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Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: Winter festivals

Outdoor events in Colorado don’t end with summer

By Tom Winter
Colorado is known for its summer festivals, with world-class events like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Boulders own Creek Festival and many more. But fun in the sun doesnt end when the snow hits the ground. The winter may be colder, but that doesnt mean that the action stops.
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Thursday, October 28,2010

Winter Scene 2010: The firing line

How to get the shot when the snow is flying

By Tom Winter
Its cold. Its windy. Your hands are frozen. Youve been snowshoeing for hours. Now the moment comes: the light on the Gore Range is perfect, with the snow reflecting the alpenglow that brushes the peaks. You pull out your camera. Its going to be the perfect shot.
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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, September 30,2010

A bold new voice

Jaime Schectman aims to change the way ski areas are run, one chairlift at a time

By Tom Winter
Over the past five years, fueled by concerns about sustainability, global warming and environmental footprints, and fed by the recent collapse in the real estate-fueled resort economy, skiers and snowboarders have started to become activists,...
Thursday, September 9,2010

Point of View

Action sports video cameras let the world see the action through your eyes

By Tom Winter
While many of these devices shoot pretty good video, they tend to be designed as a second camera. In other words, while they can work as a hand held video camera to shoot action, stills or other media, theyre mostly designed to shoot POV, and perform best in that arena.
Thursday, August 19,2010

Sky’s the limit for local all-women bike ride

By Tom Winter
Boulder is filled with cyclists. And they ride all sorts of two-wheeled contraptions. But when it comes to competitive cycling, or hitting the road for 50 miles or so, getting up and rolling on two wheels can be intimidating..
Thursday, July 29,2010

Where there’s a cause, there’s a runner

By Tom Winter
While it’s too late to get involved with the Wild West Relay this year, you can ink in the event for next year. Learn more at wildwestrelay. com, where you can also sign up as a runner or team for next year’s event, see course maps and descriptions and learn more about how to get involved with both racing or volunteering via Volunteers For A Cause.
Thursday, July 29,2010

Running Wild

Boulder’s Tony Stafford attacks one of Colorado’s toughest running races, solo and for a good cause

By Tom Winter
Thats the Wild West Relay race in a nutshell. Pain, suffering and blisters are guaranteed, new shoes after the race are optional. The pain is made easier by the fact that the Wild West is a relay. That means that youll get some sleep. Youll be able to share your suffering with others.
Thursday, July 22,2010

Music in the key of free

By Tom Winter
You’ve poached the concerts with picnic in tow at Chautauqua, but couldn’t see the band, stuck outside with the rest of the freeloaders. You’ve hung out in the alley while the neighbor’s party kicked off with live tunes (shouldn’t have kicked his dog, he would have invited you).
Thursday, July 15,2010

Summer snow

Head south to find winter when it's hot

By Tom Winter
If you want to get close with rural Chile, the road to Ski Arpa is the place to do it. The drive traverses hidden vineyards, microscopic villages and rumbling creeks before climbing up a lost valley toward the final destination: Ski Arpa, South Americas only cat-skiing operation.
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