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Tips from Tex: Crested Butte a must among Purgatory perks

As a season pass-holder at Purgatory Resort, you have access to more than 20 different resorts across the western United States and around the world. Closer to home, Crested Butte offers three...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Women Outside Adventure Forum returning to Durango

A booming success in 2016, Backcountry Experience announced its second Women Outside Adventure Forum for 2017. An elite lineup of athletes will join outdoor industry professionals for this year’s...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors to host activities

Seniors Outdoors will host the following activities: Snowshoeing will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. Shovels are required and avalanche beacons may be required. For more information, contact Clark Lagow at...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Full moon hike to discover your senses

There will be a full moon hike, “to discover your senses” 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Haviland Lake, Haviland Lake Road. Participants will meet in the Rapp Corral parking lot to enjoy the “Snow...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Tips from Tex: Carving in the race course and Rotary Red Ball Express

For those racing NASTAR on Saturday before the Rotary Red Ball Express, this week’s article is for you. We certainly got spoiled with all the powder we had in January, and there’s more arriving...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic Center to host full moon bonfire Feb. 9

The next Alpine Bank “Full Moon Howler” will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Durango Nordic Center, 1 Skier Place. Attendees will gather around the bonfire to experience the alpenglow on the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Mesa Verde to host ecology hike Feb. 4

Park Rangers will lead a free guided hike focused on winter ecology 9 a.m. Saturday at Mesa Verde National Park. Participants will meet at the Morefield Village parking lot, and should prepare to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors to host activities

Seniors Outdoors will host the following activities: Snowshoeing will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. Shovels are required and avalanche beacons may be required. For more information, contact Clark Lagow at...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Nature Studies to host snowshoe workshop Feb. 4

There will be a snowshoe tracking workshop 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4 at Haviland Lake. Participants will meet in the Rapp Corral parking area and join Grace Gordon, program facilitator and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic Center to host ‘Langlauf’ event Feb. 11

Registration opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 for “Langlauf,” the cross-country ski race event, at Durango Nordic Center, 1 Skier Place. Langlauf, German for cross-country skiing, will feature a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Tips from Tex: Leg steering, the more effective option

Whether on skis or on a snowboard, there is a common misconception with a lot of riders that rotating the upper body is necessary to start a turn. This week’s tip will reference leg steering and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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The Inselberg cyclonic sand pit

The largest cylindrical sandstone weathering pit on Earth, unknown but to a few, lies within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Geologists informally refer to this singular landform...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors