Branch out into a whole new holiday experience and go hack down your own tree in the mountains
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Enter Colorado’s longest alpine slide, measuring 3,030 feet long in Winter Park, Colorado.
“It has a vertical drop of 615 feet. It’s a pretty good ride if you want to go as fast as you can,” explains Steve Hurlbert, director of public relations for the Winter Park Resort.
So you wander down the mountain as the minutes go by. The trees are bigger here. The smell of the pine is overwhelming, like being in a frigid sanitized bathroom. A squirrel has a scary tantrum when you reach into a tree to shake the snow off a contender for being the perfect tree.
At the end of the lesson, I still couldn’t ride a bike with the confidence and balance of an energetic, granola-munching Boulderite, but I think I managed to ride for a solid 10 seconds without Gene holding onto the bike, and that was good enough for me.
Gold is a heavy, lazy mineral. It will pick the path of least resistance and often move in a straight line through a meandering stream
With just a few modifications — and while you can drop several hundred in this area, you really don’t need to if you’re just looking to log a few miles outside of the rare blizzard — you can easily spend all 12 months on two wheels in Colorado.