Ellen Hollinshead started backcountry skiing thirty years ago on skinny telemark skis when there was no internet and really no one else out there other than weekends on Baldy Mountain, just outside of Breckenridge. She took an avalanche class just after two friends had died backcountry skiing on Mt. Guyot and most of what she remembers from that class was to avoid avalanche terrain at … Continue reading Preparing for Backcountry Travel Each Winter
This past August Jeannie Thoren was inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame. As a recognized Ski Industry Sport Builder, she joined a long list of Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame inductees. Jeannie has elevated the skiing experience for women across Colorado and globally through her dedication, tenacity, and perseverance. Congratulations, Jeannie! The story below was written by Claudia Carbone and appeared in 2017 … Continue reading Jeannie Thoren
Yesterday I had some Monday morning MOTIVATION! I have been looking for something to propel my fitness to the next level and I have needed a goal. Something I can measure and work towards. I am a relatively fit 53-year-old woman who has been on the go tending to the business of Mountain Town Magazine, my family and all the additional madness life throws at … Continue reading Cirque Series Inspiration – Prepping to Power Up
It wasn’t until I started trail running that I fell back in love with the sport of running. There is nothing quite like getting back to nature in that primal way than trail running blissfully through the woods, just you, your legs and the sound of your feet hitting the dirt. If you are thinking about getting out there, here are a few basics that … Continue reading Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind
I was recently invited to participate in the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud Run & Obstacle Series Denver race. I had to give it a little thought. A mud event…. I have seen pics and heard some really fun stories. I am in pretty decent shape but I am not a runner, I am a biker so that was one mark against this event. … Continue reading Down & Dirty with Merrell’s National Mud Run – I’m In!
BraveSkiMom.com – Skiers are active people in the winter, so of course, we’re active in the summer. What do you do in the spring, summer and fall, when the snow has melted and the skis are hanging up? Bike? Run? Hike? Skiers are active people in the winter, so of course, we’re active in the summer. In addition to all of the above, I’ve been doing … Continue reading Exercise and Nutrition: What Do We Really Need?