Livi on the Lift: Celebrating an old season and new life

This, my friends, is the end. One last hurrah before packing away the winter gear. And, perhaps, one last powder day? That’s right, the final two days of resort skiing and snowboarding have arrived...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado rejects effort to require ski areas to report injuries

Colorado state lawmakers on Thursday killed a bill that would have required ski areas to publish ski injury statistics and safety plans. The Colorado Senate’s Agriculture and Natural Resources...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Livi on the Lift: Bring warm weather wax to the party

Seasons have changed and the urge to change gears into spring hobbies is strong. The first weekend of April brings the end to daily skiing at Purgatory Resort, Wolf Creek Ski Area and Telluride Ski...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Livi on the Lift: Clinging to winter as the seasons change

As the days get warmer, the calendar turns to spring and the snow begins to melt, one begins to ponder how many more days will be spent sliding down the mountain in the next few weeks. Lucky for...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ride of the Ancients returns to Dolores June 26

The popular Ride of the Ancients cycling event is back, and has been revamped into a gravel-grinder course from Dolores through the San Juan Mountains on June 26. Riders can choose between a...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Pandemic forces route change, other precautions for Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Traveling across the rugged, unforgiving and roadless Alaska terrain is already hard enough, but whatever comforts mushers previously had in the world’s most famous sled dog...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A place to call your own

The pandemic, lots of snow and the San Juan River and Southern Ute Reservation closures may have inspired you to start tying your own flies. I know the local fly shops, and probably the non-fisher...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Livi on the Lift: Frog ponds and reunions on the slopes

My 10-year high school reunion at a brewery didn’t sound like a lot of fun. But a reunion at a ski area? Now that I could get into. February provided some great skiing and snowboarding in Southwest...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Repeatable delight: Upper Muley Twist Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park

One of Capitol Reef’s most topographically diverse hikes wanders through a landscape of contrasts from high and wide-open to a slot inside the earth. The stem-and-loop incorporates four elements:...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hunters and trappers disregard Wisconsin’s wolf kill target

MADISON, Wis. — Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin’s wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn’t supposed to happen for another nine months...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Livi on the Lift: Everyone deserves a chance to play in the snow

Everyone deserves a chance to play in the snow. Thanks to the Adaptive Sports Association in Durango, everyone can. Skiing and snowboarding conditions have been oh-so-good at Southwest Colorado ski...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Iditarod drops ceremonial start over crowd-size concerns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — There has been another dramatic change to the world’s most famous sled dog race this year because of the pandemic, with officials announcing Friday that the ceremonial start has...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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