A full moon, a mogul mogul and ... 2025

Merry Christmas and happy full moon.This week's big moon (full officially on Thursday) offers a convenient link between Christmas and New Year's.Full-moon ski tours and snowshoe outings are in the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Vallecito open; Nordic season in full swing

Everything, Nordic-wise, is open.The trails at Hillcrest Golf Club are groomed and ready for skiing.The Nordic Center at Purgatory is groomed and open.Saturday marked the opening of the new season...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Classic Start

A mix of snow and sun and snow greeted skiers for the first Coke Race of the season last weekend at the Nordic Centerat Purgatory. The races were held on the opening day of the cross country ski...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Snow day

DATE: Dec. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sign up now for 2010 Iron Horse

Registration now is open for the 2010 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The three-day event, set for May 29-31, 2010, will mark the 39th anniversary of the fabled cycling event. Included is the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Avalanche danger skyrockets

Too much snow.Too much wind.Protypically fragile continental snowpack in the San Juan Mountains - known throughout the world for their avalanchepotential.Mix them together.Throw in some dramatic...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Bells ringing for avalanche school

It's back to school time. The Silverton Avalanche School has a full schedule of courses and workshops this winter. The school will offer a new Level I refresher course this year on Dec. 18-19 at...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Catch of the Week

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic skiing kicks and glides into new season

Let's go (Nordic) skiing.Always a popular early season endeavor, cross country skiing is off to a fast kick-and-glide start this season while the local alpine resorts are opening with only limited...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Pedaling the Dream

Fort Lewis College cyclist Ian Burnett is pedaling into his dream - he's going pro. Burnett, who was born and raised in Durango, has signed a contract with the Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

First tracks, early season obstacles, etc.

Early season conditions exist; beware of unmarked obstacles. Early season. Obstacles. Especially in the backcountry. Enough said. The resort season for skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sharing the Trails

Put mountain bikers, hikers and horses on the same trail - on the same tricky singletrack trail - at the same time.See any problems?Not if users share the trail.It's a simple concept, a simple...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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