Winter Scene

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...

Basic training

Even for an expert, making the right decision can be tough. 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. It was ...

Hot gear for the coldest part of the year

Old Man Winter better make up for last year’s lousy snow season. After a good initial showing in late autumn 2011, most of the year was spent waiting for that big storm that never really came. Adding insult was the record-setting summer heat that broiled the ...

Kicking butt doesn´t require two legs

If Oscar Pistorius taught us anything at the summer Olympics it was that some people with physical disabilities don’t let the loss of their legs — or other limbs or senses — keep them from achieving lofty physical goals. While the “Blade Runner” created controversy, ...

Soaking in warmth in winter

While some consider summer to be the prime time for soaking in Colorado’s hot springs, it’s really a year-round activity...

Outdoor events

A51 River Run Rail Series...

Entertaining options through the winter months

3rd Annual 1940s White Christmas Ball...

Music and events calendar

THURSDAY, OCT. 25 / MUSIC...

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. Ford Church of the Cottonwood Institute, a nonprofit focused on outdoor ...

Winter Scene 2010: The great Colorado ski area over view

  It´s 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 ...

Winter Scene 2010: Give me Liberty

  Colorado’s 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. The story goes like this: Liberty Skis’ founders Jim Satloff and Dan ...

Winter Scene 2010: iPhone snow applications

  Amid dozens of debatably useless applications, iPhones offer numerous apps of particular interest for Colorado snow-sport enthusiasts. Such applications provide useful information about current slope and weather conditions, ski runs, avalanche risk, snow reports ...
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