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Good morning, and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is really perksertok-ed, if you know what we mean and we think you do. Scotty Bondo, the morning DJ at KCMV-106.3 FM, sends in this informative and amusing riff: I have recently heard many people say to me after a discussion of skiing; “You know the Eskimo’s have ____(Insert any number) words for snow and the English language has only a few…” I decided to research this assertion, as it seemed to me maybe to be a myth. After some Google searches and some e-mail to Inuit language and cultural sites, I have learned some interesting things. First, to be properly correct, the term is “Inuit” and not “Eskimo.” Even the term “Inuit” does not cover all the indigenous people found in the northern latitudes. It is a very rich, fascinating and diverse culture with many languages and dialects. There are some very talented and learned people who are trying to preserve these cultures and languages all over the world. I post this not to take anything away from their culture but instead to dispel any stereotypes that we inadvertently may be perpetuating. Secondly, it is a myth that the inutitut (or Inuktitut) language has many words for snow. They really only have a few base words for snow. Their language, like ours, depends on the use of qualifiers, prepositions and adjectives surrounding the word “snow” to describe the various conditions encountered in a snow and ice environment. The general word for snow in inutitut is “aput” or “aputi” (and is a popular romantic name for someone who has been born in the winter) Recently drifted snow is “akeolral” or “perksertok.” The verb “to snow” is “ganik.” One reason for the perpetuation of this myth is from journalists who jump on this inaccuracy to help make a humorous point. This trend can be found in an interesting list compiled by linguist Mark Liberman. At http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~pullum/eskimo_quotes.html, he documents this myth from articles he has found that lists the number of words the Inuit allegedly have for snow from 20 to 100 words. So let’s bust this myth and remind people that backcountry snow enthusiasts have many more words for snow than anybody! Below is our vocabulary list that skiers and riders use at any given time to describe the snow around where we live and play. I have compiled 182 words/phrases from several sources: Telemark Tips message forums (of course,) Weather.com glossary of meteorological terms, and the Snow Sense avalanche primer, as well as from my own observations in my daily conversations with skier types. There are several words/phrases for the same type of snow condition, some foreign words that have entered popular lexicon, local colloquialisms, and a bunch of snow-science terms that are used when describing avalanche and snowpack conditions. My only criteria was that is a solid or near solid water-based substance or condition that a person can access or travel across. 1. POWDER 2. CHAMPAGNE POWDER 3. PACKED POWDER 4. CARDBOARD POWDER 5. LOUD POWDER 6. COLD-SMOKE POWDER 7. CONSOLIDATED COLD POWDER 8. DRY POWDER 9. SPRING POWDER 10. BLOWER POWDER 11. STELLAR POWDER 12. FLUFFY POWDER 13. FEATHER POWDER 14. NECTAR OF THE GODS 15. KOOTENAY GOLD 16. WHITE GOLD 17. BUTTER LOVE 18. POWDAH! 19. POW-POW 20. POW 21. SNORKEL SNOW 22. LE POUD 23. POUF DEVILLE 24. FRESHIES 25. PILLOWS 26. SILK 27. FAIRY DUST 28. CHALK 29. CHOWDER 30. CHUNDER 31. CORDUROY 32. ON-PISTE 33. OFF-PISTE 34. GROOMERS 35. MAN-MADE SNOW 36. MACHINE GROOMED GRANULAR 37. NATURAL SNOW 38. STOP-GO SNOW 39. SUGAR SNOW 40. EGO SNOW 41. BONER SNOW 42. SCHMOO 43. SCHNEE 44. ELMERS 45. STYROFOAM 46. CREAMY 47. GLAZED 48. CAKE FLOUR 49. BRULEE 50. OATMEAL 51. MUSHROOMS 52. SOUR CREAM 53. SHAVING CREAM 54. COTTAGE CHEESE 55. CREAMY BUTTER 56. SPONGE CAKE 57. SLURPEE 58. SHERBET 59. MASHED POTATOES 60. MERINGUE 61. HARDPACK 62. BOILER PLATE 63. RUTT PLATE 64. BULLETPROOF 65. PORCELAIN 66. ICE 67. CLEAR ICE 68. BLACK ICE 69. BLUE ICE 70. ICE LENS 71. NEW SNOW 72. OLD SNOW 73. LOOSE SNOW 74. WET SNOW 75. MOIST SNOW 76. ROTTEN SNOW 77. MANK 78. CRUD 79. BABY HEADS 80. FROZEN CHICKEN HEADS 81. DEATH CANTALOPES 82. DEATH COOKIES 83. MORTALITY BISCUITS 84. CORAL REEF 85. SIERRA CEMENT 86. CASCADE CONCRETE 87. DINNER-PLATE CRUST 88. DEATH CRUST 89. WIND CRUST 90. KILLER CRUST 91. BREAKABLE CRUST 92. FACETED CRUST 93. RAIN CRUST 94. SUN CRUST 95. FURROWED CRUST 96. DUST ON CRUST 97. MELT-FREEZE CRUSTS 98. RADIATION RECRYSTALLIZED CRUSTS 99. NEAR WET-LAYER CRUSTS 100. WIND PACK 101. WIND AFFECTED 102. WIND DEPOSITED 103. SPINDRIFT 104. RUNNELED 105. HARD SLAB 106. SOFT SLAB 107. WET SLAB 108. VARIABLE 109. CHOPPED/CHOP 110. CHUNKY 111. STICKY 112. BOOTABLE 113. GOOD PACKING 114. QUARRYABLE 115. SPARKLY 116. FIRM 117. SNOT 118. ELEPHANT SNOT 119. PENITENTES 120. SASTRUGI 121. PINWHEELS 122. FIRN 123. FIRNSPIEGEL 124. SLUSH 125. SLOP 126. GLOP 127. GLIT 128. GRAUPEL 129. CHOSS 130. SLEET 131. HAIL 132. FROZEN RAIN 133. ICE PELLETS 134. BLOWING SNOW 135. HORIZONTAL SNOW 136. DRIFTING SNOW 137. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW 138. ROLLED SNOW 139. THUNDER SNOW 140. UNMETAMORPHOSED NEW SNOW 141. ERASER SNOW 142. REFRIGERATOR SNOW 143. YELLOW SNOW 144. PINK SNOW 145. BROWN SNOW 146. SPRING CORN 147. DRY CORN 148. HOLLOW CORN 149. HERO CORN 150. SLOUGH/SLUFF 151. GRANULAR 152. FROZEN GRANULAR 153. CRYSTALINE 154. BOTTOMLESS MUSH 155. SUN CUPS 156. SUN BLASTED 157. WIND DEPOSIT 158. SURFACE HOAR 159. DEPTH HOAR 160. HOAR FROST 161. NEAR-SURFACE FACETS 162. INTERMEDIATE FACETS 163. ADVANCED FACETS 164. NEAR WET-LAYER FACETS 165. NEAR CRUST FACETS 166. SHARP-EDGE CRYSTALS 167. FACETED GRAINS 168. ROUNDED GRAINS 169. WET GRAINS 170. CUPPED GRAINS 171. STELLARS 172. SPATIAL DENDRITES 173. NEEDLES 174. CAPPED COLUMNS 175. HEXAGONAL PLATES 176. SQUARES 177. RIME 178. CONSOLIDATED SNOWPACK 179. TENDER SNOWPACK 180. AVALANCHE DEBRIS 181. NEVE 182. APATI Thanks Summit Up for your daily fun and insights! Well, thanks to you, Scotty, and here’s hoping you’ll be enjoying your favorite version of the white stuff (Hah! See? We just added another one!) all winter long! It’s Sunday, and we’re out sliding on frozen water crystals.

Final results from the 16th annual U.S. Extremes

FEMALE JUNIOR COMPETITORS 1 Francesca Pavillard-Cain Steamboat Springs CO 95 points 2 Colby Adams Breckenridge CO 92.6 3 Katherine Crew Denver CO 88 4 Erin Kerr Whistler WA 67.6 MALE JUNIOR COMPETITORS 1 Tyler Ceccanti Lake Tapps WA 123.2 2 Matt Potter Morrison CO 119.6 3 North Parker Hailey ID 111.4 4 Max Weintraub Norden CA 110.6 5 Zach Coffey Gunnison CO 108 6 Ian Lockhart Avon CO 106 7 Brandon Clabaugh Aspen CO 105 8 Benjamin Costa San Rafael CA 96.4 9 Jesse Tibbetts Santa Rosa CA 92.6 10 Matthew Stern Mill Valley CA 92.2 11 Nick Coffey Gunnison CO 91.6 12 Ian Lowell Aspen CO 78.6 MASTER WOMEN 1 Kelly Walter Crested Butte CO 52 ADULT WOMEN 1 Laura Ogden Crystal Mountain WA 114 2 Hannah Whitney Gunnison CO 102.2 3 Carrie Jo Chernoff Crested Butte CO 100.8 4 Phillipa Hunt Salt Lake City UT 97.4 5 Crystal Wright Wilson WY 96 6 Tanya Christensen Crested Butte CO 92.4 7 Karolina Ekman Gothenburg Sweden 86.8 8 Ashley Carruth Carbondale CO 83.4 9 Suzanne Graham Salt Lake City UT 78.4 MASTER MEN 1 Peter Bowers Incline Village NV 111.4 2 Jonathan Love Carbondale CO 93.6 3 Leo VanDerBosch Telluride CO 89.8 4 Mark O’Neill Crested Butte CO 87.8 5 Rich Shaw SLC UT TDQ ADULT MEN 1 Aaron Estrada Carnelian Bay CA 133.6 2 Tyson Bolduc Avon CO 132.4 3 Griffin Post Denver CO 131.2 4 Cliff Bennett Ward CO 129.2 5 Lars Chickering-Ayers Plainfield VT 128.4 6 Ben Furimsky Mt. Crested Butte CO 127.6 7 Ryan Sutton Crested Butte CO 127.4 8 Kent Hyden Park City UT 122.2 9 Chris Dach Crested Butte CO 117 10 Justin Modroo Red Lodge MT 116.6 11 Dylan Crossman Randolph UT 115.8 11 Jesse Hall Salt Lake City UT 115.8 13 John Nicoletta Aspen CO 112.6 14 Ben Somrak Crested Butte CO 110.6 14 Cody Price Gunnison CO 110.6 16 Tanner Flanagan Jackson WY 109 17 Forrest Coots Mount Shasta CA 108.4 18 Chris Tatsuno Gunnison CO 107.8 19 Cory Zila Mammoth Lakes CA 107.4 20 Bobby Block Crested Butte CO 105.2 21 Alex Else Crested Butte CO 100 22 Lucas Urtiaga Belen NM 69.6

Breckenridge Bump Buffet results

Results for the 25th annual Breckenridge Bump Buffet follow. Breckenridge Bump Buffet The Peerless run Sunday Team Competition Kid’s Division 1 Hockey Falls 93 2 Team Looney “Tele” Tunes 79 3 Shiny Happy People 62.5 Women’s Division 1 Silver Celebration 111 2 Nasty Nordic “Pin”cesses 110 3 Backcountry Pleasure Party 109 4 Silver Belles 103 5 Flashin’ Jivin’ Janets 101 Coed Division 1 Buffalo Bill’s Wild Wild West 114 2 Bump Buffet Halftime Show 92 3 Ninja on Pinja 82 4 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 72 5 Married with teleing Children 67.5 Men’s Division 1 Super Skanks 114 2 Jackson Bound 87.5 Indiviual Competition Girl’s Division 1 Hali Hafeman 81.5 2 Kristin Hafeman 74 Boy’s Division 1 Nicky Anastas 97 2 Jan “Elmer Fudd” McSparin 90 3 Paul “Daffy Duck” McSparin 90 4 Ian Lars Borgeson 86 5 Matt Cooper 68.5 6 Nick “Son of Zippy the Pinhead” Bord 52.5 Women’s Division 1 Leslie “The Fly Girl” Ross 112 2 Jody Thompson 107.5 3 Susie Nothnagel 105 4 Caren Mapes 101 5 Bonnie “A Raisin in the Sun” 100 6 Jill Walker 96.5 7 Anne Aronson 95.5 8 Karen Reader 95 9 Jodi Henderson 90.5 10 Laura Rossetter 90 11 Kim Clark 87 12 Holly Holmes 86 13 Leigh Girvin 73.5 14 Beebra Miliner 71 15 Carrie Hafeman 64 16 Lynne Drakos 56 17 Carol Kauder 55.5 18 Lisa Bova 47 19 Rachel Sowers 45 Men’s Division 1 Wild Buffalo Bill 122 2 Sam Fox 114 3 Marc Stohl 113 4 Scott Powers 112.5 5 Luis Cristobal 111.5 6 Todd Greenwood 100 7 Tele Ned 99 8 Chuck Hardy 97 9 Leif Eric Borgeson 94.5 10 Brent Easton 92 11 Mike Miguel 87 12 Steve Holmes 85 13 Justin Scott 76 14 Greg Hafeman 75.5 15 Dan Lee 61.5 16 Ian Aneloski 60 17 Ellwood Barrett 32 18 Mark Francis 24 19 Chris Meyer 0 20 Kris Anderson 0

Flights

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Armstrong keeps overall lead; McEwen wins stage

KARLSRUHE, Germany ” Lance Armstrong kept his overall lead in the Tour de France on Friday, cruising safely to the finish of a rainy seventh stage won in a sprint by Australia’s Robbie McEwen. Armstrong finished 53rd and in the main pack, recording the same time as McEwen as the Tour veered into Germany. The Texan avoided a crash in the closing straightaway that took down two riders. Armstrong is trying for a seventh straight victory in cycling’s showcase race before retirement. He leads Discovery Channel teammate George Hincapie by 55 seconds overall and Kazak rival Alexandre Vinokourov by 62 seconds. “We’ve made it through the first week, there have not been any major crises, in fact I think it’s been a pretty good week,” Armstrong said. “Of course these stages are always scary, you have to stay out of trouble, but I’m glad to be one week down, two to go.” Riders observed a minute’s silence at the start of the race to mourn victims of Thursday’s terror attacks in London. Rain fell heavily for a second straight day, making roads slippery and treacherous during the 142-mile run from the eastern French town of Luneville to Karlsruhe in Germany. The stage victory was McEwen’s second of this Tour and seventh of his career. Sweden’s Magnus Backstedt was the runner-up, followed by Austria’s Bernhard Eisel. “Every now and then I think: ‘You’re 33 now and you’re going to start slowing down.’ It hasn’t happened yet,” McEwen said. He is vying with Belgium’s Tom Boonen for the green jersey, awarded at the end of the Tour to the best overall sprinter. Boonen placed seventh Friday after crashing earlier in the stage, tearing his shorts and grazing his left buttock. Large crowds turned out to welcome the riders as they crossed the border into Germany. “We expected a lot of people but that was just out of this world, the amount of people standing out there in the road,” McEwen said. “We only had half the road to use because there was just people everywhere. It’s nice but in a way it makes it a little bit dangerous.” The eighth stage Saturday starts in the German town of Pforzheim before crossing back into France to finish in Gerardmer. The 143.8-mile route scales five hills, including the hardest climb of the race so far ” the Col de la Schlucht. The stage should favor all-around riders who can both climb and ride hard on flats, rather than explosive sprinters like McEwen. Armstrong hopes the climbs will help string out the field to avoid another bunched sprint at the finish where crashes are a constant risk. “I feel certain that my condition is good enough to follow some attacks,” he said. “In fact, some attacks would be nice so that we don’t have a field sprint again.” A 142-mile run from the eastern French town of Luneville to Karlsruhe, Germany. Heavy rain made for slippery roads and several riders fell. Robbie McEwen, Australia, Davitamon-Lotto, in 5 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds. Jan Ullrich, Germany, T-Mobile, finished 45th; Lance Armstrong, United States, Discovery Channel, finished 53rd; Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, T-Mobile, finished 65th. All were accorded the same time as McEwen. Armstrong retains the overall lead ” 55 seconds ahead of teammate George Hincapie and 1:02 in front of Vinokourov. “We’ve made it through the first week. There have not been any major crises. I think it’s been a pretty good week.” ” Armstrong. Saturday’s eighth stage is a 143.8-mile route starting in the German town of Pforzheim before crossing back into France to finish in Gerardmer. It features five hills, including the hardest climb of the race so far ” the Col de la Schlucht. 142 miles from Luneville, France to Karlsruhe, Germany 1. Robbie McEwen, Australia, Davitamon-Lotto, 5 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds. 2. Magnus Backstedt, Sweden, Liquigas-Bianchi, same time. 3. Bernhard Eisel, Austria, Francaise des Jeux, same time. 4. Gerrit Glomser, Austria, Lampre, same time. 5. Baden Cooke, Australia, Francaise des Jeux, same time. 6. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, Fassa Bortolo, same time. 7. Tom Boonen, Belgium, Quick Step, same time. 8. Gianluca Bortolami, Italy, Lampre, same time. 9. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Credit Agricole, same time. 10. Juan Antonio Flecha, Spain, Fassa Bortolo, same time. 11. Luciano Pagliarini, Brazil, Liquigas-Bianchi, same time. 13. Robert Forster, Germany, Gerolsteiner, same time. 14. Jean-Patrick Nazon, France, AG2R Prevoyance, same time. 15. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Francaise des Jeux, same time. 16. Laurent Brochard, France, Bouygues Telecom, same time. 17. Mauro Gerosa, Italy, Liquigas-Bianchi, same time. 18. Daniel Becke, Germany, Illes Balears, same time. 19. Gerben Lowik, Netherlands, Rabobank, same time. 20. David Loosli, Switzerland, Lampre, same time. 53. Lance Armstrong, United States, Discovery Channel, same time. 55. George Hincapie, United States, Discovery Channel, same time. 57. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Discovery Channel, same time. 68. Christopher Horner, United States, Saunier Duval, same time. 69. Manuel Beltran, Spain, Discovery Channel, same time. 84. Floyd Landis, United States, Phonak, same time. 90. Paolo Savoldelli, Italy, Discovery Channel, same time. 92. Bobby Julich, United States, CSC, same time. 105. Jose Azevedo, Portugal, Discovery Channel, same time. 110. Benjamin Noval Gonzalez, Spain, Discovery Channel, same time. 112. Pavel Padrnos, Czech Republic, Discovery Channel, same time. 118. Fred Rodriguez, United States, Davitamon-Lotto, same time. 129. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Gerolsteiner, same time. 136. Jose Luis Rubiera, Spain, Discovery Channel, same time. 178. David Zabriskie, United States, CSC, 1:23 behind. 181. Guido Trenti, United States, Quick Step, same time as leaders. (After seven stages) 1. Lance Armstrong, United States, Discovery Channel, 23:01:56. 2. George Hincapie, United States, Discovery Channel, 55 seconds behind. 3. Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, T-Mobile, 1:02 behind. 4. Jens Voigt, Germany, CSC, 1:04. 5. Bobby Julich, United States, CSC, 1:07. 6. Jose Luis Rubiera, Spain, Discovery Channel, 1:14. 7. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Discovery Channel, 1:16. 8. Benjamin Noval Gonzalez, Spain, Discovery Channel, 1:26. 9. Ivan Basso, Italy, CSC, 1:26. 10. Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Norway, CSC, 1:32. 11. Pavel Padrnos, Czech Republic, Discovery Channel, 1:32. 12. Paolo Savoldelli, Italy, Discovery Channel, 1:33. 13. Jan Ullrich, Germany, T-Mobile, 1:36. 14. Carlos Sastre, Spain, CSC, 1:36. 15. Jose Azevedo, Portugal, Discovery Channel, 1:37. 18. Floyd Landis, United States, Phonak, 1:50. 21. Manuel Beltran, Spain, Discovery Channel, 2:12. 26. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Gerolsteiner, 2:31. 59. Fred Rodriguez, United States, Davitamon-Lotto, 3:57. 82. Christopher Horner, United States, Saunier Duval, 4:54. 147. Guido Trenti, United States, Quick Step, 9:29. 159. David Zabriskie, United States, CSC, 10:28. July 2 ” Stage 1, Fromentiere to Noirmoutier-en-L’Ile, individual time trial, 19 km (11.8 miles) (stage: David Zabriskie, United States; overall: Zabriskie) July 3 ” Stage 2, Challans to Les Essarts, 181.5 (112.8) (Tom Boonen, Belgium; Zabriskie) July 4 ” Stage 3, La Chataigneraie to Tours, 212.5 (132) (Boonen; Zabriskie) July 5 ” Stage 4, Tours to Blois, team time trial, 67.5 (41.9) (Discovery Channel; Lance Armstrong, United States) July 6 ” Stage 5, Chambord to Montargis, 183 (113.7) (Robbie McEwen, Australia; Armstrong) July 7 ” Stage 6, Troyes to Nancy, 199 (123.7) (Lorenzo Bernucci, Italy; Armstrong) July 8 ” Stage 7, Luneville to Karlsruhe, Germany, 228.5 (142) (McEwen; Armstrong) July 9 ” Stage 8, Pforzheim, Germany, to Gerardmer, France, 231.5 (143.8) July 10 ” Stage 9, Gerardmer to Mulhouse, 171 (106.3) July 11 ” Rest day in Grenoble July 12 ” Stage 10, Grenoble to Courchevel, 192.5 (119.6) July 13 ” Stage 11, Courchevel to Briancon, 173 (107.5) July 14 ” Stage 12, Briancon to Digne-les-Bains, 187 (116.2) July 15 ” Stage 13, Miramas to Montpellier, 173.5 (107.8) July 16 ” Stage 14, Agde to Ax-3 Domaines, 220.5 (137) July 17 ” Stage 15, Lezat-sur-Leze to Saint-Lary Soulan, 205.5 (127.7) July 18 ” Rest day in Pau July 19 ” Stage 16, Mourenx to Pau, 180.5 (112.2) July 20 ” Stage 17, Pau to Revel, 239.5 (148.8) July 21 ” Stage 18, Albi to Mende, 189 (105) July 22 ” Stage 19, Issoire to Le Puy-en-Velay, 153.5 (95.4) July 23 ” Stage 20, Saint-Etienne to Saint-Etienne, individual time trial, 55.5 (34.5) July 24 ” Stage 21, Corbeil-Essonnes to Paris, Champs-Elysees, 144.5 (89.8)

Armstrong takes Tour de France lead; team wins time trial

BLOIS, France (AP) ” Lance Armstrong’s Discovery Channel squad won the team time trial at the Tour de France on Tuesday, handing the six-time champion the yellow jersey as overall race leader. The 33-year-old Texan led his squad to victory for the third straight year in the time trial, clocking 1 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds for the 41.85-mile trek from Tours to Blois. Team CSC was second. “It’s always nice to be in yellow,” Armstrong said. “There are three or four flat stages coming, so it will not be easy to defend the jersey.” Team CSC was runner-up, finishing a mere 2 seconds behind. American rider David Zabriskie of CSC, who had come into the stage in the leader’s yellow jersey, fell less than a mile before the finish. Zabriskie, his uniform torn and left thigh scraped, fell to ninth overall. X-rays on his right knee, elbow and wrist revealed no broken bones. He said he was determined to start on Wednesday. “Losing like that is like a punch in the stomach,” said teammate Bobby Julich. “David is terribly upset. He feels responsible for losing the yellow jersey. But I told him not to worry about it and that everything he’s done up until now has been really superb.” Armstrong sympathized with his former U.S. Postal Service teammate. “The (team time trial) is so hard at the end that everybody’s on the limit, everybody’s a little bit cross-eyed,” Armstrong said. “You come into the city, there’s a lot of turns and you get the whipping wind and it’s easy to make a mistake like that. So I can clearly see how it happened, but it’s clearly a bad one for him.” Armstrong will wear the yellow jersey for the 67th time in his Tour career. His teammate, George Hincapie, is second overall, 55 seconds behind. Under overcast skies, the nine-man teams set off one-by-one through the Loire River valley, known for its majestic medieval and Renaissance castles, and through the town of Ambroise where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life. The Discovery teammates took turns leading the single-file pack of riders. “It was a very tight matchup as we expected. We kept a good rhythm,” Discovery team director Johan Bruyneel said. “We stayed together. It was a beautiful machine operating.” The Discovery team set a record for a Tour team time trial with an average speed of 35.54 mph ” easily beating the previous record of 34.06 mph. Armstrong and Discovery now must decide whether they want to maintain the race lead and the ensuing pressures, or give up the yellow jersey until later in the race that finishes July 24 in Paris. The riders next embark on three relatively flat stages toward Germany, starting with a 113-mile ride from the Chambord castle to the industrial town of Montargis on Wednesday. “There’s still a lot of racing to go, a lot of nervous days, anything can happen, crashes here, crashes there, especially the stages in the few days which are tricky,” Armstrong said. A 42-mile team time trial from Tours to Blois where teams of nine race against the clock. Lance Armstrong’s Discovery Channel team edged Team CSC by 2 seconds in a thrilling race. Discovery Channel won in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds. Team CSC finished second, 2 seconds behind; T-Mobile placed third, 30 seconds back; Liberty Seguros finished fourth, 40 seconds behind. Yellow Jersey: Armstrong takes the yellow jersey from Team CSC rider David Zabriskie. “There’s always somebody who wants your place. Someone coming up who’s younger, stronger and hungrier. I stay nervous and hungry.” ” Armstrong on staying motivated. Wednesday’s fifth stage is a 113.5-mile leg from Chambord to Montargis, another flat route to favor sprinters. Tuesday At Blois, France 1. Discovery Channel, 1 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds. 2. Team CSC, 2 seconds behind. 3. T-Mobile, :35 behind. 4. Liberty Seguros, :53. 5. Phonak, 1:31. 6. Credit Agricole, 1:41. 7. Illes Balears, 2:05. 8. Gerolsteiner, 2:05. 9. Fassa Bortolo, 2:19. 10. Liquigas-Bianchi, 2:26. 11. Davitamon-Lotto, 2:32. 12. Rabobank, 2:48. 13. Domina Vacanze, 3:04. 14. Quick Step, 3:05. 15. Bouygues Telecom, 3:08. 16. Euskaltel-Euskadi, 3:59. 17. Lampre, 4:09. 18. Cofidis, 4:28. 19. Francaise des Jeux, 4:46. 20. Saunier Duval, 5:06. 21. AG2R Prevoyance, 5:23. (After four stages) 1. Lance Armstrong, United States, Discovery Channel, 9 hours, 59 minutes, 12 seconds. 2. George Hincapie, United States, Discovery Channel, 55 seconds behind. 3. Jens Voigt, Germany, CSC, 1:04 behind. 4. Bobby Julich, United States, CSC, 1:07. 5. Jose Luis Rubiera, Spain, Discovery Channel, 1:14. 6. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Discovery Channel, 1:16. 7. Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, T-Mobile, 1:21. 8. Benjamin Noval Gonzalez, Spain, Discovery Channel, 1:26. 9. David Zabriskie, United States, CSC, 1:26. 10. Ivan Basso, Italy, CSC, 1:26. 11. Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Norway, CSC, 1:32. 12. Pavel Padrnos, Czech Republic, Discovery Channel, 1:32. 13. Paolo Savoldelli, Italy, Discovery Channel, 1:33. 14. Jan Ullrich, Germany, T-Mobile, 1:36. 15. Carlos Sastre, Spain, CSC, 1:36. 16. Jose Azevedo, Portugal, Discovery Channel, 1:37. 20. Floyd Landis, United States, Phonak, 1:50. 23. Manuel Beltran, Spain, Discovery Channel, 2:12. 28. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Gerolsteiner, 2:21. 68. Fred Rodriguez, United States, Davitamon-Lotto, 3:57. 103. Christopher Horner, United States, Saunier Duval, 4:54. 142. Guido Trenti, United States, Quick Step, 5:39. July 2 ” Stage 1, Fromentiere to Noirmoutier-en-L’Ile, individual time trial, 19 km (11.8 miles) (stage: David Zabriskie, United States; overall: Zabriskie) July 3 ” Stage 2, Challans to Les Essarts, 181.5 (112.8) (Tom Boonen, Belgium; Zabriskie) July 4 ” Stage 3, La Chataigneraie to Tours, 212.5 (132) (Boonen; Zabriskie) July 5 ” Stage 4, Tours to Blois, team time trial, 67.5 (41.9) (Discovery Channel; Lance Armstrong, United States) July 6 ” Stage 5, Chambord to Montargis, 183 (113.7) July 7 ” Stage 6, Troyes to Nancy, 199 (123.7) July 8 ” Stage 7, Luneville to Karlsruhe, Germany, 228.5 (142) July 9 ” Stage 8, Pforzheim, Germany, to Gerardmer, France, 231.5 (143.8) July 10 ” Stage 9, Gerardmer to Mulhouse, 171 (106.3) July 11 ” Rest day in Grenoble. July 12 ” Stage 10, Grenoble to Courchevel, 192.5 (119.6) July 13 ” Stage 11, Courchevel to Briancon, 173 (107.5) July 14 ” Stage 12, Briancon to Digne-les-Bains, 187 (116.2) July 15 ” Stage 13, Miramas to Montpellier, 173.5 (107.8) July 16 ” Stage 14, Agde to Ax-3 Domaines, 220.5 (137) July 17 ” Stage 15, Lezat-sur-Leze to Saint-Lary Soulan, 205.5 (127.7) July 18 ” Rest day in Pau. July 19 ” Stage 16, Mourenx to Pau, 180.5 (112.2) July 20 ” Stage 17, Pau to Revel, 239.5 (148.8) July 21 ” Stage 18, Albi to Mende, 189 (105) July 22 ” Stage 19, Issoire to Le Puy-en-Velay, 153.5 (95.4) July 23 ” Stage 20, Saint-Etienne to Saint-Etienne, individual time trial, 55.5 (34.5) July 24 ” Stage 21, Corbeil-Essonnes to Paris, Champs-Elysees, 144.5 (89.8)

