I wish I was as fearless as the kids. It seems kids have no fear ... on ski slopes, anyway, even when it's dumping snow and the wind is howling on Breckenridge Mountain, two hours west of Denver. We're above tree line at the Peak 6 bowls, which represent the biggest ski-resort terrain expansion in more than a decade.
Last month, I was one of nine women on the inaugural "Leave the Boys Behind" two-night, winter hut trip offered by Aspen Alpine Guides. This new female-centric initiative was also my first backcountry hut trip.