Ski Butlers Blog - January 2015

Telluride Through the Lens

It’s no secret that the quaint ski town of Telluride is situated in what many of us consider to be one of the most naturally beautiful landscapes on the planet.  From the towering, picturesque Wilson peaks to the jagged, almost-reptilian Sneffels Range - there is no shortage of staggering subject matter for the avid photographer.


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Ski Trail Ratings - Are you a Green Circle, Blue Square or Black Diamond?

Use this InfoGraphic to learn about ski trail ratings and skier types so you will be ready to ski the correct ski trails this winter.

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Are Those Cowboys on Skis?!

When you come out to visit Steamboat, you can always expect a little Western hospitality.  It should be no surprise to find yourself sitting at a bar, next to rugged man, proudly wearing his cowboy boots and Stetson cowboy hat.  But once you hit the hill, it’s not usually as prominent.  That is most days.

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The Greatest Snow on Earth

Utah makes a bold claim when they market the Wasatch Mountains as having “The Greatest Snow on Earth”.  Although this will always be a subjective topic, many who have experienced a bottomless Utah powder day tend to agree.  With some quick research, you may find that we don’t have the deepest or the driest snow, but what really makes snow so great anyway?  If you were to look at a spectrum from Sierra cement, to mashed potatoes, to blower pow, the real question is “Where is the sweet spot”?  Legendary Avalanche Expert and Skier, Ed LaChapelle, sums it up well saying, “The best deep powder skiing is not found in the lightest snow, but rather in snow with enough ‘body’ to provide good flotation for the running ski.”

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