Steve Ilg gets vertical to end 2020

Steve Ilg spent his final month of 2020 going uphill over and over again. Ilg, one of Durango’s famed mountain athletes, tackled the Merry Vertmas race put on by Aravaipa Running out of Arizona ....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Livi on the Lift: Having fun? Do you live in town? Have a good run!

Do you want to ride the chair together? Having fun out there? How many runs have you gotten in? Have you been to the backside yet? Do you live in town? What do you do? And, finally, the farewell...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Up to 55 injured skiers and snowboarders arrive at Colorado ERs each day

Chris Arnis was with his crew, carving spring snow on his home hill. It was a good Sunday for the lifelong skier. It was a little shy of 4 p.m., March 15, 2015, when it happened. Arnis, a ski coach...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Snowboard icon: Sports are great with or without Olympics

To all those surfers, rock climbers, skateboarders and, now, break dancers, who dream of taking their act to the Olympics soon, one of history’s best snowboarders has a message: Your sports are...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

LIVINGSTON: An opening day to savor

Stepping into bindings for the first time in eight months, getting the first scan of a new season pass and the comfortable feeling of loading the chair lift and being carried high up a mountain...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Silverton’s Bryon Powell completes the first Troutman 100

With no races to train for in 2020, Bryon Powell turned his attention to his newfound hobby for a summer of motivation. It all led to an impressive feat in the Colorado mountains. Silverton’s...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10

GREELEY — Juan Jiminez comes to Poudre Ponds for the peace. The fish are a bonus. Jiminez, 47, of Greeley works the graveyard shift stocking shelves at King Soopers. He loves to unwind after work...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

McMillan Peak: ‘A treasure to be shared’

Before writing this column, I checked in with Betsy Petersen. She has been climbing McMillan Peak near Red Mountain Pass on various routes for 20 years and has introduced the mountain to more than...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

The San Juan 13: Simmons links fourteeners in San Juan Mountains in single effort

Scott Simmons had thought about a specific mountain challenge in the San Juan Mountains for years. He never imagined completing it in trail running shoes instead of ski boots. The 48-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Vail Resorts to require reservations for 2020-21 ski season

Vail Resorts on Thursday unveiled the details of the plan for skiing at its 34 North American resorts – beginning Nov. 6 at Keystone – and, as we suspected, the 2020-21 season will be unlike any...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Squaw Valley ski resort is changing its name

Squaw Valley, a California ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, announced Tuesday that it is changing its name. The new name, which has yet to be determined, will be implemented in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango’s Sigle ready to relive Eco-Challenge Fiji on Amazon Prime Video

Shane Sigle will sit down on his couch and relive one of the most grueling races of his life from the comfort of his home in Durango. Millions more across the world will get a glimpse, too. Sigle...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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