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Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Winter cycling essentials

By James Dziezynski
As temperatures drop and daylight wanes, many cyclists hang up their bikes for the season and retreat to the sweaty comfort of spinning class. But with winter temps averaging in the mid-40s and plenty of Rocky Mountain sunshine before dusk, dedicated riders can enjoy cranking out miles all year long.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Winter fun for kids

Turn off the TV and make cold weather into family time

By Jefferson Dodge
Just because the weather turns cold and that white stuff starts falling from the sky doesnt mean you should park your kid in front of the television. Boulder County has a plethora of activities that are perfect for children during the winter months. From snow sports to local recreation center programs
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Gear up for winter camping

By James Dziezynski
To some, the idea of spending a night outdoors in the cold, dark heart of winter is a miserable notion. But with the right gear and proper technique, the seldom-seen winter wilderness offers a pristine world of snowy marvels and crystalline, star-filled nights.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Hitting the smaller slopes

Where to break in that brand-new sled

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
For the frugal family or the college student without a trust fund, hitting the slopes is not always a viable option. The cost of ski and snowboard gear adds up when youre trying to equip a family of four, and the lift tickets to Colorados ski resorts are a pretty penny.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Happy winter trails to you

Trade your skis for (horse)shoes

By Heather May Koski
Contrary to popular belief, horseback riding is not just for cowboys on hot summer days. In fact, winter horseback riding has become a popular, cold-weather attraction for Boulder County residents and visitors alike. Numerous equestrian ranches, stables and liveries provide a fun alternative to a weekend on the slopes this winter.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Fresh tracks

When riding the lifts gets dull, try backcountry skiing

By Elizabeth Miller
When the circuit of freezing on the lift ride up and dodging wobbly Texans on the run down gets dull, it might be time to take a look at the world of backcountry skiing. It offers the lure of the steep and deep with the freedom and danger of being alone in the mountains, without rules or ski patrol to save your ass.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Catch air

Tricked-out training facility helps improve aerial awareness

By David Accomazzo
Ive strapped on my snowboard for the first time in two years, and Im standing at the top of a man-made jump staring downwards at an intimidating 42-degree slope. Ive snowboarded for 12 years I traded last years snow season for a two-month jaunt around South America but Ive always preferred going down a hill to soaring above it.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: iPhone snow applications

Have the slopes at your fingertips

By Heather May Koski
Amid dozens of debatably useless applications, iPhones offer numerous apps of particular interest for Colorado snow-sport enthusiasts. Such applications provide useful information about current slope and weather conditions, ski runs, avalanche risk, snow reports and many other topics.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Give me Liberty

Colorado ski company loves the outdoors — a lot

By Tom Winter
Colorados Liberty Skis started, literally, with the roll of the dice. While the metaphor is useful for many a startup, few can claim that the seed funding came from a craps table in Vegas.
Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: The great Colorado ski area over view

By James Dziezynski
Its one of the wonderful problems to have in Colorado: picking the best place to ski or snowboard. Colorado boasts 26 major ski areas that range from the modest Howelsen Hill to the epic bowls of Vail. Picking the best ones for your style, budget and time can be tricky.
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