About Kim Fuller

Kim Fuller is based in Vail, Colorado. She grew up in the mountains and has always found beauty and inspiration in the natural world. Kim studied journalism at the University of Colorado, and has focused on health, wellness, food and travel writing since 2007. Read more of her work at kimfullerink.com.

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Beaver Creek Closes Out 2016 Snowshoe Race Series

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race 2016

Final snowshoe race of the Beaver Creek series in 2016. Photo by Kim Fuller.

McCoy Park was dressed her best for the final race of the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition in 2016, held on February 28. Bright blue … Continue reading


Winter Retreat At Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Snowshoe trail at Devil's Thumb Ranch. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Snowshoe trail at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Photo by Kim Fuller.

On a clear Sunday morning in late-January, early bird cross-country skiers were gliding on the freshly groomed tracks of Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a resort in Tabernash, Colorado, located 77 … Continue reading


Gear Review: Helios Hooded Jacket

Feathered Friends Helios Hooded Jacket in Arctic

Feathered Friends Helios Hooded Jacket in Arctic

Puffy is back … at least that’s what I decided as soon as I slid my arms through the feather-light sleeves of the Helios Hooded Jacket and zipped up a wall of fluff … Continue reading


Snowshoe Adventures Pair Snow Play With Gourmet At Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek Gourmet Snowshoe Adventures

Photo by Dave Neff, Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek’s aspen glades are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, and trekking through them in the snow is peacefully serene, making for a really magical winter experience.

The resort’s … Continue reading


Beaver Creek Kicks Of 2016 Snowshoe Race Series

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Series 2016

The western states have gotten plenty of snow to shoe-on this season, and Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado kicked of the first race of their annual winter race series, the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition, with well-cut courses … Continue reading


Sunny Sunday In Colorado For Beaver Creek’s Final Snowshoe Race Of 2015

Racers line up for the final competition in the 2015 Beaver Creek Snowshoe Running Series. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Final race in the 2015 series brings the sunshine and summer-ready racers. 

There’s not a lot of snow left in the … Continue reading


Gear Review: Native Eyewear Toolah Sunglasses

Native Eyewear's Toolah sunglasses in Red Frost.

Native Eyewear’s Toolah sunglasses in Red Frost.

The pair of Native Eyewear Toolah’s pulled back into my hair as I write this already made their way up Colorado’s Vail Mountain this morning for an early interval running session. The dark … Continue reading


Beaver Creek’s Backcountry: McCoy Park is a powder playground for snowshoers

On an early winter morning in Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, the only sound to break through the crisp air is the crunching of snowshoes on unbroken trail. In every direction, snow crystals glisten beneath the Colorado sunshine, sparkling on … Continue reading


Tubbs Romp To Stomp Race In Frisco Brings The Pink

Tubbs Romp To Stomp

Photo by Jill Coulson

Over a thousand snowshoers came out to the Frisco Nordic Center in the Colorado mountains on Saturday, March 7, proudly wearing pink to participate in the 13th annual Tubbs Romp To Stomp Snowshoes Series in Colorado.… Continue reading


Strap On Your Snowshoes In Park City: Explore the Wasatch Range and the Waldorf Astoria

White Pine Touring snowshoe guide, Victoria Ritzinger, breaks trail in between switchbacks on Rob’s Trail in Park City, Utah. Photo by Kim Fuller

Its always nice to plan a vacation around recreation, because it allows you to come home feeling … Continue reading


Gear Review: Atlas Race Snowshoes

Atlas Race Snowshoes.

Atlas Race Snowshoes.

It’s an interesting time for the world of snowshoe racing. With improved shoe traction devices and ski touring/uphill gear, many casual outdoor exercisers and elite endurance athletes don’t really need to strap on a pair of snowshoes. … Continue reading


Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race on March 1 Brings Locals to the Podium

McCoy Park, Beaver Creek

Racers on the McCoy Park course in Beaver Creek on March 1. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Second race in the 2015 series brings temperate weather, a soft course, smiling snowshoers and sweaty competitors. 

Sunday’s snowshoe race at Beaver Creek, Colorado’s … Continue reading


Gear Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

MiroSpikes

What an epiphany when I realized that running on snow in the winter was not only accessible, but also more physically sustainable than running on roads, or even trail running in the summer. Accessible because of new advances in foot … Continue reading


Atlas Snow-Shoe Company Leads The Way On “Trail 2015”

Trail 2015 in Beaver Creek. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Trail 2015 in Beaver Creek. Photo by Kim Fuller.

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are drawing in crowds from all over the world to watch the races on Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado, and Atlas Snow-Shoe Company is … Continue reading


Colorado Roots Propel Cirque Mountain Apparel

cirque mountain apparel

Photo courtesy of Cirque Mountain Apparel

Find a snow-covered cirque on skis, and you’ll likely be taking some great powder turns.

“A cirque is a basin carved out by a glacier,” said Alex Biegler, owner and founder of Cirque Mountain … Continue reading


Up Your Elevation Awareness: The Importance of Acclimation, with Tips and Tools

After visiting his family in North Carolina and Virginia over the holiday season, Christopher Joyner said the transition back to Colorado altitude hit him harder than he expected.

Joyner is the public affairs specialist for the Bureau of Land Management … Continue reading


Gear Review: Yukon Charlie’s 825 Pro II Series Women’s Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Yukon Charlie's 825 Pro II Series Women's Snowshoes & Trekking Poles

Photo Courtesy of Yukon Charlie’s.

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest improvements in snowshoe design recently are the bindings. I started snowshoeing about 10 years ago, and the only thing I disliked about the sport was putting on … Continue reading


Training Tips For Snowshoe Racing: Triathlete Brad Zoller Hits The Snow

Brad Zoller with his training partner, Senna, last year in Barrington, IL for the Frozen Zucchini 5k snowshoe race.

When triathlete Brad Zoller lived in Chicago, he used to run the stairs to his apartment twice a week. He lived on the 23rd floor, and it took him about two minutes.

“I would take the elevator down, and then … Continue reading


Gear Review: SportHill Saga II 3SP Women’s Tight

Saga Tight

Twice a week throughout the year (minus mud seasons), a local group of runners and hikers rise with the sun to hit the steep on Vail Mountain in Colorado. Ellen Miller, accomplished mountaineer and endurance coach, leads the sessions out … Continue reading


Gear Review: Active Accessories For Four-Legged Trekkers

Loft Jacket by Kurgo

The first time I put the Kurgo Loft Jacket on our dog, Jack, the air was pushing its way into the negative digits outside our home in Minturn, Colorado. It was early November, but after a temperate and sunny Indian … Continue reading


Bambool Base Layers Born in the Vail Valley

Out of all the base layers you own, how many do you actually wear? For most avid recreationalists, a few long sleeves come out of the drawer to be worn, then washed, folded and returned. We all know of a … Continue reading


Hut Haven: Take a Winter Trip to the Backcountry

Finally, the fire wrapped its warmth around the tips of my frozen toes. We had been snowshoeing for six hours, and my wool socks and sturdy boots were hardly enough to shield my feet from the cold and wet snow … Continue reading