Kimberly Nicoletti always knew she was meant to escape gray Chicago winters and spend her days skiing the Colorado Rockies. So, two months after she turned 18, she moved to Breckenridge to be a ski bum “for a season,” assuring her parents she’d return to Illinois to finish college.
But, the ski bum life stuck. She eventually finished her degree at CU-Boulder in Creative Writing (granted, she took a semester off to ski). Once free of school, she took yet another year off to ski in Summit (do you see a pattern here?). The following fall, she moved back to Boulder to earn her master’s degree in Somatic Psychology/Dance Therapy. Upon graduation, she spent a winter teaching skiing at Mammoth Mountain. (Surely you see the pattern now.)
In 2002, she moved back to Summit full time, to work at the Summit Daily as the arts and entertainment editor. She stayed with the company for 10 years, enjoying Summit’s great events and ultimately working as the managing editor of magazines covering the High Country.
She still revolves her life around adventure and creativity, taking time to travel, ski, paddle board, dance, ice skate, play with her dogs, learn new things and generally enjoy life.
She’s highly addicted to powder skiing and keeps her winter mornings commitment-free so she can indulge in “deep play” when Mother Nature cooperates. Off the mountain, she’s a freelance writer and editor and teaches fitness and mind/body classes throughout Summit County.
Check out a few of Kimberly’s recent posts below, or see all of them here.
- Skating: A “Cutting Edge” Sport - (Last Updated On: November 30, 2017)I entertain two winter loves: skiing and ice skating. Breckenridge Ski Resort attracts a ton of skiers and riders, but I can’t help but notice how few people ice skate, relatively speaking. When I was a competitive ice skater in Chicago, I daydreamed of being the only skater on a […]
- Winter Parking in Breckenridge - (Last Updated On: December 19, 2016)UPDATED December 2016 Driving around Breckenridge? The best tip from locals — don’t drive. Instead, take advantage of the free bus system, or opt to walk or bike (here’s how). If driving is the best option for you, you’ll have to weigh convenience versus price when it comes to parking. Winter parking rates […]
- Learn Something New in Breckenridge: Classes & Workshops - (Last Updated On: January 30, 2017)Updated July 2016 Between Colorado Mountain College, the Breckenridge Arts District, and the Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge offers a variety of classes for nearly every interest. And, they just keep adding more. Colorado Mountain College Colorado Mountain College offers credit classes during fall, spring (beginning in January) and summer semesters. […]
- The Best Bets for Arts & Culture in Breck - (Last Updated On: August 10, 2016)Updated July, 2016 Breckenridge is world renowned for its skiing and riding, situated above a Victorian town with plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping. But not everyone thinks of Breckenridge as an arts and entertainment hub, which is surprising, because the A&E scene in Breck is busy enough to fill […]
- Mellow Summer Days and Activities in Breck - (Last Updated On: April 7, 2016)UPDATE: April 7, 2016 Breckenridge has built a reputation for its adrenaline-pumping adventures, from snowboard parks to wild mountain bike rides. But it’s also a laid-back mountain town that’s attracting more and more retirees to enjoy its cool, entertaining summers and active winters. Here’s a guide to Breckenridge for retired […]
- Chef Brent Turnipseede tells all about kitchen life - (Last Updated On: March 25, 2015)Brent Turnipseede, executive chef at Traverse, at The Lodge at Breckenridge, has worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Dallas, Austin, Vail, and now, Breckenridge. After 15 years of experience, he knows kitchens in and out, and below, he talks about the good, the bad and the ugly […]
- Breck community center hosts library, movie theater & coffee shop - (Last Updated On: February 25, 2015)There’s just no better place to sip on Kona coffee, enjoy a rich, chocolate brownie (gluten-free and made with aloha spirit), catch a great indie movie, or peruse shelves filled with 36,073 library books (audio and print) and DVDs than Breckenridge’s new community center, officially titled The Breckenridge Grand Vacations […]
- Meet one of Breck’s creative masterminds - (Last Updated On: January 6, 2015)Think of Breckenridge as just a ski or outdoor recreation town? Then you haven’t met Jenn Cram, or experienced the Breckenridge Arts District. On Jan. 3, 2015, Cram celebrates her 15th year working with the Town of Breckenridge to envision, create and grow a town-wide arts district, partially inspired by […]
- Cooking Up a Breck Feast: A Guide to Grocery Shopping & Eating in - (Last Updated On: November 26, 2014)Booking a condo or home with a kitchen or even a kitchenette in Breckenridge can go a long way in not just saving money, but also in creating great memories. With our fast-paced lives, sometimes we don’t always find quality time around the dinner table, but on ski vacations, cooking […]
- Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s summer lineup selling out - (Last Updated On: September 24, 2014)Last year, the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre earned the Summit Foundation’s Outstanding Nonprofit Professional award, and this summer, it’s living up to its name with stand-out shows that are selling out. ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ The Breckenridge Backstage “Monty Python’s Spamalot” has been selling out every single night since it opened June […]