Colorado

Story & photos by David McKay Wilson At the mid-mountain restaurant at Steamboat called Hazie’s, the portrait of fabled US ski racer Buddy Werner reminded of me of those days of skiing with my Dad, when he encouraged me to ski with the verve of my childhood ski idol. Fifty-three

By Kim D. McHugh In 1889, Colorado’s mining boom netted significant deposits for Telluride’s San Miguel National Bank—so much so that Butch Cassidy and his “Hole in the Wall” gang paid a visit, riding off with $30,000 in their very first bank robbery. Today the riches can be measured in

By Neil Wolkodoff Majestic mountains and scenery seem to inspire equally awesome creations and experiences. It may be the success of the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has at least something to do with the pristine and inspiring setting in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain. Once perceived as a summer resort,

Story & photos by Neil Wolkodoff The Wild West just got wild again. In Denver, where the mountains meet the plains, the new West is the craft distillery business and how you explore this expanding landscape. Ten years ago, there was one craft distillery in Denver. By the end of

By David McKay Wilson There’s a truism in skiing – the higher up the mountain you go, the better the snow, especially if want to ski in a mid-winter drought in southwest Colorado. That was our theory when we flew west from New York for four days in late February

Story & photos by Steve Jermanok Denver mogul Philip Anschutz might not be a household name outside the state of Colorado, but make no mistake that he’s using his estimated fortune of over $10 billion to become a major player in the world of travel. This is especially true in

by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy Red Sky Golf Club/Vail Resorts) Lennon and McCartney. Spielberg and Lucas. Norman and Fazio. When collaborators are in the groove great things happen. Just look at Red Sky Golf Club. Spread out over nearly 800 acres of former ranchland in Wolcott, Colorado, the Norman

by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy The Broadmoor Resort; golf images taken by Dick Durrance II) Three stellar courses make a visit to this legendary resort and hotel a golfers’ fantasy come true. The setting for two U.S. Amateur Championships (1959, 1967), a Curtis Cup Championship (1962) one U.S. Women’s

by Kim McHugh As reported in an earlier post, skiers and snowboarders aren’t content any longer to just cruise down the trails on their mountain vacations. Indeed, many resort visitors find relaxing in a quiet room, getting a massage, enjoying a facial or experiencing a host of body therapies (think

By Kim McHugh Serving Zagat Survey-worthy cuisine and postcard views, these snow country restaurants invite you to pull up a chair and eat yourself silly. From entrées such as Pecan Crusted Elk Tenderloin and Sea Bass with Manila Clams, Apple Cider and Chili Braised Beef Short Ribs, Crab Stuffed Rocky