Voters pick candidates in 20 races

DENVER ” Colorado Republicans settled a dozen legislative primaries Tuesday as the party gears up for a fall campaign to retake control of the state Capitol after losing it to Democrats two years ago. In all, there were 20 legislative primaries and many pitted political neophytes. But a number included prominent names ” in some cases, battling each other to stay in the Statehouse. In the Denver suburb of Thornton, Democratic Sen. Lois Tochtrop faced state Rep. Val Vigil, one of 16 lawmakers who can’t run again in the House because of term limits. Republican Rep. Ted Harvey of Highlands Ranch beat computer entrepreneur Mark Baisley for the GOP nomination in the race to replace term-limited Republican Sen. John Evans of Parker. In western Colorado, Rep. Josh Penry faced former congressional candidate and state Rep. Matt Smith in hopes of succeeding Sen. Ron Teck, R-Grand Junction, who also couldn’t run again. Some of the GOP races featured more moderate party members facing off against conservative Republicans. In northern Colorado, Rep. Dale Hall, R-Greeley, was targeted by campaign literature from conservative Christians accusing him of supporting a bill they claimed forced hospitals to give out emergency contraception. He faced Scott Renfroe in the race for Senate District 13. In Denver, Chris Romer, son of former Gov. Roy Romer, term-limited state Rep. Fran Coleman and Jennifer Mello, a former policy director for House Democrats, all fought for a chance to replace Democratic Sen. Dan Grossman, who chose not to run again. Farther south, state Sen. Kiki Traylor, R-Littleton, appointed earlier this year to replace longtime state lawmaker Norma Anderson, faced conservatives Mike Kopp and Justin Everett. Former Republican state Rep. Ramey Johnson was trying to win the nomination for House District 23 in Lakewood, two years after she lost her re-election bid by only 41 votes to Democrat Gwyn Green. In that election, which saw Democrats take control of the House and Senate for the first time in over 40 years, Johnson had been targeted by conservatives upset that she didn’t support school vouchers. John Straayer, a political science professor at Colorado State University, said the GOP fights seemed to be more hard fought, an indication of a long-standing split within the party between the more business-orientated, moderate wing of the party and members who are more concerned with social issues. “It’s just another chapter in the same book that the Republican Party has been writing in the last decade,” he said. Candidates who pursued negative campaigns in the primary tend to suffer in the general election, especially in districts that are closely divided between Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters, he said. Locals vote mostly Republican in primaries SUMMIT COUNTY ” With only one contested race on the ballot, only 279 of Summit County’s 16,179 ” a 1.72 percent turnout ” registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. Although Democrat Rep. Mark Udall garnered more votes in Summit County than his Republican contenders, local voters leaned toward the red in the remainder of the races with candidates from both parties. In the race between Republican Ken Chlouber and Democrat Dan Gibbs, who are vying for Summit County’s District 56 support, voters favored Chlouber. The general election is on Nov. 7, when voters will decide on the races below. Here are the results: ” Representative to the 110th U.S. Congress, District 2: Rep. Mark Udall (D)  127 Rich Mancuso (R) 117 ” Governor: Bill Ritter  (D) 122 Bob Beauprez (R) 125 ” Secretary of State: Ken Gordon (D) 121 Mike Coffman (R) 124 ” State Treasurer: Cary Kennedy (D) 113 Mark Hillman (R) 124 ” Attorney General: Fern O’Brien (D) 117 John Suthers (R) 124 ” State Board of Education, Congressional District 2: Evie Hudak (D) 115 No Republican candidate ” Regent of the University of Colorado at-large: Stephen C. Ludwig (D) 111 Brian Davidson (R) 124 ” State Senate District 16: Joan Fitz-Gerald (D) 124 Marty Nielson (R) 82 Barry Thoma (R) 44 ” State Representative District 56: Dan Gibbs (D) 117 Ken Chlouber (R) 126 ” County Commissioner: Bob French (D) 115 No Republican candidate ” County Clerk and Recorder: No Democratic candidate Cheri Brunvand (R) 134 ” County Treasurer: Bill Wallace (D) 111 John M. “Jack” Taylor (R) 129 ” County Assessor: Beverly Breakstone (D) 112 No Republican candidate ” County Sheriff: No Democratic candidate John Minor (R) 132 Compiled by Nicole Formosa

Canadian team captures Summit County snow sculpture contest

BRECKENRIDGE ” Team Canada/Yukon won the 19th annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships this weekend with a stunning snow statue of Native American elders dancing around an intricately carved totem pole. Without power tools, internal support structures or coloring agents, the five-member team turned the giant block of snow into an image of swirling blankets and fearsome animal masks, besting 15 teams from nine countries. The sculpture’s story is pertinent to Donald Watt, the winning team’s leader, because his own grandfather passed down carving knowledge to his father, who then gave the skills to Watt. “We’ve been doing this for dozens of years as a team,” added Watt. “Conditions weren’t favorable but not impossible to work with.” The winning team is currently on a world tour ” they’re participating in contests in China, the United States and Canada this season. This year’s sculptures faced challenges caused by unseasonably warm temperatures and featured meticulous detail and the sculptors’ focus on story-telling, said Jenn Cram, one of this year’s judges and the project manager of the Arts District of Breckenridge. “The judging was very difficult this year, given the quality of all of the pieces. But Team Canada/Yukon’s execution, attention to details and the spiritual nature of the sculpture set it apart from the others,” Cram said. Team China placed second with “The March of Spring,” an elaborate sculpture featuring a dancing fairy, butterflies and blooming flowers. Team Wyoming took third with “Trunks Optional,” a humorous sculpture of an elephant weighing down a diving board while contemplating a plunge into a pond. The People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice 2009 awards both went to Team Alaska for its sculpture, “Alaska Viewmaster Trailer.” It depicted a giant bear peering into a dwarfed camping trailer. Those awards were selected by spectators, who voted with donations of dollar bills. The 2009 Artists’ Choice Award also went to Team China for “The March of Spring.” Tragedy struck Team Ontario’s sculpture of Adam and Eve standing under a tree, with a show-ending collapse of the sculpture soon after judging. “It can happen with projects that take risks,” said Carly Grimes, director of public relations for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber . ” … Its support couldn’t hold it. They (the team) were bummed, but they were able to chuckle about it, because they knew it was a risky sculpture.” The sculptures will remain on display at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge until Sunday, weather permitting. Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com.

