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Thursday, June 23,2011

Wet!

Colorado’s deep snowpack means a long, wet summer for river rats story and photos by tom winter

By Tom Winter
The summer solstice means many things. For some, it's a chance to delve into their pagan roots. For others, it's an excuse to have a party.
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Thursday, June 2,2011

Rolling dice

Boulder’s leading mountain bike activist speaks out

By Tom Winter
As the Government Affairs Director for the International Mountain Biking Association, Jenn Dice heads up the lobbying arm of the leading mountain biking advocacy group in the United States. She rode into the job by accident, after getting involved in endurance mountain bike racing.
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Thursday, May 12,2011

Sneaky singletrack

By Tom Winter
That's about all you hear this time of year as mountain bike enthusiasts pack up their rigs, load the bikes on top and head west into the Utah desert. And while Moab does sound nice, those who are looking for something a bit different can turn their spring mountain bike road trips into exploratory missions, leaving the crowds behind.
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Thursday, March 3,2011

Building dreams

New model for ski resort development emerges in Alaska

By Tom Winter
Well, it is something - a mass of rock and ice with scattered alder bushes and some evergreens. But the small sub-peak is dwarfed by its Alaskan neighbors. It seems a strange place for a ski area. The closest large population base is Anchorage, nearly two hours away.
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Thursday, February 3,2011

God is Italian

The heaven on earththat is Monterosa Ski

By Tom Winter
God is an Italian. Don't think so? Here's proof: The food, the wine and the weather. Want more? Throw mountains into the mix. And not just any mountains, but the massive three-valley complex known as Monterosa Ski. And it's here, in the isolated villages that dot this region, that the provenance of the Almighty One is most evident.
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Thursday, January 6,2011

Knock on wood

Two Colorado ski manufacturers lead a global revolution

By Tom Winter
Wood One of the most basic building materials known to humans, wood is the foundation of skis and snowboards. This versatile, beautiful material was used for the first skis. The legendary Austrian pioneer of downhill skiing, Arnold Lund, perfected the first alpine turns with skis made of wood.
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Thursday, December 30,2010

Beating the Bloat

Five ways to recover from the holidays

By Tom Winter
The festive cookies with lots of chocolate chips. The brownies with plenty of ice cream. The roast beef for Christmas dinner. A second helping of that roast beef. And then, of course, the cocktails. And the beer and the wine. And now, what you're left with is an already tight cocktail dress that's gotten a lot tighter.
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Thursday, December 16,2010

Winter riding

Who cares that the snow is the best in years? MTB junkies just want dirt

By Tom Winter
Colorado is a blessed state. Take, for example, Boulder's easy living. This November and December have seen big snows in the mountains. But we've hardly had to lift a shovel of the white stuff down here in B-Town. For mountain bikers, that's a good thing.
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Thursday, December 2,2010

The stash

Powder is where you find it

By Tom Winter
But while 'powder days' at the big resorts, you know, the ski areas with the cheap season pass that you and all your friends bought, are becoming 'powder mornings' with the snow tracked out by noon, there are still plenty of options for those addicted to deep snow bliss.
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Thursday, November 18,2010

Ice man

Boulder’s Eric Larsen speaks for the poles

By Tom Winter
Hard work. Two words that mean many different things to many different people. But to polar explorer and word traveler Eric Larsen, they sum up a philosophy. A philosophy that not only drove him to both the North and South Poles, but also to the top of Everest all during the past year.
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