Nepal team that scaled K2 receives hero’s welcome

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A team of 10 Nepalese climbers who became the first to scale the world’s second-highest peak during the harsh winter season received a hero’s welcome on return home to Nepal on...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Longest running skibike festival returns to Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort has long been a heaven for skibikers. Ideal conditions will welcome those attending the longest running skibike festival in the country this weekend. In partnership with the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Livi on the Lift: Could it be love on the lift?

Could it be love on the lift? Time will tell. Like many Durango locals, I avoided the hectic scenes at Purgatory Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Area during the holiday weeks with so many out-of-state...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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

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