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On a Thursday night in Boulder, hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts crowd into crooked rows of metal folding chairs amid shelves of shoes, racks of sleeping bags, and a wall modeled after Eldorado Canyon and the Flatirons. They’ve paid $5 to watch a screening of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, drink free beer, and get a chance at some Patagonia swag being raffled off.
If you think ski-in, ski-out hotels are only for six-figure salaries, you are wrong. Ditch the car and skip the shuttles this season for a long weekend of winter adventure at these U.S. resorts, condos, huts and hostels at every level of luxury.
Some of the world's premier ski resorts are in Colorado. But the ones you've likely already heard of — Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen and Telluride — are usually both crowded and expensive. Check out these lesser-known locals' secrets to ski pristine runs without waiting at the lift lines.
Photo: Loveland Ski Area
Skip the madness of Black Friday shopping and #OptOutside with out-of-town relatives on these hiking trails. If you’ve never hiked before, don’t worry. All of these spots offer more than one trail, so you can choose a difficulty level you’re comfortable with (and go back for more the next weekend if you catch the hiking bug).