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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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This Winter's Resort Upgrades

Summer is when work really happens at ski areas. Now, resorts are starting to reveal the changes they've made since the lifts stopped turning, and some of them are major. Here are the most exciting on-mountain upgrades for the coming season.

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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?