Presentation on Bhutan to be given Tuesday
A presentation about the unique culture and stunning mountain scenery of Bhutan will be precede the next meeting of the San Juan Group of the Colorado Mountain Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies on the Fort Lewis College campus.
Laura Scull, an FLC mathematics professor and chairwoman of the San Juan Group, will show slides from a three-week trip she made to the small Himalayan nation in 2008.
Known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is a deeply Buddhist land where traditional dress is still worn, medieval fortress monasteries dot the landscape and gross national happiness is valued more than gross national product.
The program is free and open to the public. Information about the San Juan Group and Colorado Mountain Club also will be available.
For more information, call John Bregar at 385-1814 or email email@example.com.
Durango athletes win quadrathlon titles
Three Durango athletes won overall titles March 3 at the inaugural Pagosa Winter Quadrathlon.
The event featured four disciplines Nordic skiing, running, cycling and swimming covering 35.5 kilometers.
Durango yoga teacher and coach Steve Ilg teamed with professional Ironman triathlete Randy Stueve to win the Team Division. Ilg and Stueve covered the course in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 35 seconds.
Meanwhile, in the Female Soloist Division, triathlete Molly Hummel took top honors with a time of 1:46:55. Clay Moseley of Los Alamos, took the Mens Soloist Division in a time of 1:39:47.
The event was put on by the Pagosa Nordic Club.
Womens ski clinic to be held in Silverton
Sisters in the Steeps, an educational ski clinic for women by Babes in the Backcountry, will return April 6-8 to Silverton Mountain.
The clinic helps empower confidence and technique for female telemark or alpine skiers who want the skills to power down challenging terrain.
For more information and to register, visit http://backcountrybabes.net/Event-4-Steep-Sis.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain bike competition to be held
Aztec Trails & Open Space will present the 12th annual Alien Run Mountain Bike Competition on May 6 at Tiger Park, one mile east of U.S. Highway 550 on Navajo Dam Road (New Mexico Highway 173) north of Aztec.
Registration will open at 8 a.m., a prerace meeting will take place at 9:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
The cost is $25 and includes lunch, socks and the ride. There will be a 10-mile beginners/childrens course, a 24-mile sport course and 25-mile expert course.
For more information and advance registration, visit www.alienrun.com.
A-Basin plans to end ski season in early June
KEYSTONE Arapahoe Basin isnt planning on another late end to the ski season. It says it plans to close in early June this year.
Last season, the ski area on the Continental Divide ended daily operations in early June, but it kept its lifts running on weekends until July 4. There was so much spring snow last season that the resort still had a 62-inch base in mid-June.
A-Basin hasnt had quite as much snow this winter. It was reporting a 50-inch base at midmountain Tuesday.
Breckenridge maps best powder spots
BRECKENRIDGE Breckenridge Ski Resort now offers more than discounts on Foursquare: Its mapping where to find some of its best powder.
The resorts online marketing manager Morgan Bast says sharing what locals say are the best runs on a certain day can help other visitors have a better time.
Breckenridge uses several social networks, plus Vail Resorts Inc.s EpicMix application, to interact with visitors but says it wanted to be on Foursquare, too.
Herald Staff and Associated press