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Sitzmark Lodge at Vail


There is a new trend in the biking world aimed at those avid cyclists who refuse to give up the bike even when there is a foot of snow on the ground. Actually, I would say it also satisfies those who love winter and want more ways to enjoy it. Fat bikes have made it to the Vail Valley and several shops are offering rentals and sales.

No Lift Lines

Skinning up Vail and Beaver Creek mountains gives you access to first tracks on some of the most famous ski runs in the world. Jenn shares her stories of hiking up the mountains to experience the grand views, pristine snow, and unbridled thrill of flying down your own private slope.

The Sitzmark Lodge at Vail Earns Fodor’s Choice 2012 Distinction From Fodor’s Travel

Vail, CO –January 31, 2013 – Fodor’s, the leading name in travel guides for over 75 years, today announced that The Sitzmark Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s Choice selection. This distinction designates the Sitzmark as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2012 year.

Bowman’s Shortcut – Commando Run – China Bowl – Grand Traverse

If you want to experience one of the most beautiful century rides in Colorado, I would recommend the Colorado-Eagle River Ride (CERR) sponsored by the SOS Outreach. Now in its 11th year, the CERR is the major fund raiser for SOS which is a youth-based program that engages at-risk and underprivileged youth in winter and outdoor sports-based education programs. So, not only do you get to experience a challenging ride through stunning scenery that is extremely well supported, you also help to support a worthwhile cause.

Granted this season has not provided the epic snow conditions we have all come to expect from our Vail experience. Mother Nature has been rather stingy with all of the ski areas this year. But instead of pouting, I have been exploring the vast number of winter adventures that are generally usurped by skiing. I’d like to share a few with you:

The 2011-12 ski season has opened! I got my opening day pin from EpicMix when I joined long-time guest Bernie King, his son Dave and son-in-law Mike Dorey for a few runs on Friday. We have had some decent snow but they have been holding off on opening too much terrain too early. I got a few runs in on Bear Tree and Born Free with Born Free being the run of choice. It was fun to just be on the slopes again. More lifts are expected to open this weekend. If you are an Epic Pass holder and haven't checked out EpicMix you need to sign up.

The Sitzmark Lodge: Vertical Arts Remodel in the Heart of Vail

It’s a small boutique hotel nestled in the perfect corner of Vail Village…within walking distance to the slopes but far enough removed so the noise and bustle from Bridge Street are mere background music to the enchantments of Vail. Alpine influences create the Tudor-like façade of this lodge, offering rare vistas, of the imposing front of Vail Mountain or the meandering Gore Creek cutting through the heart of The Village.