<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Winter Scene]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor events]]> Keystone Ski Area, often the leader among the bigger resorts in sending that first chair loaded with skiers and riders up the mountain, is offering up booty for its early season attendees in the form of the A51 River Run Rail Series.]]> <![CDATA[Hot gear for the coldest part of the year]]> May you snowshoe into the deep woods and get a taste of the sublime stillness. And may you partake in some of the sweet winter gear that has been waiting to be dusted off and get on the mountain.]]> <![CDATA[Dig your way to warmth]]> The backcountry punishes mistakes fiercely, especially in the winter. But should you find yourself stranded in the woods during the winter, there are ways to ensure you survive the night.]]> <![CDATA[Basic training]]> After three weeks camped on the Carroll Glacier in Alaska, waiting to ski a certain line after it went into the shade, longtime backcountry skier and guide Donny Roth finally set out for the summit. He and his team hiked to within 200 feet of the summit and assessed the situation. It was, he says, certain death.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: iPhone snow applications]]> <![CDATA[Fresh winter grub]]> Itīs been a long day up on the mountains and the Clif bar you had earlier did no justice to your hunger.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Hot styles, cold weather]]> <![CDATA[Spend your money on gas, not lift tickets]]> After last year’s lackluster snowfall truncated the number of available ski days, it would be nice if Mother Nature gave a little foresight into what Colorado resorts may be in for in 2012-13.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Gear up for winter camping]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Music and events calendar]]> How the World Began — With the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m. The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826.]]> <![CDATA[Soaking in warmth in winter]]> There’s something special about submerging aching muscles in naturally heated, mineral-rich water when the temperature outside is below freezing or, better yet, it’s snowing.]]> <![CDATA[Entertaining options through the winter months]]> This December, the White Christmas Ball will return to impart a little bit of that ’40s charm on its guests.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Catch air]]> I%uFFFDve strapped on my snowboard for the first time in two years, and I%uFFFDm standing at the top of a man-made jump staring downwards at an intimidating 42-degree slope. I%uFFFDve snowboarded for 12 years %uFFFD I traded last year%uFFFDs snow season for a two-month jaunt around South America %uFFFD but I%uFFFDve always preferred going down a hill to soaring above it.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Fresh tracks]]> <![CDATA[Flying high]]> The big news for Vail this year is the replacement of the aging Vista Bahn high-speed chairlift with the most technologically advanced lift in North America. Vail’s new gondola is a masterpiece of engineering.]]> <![CDATA[Desperately seeking snowfall]]> Thereīs a buzz building in the air with each cold nip and chilly breeze. Those long, light blue wispy clouds over the western horizon are surely harbingers of wind, freezing temperatures and snow.]]> <![CDATA[50 years of skiing Colorado]]> Talk to a skier who learned in the ’60s and they’ll tell stories of coaches imported from Europe to teach Americans how to tackle obstacles like moguls — knees together! — and ski edges sharp enough to shred your ski pants. Our rocker skis, wide leg stance and Gortex pants are a long ways from those experiences.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Happy winter trails to you]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Winter screens]]> Perhaps that%uFFFDs a bit extreme for the aver- They take it to the extremes, crossing one age powder addict.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: The firing line]]> It%uFFFDs cold. It%uFFFDs windy. Your hands are frozen. You%uFFFDve 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. It%uFFFDs going to be the perfect shot.]]>