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Learning to Ski When You’re Over 30

August 19th, 2018

Learning to ski as an adult can be, well, awkward. It’s embarrassing riding the lift to the intermediate slopes alongside a 5 year old who can get off and NOT fall on their face. And as we grow out of our overconfident twenties, the fear of injury becomes more prominent. So, is it worth it to take up the sport so late? I spoke with Kevin Foote, who has been a ski instructor with Vail for the last 5 years (he is off this season), about how to begin.     Take A Group Lesson  Okay, maybe you don’t want to spend the money, but think of it this way: one full day of group lessons will... Read More

Choosing Beginner Skis and Snowboards

August 19th, 2018

Alright, you’ve decided that you love snowboarding or skiing enough to invest in your own gear. Here’s a brief guide to what you need. Boots Set aside the majority of your budget for high quality, comfortable boots. This is the most important feature of your set up, and often overlooked. Go to a few different shops, get fitted, and make sure you’re getting the best possible pair. They’ll typically last between 100-150 days of riding, which is much longer than it sounds. Snowboards & Skis The guidelines for beginners are generally the same regardless of gender. For snowboards, you’ll... Read More

Exploring BOCO Responsibly

June 7th, 2016

It’s summer! Time to lace up those hiking boots, grab a trail map, and head outdoors. Boulder’s beautiful open space is the reason many of us gravitate here. This season, exercise your responsibility on the trails and help keep the wilderness around for all of us to enjoy. Impact If you consider yourself a wild soul, I can understand the temptation to step off trail and forge your own way. While this gung-ho exploration may feed your inner Zebulon Pike, it’s pretty rough on your surroundings. Trails are designed to minimize our impact on nature. They make sure erosion is kept to a minimum,... Read More

Community Growth Through Community Gardens

May 10th, 2016

School is coming to a close, the weather is warming up, summer is on its way. For many of us in Boulder this means enjoying the sunshine as much as possible, whether it be through extreme hiking and climbing or just some good old fashioned lounging. If you’re looking for a novel way to reconnect with your sun drenched self, you might consider checking out one of Boulder’s brightest gems, its community garden system. Boulder County is home to 12 community garden sites, eight of which are located within the city limits. Growing Gardens, the organization responsible for the garden spaces, is... Read More

Earth Day: As Boulder as it Gets

April 19th, 2016

Photo Credits: Julia DeBell This Friday, April 22nd, the United States celebrates its 46th Earth Day. This holiday, founded in 1970, stands in tribute to the national phenomenon that was the Environmental Revolution. This movement, widely considered one of the most successful in recent US history, was the force behind the creation of the eminent Environmental Protection Agency. This progressive public sentiment drove environmental reform across the nation. In short, we can thank it for our breathable air and our drinkable water. Boulder has long been a hotspot of environmentalism. As a hippy nest... Read More

World-Record Slide on Boulder Hill!

July 14th, 2015

Have you ever looked at the Hill and thought “I would totally ride a giant slip and slide down that.” Well you are’t the only one. Is 1000 feet going to be long enough for you? That’s 3 football fields. July 18, 2015, a Guinness World-Record holding waterslide comes to Boulder, and will carry thousands of sliders down the landmark Hill. The slide will be placed on 13th street and will open at 9am. Sliders are organized into waves due to the sheer number of them—23,000 people are “Going,” according to Facebook. Unfortunately for those just hearing about it, the event is sold out, but... Read More

Mountain Biking at CU? I Thought it was Only for Roadies!

September 15th, 2014

  For those of you who are already part of the Boulder mountain bike community, it may seem crazy that many people don’t know about the many opportunities for mountain biking around Boulder.  When I first came to CU, I had no idea there was a collegiate mountain bike team.  Of course I knew there was a team for road riding, but since all I ever read or saw in pictures was about the road team, I didn’t even think to look at CU Cycling’s website to see what other disciplines they participate in.  It wasn’t until the beginning of my second year that I happened to see... Read More

CU’s Controversial Buffalo Pool is Officially Open

June 11th, 2014

As a student, I was witness to the Buffalo Pool’s construction over the course of my most recent semester. I stood on the other side of the surrounding chain link fence, hoping that I would one day get to jump into this mystical animal-shaped pool, which was nothing but a mess of dirt and construction equipment when I first saw it. Well, that day has come, and I have finally gotten to see the finalized pool. It’s pretty freakin’ neat. The pool looks fantastic and the many months of construction have clearly paid off. However, it’s no secret that this pool has been the spark... Read More

Public Pools That are Sure to Cure the Sizzling Summer Heat

May 31st, 2014

Boulder has a very diverse range of temperatures throughout the year. We’ve seen its brutal arctic temperatures in the winter, and now that the summer solstice is exactly twenty-one days away, we should prepare ourselves for the relaxing summer heat. This heat can be intense, however, and at times it may be too much to bear. You could choose to just lock yourself in a refrigerator for the summer, but that’s probably not your cup of tea. Instead, you might enjoy checking out some of Boulder’s best outdoor public pools. Eldorado Swimming Pool Eldorado State Park is a beautiful... Read More