Sports

Mulligan, Stowers lead Durango Freestyle Team

The Durango Freestyle Team jump-started the season with two events in early January.The first event was the USSA Park City Classic on Jan. 7-10 featuring a strong field that included the Australian...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Familiar Turf

The athletes of the Durango Nordic Ski Club took advantage of racing on their home courses when Durango hosted two USSAJunior National Qualifiers last weekend. And racing fans took advantage by...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ski Chicken Creek

Chicken Creek Nordic Area may be one of Montezuma County's best-kept winter secrets. Its location might fall into thesame category. But those who venture west to Chicken Creek praise the area for...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Snow reports, rainy ski days and gondolas

Snow reports tell the tale of the tape. And generally speaking, the resort snow reports are close to reality.Last week,reality was a little painful for resorts across the West.You see, just one...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Winterfest at Purgatory takes off this weekend

Winterfest at Purgatory takes off this weekend with an emphasis on hands-on winter sports education.Presented with Backcountry Experience and Durango Mountain Resort, Winterfest will offer...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic skiing surges to forefront

Nordic skiing glides and skates into the forefront in the Four Corners with a pair of landmark events over the next twoweekends.First, the Durango Nordic Ski Club will host the Pine Needle...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Home Snow

The Purgatory Alpine Ski Team not only hosted the USSA Southern Series giant slalom races last weekend, but thePurgatory racers also struck gold. More than 100 junior skiers from three states...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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

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