Top Colorado Ski Resorts

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The Colorado Rockies hold some of the best skiing in North America. Whether you are looking for a relaxing groomer or expert cliffs, Colorado is an amazing skiing and snowboarding destination. With over 30 resorts, it can be hard to find the right place to start your winter adventure. Gearo has you covered with our picks for the top Colorado ski resorts.   Best for Snowboarders  Breckenridge  This fun ski town is perfect for snowboarders. The mountain itself has 2,908 skiable acres, 40% of that terrain being in the high alpine. This makes for amazing, long runs to carve some turns on. 34 lifts service this vast terrain and make for short lift lines and fast laps. The town of Breckenridge has an amazing ski town charm with lots of local art and restaurants. The main gondola brings skiers and riders from downtown to the mountain base...

Best Terrain Parks at Crested Butte

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Crested Butte is one of the last authentic ski towns. They bring this local attitude to their amazing terrain parks on the mountain. Whether you are a beginner looking to try your hand at the rails for the first time or are already perfecting your backflip, Crested Butte has the parks for you. Here are our picks for the best terrain parks at Crested Butte.    Ten Peaks Progression Park   This park is the perfect place to start your terrain park journey. Ten Peaks Progression Park offers beginner lines with smaller features for those who are just getting started or looking to practice a new trick before the bigger features. The park is accessible by lifts Painter Boy, Gold Link, and Prospect. As an added plus, this park is usually the warmest spot on the mountain.    Keystone Jib Park   Head to this park for...

Best Terrain Parks at Aspen/Snowmass

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People worldwide know Aspen-Snowmass for its skiing and snowboarding. It is no surprise that its terrain parks are just as amazing as its fine dining and pristine slopes. Whether you are a beginner looking to try your hand at the rails for the first time or are already perfecting your backflip, Aspen-Snowmass has the parks for you. Here are our picks for the best terrain parks at Aspen/Snowmass.   Lowdown Park   Located on the Lower Blue Grouse Trail alongside the Village Express Lift, this park is made for beginners. The features are rated beginner and low-intermediate-level. There are rails, boxes, and even a beginner half pipe in this family friendly terrain park. Head here to begin your journey to the X-Games.    Makaha Park   Makaha Park is the perfect next step from the beginner level Lowdown Park....

9 Must-Haves for Your Backcountry Pack

Pack these items for your Backcountry Avalanche Pack Recommended by Arapahoe Rescue Patrol In addition to your standard day pack list for any outdoor activity the outline below will help prepare you to handle emergencies that can arise in backcountry avalanche scenarios.  As avid mountaineers and backcountry enthusiasts it is all of our responsibilities to head out prepared for what can happen to allow for the best outcomes possible in an emergency situation. Backpack: Before you head out on your first backcountry ski tour, snow mobile excursion, or snow shoeing experience of any type you are going to need to have a proper backpack to hold all of the gear your should have on hand.  A backcountry avalanche pack should be able to fit all the necessary gear and help prevent asphyxiation in an avalanche. 85% of avalanche victims...

Best Places to Ski in Utah

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Utah is a skier’s paradise. Acres of amazing ski resorts and backcountry trails are located a mere 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. Whether you are looking for some nice groomers or pristine powder, there is something for every skier in Utah. These are our picks for the best places to ski in Utah.    The Staples  Park City Mountain Resort  Park City is the ultimate ski town. The resort itself has more than 7,300 skiable acres, 3,226 vertical feet, and over 330 trails. In 2002, Park City hosted sections of the Winter Olympic Games. Over 100 groomed trails and great mountain amenities make the mountain a luxurious and family friendly destination.  Alta/Snowbird These two resorts, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon are powder paradises. Of Alta's 119 runs, over half of them are rated as advanced. Skiers come from all over the world...

Best Places to Ski in Arizona

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It may come as a surprise that a state which reaches well above 100 degrees fahrenheit in the summer has amazing skiing in the winter. There are many great skiing destinations in Arizona to get your powder fix. Here are our picks for the best places to ski in Arizona. Arizona Snowbowl Not only are there scenic chairlift rides that face the San Francisco Peaks, but there are 55 runs of every level to keep you coming back for more. The new high-speed six-person lift also gives ample opportunity to explore the entire mountain. Close to Phoenix, the Snowbowl has a taste of winter while not leaving the heart of the desert. Ski Lifts: 8 Runs: 55 (22% beginner, 43% intermediate, 22% advanced, 13% expert runs) Season: Mid-November through April Closest City: Flagstaff Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Just outside Tucson, Mt. Lemmon is the...

Where to Backcountry Ski in the US

Backcountry skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy nature and get some amazing untouched powder. Earning your turns in pure wilderness is an experience like no other. Once you get the right gear and training, you need to find the right location. Gearo has you covered with our picks for where to backcountry ski in the US.    Colorado This state is known worldwide as a primer ski destination. Hitting the slopes of one of the 32 Colorado ski resorts guarantees a mellow day in the snow. For those looking to earn their turns and escape the crowds, Colorado has some of the best backcountry skiing as well.    Indian Peak Wilderness For backcountry skiing near Boulder, head to the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Indian Peaks Wilderness is an amazing escape from the traffic of I-70 and just 90 minutes from Denver. Within this wilderness,...

Skis & Snowboards – Rent Vs. Buy

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Let’s be real – ski and snowboard gear is expensive. It’s big, bulky and can be a huge hassle to store. But without it, you wouldn’t be able to do a vast majority of the winter outdoor activities you love. That's why renting outdoor gear is a great alternative to purchasing it. Check out these reasons to rent gear! Cost: Once you've brought home the bacon, it can be tempting to run out and snag that shiny equipment you've been eyeing. But here's the bottom line: buying winter outdoor gear is not cheap. Renting winter gear, however, significantly lowers the upfront cost. Plus, it's a great way to try out high-quality gear without breaking the bank. For instance, a new backcountry setup can cost upwards of $1300 but renting one starts around $50. Additionally, keeping your gear in its best condition can come at a high cost. Outdoor...

Bikes 101

There is nothing quite like the freedom of a bicycle. From long road rides, to gravel adventures, to adrenaline pumping mountain bike rips, it is so easy to have fun on two wheels. The hard part is figuring out where to start. Between the bike itself, the gear, and trails, there is a lot to consider. Gearo is here to help you get started on your next biking adventure with our Bikes 101.    Step 1: What type of biking are you interested in?    The three main types of biking are road biking, mountain biking, and cyclocross/gravel. Road Biking: This type of biking can be summed up as longer endurance rides on paved roads. Road bikes have the distinct curled handlebars, light frames, and skinny tires with slick treads. Many people find this type of cycling as a form of low impact cardio. It’s widely considered that three miles...

Best Lake Tahoe Adventures

The Lake Tahoe area is full of so many amazing opportunities for adventure, so many that it can be hard to find where to start. We are here to help you plan your next trip with our picks for the best Lake Tahoe adventures. Whether it’s biking, hiking, or paddling, there is something for everyone in this cool summer destination.   Biking  The Lake Tahoe area is known for it’s amazing selection of biking trails. There are trails for all skill levels. Northstar Bike Park is a lift accessed single track park with a multitude of trails, even those specifically for e-bikes. The resort itself even offers lessons for those looking to up their game. For a longer trail, the Flume Trail is a great option. It is a 14 mile out and back trail with awesome sections of singletrack and some great climbing. If you are looking for a great introduction...