I am considering attending college at Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado. I do a lot of racing here on the east coast (NH, MA, etc), so early season training is important. I know Colorado is one of the best spots in the states for training during the summer, but I do not know how it goes between September and May. Is there so much snow all of the time that early year training is impossible? Snow on the roads would probably mean mountain biking, which I can do. How often does it go below 10 degrees F? How many of you race and are able to train in the winter?
This is not necessarily a deciding factor, but knowing that I could train in the winter would certainly be a plus. I am a lover of all endurance sports, so maybe cross training is an option.
Thanks for your help!