15th Ice Festival: Ouray welcomes upwardly mobile

Get a grip folks, the annual Ouray Ice Festival is back.The 15th annual Ouray Ice Festival is under way right now at the famed Ouray Ice Park.The ice climbing extravaganza officially goes through...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hillcrest in winter

New age, lycra-like, super-synthetic miracle fabrics.And wool. The latest super-light skating skis. And wooden relics. Aerobically supercharged skate skiers.And casual Nordic Norms. Much like...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic skiers battle Crested Butte's chill

Temperatures were low - just above zero at start time - as the skiers in the Durango Nordic Ski Club competed in thefirst Junior National Qualifier for the 2009-10 season in Crested Butte a week...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hesperus avalanche class returns

The Hesperus Ski Patrol will present its 14th annual Avalanche Awareness and Avoidance Class next month. The class, a Level 1 avalanche class, will include three sessions - Jan. 12, 14 and 16. ...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A full moon, a mogul mogul and ... 2025

Merry Christmas and happy full moon.This week's big moon (full officially on Thursday) offers a convenient link between Christmas and New Year's.Full-moon ski tours and snowshoe outings are in the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Vallecito open; Nordic season in full swing

Everything, Nordic-wise, is open.The trails at Hillcrest Golf Club are groomed and ready for skiing.The Nordic Center at Purgatory is groomed and open.Saturday marked the opening of the new season...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Classic Start

A mix of snow and sun and snow greeted skiers for the first Coke Race of the season last weekend at the Nordic Centerat Purgatory. The races were held on the opening day of the cross country ski...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Snow day

DATE: Dec. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sign up now for 2010 Iron Horse

Registration now is open for the 2010 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The three-day event, set for May 29-31, 2010, will mark the 39th anniversary of the fabled cycling event. Included is the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Avalanche danger skyrockets

Too much snow.Too much wind.Protypically fragile continental snowpack in the San Juan Mountains - known throughout the world for their avalanchepotential.Mix them together.Throw in some dramatic...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Bells ringing for avalanche school

It's back to school time. The Silverton Avalanche School has a full schedule of courses and workshops this winter. The school will offer a new Level I refresher course this year on Dec. 18-19 at...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Catch of the Week

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors