Sometimes the best backcountry experiences aren’t all that far from home. Tennessee Pass is an easy-to-access area located near Leadville at the base of Ski Cooper, featuring a Nordic center, cookhouse and sleep yurts for anyone looking to have a … Continue reading
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McCoy Park was dressed her best for the final race of the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition in 2016, held on February 28. Bright blue skies lit up the snow-covered trails on the beautiful Sunday — a warm, end-of-February … Continue reading
On a clear Sunday morning in late-January, early bird cross-country skiers were gliding on the freshly groomed tracks of Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a resort in Tabernash, Colorado, located 77 miles in the mountains outside of Denver and minutes from … Continue reading
Puffy is back … at least that’s what I decided as soon as I slid my arms through the feather-light sleeves of the Helios Hooded Jacket and zipped up a wall of fluff over my torso.
Beaver Creek’s aspen glades are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, and trekking through them in the snow is peacefully serene, making for a really magical winter experience.
The western states have gotten plenty of snow to shoe-on this season, and Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado kicked of the first race of their annual winter race series, the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition, with well-cut courses … Continue reading
Final race in the 2015 series brings the sunshine and summer-ready racers.
There’s not a lot of snow left in the Vail Valley, and the 60 degree, sunny days certainly aren’t helping keep the surface from turning to slush. Beaver … Continue reading
The pair of Native Eyewear Toolah’s pulled back into my hair as I write this already made their way up Colorado’s Vail Mountain this morning for an early interval running session. The dark lenses of the sunglasses shielded my eyes … Continue reading
On an early winter morning in Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, the only sound to break through the crisp air is the crunching of snowshoes on unbroken trail. In every direction, snow crystals glisten beneath the Colorado sunshine, sparkling on … Continue reading
Over a thousand snowshoers came out to the Frisco Nordic Center in the Colorado mountains on Saturday, March 7, proudly wearing pink to participate in the 13th annual Tubbs Romp To Stomp Snowshoes Series in Colorado.
The event is a … Continue reading
Its always nice to plan a vacation around recreation, because it allows you to come home feeling more fit and at ease than when you left. Snowshoeing is a very family-friendly and low-impact activity; it provides great ways to get … Continue reading
It’s an interesting time for the world of snowshoe racing. With improved shoe traction devices and ski touring/uphill gear, many casual outdoor exercisers and elite endurance athletes don’t really need to strap on a pair of snowshoes. Unless, however, they … Continue reading
Second race in the 2015 series brings temperate weather, a soft course, smiling snowshoers and sweaty competitors.
Sunday’s snowshoe race at Beaver Creek, Colorado’s McCoy Park brought out both speedy and leisurely snowshoers. The snow had some give, particularly on … Continue reading
What an epiphany when I realized that running on snow in the winter was not only accessible, but also more physically sustainable than running on roads, or even trail running in the summer. Accessible because of new advances in foot … Continue reading
The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are drawing in crowds from all over the world to watch the races on Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado, and Atlas Snow-Shoe Company is helping to keep the fans on their feet.
There … Continue reading
Find a snow-covered cirque on skis, and you’ll likely be taking some great powder turns.
“A cirque is a basin carved out by a glacier,” said Alex Biegler, owner and founder of Cirque Mountain Apparel. “And they always make for … Continue reading
After visiting his family in North Carolina and Virginia over the holiday season, Christopher Joyner said the transition back to Colorado altitude hit him harder than he expected.
There’s no doubt that one of the biggest improvements in snowshoe design recently are the bindings. I started snowshoeing about 10 years ago, and the only thing I disliked about the sport was putting on the equipment on my feet … Continue reading
When triathlete Brad Zoller lived in Chicago, he used to run the stairs to his apartment twice a week. He lived on the 23rd floor, and it took him about two minutes.
“I would take the elevator down, and then … Continue reading
Twice a week throughout the year (minus mud seasons), a local group of runners and hikers rise with the sun to hit the steep on Vail Mountain in Colorado. Ellen Miller, accomplished mountaineer and endurance coach, leads the sessions out … Continue reading
The first time I put the Kurgo Loft Jacket on our dog, Jack, the air was pushing its way into the negative digits outside our home in Minturn, Colorado. It was early November, but after a temperate and sunny Indian … Continue reading
Out of all the base layers you own, how many do you actually wear? For most avid recreationalists, a few long sleeves come out of the drawer to be worn, then washed, folded and returned. We all know of a … Continue reading
Finally, the fire wrapped its warmth around the tips of my frozen toes. We had been snowshoeing for six hours, and my wool socks and sturdy boots were hardly enough to shield my feet from the cold and wet snow … Continue reading