Snow doesn’t slow Steamboat runners |

Snow doesn’t slow Steamboat runners

Winter running tips

■ South-facing slopes will get the most sunshine and can offer some of the best winter running.

■ Emerald is a favorite during summer and great during winter. There are plenty of running-trail options off Blackmer Drive. Don’t run on cross-country skiing trails, however.

■ Lightly traveled dirt roads can be packed down by cars, but not so much as to ice over. They are great places to run.

■ Pack appropriately. Layer clothing, and if headed to the backcountry, bring extra, as well as basic survival gear such as fire-starting equipment.

Snowcone runs ahead of Lisa Barbour on a Emerald Mountain trail Friday. Barbour said Emerald's trails, popular during summer, are great for running during winter, as well.
Joel Reichenberger