<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Winter Scene]]> <![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[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[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[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[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: 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.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Winter fun for kids]]> Just because the weather turns cold and that white stuff starts falling from the sky doesn%uFFFDt 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]]> <![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[Winter Scene 2010: Winter festivals]]> Colorado is known for its summer festivals, with world-class events like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Boulder%uFFFDs own Creek Festival and many more. But fun in the sun doesn%uFFFDt end when the snow hits the ground. The winter may be colder, but that doesn%uFFFDt mean that the action stops.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: The great Colorado ski area over view]]> It%uFFFDs 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.]]> <![CDATA[Bring on the powderhounds: Colorado’s ski area overview 2012-2013]]> Colorado’s ski season opened this year on the slopes of A Basin, locally loved for its open bowl skiing, steep runs and the “Beach” base area that’s so friendly to tailgating parties. With some of the highest skiable terrain in the country, topping out at 13,000 feet, it’s not a surprise that A Basin’s season is one of the longest.]]> <![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[Winter Scene 2010: Happy winter trails to you]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Music and events]]> Society of Boulder Valley. 1-3 p.m. 29th Street Mall, 28th Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, 303-444-0722..]]> <![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[Winter Scene 2010: Cultural Attractions]]> The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and for a mere $5 (or $4 for seniors, students and educators), you can check out some of the hottest local and national artists For more information, call 303.443.2122, or visit www.]]> <![CDATA[Kicking butt doesnīt require two legs]]> As the ski and snowboarding season is gearing up, people of all levels and abilities will be heading into the high country — some purely for recreation and the sense of freedom that an open mountain can provide, whether impaired or not. But some are heading to the high country to kick some serious butt.]]> <![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.]]>