Cycling / Road Biking Tours: Europe - Italy, Spain; USA - Colorado, Montana, Wyoming; other options available upon reqeust
Nordic / Cross Country Skiing Tours: Europe - Austria, Germany; USA - Colorado; other options available upon reqeust
Hiking / Nordic Walking Tours: Europe - Austria, France; USA - Colorado; other options available upon reqeust
About Carter Active Tours
Carter Active Tours was started by Tim Carter and Tina Wilson, and their passion for outdoor sports.
+ Passion for the Outdoors +
Tim Carter and Tina Wilson love the outdoors, and would rather be Nordic skiing, biking or hiking any day of the week! They met in 1986 when Tim was a National U.S. Cross-Country Ski Champion and Tina was still getting her feet wet in the sport. Together they have cycled Europe, cross-country ski-raced across the states and Europe, kayaked along the Maine Island Trail, and hiked in both the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Cross-Country Skiing: In the early 1990s, Tim and Tina owned and operated Intervale Nordic Center in New Hampshire, grooming 50km of trail and created a 30km loop that connected nine inns by trail. They had a successful ski-school and rental/retail shop as well. Many people learned to classic or skate ski at Intervale Nordic, now called Mt. Washington Touring Center. In Cody, Wyoming they also had a rental/retail shop and gave classes on skiing and waxing.
They have continued to teach throughout the years, and are involved with their local Nordic club in Grand Mesa County, Colorado. Tim and Tina are avid cross country skiers who start early in the season hiking to snow to ski on, and finish late in the season with spring weather, t-shirts and klister. They participate in a variety of races each season, including local, national and international masters ski championship. Tim is a waxing master, sponsored by START wax.
Cycling / Road Biking and Hiking: When the snow melts, Tim and Tina switch gears to road biking and hiking in their free time. They have cycled over high mountain passes, both in Colorado and Europe. Their favorite ride is Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. They have participated in many century rides and citizen races, and are members of Bicycle Colorado. With their home base located in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, they enjoy the endless opportunities for short day hikes as well as long backcountry trips.
Business Professionals Too: When they aren’t outdoors, Tim is a professional photographer specializing in fine art, scenic and architectural photography as Carter Photographics. Tina keeps the creative juices going at a marketing and digital agency in Grand Junction.
What brought the Tour Company together was a passion for sports, European culture, teaching, guiding and travel.
We hope that you will join us on one of our fun trips to enjoy the sport as much as we do!
~ Tim and Tina