Glacier Skiing, Colorado Style

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Boulder, CO, Aug. 30--With almost two months to go until the official ski season begins, we found a way to satisfy our cravings for a snow-filled adventure on St. Mary's Glacier.

Located minutes outside of Idaho Springs, Colorado, we hiked under a mile to the glacier's top, where we hurriedly put our gear on in hopes of getting in a few runs before the foreboding thunderclouds overtook us. After two runs and enough turns to hold us over for another month or two, we strapped our gear on our backs and hiked back down to the reality of the summer we managed to escape for a few hours.