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Adventures on Ice - Ski Season 12/13

11/10/2012 08:47PM ● By Christina Freeman

Fish Creek Falls freezes for winter ice climbing.

Hot tip: Investigate Steamboat Springs’ frozen terrain for a cool day off the slopes.

The Yampa River is famous for its year-round fishing. Go ice fishing with the locals at Stagecoach Reservoir (a state park 16 miles south of Steamboat) or snowmobile in with an expert guide to fly fish below the dam – Stagecoach’s tailwaters flow at a constant 54 degrees and deliver a rich food supply to hungry trout. Ice fishermen also drop their lures north of Steamboat at Steamboat Lake State Park. Looking for equipment, advice or a winter fishing guide?

Spiky crampons and ice axes aid your ice climbing ascent of frozen Fish Creek Falls. Even never-ever beginners can do it. Half-day trips teach you to climb the frozen face as water tumbles behind the falls – then peer over wild Fish Creek Canyon from the top.
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Go ahead and take the icy drive. The Bridgestone Winter Driving School helps you take the fear out of traveling on slick roads, snow and ice. Specially designed tracks allow drivers to practice and perfect their skills for winter road conditions. Under the close eye of professional drivers, students gain control and confidence on turns and hills, and learn to avoid accidents during half- and full-day courses.
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