• With little experience, here's why a Colorado Springs adventurer wants to try a polar expedition

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    On a stroll through North Cheyenne Cañon Park, Alex Fermanis spots a familiar scar on a distant mountainside. "See that right there, that chute?" he asks, tossing back his long, blonde locks. "That came in last winter, and my buddy and I managed to ski that." Since moving to Colorado...

  • Happy Trails: Buckhorn Loop

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    Buckhorn Loop After hikers and mountain bikers debate how to spend their mornings and afternoons in North Cheyenne Cañon, they often decide on a loop trail that crosses Mount Buckhorn. The single track skirts a ridge from where the area's signature mountains are in clear view: Pikes...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Dec. 11, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    ALMANAC Climbing ONGOING UpaDowna Climb Nights - 6-8 p.m., second Tuesday, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: upadowna.org/programs. Cycling ONGOING The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org. Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club -...

  • Skiing Colorado: Sunlight Mountain Resort

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    Sunlight Mountain Resort Glenwood Springs is a base for serious adventure, some of the best in Colorado. In summer, the surrounding canyons bustle with hikers and mountain bikers, and the rivers are alive with rafters and kayakers. Mysterious caverns entice year-round, as does the...

  • Inside the factory where unique Colorado skis are made

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    DENVER - In a three-room factory where machines roar and rock music blasts, Ted Eynon frowns at empty buckets. They were supposed to be filled with epoxy, and not just any epoxy, but the specially eco-friendly adhesive picked by Meier to build Colorado's unique skis. The manufacturer...

  • New drug could stall deadly symptoms of rattlesnake bite

    By KARA CARLSON , Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing. It's a race against time to get to a hospital, the only place that...

  • Breathtaker alpine coaster at Snowmass set to open Sunday

    The Aspen Times
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Along with Buttermilk opening and more terrain available this weekend at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass, the new Breathtaker alpine coaster at Elk Camp will open Sunday, officials announced Friday. Aspen Skiing Co. said Friday the new coaster, which is about 5,800-feet long and drops...

  • Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Keystone Ski Resort

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    FRISCO, Colo.  — A snowboarder who lost control and hit a tree at Keystone Ski Resort over the weekend has died. The Summit Daily reports 21-year-old Nathan Enright, of Libertyville, Illinois, crashed on a beginner trail Saturday and was taken off of life support at a...

  • Ultimate Colorado fourteener trophies are found in Leadville

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    LEADVILLE - When Peter Frykholm steps out of his house and looks down the street at Colorado's highest peaks, mounts Elbert and Massive, he sees them as wooden blocks. When he was a kid in Colorado Springs, mountains soaring 14,000 feet inspired his adventurous spirit. They still do;...

  • Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on US monuments

    MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    SALT LAKE CITY — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments, a fight that would scare off most companies but galvanizes customers of outdoor brands...

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