Yes, some of the world’s best resorts are in Colorado, but so are the crowds. We suggest you hit the road and head north this winter to seek out spots where you can enjoy powder turns all by your lonesome.
Closer to the Front Range and less crowded than Ouray, the ice climbing around Carbondale is worth the drive—there’s something here for every ability level. But the hot springs, cozy accommodations and satiating eats will make you stay the weekend.
A young climber once decided he wanted to be an AMGA/IFMGA mountain guide. After years of training, studying, short-roping, cooking and a new family growing up around him, he’s finally close to the goal. Was it worth it?