We checked in with Cheeky Endorsed Guide and Colorado resident Tom Gibson to learn how he prepares to pull off the coveted "daily double."
For most outdoor enthusiasts, fishing season and skiing season are synonymous with summer and winter. By the time skis have been sharpened and boots re-fitted, the tackle box has long been stashed away. But what if fishing and skiing didn't have to be an either/or? What if you could cast a bug and shred gnar in the same day? If you live in the state of Colorado, you're in luck.
How to Ski and Fish in the Same Day
By Tom Gibson
Winter in Colorado provides the ultimate opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to experience the full offering of nature's playground. The low humidity levels are ideal for cruising through champagne powder, while the colder weather also reduces the number of anglers on rivers throughout the state. Colorado's high altitude environments provide world class skiing and fly fishing during the winter.
Suggested Pairings for Colorado:
Ski Breckenridge and fish the Blue River
Ski Keystone and fish the Snake River
Ski Vail and fish Gore Creek
Ski Beaver Creek and fish the Eagle River
Ski Aspen and fish the Roaring Fork or Frying Pan
Looking for more? Check out pro skier and Cheeky Armada member John Spriggs accomplish the daily double in his video "When Winter Ends":