There's a reason the two are ski resort staples.
Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, and Monarch Mountain join a growing list of Colorado hills already open for business.
Who can afford to ski the real Haute Route during a recession? What we need is a domestic version, a tour connecting, say, nine ski areas in Colorado. It’s out there for any mountain yokel willing to hoist a heavy pack, bribe snowmobilers, and break trail where trails aren’t meant to be broken. It starts in luxury and ends with nearly rotten mayonnaise—conditions permitting.