The High Countrys Golf Courses

From Grand Junction to Summit County, Steamboat to Salida, and everywhere in between, there are more than 40 courses in the High Country of Colorado to get your swing on this summer.Adobe Creek National Golf Coursewww.adobecreekgolf.com876 18 1/2 Road, Fruita 970-858-0521 Type: Public, 27 holes, par 109 – 3, 9-hole coursesGreen fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $24.00; 9 holes, $13.50Weekend: 18 holes, $29.00; 9 holes, $16.50Tee times: Four days in advance, from 6 a.m.Dress Code: Shirts, spikeless shoes requiredDesigner: Ned Wilson (Monument & Mesa); Paul Graebner (Desert)Tee boxes: Combinations for 18 holes: Mesa/Monument – slope: 119, rating: 71.4 Desert/Monument – slope: 119, rating: 71.2 Desert/Mesa – slope: 121, rating: 70.2Practice: Driving range, unlighted, practice greensAmenities: Full bar, beverage cart, snack barMisc. info: This links-style course is located at the beautiful Colorado National Monument, just a mile from the Colorado River. Spread over 420 acres with no housing around, almost like a preserve. Natural settings.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 19 (Fruita exit, about 10 miles west of Grand Junction). Go left to Frontage road. Turn left and go about 1 mile.Chipeta Golf Coursewww.chipetagolf.com222 29 Road, Grand Junction 970-245-7177Type: Public, 18 holes, par 59Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $18.50; 9 holes, $10.50Weekend: 18 holes, $22.50; 9 holes, $12.50Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 6 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes requiredDesigner: Wilson GroupTee boxes: Black – slope: 88, rating: 58.6, ydg: 3835 Yellow – slope: 85, rating, 57.6, ydg: 3395Practice: Driving range, chipping area, putting green, teaching proAmenities: Beverage, snack bar, full barMisc. info: Course has very nice views of the mesa, the Book Cliffs and Colorado National Monument. A very walkable course with tough greens.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 37 (Clifton exit). Turn left at 32 Road and then west on Highway 6 & 50. Turn north at 29 Road. Go two blocks and the course is on the right.The Golf Club at Redlands Mesawww.redlandsmesa.com2325 W. Ridges Blvd., Grand Junction 970-263-9270Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Mesa County residents: 18 holes, $59; 9 holes, $39, Visitors: 18 holes, $84; 9 holes, $48Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m., 14 days in advance for player pass holdersDress Code: Traditional golf attire, collared shirtDesigner: Jim EnghTee boxes: Blue – slope: 133, rating: 69.9, ydg: 6486 White – slope: 121, rating: 66.4, ydg: 5821 Red – slope: 115, rating: 69.0, ydg: 4916 Black – slope: 137, rating: 72.1, ydg: 7,007Practice: Driving range, putting green, PGA pros, clinicsAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: Desert/mountain style course, target golf. Beautiful scenery. Front 9 on top of plateau, see the whole valley. Back 9 dips into a canyon, rock walls. Just awarded 17th place for public courses in the U.S. from Golf Digest.Directions: Take I-70 to Redlands Parkway. Go south for 5.5 miles to Broadway. Turn east on Broadway and go 1.5 miles to Ridges Boulevard. Turn south and drive 1 mile.Lincoln Park Golf Coursewww.gjcity.org (click on recreation)800 Mantlo Circle, Grand Junction 970-242-6394Type: Public, 9 holes, par 36Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $23.50; 9 holes, $13Weekend: 18 holes, $28.00; 9 holes, $16.75Junior: 18 holes, $11.75; 9 holes $6.50Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required. Designer: UnknownTee boxes: Yellow – slope: 123, rating: 71.6, ydg: 5844 Red – slope: 118, rating: 68.0, ydg: 6258 Blue – slope 120, rating 69.0, yards 6622Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Snack bar, pro shopMisc. info: Lincoln Park Golf Course is a 9 hole, 72 par public golf course conveniently located in the central city and is easy to walk. It is the home of the Rocky Mountain Open, the oldest open golf tournament in Colorado. Flat, small greens, fun course to play.Directions: I-70 to Horizon Dr. exit, south to 12th St. to Gunnison Ave., left to course on left. Tiara Rado Golf Coursewww.gjcity.org (click on recreation)2057 S. Broadway, Grand Junction 970-254-3830Type: Public, 18 holes, par 71Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $25.00; 9 holes, $13.75Weekend: 18 holes, $30; 9 holes, $17.75Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required.Designer: Tom KolacnyTee boxes: Blue – slope: 129, rating: 73.7, yards: 6235 White – slope: 127, rating: 71.9, yards: 5850 Yellow – slope: 112, rating: 67.2, yards: 4856Practice: Driving range, putting, chipping and pitching greens, fairway bunkerAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: The Rock plays along the base of the Colorado National Monuments red cliffs. Lush from tee to green, the architecture of this course will make you use every club in your bag. Between shots enjoy the gorgeous Western Colorado scenery and wildlife. A member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, Tiara Rado is home to quail, pheasants, owls, herons, deer, rabbits, foxes and all three species of bluebirds in the United States.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 28 (24 Road exit) and turn south. Go about 9 miles.Bookcliff Country Clubwww.bookcliffcountryclub.com2730 G Road, Grand Junction 970-242-9053Type: Private, 18 holes, par 71Green fees: 18 holes, $50; 9 holes, $25Tee times: One week advance from 7 a.m.Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required.Designer: Dick PhelpsTee boxes: Blue – slope: 120, rating: 70.3, ydg: 6632 White – slope: 114, rating: 68.2, ydg: 6231 Gold – slope: 116, rating: 69.4, ydg: 5370 Red – slope: 120, rating: 71.4, ydg: 5752Practice: Driving range, chipping area, practice bunker, teaching proAmenities: Pro shop, full bar, beverage cart, snack bar, restaurantMisc. info: A nice, fairly long and wide-open course with lots oftrees, fast greens. Need to come in with a member to play.Directions: Take I-70 to the Horizon Drive exit south. Turn right after the Pizza Hut (about 1/2 mile). Take an immediate right to the course.Battlement Mesa Golf Clubwww.battlementmesagolf.com3930 N. Battlement Parkway, Battlement Mesa970-285-7274Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $44; 9 holes, $25Weekend: 18 holes, $44; 9 holes, $25Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OKDesigner: Finger/DyeTee boxes: Black – slope: 127, rating: 73.4, ydg: 7309 Gold – slope: 120, rating: 70.8, ydg: 6695 Silver – slope: 117, rating: 67.7, ydg: 6037 Bronze – slope: 124, rating: 70.4, ydg: 5386Practice: Driving range, putting green, chipping and sand practice areasAmenities: Pro shop, bar, snack barMisc. info: Battlement Mesa Golf Club opened in 1987 and has been ranked as one of the Best Courses in America You Can Play by Golf Digest. The routing takes full advantage of a one-of-a-kind setting: a high plains plateau overlooking the Colorado River.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 75 south (Parachute and Battlement Mesa exit). Follow the road across the river and up to the clubhouse.Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Clubwww.lakotacanyonranch.com1000 Clubhouse Dr., New Castle, CO 81647 970-984-9700Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: With cart: 18 holes, $89; 9 holes, $50Tee times: 30 days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Golf attire required, no denimDesigner: Jim EnghTee boxes: White – slope: 116, rating: 67.1, ydg: 5608 Blue – slope: 126, rating: 69.5, ydg: 6369 Black – slope: 137, rating: 72.2, ydg: 7111 Red – slope: 123, rating 68.5, ydg: 4744Practice: Driving range, chipping green and putting greenAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, beverage cartMisc. info: Ranked in top 10 of country by Golf Magazine, public upscale course. Mountain, target type course with high difficulty. Extreme bunkering and sloping, bowled-out green areas. Native areas, a lot of small pines and brush. Canyons, elevation changes.Directions: Take I-70 west past Glenwood to the New Castle exit #105. Go north .8 miles on Castle Valley Blvd. to golf course entrance. Rifle Creek Golf Clubwww.riflecreekgolf.com3004 State Highway 325, Rifle 970-625-1093 Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: 18 holes, $39; 9 holes, $22Tee times: Four days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: Shirt and shoes requiredDesigner: Richard PhelpsTee boxes: Blue – slope: 123, rating: 70.2, ydg: 6267 White – slope: 115, rating: 67.9, ydg: 5797 Red – slope: 120, rating: 68.1, ydg: 5127Practice: Putting and chipping greens, driving rangeAmenities: Restaurant, beverage cart on weekendsMisc. info: Front 9 is more traditional, wide open course with undulating tough greens. Back 9 is up through the mountainous canyons so its a lot of elevated tee boxes, narrow fairways, more of a target golf course. Beautiful views, people travel from all over just for the scenic back 9.Directions: Take I-70 to the Rifle exit. Go north on Highway 13 approximately 3 miles to the north side of Rifle. Watch for the sign to the golf course and turn right (north) on State Highway 325. Go approximately 3 miles to the course.Glenwood Springs Golf Clubwww.glenwoodgolf.com193 Sunny Acres Road, Glenwood Springs 970-945-7086Type: Public, 9 holes, par 35Green fees: 18 holes, $37/walk; $49.50/cart9 holes, $22/walk; $29.50/cartTee times: Seven days in advance from 7 a.m.Dress Code: No tank tops or cutoffs. Appropriate golf attire appreciated.Designer: Henry Hughes Tee boxes: (9 holes) Ladies – slope: 120, rating: 69.4, ydg: 2566 Mens – slope: 112, rating: 67.3, ydg: 2947Practice: Putting and chipping greens, lessonsAmenities: Pro shop, restaurantMisc. info: Built in 1952, this course of small undulating greens is nicknamed The Hill because everythings on a slope. Not a long course, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in challenging greens and fairways.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 116 (Glenwood Springs). Turn left at 6th Street and go west until a fork in the road (1 mile). Veer right to Nonegan Road and turn right at Sunny Acres Road (about 1/2 mile).Ironbridge Golf Clubwww.ironbridgeclub.com430 Ironbridge Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601970-384-0630Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Guest rate, accompanied: $85 Unaccompanied: $150Tee times: No restriction, from 8 a.m.Dress Code: Traditional golf attireDesigner: Arthur HillsTee boxes: Blue – slope: 137, rating: 72.3, ydg: 6706 White – slope: 130, rating: 69.12, ydg: 6208 Black – slope: 143, rating: 74.3, ydg: 7224 Red – ydg: 5531 Gold – ydg: 4948Practice: Driving range, putting and chipping rangeAmenities: Snack bar, beverage carts, pro shopMisc. info: This very new course was just named the 19th best course in Colorado by Golf Digest. They say it plays like three different course, with nine holes along the Roaring Fork rive, four holes in the mountains and the remaining five links-style. With a full view of Mount Sopris in the distance, this is a signature High Country course.Directions: Take Highway 82 from Glenwood Springs toward Aspen about two miles. Turn right on Westbank Road. Cross the bridge and follow Westbank Road to the course.The Ranch at Roaring Forkwww.ironbridgeclub.com430 Ironbridge Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601970-384-0630Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Guest rate, accompanied: $85 Unaccompanied: $150Tee times: No restriction, from 8 a.m.Dress Code: Traditional golf attireDesigner: Arthur HillsTee boxes: Blue – slope: 137, rating: 72.3, ydg: 6706 White – slope: 130, rating: 69.12, ydg: 6208 Black – slope: 143, rating: 74.3, ydg: 7224 Red – ydg: 5531 Gold – ydg: 4948Practice: Driving range, putting and chipping rangeAmenities: Snack bar, beverage carts, pro shopMisc. info: This very new course was just named the 19th best course in Colorado by Golf Digest. They say it plays like three different course, with nine holes along the Roaring Fork rive, four holes in the mountains and the remaining five links-style. With a full view of Mount Sopris in the distance, this is a signature High Country course.Directions: Take Highway 82 from Glenwood Springs toward Aspen about two miles. Turn right on Westbank Road. Cross the bridge and follow Westbank Road to the course.The Ranch at Roaring Fork14913 Hwy. 82, Carbondale, CO 81623 970-963-4410Type: Public, 9 holes, par 3Green fees: $17, $14 for junior/seniorsTee times: first come, first servedDress Code: Soft spikes, smooth soled shoesDesigner: UnknownTee boxes: Red – ydg: 1018 White – ydg: 1108Practice: Putting greenAmenities: Concession areaMisc. info: An open course with some water features, this well-maintained small course is ideal for a quick game after work or another activity. Also a great learning course with some lessons available.Directions: Take I-70 to Hwy. 82. through Glenwood and through the Carbondale stoplight. Go three miles further, course is on the right. Between mile markers 14 & 15 on Hwy. 82.Aspen Glen Clubwww.aspen-glen.com0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale 970-704-1988Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Guests, accompanied: $133Unaccompanied: $256Tee times: 7 days in advance, from 7:30 a.m.Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts requiredDesigner: Nicklaus/Nicklaus IITee boxes: Gold – slope: 137, rating: 75.1, yards: 7455 Blue – slope: 129, rating: 72.0, yards: 6830 White – slope: 123, rating: 69.1, yards: 6181 Green – slope: 120, rating: 69.9, yards: 5342Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartsMisc. info: Beautiful course, one of the most scenic in Colorado with Mt. Sopris backdrop. Roaring Fork river runs through the course. A pretty straightforward signature Nicklaus course.Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 12 miles toward Aspen. Club is on the right. River Valley Ranch Golf Clubwww.rvrgolf.com303 River Valley Ranch Dr., Carbondale 970-963-3625Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Local rates availableResident of Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Gunnison counties:Non resident: Off-season $50/peak; $40 after 2; $30 after 4:30 Summer: $75; $55 after 3; $35 after 5:30Tee times: 2 weeks in advance from 7 a.m. mid-summerDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required.Designer: Jay MorrishTee boxes: Black – slope: 136, rating: 73.7, ydg: 7348 Blue – slope: 129, rating: 70.6, ydg: 6600 White – slope: 116, rating: 68.0, ydg: 5964 Red -slope: 114, rating: 68.8, ydg: 5168Misc. info: This gently sloping, open course was cut from farmland and offers stunning views of Mount Sopris from every hole. Eight of the holes feature water and its a very walkable course.Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 12 miles toward Aspen. Turn right on Highway 133. After two miles, turn right on River Valley Ranch Drive and go 1/4 mile to the clubhouse on the right.Roaring Fork Clubwww.roaringforkclub.net100 Arbaney Ranch Road, Basalt 970-927-9100Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Invitation onlyDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required.Designer: Jack NicklausTee boxes: Black – slope: 137, rating: 73.1, ydg: 7130 White – slope: 131, rating: 71, ydg: 6582 Sage – slope: 125, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6018 Sage (ladies) slope: 142, rating: 73.6 Rose – slope:129, rating: 69.4, ydg: 5255Practice: Driving change, chipping and putting greens, bunkersAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, pool, tennisMisc. info: A Nicklaus signature course in parkland setting, with some holes along the rivers, some in woods.Directions: One mile south of Basalt on Highway 82Snowmass Clubwww.snowmassclub.com0239 Snowmass Club Circle, Snowmass Village970-923-5600Type: Semi-private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Public, summer: 18 holes: $185; 9 holes: $95. Early season, 5/5-6/22 and late season 9/10-10/14:18 holes: $120; 9 holes: $65Tee times: 1 days in advanceDress Code: Appropriate golf attireDesigner: Jim EnghTee boxes: Black – slope: 143, rating: 71.9, ydg: 7008 Blue – slope: 134, rating: 70.3, ydg: 6559 White – slope: 124, rating: 69.1, ydg: 6126 Gold (Ladies) slope: 132, rating: 71.7, ydg: 5471 Green – slope:119, rating: 67.6, ydg: 4736Practice: Driving range, chipping green and putting greenAmenities: Restaurant, bar, pro shop, tennisMisc. info: Jim Enghs 7,008 yard course features an undulating landscape with seven different grasses including bent greens, blue grass fairways and native Colorado mix, creating a one-of-a-kind Irish links course with mountain flair. Voted No. 6 Best New Upscale Public Course by Golf Digest, 2004 and No. 16 Resort in North America by Cond Nast Traveler, 2004.Directions: Take Highway 82 to Brush Creek Road. Turn right and go 2 miles to Highline Road. Turn left on Highline Road and take the first right to the club.Aspen Golf Clubwww.aspenrecreation.com39551 Highway 82, Aspen 970-379-3374Type: Public, 18 holes, par 71Green fees: 18 Holes: $95 from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,$75 from 1-3:30 p.m., $45 from 3:30 p.m.-Close 9 Holes: $45 from 3:30 p.m.-CloseTee times: Five days in advance, from 6:30Dress Code: Collared shirts, appropriate golf attire required. No metal spikes.Designer: Frank HummelTee boxes: Blue – slope: 126, rating: 70.5, ydg: 6432 White – slope: 118, rating: 65.5, ydg: 5579 Red – slope: 119, rating: 69.1, ydg: 5222 Gold – slope: 133, rating: 73.7, ydg: 7136Practice: Driving range, chipping area, practice bunker, classesAmenities: Restaurant, bar, snack barMisc. info: This is a championship course thats quite challenging with lots of water, trees and other hazards. Compared to many mountain courses its fairly flat, so its a very walkable, enjoyable course. From the back tees, the course measures 7136 yards, making it known as one of the longest municipal courses in the state.Directions: One mile west of downtown Aspen on Highway 82.Snowmass Clubwww.snowmassclub.com0239 Snowmass Club Circle, Snowmass Village970-923-5600Type: Semi-private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Public, summer: 18 holes: $185; 9 holes: $95. Early season, 5/5-6/22 and late season 9/10-10/14:18 holes: $120; 9 holes: $65Tee times: 1 days in advanceDress Code: Appropriate golf attireDesigner: Jim EnghTee boxes: Black – slope: 143, rating: 71.9, ydg: 7008 Blue – slope: 134, rating: 70.3, ydg: 6559 White – slope: 124, rating: 69.1, ydg: 6126 Gold (Ladies) slope: 132, rating: 71.7, ydg: 5471 Green – slope:119, rating: 67.6, ydg: 4736Practice: Driving range, chipping green and putting greenAmenities: Restaurant, bar, pro shop, tennisMisc. info: Jim Enghs 7,008 yard course features an undulating landscape with seven different grasses including bent greens, blue grass fairways and native Colorado mix, creating a one-of-a-kind Irish links course with mountain flair. Voted No. 6 Best New Upscale Public Course by Golf Digest, 2004 and No. 16 Resort in North America by Cond Nast Traveler, 2004.Directions: Take Highway 82 to Brush Creek Road. Turn right and go 2 miles to Highline Road. Turn left on Highline Road and take the first right to the club. Maroon Creek Club10 Club Circle Road, Aspen 970-920-1533Type: Private, 18 holes, par 70Green fees: By member invitation onlyTee times: Seven days in advance, from 7:30Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and golf slacks or shorts required.Designer: Tom FazioTee boxes: Black – slope: 139, rating: 73.3, ydg: 7110 Gold – slope: 135, rating: 71.9, ydg: 6802 Blue – slope: 132, rating: 69.9, ydg: 6323 Blue (women) – slope: 154, rating: 76.4 Green – slope: 122, rating: 68.1, ydg: 5802 Green (wmn) slope: 148, rating: 73.4, ydg: 5802 Red – slope: 134, rating: 70.0, ydg: 5111Practice: Driving range, chipping green, practice bunker, proAmenities: Restaurant, bar, snack barMisc. info: An astonishing private club with gorgeous flowers speckling the course at high season. Two-tiered greens with a lot of sloped fairways make this a challenging course.Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Hwy. 82 to Aspen. Course is just north of town across from Buttermilk Ski Area.Cotton Ranch Golf Clubwww.cottonranchclub.com530 Cotton Ranch Dr., Gypsum 970-524-6200Type: Semi-private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Guest: 18 holes, $55-$90; 9 holes, $35-$55Eagle County resident: 18 holes, $55-$75; 9 holes, $35-$45Tee times: Available OnlineDress Code: No jeans and proper golf attire is requiredDesigner: Pete DyeTee boxes: Black – slope: 130, rating: 72.9, ydg: 6980 Brown – slope: 123, rating: 71.5, ydg: 6474 Gold – slope: 118, rating: 70.8, ydg: 6048Practice: Driving range, chipping green, bunkerAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, tennis, pool, fitness center, full service club houseMisc. info: Nestled in the Gypsum Valley, Cotton Ranch is an 18 hole Championship course for players of all abilities. Gypsum Creek travels through many of the holes, with spectacular views of the Red Table Mountains, New York Mountains and Castle Peak.Directions: Take I-70 west to exit 140 (Gypsum), turn and go 3/4 miles to Valley Road. Turn right on Valley Road, go 1 mile south; course is on the right.Eagle Ranch Golf Club http://www.eagleranchgolf.com50 Lime Park Drive, Eagle 866-328-3232Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: (From June 25)Guest: 18 holes, $99; 9 holes, $55Eagle County resident: 18 holes, $79; 9 holes, $45Tee times: Three days in advance, available onlineDress Code: Traditional golf attireDesigner: Arnold PalmerTee boxes: Black – slope: 136, rating: 74.1, ydg: 7530 Gold – slope: 133, rating: 72.3, ydg: 7151 Blue – slope: 129, rating: 70.0, ydg: 6718 White – slope: 116, rating: 68.2, ydg: 6171 Red – slope: 132, rating: 70.5, ydg: 5497Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens with bunkerAmenities: Pro shop, restaurantMisc. info: Several water hazards will test your accuracy as the course plays through the Brush Creek Valley. Meanwhile, the views of the surrounding Sawatch Mountains will test your concentration. Five sets of tees ranging from 5,400 to 7,500 yards provide an enjoyable and challenging design for golfers of all skill levels.Directions: Take I-70 west to exit 147 (Eagle). Head south 1/2 mile to Highway 6. Head west to Sylvan Lake Road and turn left. Follow signs to the course.Red Sky Golf Clubwwwq.redskygolfclub.com376 Red Sky Road, Wolcott 970-477-8400Type: Private/resort; Two, 18-hole courses, each par 72Green fees: $185-$240 during high season. Players must also stay in a Vail Resorts owned or managed hotel. Check the Web site for golf and lodging packages.Tee times: Up to one month in advance, onlineDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required.Designer: Tom Fazio/Greg NormanTee boxes: Tom Fazio course: Black – slope: 135, rating: 72.0, ydg: 7113 Blue -slope: 133, rating: 70.8, ydg: 6813 Gold – slope: 130, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6405 Sage – slope: 136, rating: 72.1, ydg: 5994 Red – slope: 125, rating: 68.2, ydg: 5265Tee boxes: Greg Norman course: Black – slope: 144, rating: 74.2, ydg: 7580 Blue -slope: 139, rating: 71.4, ydg: 6989 Gold – slope: 132, rating: 69.8, ydg: 6572 Sage – slope: 137, rating: 72.7, ydg: 6080 Red – slope: 124, rating: 65.5, ydg: 5269 Practice: Driving range, putting greensAmenities: Clubhouse, restaurant, pro shop, barMisc. info: Tom Fazios spectacular design merges spectacular vistas of Vails Back Bowls with a variety of terrain to gratify players of all skill levels. Players will make their way through open sage covered hills, dense aspen forest and around a highland lake. On the Greg Norman course, craggy rock outcroppings, twisted knots of scrub oak, rugged gulches and wildflower meadows all contribute to an unparalleled wilderness golf experience.Directions: Take I-70 west from Denver to Wolcott. Turn left and proceed one mile to Red Sky Road.Country Club of the Rockieswww.countrycluboftherockies.com676 Sawatch Drive, Edwards 970-926-2111Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: $200 unaccompanied; $100 accompaniedTee times: No limit, from 7:30 a.m.Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required.Designer: Jack NicklausTee boxes: Green – slope: 136, rating: 73.7, ydg: 7367 Blue – slope, 131, rating: 71.2, ydg: 6843 White – slope: 126, rating: 69.6, ydg: 6505 Black – slope: 117, rating: 67.2, ydg: 6006 Red – slope: 124, rating: 71.0, ydg: 5373Practice: Driving range, practice greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, barMisc. info: A Nicklaus Signature links-style course, very highly conditioned with undulating greens.Directions: From I-70, exit 167 (Avon), go south and then west on Hwy. 6, 3 miles up on the left.Eagle Springs Golf Club http://www.eaglesprings.com28251 US Hwy. 6 & 24, Wolcott 970-926-4400Type: Private, 18 holes, par 71Green fees: UnpublishedDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts requiredDesigner: Tom WeiskopfTee boxes: Gold – slope: 129, rating: 72.4, ydg: 7009 Blue – slope: 125, rating: 69.4, ydg: 6531 White – slope: 121, rating: 69.8, ydg: 6506 White (wmn) – slope: 131, rating: 72.2, ydg: 5736 Red – slope: 121, rating: 69.0, ydg: 5216Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurantMisc. info: A links style course, narrow fairways with play along the river with elevation changes and nice views of surrounding peaks.Directions: Take I-70 to the Wolcott exit. Go right on Highway 6 for 1 mile.Eagle Springs Golf Club http://www.eaglesprings.com28251 US Hwy. 6 & 24, Wolcott 970-926-4400Type: Private, 18 holes, par 71Green fees: UnpublishedDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts requiredDesigner: Tom WeiskopfTee boxes: Gold – slope: 129, rating: 72.4, ydg: 7009 Blue – slope: 125, rating: 69.4, ydg: 6531 White – slope: 121, rating: 69.8, ydg: 6506 White (wmn) – slope: 131, rating: 72.2, ydg: 5736 Red – slope: 121, rating: 69.0, ydg: 5216Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurantMisc. info: A links style course, narrow fairways with play along the river with elevation changes and nice views of surrounding peaks.Directions: Take I-70 to the Wolcott exit. Go right on Highway 6 for 1 mile.Cordillera Courseswww.cordillera-vail.com0101 Legends Dr., Edwards, CO 81632 970-926-5950Type: semi-private, members & guestsThree courses plus a short course:Green fees:$180-$225; Caddies are mandatory for 18 hole courses if you choose to walk.Valley Course: Private.Short Course: $85, includes cart.Mountain Course: $225 per person, after 2:30 p.m. only. Reserve 24 hours in advance.Summit Course: $225 per person, after 2:30 p.m. only.Reserve 24 hours in advance.Tee times: From 7 a.m., no tee times onlineDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required; metal spikes not allowed.Courses: Three courses plus a short course:-The Mountain Course,a Hale Irwin Signature Design18-hole, 7457-yard, par 72, elevation 8250 feet -The Summit Course,a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design18-hole, 7530-yard, par 72, elevation 9000 feet-The Valley Course,a Tom Fazio Signature Design18-hole, 7091-yard, par 71, elevation 7200 feet-The Short Course,a Dave Pelz Signature Design1257-yard, par 27, elevation 7800Practice: Driving range, practice greensAmenities: Four distinct clubhouses with unique dining experiences, pro shopMisc. info: Season is May 1 – Oct 31 (closed on Mondays)Directions: I-70 to Edwards exit, north to Hwy. 6, go right, then left on Squaw Creek Rd., follow signs.Sonnenalp Golf Clubwww.sonnenalp.com1265 Berry Creek Road, Edwards 970-477-5370Type: Resort/private18 holes, par 71Green fees: Before 3 p.m./public: 18 holes, $175; 9 holes, $107 After 3 p.m./public: $100Tee times: One week in advance, from 8 a.m.Dress Code: Appropriate golf attire, spikeless shoes.Designer: Morrish/CuppTee boxes: Black – slope: 142, rating: 73.8, ydg: 7059 Blue -slope: 136, rating: 71.4, ydg: 6423 White – slope: 125, rating: 69.6, ydg: 5907 Green – slope: 131, rating: 69.6, ydg: 5174Practice: Driving range, putting and chipping greensAmenities: Restaurant, tennis, spaMisc. info: A Scottish, links-style course with great views of the surrounding mountains. Recognized by Golf Digest Magazine in its Top 100 Resort Courses Sonnenalp consistently ranks as one of the states top three courses in Colorado Golf Magazine.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 163 (Edwards). Turn right and immediately right again onto Berry Creek Road.Eagle-Vail Golf Clubwww.eaglevailgolfclub.com431 Eagle Drive, Avon 800-949-5267Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: (Vary depending on time of year and time of day)Guest: 18 holes, $47-$98Eagle-Vail resident: $38-$78 Eagle County. resident: $42-$88Tee times: Three days in advanceDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required, non-metal spikes only.Designer: Devlin/VonHaggeTee boxes: Blue – slope: 127, rating: 70.6, ydg: 6819 White -slope: 118, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6160 Red – slope: 122, rating: 67.2, ydg: 4856Practice: Driving range, practice and chipping greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, beverage cartMisc. info: A real mountain-style course good for all abilities. Not over-long, plays up and downhill criss-crossing the Eagle River. Eagle-Vail also has Willow Creek, a 9-hole, par 3 course.Directions: West on I-70 to Eagle-Vail exit, left under the highway, take first left on Eagle Road, to Eagle Drive, go right to the course up the hill.Beaver Creek Golf Clubwww.beavercreek.snow.com103 Offerson Road, Avon 970-845-5775Type: Semi-private, 18 holes, par 70Green fees: June 15-Sept. 15: $165; Off-season: $80Off-season: Summit County residents: $60, Eagle residents: $45Tee times: 30 days in advance, from 7 a.m.Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required. Only soft spikes allowed.Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.Tee boxes: Gold – slope, 140, rating 71, ydg: 6,784 Blue – slope: 138, rating: 69.6, ydg: 6478 White – slope: 134, rating: 67.7, ydg: 5973 Ladies – slope: 131, rating: 69.3, ydg: 5088Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens (day of play or members only)Amenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: This links-style target course is set below the Beaver Creek ski area, with the last five holes looking right up at the slopes. This is a highly challenging course with a lot of hazards.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 167 (Avon) and head south to the course.Eagle-Vail Golf Clubwww.eaglevailgolfclub.com431 Eagle Drive, Avon 800-949-5267Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: (Vary depending on time of year and time of day)Guest: 18 holes, $47-$98Eagle-Vail resident: $38-$78 Eagle County. resident: $42-$88Tee times: Three days in advanceDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required, non-metal spikes only.Designer: Devlin/VonHaggeTee boxes: Blue – slope: 127, rating: 70.6, ydg: 6819 White -slope: 118, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6160 Red – slope: 122, rating: 67.2, ydg: 4856Practice: Driving range, practice and chipping greensAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, beverage cartMisc. info: A real mountain-style course good for all abilities. Not over-long, plays up and downhill criss-crossing the Eagle River. Eagle-Vail also has Willow Creek, a 9-hole, par 3 course.Directions: West on I-70 to Eagle-Vail exit, left under the highway, take first left on Eagle Road, to Eagle Drive, go right to the course up the hill. Vail Golf Clubwww.vailrec.com1778 Vail Valley Drive, Vail 970-479-2260Type: Public, 18 holes, par 71Green fees: Guest, high season: 18 holes, $80; 9 holes, $45Tee times: Up to six months in advanceDress Code: No denim, proper golf attireDesigner: Ben KrugerTee boxes: Black – slope: 149, rating: 77.0, ydg: 6740 Blue -slope: 143, rating: 74.3, ydg: 6280 Gold – slope: 137, rating: 72.0, ydg: 5875 Red – slope: 129, rating: 69.6, ydg: 5277Practice: Driving range, practice greensAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: A traditional-style course, tree-lined. Not a lot of hidden trouble, a very playable but challenging course. Greens always in good shape with beautiful views of the Gore Range.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 176 (main Vail exit). Head east on South Frontage Road for 2 miles to Vail Valley Drive.Copper Creek Golf Clubwww.coppersummer.com104 Wheeler Place, Copper Mountain 970-968-2882Type: Resort, 18 holes, par 70Green fees: (before 2 p.m.) 18 holes, $79; 9 holes, $49Tee times: 7 days in advance, from 8 a.m.Dress Code: No jeans, collared shirt requiredDesigner: Pete & Perry DyeTee boxes: Gold -slope: 124, rating: 67.6, ydg: 6053 Blue – slope: 117, rating: 65.9, ydg: 5674 White – slope: 110, rating: 63.0, ydg: 5135 Red – slope: 100, rating: 63.8, ydg: 4445Practice: Driving range, putting greenAmenities: Restaurant, golf shop, beverage cartMisc. info: At 9,700 feet, this is North Americas highest championship golf course. The front nine of this course winds through natural alpine terrain, pines, numerous lakes and streams. The back nine changes in character as the fairways cut through the forest and the scant remains of a 19th century mining town. Pete and Perry Dyes incorporation of the natural alpine terrain, unique use of railroad tie bulkheads and elaborate mound systems present unique challenges and scenic pleasures.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 195. Proceed 1/4 mile to Copper Road and turn left on Golf Course Drive.Raven Golf Club at Three Peakswww.ravenatthreepeaks.com2929 Golden Eagle Road, Silverthorne 970-262-3636Type: Semi-private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Open to June 2nd: $64.00 Twilight (after 2pm) $49.00; June 3rd to June 16th: Mon-Thurs $89.00, Fri-Sun, Holidays $89.00, Twilight (after 2pm) $54.00; June 17th to Sept 5th: Mon-Thurs $129.00, Fri-Sun, Holidays $119.00, Twilight (after 2pm) $84.00Tee times: Available onlineDress Code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs denim, or sweats, spikeless shoes.Designer: Tom Lehman/Hurdzan FryTee boxes: Gold – slope: 108, rating: 64.6, ydg: 5235White – slope: 126, rating: 69.3, ydg: 6386Silver – slope: 135, rating: 71.2, ydg: 6806Black – slope: 142, rating: 73.4, ydg: 7300Practice: Full practice facilityAmenities: Clubhouse with restaurant, bar, golf shopMisc. info: The Raven at Three Peaks offers an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary architectural design styles.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 205 (Dillon/Silverthorne). Head north on Highway 6; entrance is 3 miles up on the left.The River Course at Keystonewww.keystone.snow.com155 River Course Dr., Keystone, 970-496-4444Type: Resort, 18 holes, par 71Green fees: (After June 15):Weekday before noon: 18 holes, $160; after noon: $120Weekend before noon: 18 holes, $145; after noon: $105Tee times: available onlineDress Code: No denim, collared shirts and spikeless shoes requiredDesigner: Hurzdan/FryTee boxes: Black – slope: 131, rating: 70.3, ydg: 6886 Blue – slope: 121, rating: 68.8, ydg: 6507 White – slope: 114, rating: 67.0, ydg: 6003 Gold – slope: 105, rating: 64.4, ydg: 5359 Red – slope: 114, rating: 64.5, ydg: 4762Practice: Full practice facility availableAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cart, full barMisc. info: The par-35 front nine is oriented around the path of the Snake River and the par-36 back nine winds through a lodgepole pine forest. Impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, and water hazards combine to challenge golfers of all levels, but five to six sets of tees on each hole allow players of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the course.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 205 (Dillon/Silverthorne). Go south on Highway 6 for 5 miles to the Elk Run neighborhood in Keystone, follow signs.Keystone Ranchwww.keystone.snow.com22010 Hwy. 6, Keystone 970-496-4444Type: Resort, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: (After June 17):Weekday before noon: 18 holes, $110; after noon: $75Weekend before noon: 18 holes, $120; after noon: $85Tee times: Available onlineDress Code: No denim, collared shirts and spikeless shoesDesigner: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.Tee boxes: Black – slope: 130, rating: 71.9, ydg: 7090 White – slope: 126, rating: 69.3, ydg: 6521 Gold – slope: 112, rating: 66.6, ydg: 5876 Red – slope: 128, rating: 69.9, ydg: 5532Practice: Full practice facilityAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cart, full barMisc. info: Winding through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a 9-acre lake, this par-72 course features slight elevation changes and many bunkers. Keystone Ranch follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 205 (Dillon/Silverthorne). Go south on Highway 6 for 6 miles to the stoplight in Keystone. Turn right and follow signs.Breckenridge Golf Clubwww.breckenridgegolfclub.com200 Clubhouse Drive, Breckenridge 970-453-9104Type: Public, Three courses, 27 holes, each 9 is par 36Green fees: (After June 16): 18 holes: $99, 9 holes: $53Tee times: Four days in advance, from 7 a.m., $10 advance reservation feeDress Code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK, soft spikes requiredDesigner: Jack NicklausTee boxes, combinations: Beaver-BearGold – slope: 147, rating: 73.9, ydg: 7276Blue – slope: 133, rating: 71.0, ydg: 6586Silver – slope: 122, rating: 68.4, ydg: 6031Silver (women) – slope: 140, rating: 73.4, ydg: 6031Red – slope: 124, rating: 69.2, ydg: 5063Bear-ElkGold – slope: 145, rating: 74.0, ydg: 7257Blue – slope: 132, rating: 71.5, ydg: 6675Silver – slope: 122, rating: 68.4, ydg: 5939Silver (women) – slope: 145, rating: 72.0, ydg: 5939Red – slope: 129, rating: 67.4, ydg: 5045Elk-BeaverGold – slope: 151, rating: 73.5, ydg: 7145Blue – slope: 136, rating: 71.1, ydg: 6575Silver – slope: 124, rating: 66.9, ydg: 5832Silver (women) – slope: 145, rating: 72.7, ydg: 5832Red – slope: 131, rating: 68.9, ydg: 4908Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens, practice bunkerAmenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage cartMisc. info: Owned by the Town of Breckenridge, this course has the distinction of being the only municipal, 27-hole Jack Nicklaus course in the world. A tough, rugged course situated at 9,324 feet above sea level, Breckenridge features three different 18-hole rotations in combination.Directions: Take I-70 to exit 203. Head south for 7 miles to Highway 9. Go left on Tiger Road.Mount Massive Golf Coursewww.mtmassivegolf.com259 Country Road 5, Leadville 719-486-2176Type: Public, 9 holes, par 36Green fees: 18 holes, $32; 9 holes, $20Tee times: Seven days in advanceDress Code: Shirt and Shoes RequiredDesigner: Adolph KussTee boxes (18 holes): Red/White – slope: 91, rating: 61.0, ydg: 4958Red/White(wmn)- slope:110, rating: 64.4, ydg: 4958White/Blue – slope: 100, rating: 64.2, ydg: 5685Blue/Black – slope: 108, rating: 66.7, ydg: 6170Practice: Driving rangeAmenities: Pro shopMisc. info: Mount Massive Golf Course is located on the outskirts of Leadville. Set in the open spaces of the Arkansas River Valley near the rivers headwaters, ringed by the tallest mountains in the state, surrounded by ranchland and forest, it has a truly spectacular setting without a condo in sight.Directions: Take I-70 to Highway 91 south to Leadville. The course is five minutes west of town on 6th Street.Collegiate Peaks Golf Clubwww.collegiatepeaksgolf.com28775 Fairway Drive,Buena Vista 719-395-8189Type: Public, 9 holes, par 36Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $26; 9 holes: $18Weekend: 18 holes, $28; 9 holes: $20Tee times: Up to 7 days in advanceDress Code: No tank tops or cut-offsDesigner: Phelps/BrauerTee boxes (18 holes): Back-white/blue: slope: 117, rating: 69.9, ydg: 6267Forward-silver/gold: slope: 125, rating, 67.5, ydg: 5142Practice: Limited practice areaAmenities: Snack bar, pro shop, limited barMisc. info: A great alternative course for those looking to spend and wait less, Collegiate Peaks has water on every hole, plenty of trees and is surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas.Directions: Take Highway 285 to Buena Vista. Turn west at stoplight in town and go about 1 mile. There are signs for the course on the right side of the street.Salida Golf Clubwww.salidagolfclub.com404 Grant St., Salida, CO 81201 719-539-1060Type: Public, 9 holes, par 35Green fees: Weekday: 18 holes, $26; 9 holes, $16Weekend: 18 holes, $28; 9 holes, $18Tee times: Two days in advance from 7 a.m.Dress Code: No tank tops or cutoffsDesigner: Emmett KillianTee boxes (18 holes): Slope: 121, rating: 68.6, ydg: 6360Practice: Driving range, chipping area and putting greenAmenities: Pro shop, restaurant, barMisc. info: Surrounded by beautiful vistas, this nice public course features an easy walk with flat, small greens. Six of the nine holes feature water.Directions: Take Hwy. 50 to Salida. In Salida turn north at Salida Hot Springs Pool, north to the top of the hill and turn right on Poncha Blvd. Turn left on Grant St. and go to clubhouse.Haymaker Golf Coursewww.haymakergolf.com34855 US Hwy 40 East, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477970-870-1846Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: $93, Fri-Sun, $81, Mon-ThTee times: No restrictionsDress Code: Golf fashion shirt, no cut-offs, denim okay.Designer: Keith FosterTee boxes: Blue (wmn) – slope: 119, rating: 67.3, ydg: 5059 White – slope: 119, rating: 67.6, ydg: 6183 Gold – slope: 127, rating 70.7, ydg: 6728 Silver – slope: 133, rating 73.4, ydg: 7308Practice: Practice range, practice short game area, putting greenAmenities: RestaurantDirections: The course is south of Steamboat Springs at intersection of Hwy 40 and Hwy 131.Catamount Ranch and Clubwww.catamountclub.com33400-B Catamount Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477970-871-9200Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: Rates varyTee times: Policies vary in respect to membershipDress Code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts and/or golf slacks required.Designer: Tom WeiskopfTee boxes: White (wmn) – slope: 120, rating: 66.9, ydg: 4861 Silver (wmn) – slope: 142, rating: 72.6, ydg: 5906 Gold – slope: 134, rating: 71.0, ydg: 6628 Black – slope: 142, rating 73.1, ydg: 7056Directions: From I-70 take Hwy 9 north from Silverthorn to Kremling. In Kremling, take Hwy 40 west to Steamboat Springs. Turn right (west) on Catamount Drive (2 miles past the base of Rabbit Ears pass) and proceed to the clubhouse.Sheraton Steamboat Golf Clubwww.sheratonsteamboatgolf.com2000 Clubhouse Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487970-879-1391Type: Resort, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: $80-$130Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required.Designer: Robert Trent Jones II.Tee boxes: Red (wmn) – slope: 125, rating: 72.2, ydg: 5462 White- slope: 131, rating: 70.2, ydg: 6293 Black – slope: 138, rating: 72.0, ydg: 6902Directions: From Denver take I-70 to Silverthorne. Take Hwy 9 to Kremling. From there take Hwy 40 to Steamboat Springs. Turn right on Mount Werner Road, then left on Steamboat Boulevard, then right on Clubhouse Drive. Club is on the left.Steamboat Golf Clubwww.steamboatgolfclub.com26815 W. Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487970-879-4295Type: Semi-private, 9 holes, par 36Green fees: $22 – $47Dress Code: Proper golf attire and footwear required, denim acceptable.Designer: UnknownTee boxes: Yellow – slope: 122, rating: 66.7, ydg: 2746Blue – slope: 120, rating: 66.0, ydg: 2913Amenities: Full service bar and foodDirections: From I-70 take Hwy 40 to Steamboat Springs. Course is located 6 miles west of downtown Steamboat Springs on Hwy 40.Yampa Valley Golf Coursewww.yampavalleygolf.com2179 Hwy 394, Craig, CO 81626 970-824-3673Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72Green fees: $26 – $33Tee times: 3 days in advanceDress Code: Shirt and shoes requiredDesigner: William NeffTee boxes: Red (wmn) – slope: 120, rating: 68.1, ydg: 5131 Gold (wmn) – slope: 110, rating: 65.6, ydg: 5436 White (wmn) – slope: 116, rating: 68.2, ydg: 6076 Blue (wmn) – slope: 123, rating 70.6, ydg: 6553 Red – slope: 108, rating: 63.9, ydg: 5124 Gold – slope: 110, rating: 65.6, ydg: 5476 White – slope: 116, rating: 68.2, ydg: 6006 Blue – slope: 123, rating 70.6, ydg: 6548Practice: Range, Lessons, Pro ShopAmenities: Full service restaurantDirections: From I-70, take Hwy 40 west to Craig, turn south onto Ranney Street. After crossing the river, turn east onto Hwy 394 and go .5 mile. to club on the left.

