<![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: Music and events]]> Society of Boulder Valley. 1-3 p.m. 29th Street Mall, 28th Street and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, 303-444-0722..]]> <![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: 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[Winter Scene 2010: Hitting the smaller slopes]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Fresh tracks]]> <![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: Give me Liberty]]> Colorado%uFFFDs 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.]]> <![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[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[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[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[Winter Scene 2010: Hot styles, cold weather]]> <![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[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: 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[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: iPhone snow applications]]> <![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[Desperately seeking snowfall]]> There´s 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.]]>