For an easy afternoon hike or bike, try the trails at Bachelor Gulch or Arrowhead.  Wide and open with gorgeous golden aspens and spectacular views, its a great way to relax and keep your eyes on the scenery.  Park at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, or meander around from Beaver Creek Village or Arrowhead via the Village to Village Trail.


Ben and his mom and dad were taking their yearly Beaver Creek vacation and invited me to join them for the weekend. Their place, a time-share at the Ritz, opened up to the Bachelor Gulch slopes, which we spent about 3 hours traversing on Saturday morning. I skied a mix of blues and greens, and whichever color is the easiest felt more like my color.

We goofed around for a few hours that afternoon and then I hit the roads, trying to beat out a snowstorm that hit Sunday, and which turned out to be Denver’s biggest of the year.