A snowboarder descends Moose Glades to Eldora's Corona lift. An expansion, currently on hold, would extend the ski area’s boundary down to the valley. —Courtesy of Joe Lindsey
When the U.S. Forest Service released its draft decision, late last winter, on the expansion plans for Eldora Mountain Resort, it looked like the proprietors would get literally everything they asked for.
Despite strong opposition from a number of groups, including Boulder County and area...
October 19 2015, 10:12 AM
—Courtesy of Victoria Caffrey / Arc'teryx
You’ve heard of “Patagucci”? That’s outdoorsy jargon for Patagonia, maker of coveted, high-priced apparel and outerwear. That brand has long operated a retail store in LoDo, but an even more rarified competitor is moving into the Denver shopping scene: Arc’teryx.
The Canadian company (based in...
September 30 2015, 4:20 PM
—Image courtesy of STARS.
It’s a slushy scene on Colorado’s ski slopes right now, but beer isn’t the only way to turn those spring conditions into a party. The STARS Mountain Challenge happening at Steamboat next weekend (March 27–28) turns slush-skiing into a fundraiser for adaptive athletes.
It’s like a scavenger hunt...
March 24 2015, 12:15 PM
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Skier Mikaela Shiffrin has notched some pretty precocious achievements in her 19 years—like becoming the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history—but compiling a cookbook wasn’t among her ambitions. “I didn’t spend my teenage years thinking, ‘I’m going to write a cookbook’,” she jokes with...
March 18 2015, 10:30 AM
—Photo by Allen Krughoff
British travel writer Alastair Humphreys has cycled around the world, rowed across the Atlantic, and trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. But his latest book, Microadventures: Local Discoveries, Great Escapes, celebrates exploration and adventure closer to his...
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Like any number of Coloradans, I’ve been skiing for decades. The amount of “stuff” I’ve amassed in those years is excessive—my fraying ski bag is so bulky that it hardly fits onto a ski bus. And yet, this Christmas my husband managed to find one accessory I didn’t already own: A flask. It’s a...
February 25 2015, 10:30 AM
—Courtesy of Casey Day
Clicking into my skis at 11,307 feet on Berthoud Pass near Winter Park, I can’t help but admire the surroundings. Snow-covered slopes, punctuated by stands of spruce and lodgepole pines, rise from each side of the summit parking area. An expansive sky dotted with a smattering of clouds leans toward...