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January 28th, 2018

Snowy mountain in the summer. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 5th, 2017

Nick is in love with the ski and snowboard industry. Ever since moving to Boulder a couple of years ago, he has loved the laid back culture and positive vibes that surround the ski and snowboard world. When Nick was hired by Deviation, a Denver based ski and snowboard company, he told me he couldn’t have been happier. He became a sales rep for them and was delighted with the pleasure of representing Deviation at the 2017 SIA Snow Show. Nick obviously showed a passion for the sport and a bond with those who practice it. He was more than happy to tell me all about Deviation’s missions... Read More

Fun in the Snow: How to Make the best of Spring Snow

March 25th, 2016

Fun in the Sun Snow: How to Make the best of Spring Snow   Boulder got slammed with a massive storm which blanketed out hiking trails in snow, and more is expected this weekend. Instead of hiding indoors all day, here’s a few ways to enjoy the snowy outdoors around Boulder.   Snowshoeing: For those that want to get their hiking fix, snowshoeing provides a viable means of snow-top transport. The wide footprint of the snowshoe will allow you to float above the snowy wet surface. Snowshoes are allowed at Chautauqua Park and most hiking venues in Boulder. Snowshoes can be rented at Crystal... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 1st, 2016

This Portland, Oregon native just moved to Colorado in the middle of January to experience the mountain lifestyle. Meet Allison, an outdoor enthusiast and world traveler! Allison originally knew she was bitten by the travel bug ten years ago right before she started college. She participated in a study abroad program in Copenhagen that allowed her to travel all throughout Europe for 6 months. Since then, Allison took a year to move back to Oregon to pack her things and see her friends and family before she was off to her next destination, San Francisco. In the past few years, she has traveled... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

February 22nd, 2016

Derek and Molly their weekend afternoons in mountains by Nederland. This dynamic couple moved to the Boulder area ten years ago after meeting in Seattle and tying the knot. After meeting in college, these two realized that they loved sharing outdoor adventures together and for them, that created an unbreakable bond. After their wedding, they decided they were ready for some new adventures, so they said goodbye to Seattle and hello to Boulder in 2006. “Nothing can beat the Colorado Rockies,” says Molly, “we see ourselves here for quite some time.” You can see their smiles... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 9th, 2016

John is a Colorado native who currently lives in the Denver area. He visits the Boulder parks often with his dog, Riley, where they love doing off-trail exploring together. John spends most of his time working with his construction company, but when he is off work, he spends the rest of his time outside and with his dog. “Riley is already five now, and she has been out here hiking, camping, and snowshoeing with me since she was just a pup,” he said. When John has finally comes inside from the outdoors, he loves checking out new breweries in the Boulder and Denver area. Avery Brewing... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

February 8th, 2016

Almost every day, rain (or snow) or shine, Lydia takes her dog, Jack, to Chautauqua Park for some outside play time. Living only a short drive from the park, she has great access to all of the trails and wide open space that the park has to offer. Lydia grew up around Boulder area. She moved to Oregon for a few years for a previous job, but missed the Colorado mountains too much. But after those few quick years, she moved right back to the area, bought a quaint home in North Boulder where she now lives with her husband, her dog, Jack, and her cat. Lydia spends a lot of time outside hiking,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

February 1st, 2016

Snow storms don’t stop this avid runner. Meet Carrie, a trail runner from Knoxville, Tennessee. Carrie moved to the Boulder area two years ago, after living in Denver for two years. She leads a very active lifestyle; she loves climbing, hiking, and biking, but her favorite activity is trail running. She started running in high school for her cross country and track team and she said “it just stuck.” “For me, running is a way for me to escape to nature for a while and leave any stress behind,” she said. Running in the snow doesn’t bother her at all. She mentioned... Read More

Outdoor Adventure of the Week: Historic Eldora

January 29th, 2016

When you hear people talk about Eldora here in Boulder County nearly everyone’s mind goes to the same place: Eldora Ski Resort. But have you ever been to the Historic town of Eldora just below the popular ski resort? Admittedly, there isn’t a whole lot to be found here as many of the town buildings are shuttered with a few newer cabins and homes scattered around the valley, but if you are up for a snowshoe adventure this is the spot for you. A one-time gold mining camp, Eldora is neatly tucked back into Roosevelt National Forest. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic... Read More

Outdoor Adventure of the Week: Caribou Ranch

January 23rd, 2016

There are few things as inspiring as a bluebird winter day here in Colorado, perfect for getting out and exploring, and that is exactly what I found when I arrived at Caribou Ranch Open Space earlier this week. Rich with history, this area is home to the former route of the Denver, Boulder and Western Railroad that ran from 1904 to 1919 and a place that miners once flocked to for work. You might even spot the DeLonde Barn on your way around the Bluebird Loop trail, which was once home to a recording studio that attracted many of the musical greats including Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Chicago. Caribou... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

