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The Travel Troubleshooter: No refund for my Colorado condo?

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.

It happened in Beaver Creek

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.

Ask the Armchair Traveler: the highs and lows of travel

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.

There’s still lots of snow in Durango!

It's not your typical winter that you see this kind of snow in Durango, Colo. Then again, this isn't your typical winter. They have an abundance of the white stuff here in town. Not bad if you're a skier -- or if you're in the snow removal business.

Dangerous curves on the Durango & Silverton Railroad

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a historic train that runs from Durango, Colo., to Cascade Station, about halfway to Silverton, Colo., at this time of year. It is perhaps the most scenic train ride in America.

What’s not to like about being in Purgatory?

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.
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