<![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[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[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[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[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[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[Kicking butt doesn´t 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[Have a quieter white winter]]> If the lyrics to “Silent Night” are to be believed, winter is a time when “all is calm.” But try telling that to someone at one of Colorado’s ski resorts.]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[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: Hot styles, cold weather]]> <![CDATA[Winter Scene 2010: Winter cycling essentials]]> <![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: Happy winter trails to you]]> <![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]]>