January 12th, 2016

Kait moved to Boulder about six months ago from Maryland. She was ready for something different, so she quit her jobs, saved up a little money, and drove across the country to Boulder last summer. Her favorite thing about Boulder is the endless amounts of things to do. “There are always new sights to see and places to explore,” she says. One of her favorite spots to go to is Coot Lake by the Boulder Reservoir. You can find her here often walking on the 1.2 mile trail around the lake, and enjoying its serenity. Kait also has a love for music. She started playing piano and violin when... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day

December 12th, 2015

Snow-snow-snow! The best way to dive into winter is getting out and exploring the snowy backcountry of Colorado. Jay spent his Saturday afternoon taking a break from classes, and climbing high in Rocky Mountain National Park. With lots of snow in the forecast, it’s safe to say that winter is here, and the much welcomed snow has opened up a different way to explore this beautiful state.   Thanks Jay!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day

December 6th, 2015

Winter is here! What better way to celebrate the arrival of snow then going our for a day in the flatirons? Mark spent his day embracing the cold in style, throwing on layers and finding deep snow in the backcountry. This is his third winter here in Colorado, and his first in Boulder. His favorite activities include hiking, snowboarding, and just being outside! In this picture, he lays in the snow and catches his breath. Nice to meet you Mark!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day

December 1st, 2015

Meet Eva and Halo! These Boulderites were out in Chautauqua Park today exploring and walking around.  Halo was very excited to be out in the snow and sporting her cute little dog vest to stay warm.  Eva said that Halo is a one year old mini Australian Shepherd and is full of energy having fun jumping around in the snow we received this past weekend!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

November 28th, 2015

Snow, snow, and more snow! As the flakes keep falling, it’s the perfect time to grab a sled and hit the smaller slopes of Boulder. Or in this case, the Flatirons! Rick insist, “if you are hiking all the way up, might as well sled down.” Well, mind blown Rick. Brilliant! Next time I find myself hiking in the snow, I’ll grab the old sled on my way out and make my descent far more entertaining.  Read More

4 Ways to Prep for Winter Adventures on Rainy Days

October 22nd, 2015

This rain is kind of a bummer. Well honestly for all of us east coast transplants its a bit of nostalgia filled relief from the glaring sun. I like these cold rainy days even if they keep us from the sunshiney adventures were accustomed to – but of course I can only take it for a few days. So what do we do in Boulder on a rainy day? I mean all the amazing breweries are still open despite the rain (and the distilleries, the meadery, and all those bars) so there’s always that. However, I propose doing those things you “save for a rainy day” to prepare for your winter adventures.... Read More

Chautauqua After Snowfall

February 5th, 2015

There is something about a hike through snow covered trees that leaves you with a sense of calm. The snow absorbs all sound and animals are quiet, snuggled away in their hollows. You can only hear the crunch of snow underfoot and all feels still. Snow really is like a blanket, covering up the world to let it rest. Since the snow melts so quickly here, it is a special experience to stroll snowy paths around Boulder.  Even magical, some might say. For Boulderites, Chautauqua is a special place year around that many visit often, for some even daily. I find the park extra majestic with its frosting;... Read More

Pay It Forward Friday is Back for the New Year!

January 16th, 2015

Pay It Forward Friday is Back for the New Year!  This weekend, send us your best outdoor adventure photo to enter in a chance to win one of three great prizes, courtesy of Crystal Ski Shop! Grand Prize: Full tune with ironed on wax, a $50 value 2nd place: Full demo ski rental, ski or board, a $35 value 3rd place: Nordic Snow Shoe Rental, a $12 value Crystal Ski Shop was founded in 1976 by CU alumni.  Since then, the owners have all been CU alumni.  Current owner and CU alumni Justin Burger is all about paying it forward.  He has agreed to make a big contribution for our Pay It Forward... Read More

The Best 11 Activities to Do During Boulder Winters

January 14th, 2015

Winter gets cold in Boulder. It can be hard to bundle up and get out of the house, but the winter temperature should be no excuse. There’s lots of great activities to do in Boulder (even when it’s freezing outside), and that’s why this list has been assembled. Let’s get started. 1. See a Great Concert. Boulder has a fantastic music scene, partially because of its two incredible venues. The Fox Theater is a great, central venue to see concerts. It’s local, it hosts some incredible artists, and it’s got great personality. The Boulder Theater (pictured above) is... Read More

Why You Should be Unreasonably Excited to go Skiing This Year

December 17th, 2014

Winter in Colorado means a season of skiing, and with every coming year, ski resorts look for new ways to improve the skiing experience. In 2014, Colorado’s ski resorts have been very busy with innovation, and many mountains have introduced some really incredible features. It’s hard to get more excited about skiing, but somehow, the resorts keep making that happen. Exciting for Parents: Do you have a child who has never seen a ski mountain? Then you’re in luck! Colorado’s Aspen Skiing Company spent $5 million redesigning the base of Buttermilk, one of Aspen’s... Read More