In Steamboat, there are more ways than one up the ski mountain.

For many cardio/adventure-loving Steamboat locals, "skinning" up is a favorite. Before the lifts even open, you can get a good workout that ends with a smile (skiing down), and still be to the office by 9. A great way to start the day!

Pictured is my friend Barry Bowman, skinning up the Steamboat mountain. One hour of cardio combustion from the base to the top of the gondola for a well-earned cappuccino!