November 23, 2011
Former U.S. Ski Team member Heidi Bowes, front, and her sister Sue Rife make tracks in their backyard stash, within earshot of the dinner bell.
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You don’t have to go to the ski resort, Howelsen Hill or even the ice rink to get your winter sports fix. With a little creativity, local homeowners are taking matters into their own hands — and yards — creating everything from backyard rails to rinks just a snowball’s throw from the fridge.