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...

5 Colorado Huts for Backcountry Skiing

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If you haven't gone on a hut trip during the winter season, you're missing out. Hut trips provide the opportunity to see the high-country winter while spending time with your friends or family; if you choose. They also allow you to get a hard workout in while exploring backcountry skiing. Colorado has a great variety of huts for backcountry skiing, split-boarding, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. Here are our recommendations for 5 Colorado huts for backcountry skiing. Plan Ahead and Prepare: In order to complete a successful trek into the backcountry on skis, split-boards or snowshoes you need to prepare for the trip. You will need to know how to effectively read a map so you can pick the safest and most stable route to the hut. You will also want to prepare for the unexpected and pack and bring enough food, water, and clothing for a...

Ski Resorts in the U.S. with Great Terrain Parks

Ski Resorts in the U.S. with Great Terrain Parks Whether you're an advanced park skier or you're just interested in trying it out, there's a large range of ski resorts in the US that have terrain parks suitable for all skill levels. Next time you plan to hit the slopes on your vacation, try out one of these ski resorts with awesome terrain parks. Mammoth Mountain, California [caption id="attachment_26109" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Via Mammoth Mountain - Facebook[/caption] Located on a dormant volcano in California’s Sierra Mountains, Mammoth Mountain boasts an average 400 inches of snowfall and over 300 days of sunshine a year (most weather reports you can find via their website here). Mammoth ski resort revamped its terrain park in 2012. Depending on snow coverage, it now has around 100 acres dedicated to their park, where you can...