Publisher's Note

Issue 22, Winter 2019

When it comes to all things snow and winter, there’s really no better place to be than right here in Colorado. Ask practically anyone who calls Colorado home, and you’ll quickly understand why we love this state – as much for its natural beauty as for the fabulous dining, shopping and cultural offerings. In other words, we know how lucky we are to live here, and we love to share our bounty with visitors.

Whether you’re here for business or fun, and even if you live here and want to experience more of the state, there’s something for everyone. In our winter issue, we take you to our favorite spots – the glorious mountains where the word of the day is outdoor adventure. Not sure where you want to ski this season? Monica Stockbridge pens a great rundown of the different areas. The best part is, everything is easily accessible by car, train, bus or van, so if you want to check out more than one resort it’s no big deal.

If skiing is not your thing, or if you want a different type of winter experience, Jamie Siebrase has come up with unique and wonderful options that are guaranteed to elevate the fun factor. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate thrill with an ice-climbing or fat biking adventure or prefer to commune with nature a bit more peacefully with a snowshoe walk, she suggests any number of great experiences that are part and parcel of our Colorado winters. Activities aside, there’s another great way to enjoy Colorado – experiencing the wonderful food and beverage options that abound here. Eric Elkins, who is absolutely the guru of dining and libations, has made it easy for you with a lively recap of the best places for comfort food and whiskey during the colder winter month. Still feeling the chill and want to enjoy that cocktail somewhere warm? Monica Stockbridge shows you the best fireplaces to cozy up to – any time of day or night.

Of course here in Colorado we are proud of our competitive spirit, and many athletes have shined on our famous mountain slopes. Racer Bode Miller is one such superstar, and we had a chance to speak with him about his own successes navigating the course of life – the wins, the losses and everything in between.

We hope you enjoy your travels in Colorado, wherever they take you. There’s no shortage of fun places to visit and exciting adventures to experience. Make sure you check out the restaurants and activities we’ve included in our winter issue, and more importantly, Happy New Year and have a wonderful 2019!

Ellen Gray
Publisher, Colorado Traveler Magazine