When Colorado calls, Sarah K always answers
Sarah has a long history in the mountains of the world, first as a footloose single and now as a mum of a gorgeous baby boy who no doubt will follow in his mum’s tracks.
With more trips to North America than she cares to count, Sarah rates Colorado’s resorts as her fav’s. Snowmass, Copper and Telluride are her standouts, and she shares her Master’s Knowledge of these amazing resorts below.
- How long have you worked at Skimax?
Nearly nine years
- Skier or Snowboarder & how many years?
Boarder, 20 years and counting
- Favourite Ski Destination?
USA, but in particular beautiful Colorado. Stunning, breathtaking views and a crazy amount of skiing and boarding on offer
- What do you love about Colorado the most?
If I had to pick an absolute favourite, it would be Snowmass. The village atmosphere, the ease of getting around, all the ski-in ski-out accommodation, and the fact that it’s just down the road from Aspen, which is one of the coolest towns around, make Snowmass unbeatable.
- Best place for coffee?
Telluride Coffee Roasters. They take coffee as seriously as I do
- Best place for apres?
J-Bar at Hotel Jerome Aspen, or maybe the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride Town. Both hotels have amazing history which just adds to the atmosphere. Special Mention to Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro in Aspen Highlands, which rolls out a host of traditional mountain fare like raclette, fondue and apple strudel. It’s traditional here to pop a bottle of champagne on the terrace in the afternoon
- Best village dining and favourite dish?
The new Sam’s Snowmass at the top of Sam’s Knob. Technically on-mountain, but you can get brekky and lunch. Book a table for lunch and wolf into their house-made Rigatoni Bolognese
- Special occasion dinner spot?
Hands down it’s at The Little Nell in Aspen. Element 47 has the best wine cellar and sommeliers in Colorado
- What should visitors not leave your resort without doing?
Don’t miss Woodward at Copper Village. It’s an incredible indoor training facility, full of tramps, ramps, kickers and foam pits that let you try all those aerial moves without worrying about a bad landing. For skiers, boarders, BMXers, skateboarders, scooter riders, even cheer and tumble athletes, the staff here can really help you fly!
- What item should visitors take back with them?
A cute Aspen Winter Decoration. The perfect addition to your Christmas tree with a winter holiday feeling, and a reminder of all those great times you had in Aspen
- Any other tips to making the most of your stay in this resort?
Make the most of a few lessons. Even if you’re not a beginner, a lesson or guide in the first day on a new mountain will make the world of difference. Each resort has its own unique Intermediate and above lessons and guides which will not only help with your technique but will also show you the mountain and the best places to ride based on your ability, snow conditions and time of day. And for Beginners lessons are well worth the cost, giving not only basic skills but a good understanding of mountain safety