DCL Gear to Go

Conditions are looking pretty great for spring skiing and boarding this year! You’ll find five Colorado resorts in ZRankings’ list of the Top 12 Best Places to Ski in March — four of which are within fairly easy driving distance.

You know what that means: It’s time to plan your trip to the mountains!

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) offers these gadgets and resources to help you make the most of your trip, and all you need is your library card.

Consumer Reports
Tires can make or break the drive — make sure you’ve got good ones. If you’re in the market for a fresh set, do your research. Consumer Reports’ Tire Ratings include all-season and snow tires. Use your library card number and PIN to access Consumer Reports.

Launchpads & Video Games
These pre-loaded tablets work like a charm when it comes to keeping the kids entertained, and bonus: They’re educational. The library’s collection includes a variety of devices with different games and activities to choose from — no Wi-Fi required. Check them out!

GoPro
Capture all the mountain moments. Check out a GoPro and make a time-lapse video of the drive or your day on the slopes, or a family documentary about your trip. Or simply get video proof of conquering that black diamond. Ski Magazine listed Breckenridge’s Crazy Ivan 2 as one of the steepest in-bounds runs in North America. But, no pressure! Stay safe and have fun.

Wireless Hotspot
Stay connected without wearing out your smartphone battery! This hotspot gives you long-range Wi-Fi access, indoors or out.

Movies & Videos
Download some shows before you go, or stream them. Hoopla has audiobooks, digital movies, TV and music — for kids, too. Or try Tumblebooks for kids’ videos.

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