, it’s the mom who usually makes sure everyone has the hats, goggles, ski pants, boots, etc. they need. Who dresses and undresses the kids. Assembles the lunches. Hauls the equipment. Harbors a secret stash of tissues/sunblock/chapstick/energy bars for that unavoidable emergency. Accommodates multiple bathroom breaks with all the … Continue reading The Brave Ski Mom – Kristen Lummis

Skea Limited Celebrates 50 Years with Diane Boyer leading the company’s continued success

The Boyer family started SKEA in 1972 and they have truly made their mark on the ski fashion industry with their beautiful, tech-oriented outerwear. For 50 Years a passion for skiing, mountains, and the outdoors is what has driven this brand. Jocelyn Boyer and her husband Georges started the company with Jocelyn designing SKEA’s iconic skiwear. Her vision was to design and embrace femininity while … Continue reading Skea Limited Celebrates 50 Years with Diane Boyer leading the company’s continued success

Escape to Canada for a Winter Adventure

Canada is calling Ladies! Pack in Three and A Half Perfect Winter Days at Banff Sunshine; Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay Upon arrival into Alberta’s Calgary International Airport, take an easy, 90-minute, mountain-pass-free drive to Banff for an overnight at Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies,” the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. This stunning landmark, is known as an experience unto itself. Settle in, explore the famous luxury property and … Continue reading Escape to Canada for a Winter Adventure

Mountain Women Magazine – Reminiscing The Inaugural 2015 Issue

Looking Back on the Inaugural Issue from 2015 We are reminiscing and powering back up for our 6th issue of Mountain Women Magazine. Sometimes you need to look back in order to move forward. We started this magazine because Mountain Town Magazine, our first magazine title, discovered that the majority of the magazine’s content discussed men and their pursuits. Not that we don’t love men … Continue reading Mountain Women Magazine – Reminiscing The Inaugural 2015 Issue

A Woman With A Passion for the Mountains – Ellen Hollinshead

by Steve Lipsher On her first day of skiing, Ellen Hollinshead got her first kiss and fell in love – with skiing.  “I was 13 … and went to this little resort outside of Pittsburgh, and I met this cute boy. He asked if he could kiss me,” she recalled. “I felt, wow, skiing is sexy! I like this sport!” Although she struggled on the … Continue reading A Woman With A Passion for the Mountains – Ellen Hollinshead

VNTR Birds

VNTRbirds (aka Venture Birds) is a women-run outdoor education company for all women to get into the outdoors with proper knowledge, confidence and self-reliance. They host mountain bike clinics, backcountry courses, and maintenance workshops for women from novice to advanced. These experiences bring more women into the outdoors by creating a safer space for learning and creates an even bigger community. Knowing that getting into … Continue reading VNTR Birds

Dr. Gloria Beim- An Olympian of an Orthopaedist

by Holly Battista-Resignolo They say she always has a smile on her face. Living in the mountains you hear a lot about broken body parts and along with that, you hear even more about the doctors providing patient care, as people are always looking for references. I personally have been fortunate enough to not need a reference but, over the years I kept hearing indirectly … Continue reading Dr. Gloria Beim- An Olympian of an Orthopaedist

Kate Hudnut – A Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

By Kimberly Nicoletti Kate Hudnut was nominated by her peers and received our annual 2018 Woman Who Rock the Rockies award! In 1994, Kate Hudnut seemed an unlikely candidate to fall in love with mountain life —much less become such an integral part of the nonprofit, and for-profit, workings of Summit County. She lived a cosmopolitan city life in Paris for four years, with John … Continue reading Kate Hudnut – A Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is Now PALISADES TAHOE

Congratulations to Palisades Tahoe formally Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in California. The 2020 commitment to rename the destination was made after extensive research into the historical and current usage and regional history of the word “squaw,” and discussions with the local Washoe Tribe, which affirmed the position that it is widely considered a racist and sexist slur against Indigenous women. The renaming process began last … Continue reading Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is Now PALISADES TAHOE

Amplifying the Voice of a Brave Girl

Speeding into the brilliant Colorado bluebird day my heart lurched as I emerged from the Eisenhower Tunnel. I was home after an exciting trip to drop my daughter at her new college abode. Normally I am overjoyed to see the Ten Mile Range and the start of the Gore Range from that vantage point. Today however I was breathless with the realization that a seemingly … Continue reading Amplifying the Voice of a Brave Girl