Vail, Colorado

Growth in tourism and population has led local governments to set aside tax dollars to boost federal agencies.
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The most unexpected of all the sports was easily the dog events. There were four in all: Speed Retrieve, Extreme Vertical
Don't ski on the first day. Your body will need time to adjust to the altitude, otherwise you may end up sick. So don't stay
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I didn't expect to fall in love while in Vail, Colorado but I did.
It's 4.00am and I'm battling the desire to fully awaken. My body is in Sydney but on USA time after three weeks in Colorado on the ski trip of a lifetime.
We hadn't planned on visiting the 10th Mountain Whiskey Spirit Company in Vail, Colorado. If I hadn't got the lurgy on my third day of what was originally a five-night visit to town, then I would have already been back home safe and sound in Sydney wishing I was still in Colorado.
Worldwide, organizers estimate more than 750 million viewers will tune in to watch the action. You could do that, or you can come to Colorado and see the races live.
I have some experience with steepness and deepness. This is what I live for. So when a helicopter is not an option, these are the ski resorts I frequent for powder days.
But none of these things are what make the Game Creek Chalet one of Colorado -- if not the world's -- most exclusive hotel rooms. It's that Game Creek Chalet is located almost eight miles from the nearest town. Eight miles and, oh, 2,000 vertical feet.
After wafting through the elegant bar and lounge, prepare for the classiest movie theater experience of your life. Big leather
As for The Westin Riverfront, the initial appeal journalistically was a greener-than-green construction approach when it opened in 2009 as a leading-edge LEEDS property. Since then I've come to appreciate that LEEDS need not stand in the way of luxury.
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I chose Colorado because I wanted good snow in December, and there aren't that many places you can be sure to get it. In California, December snow is inconsistent: In 2012, the Sierra Nevadas had more snow than any other mountain range in the world. In 2013: nada. It was all man-made.
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If you're looking for something fun to do this season, start with some of these health-focused fall festivals. These celebrations offer something to challenge you, teach you how to get healthier, enable you to experience great local food, and showcase new sports you may be interested in.