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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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Self Care is Not Selfish

The Act of Self Care  We sat with Amy Beckett of Blue Sage Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado and discussed the “trend” or buzzword, Self Care. The concept is not new but its need in today’s society is huge. It can refer to taking moments at home to boost your health and well being but can extend to anything that allows you to relax and take … Continue reading Self Care is Not Selfish

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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

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

Red Dirt Girl – Eunika Rogers

by Joy Martin Mountain communities world wide tend to attract seekers, those who long to find their place, a place to plant roots, cultivate character and build community. These thin-aired destinations are thick with homesick wanderers, drunk on the scent of pine trees, powder days, river ether and (potentially) craft beer. While it’s crazy hard to find housing in a high-altitude hamlet, it’s surprisingly easy … Continue reading Red Dirt Girl – Eunika Rogers

Get Wild with Explorer Chick in West Virginia

2021 West Virginia Wild Weekend with Explorer Chick It’s that time of year again! Explorer Chick Adventure Co. is hosting their 5th Annual West Virginia Wild Weekend, an inspiring getaway dedicated to that inner “wild” residing in all women, on June 17-20, 2021.  The itinerary is set, and you can book to gather with dozens of rad chicks for a packaged up trip with mountaintop camping, whitewater … Continue reading Get Wild with Explorer Chick in West Virginia

Lindsey Vonn’s Limited Edition Goggle Available in the US

Yniq and Lindsey Vonn announce the arrival of the LV82 limited edition premier goggle. This new release of Yniq goggles is limited to 82 pieces, each one symbolizing one of Vonn’s record-breaking wins. Available online, the Lindsey Vonn limited edition within the Model Nine line, features rose gold hardware and a silver mirror lens, designed by Vonn, a team of Swedish engineers and handmade in Italy. Each goggle comes laser-etched with its … Continue reading Lindsey Vonn’s Limited Edition Goggle Available in the US

Billy Keithley – A Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

Before we started up Mountain Women Magazine we honored many Women in Colorado’s mountain town communities with the distinguished “Women Who Rock the Rockies” title. Our partner, Mountain Town Magazine, produced that Women specific issue for 5 Years until we decided the title needed its own home with the creation of Mountain Women Magazine. One of our honorees, Billie Keithley, just recently received an Icons … Continue reading Billy Keithley – A Woman Who Rocks the Rockies

New Zealand Travel Solved

Your life is busy. When it comes to planning a trip to New Zealand, it shouldn’t feel like a second job. New Zealand Travel Solved (NZTS) started as a way to help friends and family visit New Zealand, see the incredible sights and do the amazing activities, but also experience the local food and culture by staying one step beyond the tourist scene. http://www.newzealandtravelsolved.com Continue reading New Zealand Travel Solved