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About Me



A Denver native, I began a career in journalism in 1984 when The Villager Newspaper in Englewood, Colorado hired me as its first ski columnist. I became the subject of journalists after publication of my groundbreaking book WomenSki in 1994. A crusader and consultant for women's ski equipment and ski clinics, my writing focus at that time was to encourage women skiers by redefining skiing and campaigning for changes in equipment and instruction. The award-winning book garnered me appearances on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and scores of other national, international and local media. 

From 1995 to 2006, I lived in Breckenridge where I was a mountain host and guide for the ski resort. I also served as an Ambassador for the Town of Breckenridge and sat on the boards of The Backstage Theatre and Summit Historical Society. Now I am back in Denver where I cover travel, dining, performing arts, lifestyles, soft adventure for a variety of magazines and websites. My travel blog is Sleepin Around on GoWorldTravel.com.


Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)

Denver Woman's Press Club


North Amerian Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) President 2002-2004

NASJA Rocky Mountain Chapter, President 1992-1993

Snow Sports Association for Women


National Women's Ski & Snowboard Week, 1996

 National Spokeswoman 

Current and Past Media Outlets



The Denver Post 

The Villager Newspaper


Colorado Expression, Colorado Parent, Denver Hotels, About Town Magazine, Mtn. Town Magazine, The Broadmoor Magazine.


Blog: Sleepin' Around - A Hotel and Travel Blog

 London Sunday Telegraph ColoradoGrandparent.com GoWorldTravel.com GoIslandTravel.com

AOL Travel Guide






Past publications since 1984:



(World Leisure Corporation)

 Ski Snowboard America guidebook (World Leisure Corporation)

Newspapers: USA Today, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, San Antonio Express-News, Los Angeles Times, Kansas City Star, Colorado Springs Gazette, Villager Newspaper Group

Magazines: Out of Denver (writer/editor), Buzz in the Burbs, Savoring the City, SKI, Ski Press, Snow Country, Summit Magazine, Keystone Magazine, Steamboat Magazine, Colorado Meetings and Events, Granby Ranch Life, Luxury Living, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Breckenridge Magazine, Colorado Peaks, Boyne USA Resorts Lifestyle Magazine, Ski Area Management, U.S. Ski Team Passport Directory, Andiamo!







 AOL Travel Guide




Newsletters: Ski Club Newsletter, Inside Tracks, Inside Edge, National Ski Areas Association Journal, Snow Industry Letter.

Radio: KEZW (Ski Talk co-host)


Samples of work available by request



North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA)

~ First Place/Excellence in ski writing, 1991, 2001

~ Honorable Mention, 2005

~ First Place/Excellence in Blogging, 2010

Colorado Ski Country USA

~ Freelancer of the Year, 1991

~ Lowell Thomas Award Outstanding Achievement, 1995 for her book WomenSki

~ Best Broadcasting, 1999 for color commentary on KEZW's Ski Talk on 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail 

WestWord Magazine

~ Best Ski Book for Women (WomenSki), 1995

Denver Woman's Press Club

~ Second Place/non-fiction writing ("John Fielder: Then & Now"), 2008

~ Second Place/non-fiction writing ("Santa Fe For All Seasons"),2015

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claudia carbone

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