Wizards nearly blow big lead, beat Nuggets 119-113

WASHINGTON – The Washington Wizards put on one of their best offensive shows of the season Friday night, putting seven players in double figures while taking down another contending team with a 119-113 win over the Denver Nuggets. Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who never trailed but had an 18-point fourth-quarter lead cut to two in the final minute. Bradley Beal had 17 points and a career-high 12 boards, Trevor Ariza scored 16 points and Martell Webster had 15. Washington broke a two-game losing streak and added another example to its knack for knocking off top teams while sitting near the bottom of the NBA standings. Ty Lawson had 27 points and 12 assists, Wilson Chandler had 22 points, and Andre Miller scored a season-high 19 for the Nuggets, who have lost four straight on the road as they jostle for playoff seeding as the fifth-place team in the Western Conference. They also have the dubious distinction of getting swept by the Wizards, having lost at home to Washington 112-108 on Jan. 18. The Nuggets cut the Wizards’ lead to three on Andre Iguodala’s baseline 3-pointer with 4:02 remaining and pulled within two after John Wall fancy-dribbled himself into a turnover that led to a Nuggets fast break, with Lawson hitting a pair of free throws with 1:07 remaining to make it 113-111. Wall missed a floater with under a minute to play, but Nene blocked Lawson’s layup with 33 seconds to go to keep the margin at two. Wall then got open to hit a 19-footer that put the Wizards ahead 115-111 with 14 seconds left, and Miller then missed a driving layup in a crowd that essentially ended Denver’s last threat. The Nuggets shot 48 percent from the field but made only 4 of 22 3-pointers. Nene and Wall had 14 points apiece, and A.J. Price scored 12 for the Wizards. JaVale McGee, traded from the Wizards to the Nuggets at last year’s trade deadline, made in his first return visit to Washington. McGee heard some boos and a few claps as he entered the game in the first quarter, and his foul on Garrett Temple’s 14-foot jumper allowed Washington to convert a momentum-sustaining three-point play at the end of the third quarter. The Wizards led by as many as 10 in the first half before the visitors finally caught up just before the break, tying it at 64. It was the most points both scored and allowed by Washington in a first half this season. The Wizards opened the second half with a 13-0 run, with the Nuggets starting 0 for 5 from the field with five turnovers before Miller drove to the hoop and scored with 6:39 left in the third quarter. NOTES: Beal wore a mouth guard after getting his two front teeth chipped in a collision with teammate Cartier Martin at Thursday’s practice. Martin required more than a dozen stitches for a cut in his head. … Jason Collins, acquired by Washington in the trade that sent Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics, will join the Wizards for Saturday’s home game against the Houston Rockets. … Washington ended an 11-game streak of holding opponents under 100 points.