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Wild, Wild Web

Our totally subjective, highly opinionated, and completely practical guide to the smart, interesting, eminently useful, and downright entertaining websites coming out of Colorado today.

June 2010

ADVENTURE

www.onthesnow.com/colorado/skireport.html
This site boasts a listing of statewide snow conditions, including links to reviews of the individual resorts. You can also tap into a variety of links that show the latest deals on lodging and lift tickets.
|| Hot Click Registered members get full access to up-to-the-minute snow reports as well as weekly gear giveaways.

 

www.14ers.com
Whether you're a novice or a pro, this site has everything you need to know about Colorado's highest peaks, including weather and trip reports, photos, and classified ads for gear.
|| Hot Click For those still working their way up, 13ers.com provides similar information.

www.snow.com
The home site for Vail Resorts provides info on travel packages, bargains, and snow conditions.
|| Hot Click The site's "Epic Pass" section lets you lock in a deal on next season's skiing.

www.14erskiers.com/blog
A trio of blogs from Crested Butte's Brittany Walker and Frank Konsella—he was the fourth man to ski all the fourteeners; she's in the running to be the first woman—highlights the wonders of Colorado backcountry skiing (and, in the summer, mountain biking).
|| Hot Click Watch videos of recent avalanches and the pair's efforts to ski clear of danger.

www.coloradopowderforecast.com
Drop into specific—and often dead-on—snowfall predictions for every resort in the state, including a "Keep Me Honest" link where Joel Gratz tracks the accuracy of his previous forecasts.
|| Hot Click The "Learn About Snow" tab has fun multimedia elements (with video) about predicting powder days.

www.wildsnow.com
Lou Dawson—one of Colorado's most notable mountaineers and backcountry skiers—offers his guide to off-the-trail skiing and mountaineering.
|| Hot Click The "More" tab offers links to great technical detail about gear, avalanche safety, and various tips and etiquette for backcountry enthusiasts.

www.gooneyriders.typepad.com
A blog by and for renegade cyclists, skiers, and climbers with (in part) the following mission statement: "We rant against waste, commuting by car, and people who take themselves too seriously. We enjoy good beer, good company, and good times." 'Nuff said.
|| Hot Click The no-frills site includes links to numerous riding blogs, gear sites, and videos.

www.coloradomountain-journal.com
5280 contributing editor Dougald MacDonald created Colorado MoJo for hard-core backcountry skiers, climbers, hikers, and trail runners. This all-Colorado news and inspiration site is packed with epic adventures, new routes to try, and race reports.
|| Hot Click Visit the "Classics" tab to find your next Colorado exploit.

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