48 Hours at Snow Mountain Ranch

The YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch is a 5,000-acre property in Granby, Colorado, about 80 miles northwest of Denver. The facility offers affordable outdoor activities, dining and accommodations for all, with an focus on families and groups. … Continue reading

Winter Beauty in the Adirondacks: Mount Gray, Lake Colden, and Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake

Deep in the middle of the eroded dome that is the Adirondack Mountains lies Mount Gray and a series of alpine lakes, including the humble source of the Hudson River. One late January Sunday morning, I set off on a … Continue reading

The Yukon: Canada’s True North

The time is now to gift yourself a getaway to the Yukon, Canada’s epic, true north wilderness treasure. A nugget of gold north of the BC border, the Yukon is the ultimate snowshoe and adventure destination that should be at … Continue reading

Snowshoe Road Trip through the Kootenay Mountains

“HURRY UP”, I yelled at my partner as I slammed the trunk door down on our SUV. “We are already late”, I shouted with an exasperated tone. This certainly wasn’t the way to kick off our snowshoe trip. “Why did … Continue reading

Snowshoeing, Skiing, Eating, and Playing at Lone Mountain Ranch

I fell in love with LMR (Lone Mountain Ranch) the first time I saw it. Nestled into a valley in Big Sky, Montana, the ranch somehow manages to be cozy while rambling up the valley and into the … Continue reading

Winter at the Lake O’Hara Lodge: The Ultimate Canadian Rocky Mountain Lodge

There are things that you try once, enjoy immensely, and where you’ll then take great satisfaction in checking the experience off of your bucket list. Then there are things you try for the first time that get their hooks into … Continue reading

Snowshoe and Stay in Frisco, Colorado

Although the annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp snowshoe race for the Susan G. Komen foundation has changed its name this year to Snowshoe for a Cure, the event promises to deliver the same pink fun in the same location … Continue reading

10 Things to do in Ogden Besides Snowshoe Racing

Historic downtown Ogden, Utah

During the last weekend in February, several hundred athletes will descend on Ogden, Utah, for the 16th annual United States Snowshoe Racing National Championships. And although the race will surely be memorable, participants hope the … 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

Sensational Snowshoeing and Sushi in Japan

When you read the Alps, what pops into your mind? France? Italy? Switzerland? Perhaps you see images of James Bond skiing down slopes while pursued by villains.

I think of steaming hot springs—both with and without monkeys, stunning panoramic views … Continue reading

Latigo Dude Ranch: A Snowshoer’s Paradise

As I stare out into the continental divide, the only sound being the falling snow, and I can’t help but think that there is nowhere I would rather be. The only tracks around me are those of my own snowshoes … Continue reading

Easy Ways to Stay Overnight in the Backcountry Year Round as a Family

Traveling into the backcountry clears the mind, creates peace, and re-focuses everything to the here and now. With thoughts focused on comfort, warmth, survival, and hopefully the beauty surrounding you, your mind tends to forget about the zillion things you … Continue reading