Winter Ranches

The Rockies are chockablock with ranches that offer a full slate of winter activities. And downhill skiing is a shuttle ride away. Here are our favorites.

Located directly on Empire's main drag, Red Man Hall once served as a miner's meeting place in the late 1800s. It's now said to be haunted.

Signs of Winter

Mother Nature tickled the mountains with a dusting of snow recently, sending the message that winter is almost here. Check out photos.

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First signs of winter

Aspen, Snowmass, Silverton, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin and Winter Park have seen their first dustings of snow. Excited for winter yet?

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Winter's On at Wolf Creek

Last week's storm that walloped the Southwestern Colorado ski resort left behind three feet of pow. These lucky skiers took their first turns of the season at Wolf Creek.