May Tong reserves a condo in Winter Park, Colo., but calls off her vacation about a month before her arrival. The cancellation policy seems to allow for a refund, under certain conditions. But have those conditions been met? Maybe.
Two feet of fresh snow in 48 hours? Put it all together in a resort like Beaver Creek, Colo., and you have two of the best days of skiing I've ever experienced. And I've skied in a lot of places.
They let the Armchair Traveler out of the office this week. Here's his report on the "highs" and "lows" of travel, as he visits New Mexico and Colorado. Here's a high-resolution version.
Blue skies. Fresh snow. No crowds. It was the kind of day that locals take for granted but visitors dream of. It doesn't get any better than this at Purgatory, where we're on assignment for SkiSnowboard.com today.