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Colorado ski season gets rolling at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (1)

October 17, 2014 — 

The alarm in Brian and Hilary’s — let’s call it Front Range — house went off some time around 4 on Friday morning. Brian wanted to hit the snooze button …

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Summit Fat Tire Society to host end-of-season meeting at Backcountry Brewery (2)

October 16, 2014 — 

The Summit Fat Tire Society mountain biking association will host its annual end-of-season meeting on Friday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. Organizers plan to …

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Summit County Fishing Report: Rivers fishing well, kokanee still scarce (3)

October 15, 2014 — 

Fall river fishing continues to be outstanding. With the cooling waters it’s often best to wait until the sun has hit the rivers and things have warmed a bit — …

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Breckenridge Skateboard Park open for business (4)

October 14, 2014 — 

There was no official grand-opening ceremony, but the word is out. The newly renovated Breckenridge Skateboard Park is open for business — at least until the snow comes — and …

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Summit County ski resort bigwigs usher in season at annual breakfast (5)

October 9, 2014 — 

The 2014-15 ski season had its unofficial kickoff Thursday with the Summit County Chamber of Commerce’s annual COO Breakfast. Chief operating officers from Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, …

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Summit County Fishing Report: Fall options abound, except kokanee (6)

October 8, 2014 — 

Avid fall anglers have been waiting for the kokanee to start showing in greater numbers, unfortunately the fishermen are outnumbering the fish as of late. A good cold spell is …

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Big mountain skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa chats about Breck North Face series (7)

October 3, 2014 — 

For Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, big-mountain skiing is an art form. The three-time winner of Powder magazine’s award for Best Male Performance in a ski movie uses slopes as his canvas. “It’s …

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Summit County Gear Review: Fall cycling comfort for the non-pro (8)

September 28, 2014 — 

With the temperatures starting to fall, we’re taking a look at a couple of items from Pearl Izumi to keep you warm and extend your riding season just a little …

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Breckenridge- and Vail-based rafting teams underdogs world championships (9)

September 26, 2014 — 

In the world of competitive whitewater rafting, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams are the underdogs. They’re snow makers, ski patrollers, paramedics, current and former raft guides and substitute teachers …

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Conditioning is key to ski season preparation and avoiding injury (10)

September 25, 2014 — 

With ski season just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about conditioning. Early season-ending injuries are all too common, and often avoidable. We spoke with Vail …

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Dream Stream fishing still good around Colorado Parks and Wildlife improvements (11)

September 24, 2014 — 

The Blue River below Dillon continues to fish fair. Midges are the primary fare, but there has been some dry-fly action with blue-wing olives and ant patterns. With the recent …

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Breckenridge Film Festival: Snowboarder Jeremy Jones chats about new backcountry flick “Higher” (12)

September 19, 2014 — 

Progression — the concept defines snowboarding and freeskiing. It’s taking the next step, adding an extra spin, dropping a bigger cliff, getting deeper into the backcountry, pushing the envolope further, …

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Organizers cancel 2014 Breckenridge Road Marathon, plan for 2015 (13)

September 18, 2014 — 

Runners hoping to participate in the first annual Breckenridge Road Marathon, half marathon and 8K this Saturday will have to wait another year. Event organizers announced a decision to cancel …

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Fishing Report: brown trout action to pick up this fall (14)

September 16, 2014 — 

The rivers continue to run low and clear. Even better, most are fishing well. As we move into fall, look for the streamer action for browns to pick up as …

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Breckenridge stop of The North Face speaker series to feature Sage Cattabriga-Alosa (15)

September 16, 2014 — 

The North Face announced last week that big mountain skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa will be the featured athlete when the company’s 2014 Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series comes to Breckenridge on …

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High Gear: Bellwether biking apparel, they're the “other” guys (16)

September 13, 2014 — 

When it comes to biking apparel, one name — Pearl Izumi — is often the first to come to mind. If not that one, maybe one of the major bike …

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Summit Climbing Gym in Silverthorne succeeds as co-op after initial failure (17)

September 13, 2014 — 

For much of the last decade the 3,500-square-foot climbing gym behind Sears in Silverthorne sat vacant. The 32-foot walls and large bouldering area remained intact in the warehouse-like facility with …

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Summit County fishing report: Plenty of options for fall fishing (18)

September 10, 2014 — 

Fall fishing is fast approaching, and by some accounts it’s already here. One thing’s for sure — the crowds have abated, even on the more popular waters. Rivers remain low …

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Copper Mountain UROC ultrarun 100K sees strong turnout (19)

September 8, 2014 — 

For 18 hours, 55 minutes and 13 seconds, Ross Bielak of Denver walked, jogged or climbed up and down Copper Mountain’s network of trails. Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday morning …

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13-year-old wins King of the Mountain in Mount Royal Hill Climb (20)

September 6, 2014 — 

How do you make a 5K harder? Simple. Here in the High Country you throw in 1,500 feet of elevation gain on steep, narrow, technical singletrack. Then throw in a …

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