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What do you get when you put 200 non-skiing cowboys on skis and tell ’em to giddy-up? Mayhem.
Ranching has long been a way of life here.
Ski-joring is a Winter Carnival favorite.
The Marching Band is another Winter Carnival favorite.
Take a daytime trip to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs to avoid nighttime crowds.
The Rabbit Ears Motel-good rooms, decent rates, great neon.
Ski Times Square just keeps growing and growing.
Worn wooden barns-Yampa Valley ranching icons.
No matter where you go, you can see one of the town’s two hills
Don’t venture down skier’s right of Storm Peak face on a powder day hoping it will be groomed. That would be sacrilege.
When snow is sparse, locals call Heavenly Days ‘Heavenly Glaze.’ On a powder day, they simply call it heavenly.
Steamboat Barn: Worn wooden barns-Yampa Valley ranching icons.(Photo: Larry Pierce)