• Colorado resort looks to install new ski lift 

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017

    DURANGO — A new ski lift could be coming to the Purgatory Resort in Durango. The Durango Herald reports the U.S. Forest Service would need to approve the Gelande lift, which was previously approved by the Forest Service to be a transfer lift, which would take skiers up the...

  • Second Colorado ski mountain to open for the 2017-18 season Friday

    John Meyer, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Oct 17, 2017

    The Loveland Ski Area announced Tuesday that it will open for the 2017-2018 season Friday on one run with an 18-inch base. “We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that opening day is finally here,” said chief operating officer Rob Goodell. “The snow we...

  • Hiking the Colorado Trail for nearly 500 miles, the mountains awed me the whole way

    By Allie Ghaman The Washington Post -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 17, 2017

    Halfway up the 3,300-foot climb through the muggy forest on the north side of Hope Pass, I was panting, sweat-soaked and pining for a pint. It seems every tiny mountain town in Colorado is blessed with a great microbrewery and pizza restaurant. At nearly 500 miles, the Colorado Trail...

  • Skiing Colorado: Copper Mountain

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Copper Mountain Blessed by the wintry winds blowing west of the Continental Divide, four world-class ski resorts share competitive space in Summit County. In the effort to separate itself from Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge and Keystone, Copper Mountain touts its geographic...

  • Happy Trails: Red Rocks, Woodland Park

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Red Rocks, Woodland Park Colorado is full of surprises. Trails and roads lead to all sorts of geological wonders in unexpected places. Outside Woodland Park, a U.S. Forest Service campground is called Red Rocks Group, but at the parking lot you won't find any sign directing you to...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Oct. 16, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Almanac Cycling ONGOING The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org. Hiking ONGOING Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. - Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet in...

  • Along final stretch of Manitou Incline, a grueling way of (work) life

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 15, 2017

    With both feet planted firmly so as not to slip and tumble down into the clouds, Hugo Benitez glanced over his shoulder, down to the shrouded ties and water-diverting structures that he and his team installed during two previous jobs on the Manitou Incline. "We never thought we would...

  • First chairlift fall comes on opening day at A-Basin ski area

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 13, 2017

    SUMMIT COUNTY - Friday's celebratory opening day of Colorado's ski season didn't end without a scary moment. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area CEO Alan Henceroth said that a 21-year-old man fell about 19 feet to the ground near the 11th and final tower of the Black Mountain Express chairlift....

  • Rescued hiker recounts how he survived 80 hours lost in Colorado 14er backcountry

    By Kevin Fixler, Summit Daily
    Updated: Fri, Oct 13, 2017

    The nights were long, frigid and he barely slept, but all the while Shuei Kato just tried to maintain his usual even-keeled nature, subconsciously relying on the belief that his abilities to problem solve would eventually bring him home. With little more than a day's worth of...

  • Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah

    By BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 13, 2017

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road that was impassable in their rental car, authorities said Friday. Helena Byler, 78, was...

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