Extreme ski phenom Chris Davenport reaching the summit of Star Peak in the Elk Mountains near Aspen. Photograph courtesy of Chris Davenport, iStock (iPad)
Last May, alpinist and professional photographer Cory Richards, who was a resident of Boulder at the time, shared his ascent of Mt. Everest live via Snapchat. His stream, titled #EverestNoFilter, introduced hundreds of thousands of viewers to vertiginous peaks and stunning vistas—as well as some of...
One-time Coloradans Andrea and Seth Hughes have become digital nomads, living and working full-time from their 25-foot Airstream trailer.
—Photo by Seth K. Hughes
Andrea Hughes wakes to the chime of her cell phone’s alarm clock. She rolls out of bed and walks to the kitchen to grind some coffee. After pulling back a curtain to watch the sun rise, she sits down in front of her laptop, cup of joe in hand, ready for an 8 a.m. conference call with her employer,...
—Illustration by Sean Parsons
The beginning of fall means the beginning of football season, when about three million American kids will bang their bodies together for sport. Those collisions will result in roughly 100,000 players sustaining at least one concussion this season, according to a recent study. Now there’s a...
Luis Benitez on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
—Photograph by Matt Nager
A decade ago, Littleton resident Luis Benitez was one of the most sought-after mountaineering guides in the world. Benitez’s foray into government, however, might be his most pioneering excursion yet. Last summer, Governor John Hickenlooper hired Benitez as founding director of the Colorado Outdoor...
—Photo by Brian Silcox
In a grassy field at the north end of Boulder Municipal Airport, I find Alfonso Ossorio sitting atop a picnic table, watching with childlike wonder as motorless glider planes land on the runway. Dressed in an Army green expedition shirt and khakis, Ossorio has a sturdy build and a thick shock of...
The sweet views of victory. —Photo by Jean-François Hardy
Live in the Front Range long enough and “climb a fourteener” will most likely find its way onto your must-do list. Colorado boasts 53 of the 96 mountain peaks in the U.S. that scrape the sky at 14,000 feet or higher. Standing on one of those summits is a rite of passage. In the summer, the...
April 12 2016, 2:35 PM
—Photo by iStock
More than 20 percent of Colorado’s ski resort visitors will experience the negative effects of high elevation, a fact the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen is taking to heart—er, lung. To combat the vacation downer, St. Regis recently created an “altitude concierge.” The hotel’s chef concierge, Stephanie...
Team Great Britain chisels its sculpture, "Tale of Two Dragons."
—All photos courtesy of Carl Scofield / Breckenridge Tourism Office
At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26 in Breckenridge, the 26th International Snow Sculpture Championships began with the traditional cannon blast. In a flurry of saws, ice chippers, and trowels, 16 teams from all over the world went to work on their respective 24-ton block of snow. Each four...
February 2 2016, 2:00 PM