Samantha Berman, Contributor, SKI Magazine

Expect a Western welcome on Harrison Avenue, Leadville's main drag, lined with shops, retaruants and bars.

Weekends: Leadville, Colo.

A catskiing tour comes with a history lesson in this old mining town.

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Home on the Ranch

A stay at Devil’s Thumb Ranch offers a very different ski vacation—along with a chance to unplug.