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Aspen Peak - 2016 - Issue 2 - Winter

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SKI, SKATE, BIKE, CLIMB: INDOORS OR OUTDOORS, ASPEN IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE. ON-MOUNTAIN alpine skiing ASPEN POWDER TOURS These luxury snowcat tours furnish all-day runs on the backside of Aspen Mountain, lunch included—fresh tracks guaranteed. 970-920-0720; ASPEN SKIING COMPANY Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Highlands are the pride of the valley, with over 5,300 acres of skiable terrain. 970-925- 1220; cross-country ASHCROFT SKI TOURING Twelve miles up Castle Creek Road is a rustic system of all-levels X/C trails, plus an excellent lunch option from Pince Creek Cookhouse. 970-925-1044; pinecreek ASPEN SNOWMASS NORDIC SYSTEM Aspen's impeccably maintained "Fifth Mountain" boasts trails for both diagonal and skate styles plus numerous X/C centers for rentals and snacks. 970- 429-2039; dog sledding KRABLOONIK Alaska is only as far as Snowmass, where mushers guide eight to 10 eager Huskies and up to two adults and a child though pristine glades. 970-923-3953; hut-to-hut ASPEN EXPEDITIONS Expeditions' expertise is the backcountry: X/C, snow- NHL-sized indoor skating arena offers a huge selection of year-round activities. 861 Maroon Creek Road, 970-544-4117; SILVER CIRCLE RINK This small outdoor rink in the heart of downtown Aspen features a locals' favorite burger joint. 433 E. Durant Ave., 970-925-3056 paragliding GLENWOOD ADVENTURE No experience is needed to take to the skies over Glenwood Springs with a USHGA-certified instructor. 970-274-1619; adventure FLY FISHING ASPEN FLY FISHING In winter, trout are actually more concentrated in the rivers and streams than any other time of the year. Ski all day, fish all afternoon! 601 E. Dean St., 970-920-6886; TAYLOR CREEK FLY SHOPS Taylor Creek is a downvalley standby for fishing gear that also offers guided trips and classes. 183 Basalt Center Cir., Basalt, 970-927-4374; FAT TIRE BIKING ASPEN BIKE RENTALS Fat tires and springy suspension let you spin around town or on reserved trails along the extensive Aspen Nordic system. 430 S. Spring St., 970-925-9169; UTE CITY CYCLES Ute City rents winter bikes shoeing, hut-to-hut, uphilling, and paragliding. 970-925- 7625; TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION HUTS Reservation-only huts welcome intrepid travellers far into the backcountry, where extensive off-trail turns abound far from cell signals and lifts. 970-925- 5775; snowmobiling T-LAZY-7 RANCH Zoom through unforgettable scenic tours (reservation- only) to the Maroon Bells, the Klondike Cabin, and up Independence Pass. 970-925-4614; snowshoeing ASPEN ALPINE GUIDES Half- and full-day guided tours are available for any level of experience. 970- 925-6618; ASPEN CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ACES runs free naturalist- guided tours from Aspen, Buttermilk, and Snowmass Mountains (lift ticket required), and, for a fee, from Ashcroft, 11 miles up Castle Creek Road. 970-925- 5756; ICE SKATING ASPEN ICE GARDEN Public skating, rentals, lessons, drop-in hockey, curling, rink rentals, birthday parties, and more are available at Aspen's recently renovated indoor rink. 233 W. Hyman Ave., 970-920- 5141; LEWIS ICE ARENA Located in the Aspen Recreation Center, this SPORT : THE GUIDE 172  ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM Moira's Honeybee Balm TAOS BEES Moira has 20 Top Bar hives in her orchard near Taos, NM, at 7,800 ft. She cares for her bees and provides them with shelter from this changing environment. Her bees are treated with respect and naturally (no chemicals) so Taos Bee Flower products are clean. Moira is passionate about bees, the environment, grows her ow n organic food and wants organic products on her skin too. Moira hand-craf ts this organic skin care line based on all the amazing products that the bees produce.

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