• ALACAZEM 2015.06.25

    1 week ago.

    June 25 to July 2, 2015  Visible planets: Morning: Mercury Evening: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn If you haven’t noticed the celestial event happening in the western twilight sky for the entire month of June, perhaps it’s time to take a look.…

  • Summer Sunday: Rafting Ruby-Horsethief

    3 weeks ago.

    We’d been looking for a way to get on a rafting trip for a while. A raft, with its ample space for food and gear, seemed like the perfect way to get into the wilderness with kids. Enough space to…

  • On Being Coerced into Beauty

    4 weeks ago.

    First the insistent nudge, then the turn to see the LED numerals on the clock. "What!?" grumpily. "Gina has to go out." "*%#^! It's a quarter to five!" "Do you want me to take her out?" "No, damnit! I'll do…

  • Family Bike Dash supports We R-1, 5/30/2015

    1 month ago.

    Pedal power. Or how  bikes are changing the world one stroke at a time. That was one of a number of leitmotifs at Telluride Mountainfilm, where right out of the gate at Symposium, a young woman nearly stole the show with the teaser for…

  • Spring Sunday: When a Little Snow Changes a Whole Lot

    1 month ago.

    Anyone who has lived in the mountains will caution you against making plans. The weather can change at any moment. So what if it’s May, and it hasn’t really snowed in close to 3 months? It’s high time for a…

  • Spring Sunday: First Mountain Quail

    3 months ago.

    Growing up, there are certain markers that define your childhood. The first time you ride a two-wheel bike. The first time you catch a baseball. The first time you read a chapter book on your own. Yet, when you grow…

  • Jagged Edge Team: Elk Mountain Traverse

    3 months ago.

    Win or, what the heck, just finish, we are talking seriously gnarly. The Elk Mountain Traverse is an extraordinary 40-mile backcountry ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen, CO., where it finishes in gondola plaza. Starting at midnight…

  • Spring Sunday: What’s So Great About April?

    3 months ago.

    Each winter month in Telluride brings with it a different type of snow and different tempo. And although we all love a powder day, April corn may be the second most anticipated grade. April also offers a completely different tempo—she’s…

  • Snow Sunday: Arriving in Telluride for the First Time

    3 months ago.

    When I was 21 and a student at Colorado College, I caught a last-minute ride in a friend’s pickup to a place called Telluride. Toby was headed there for a bluegrass festival. “Get in. You have to see this place.”…

  • Freesking World/Snowboard Tour Hits Telluride 3/4-3/8

    4 months ago.

    Organizers announce the 2015 Freeskiing World Tour and Masters of Snowboarding Champions will be determined by which ski and snowboard athletes earn the most points at the Subaru Freeride Series (SFS) big mountain competitions.   Fans everywhere can witness the…

  • Telluride Adaptive Sports Program: Rockin' at the Opera, 3/6/2015

    4 months ago.

    Have you seen a wounded Veteran skiing with someone in a blue jacket out on a black run on the Telluride mountain? How about a special needs kid from the reservation having a ball on Double Cabins? Or a young…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast and Snow/Water from 2-26-15

    4 months ago.

    Scattered light snow showers develop later today/tonight as the latest moisture over eastern Utah moves overhead. There will be a small break in the snowy weather early tomorrow for a few hours. Later in the day, the storm that’s being…

  • SNOW! It's Back!

    4 months ago.

    The "drought." We've all been talking about it. Telluride enjoyed a great early snowfall. The mountain opened with good coverage, then got more snow so the Christmas rush was beautifully served. And then... Long-time locals weren't surprised to have dry…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~ 1/22/15

    4 months ago.

    Snow has begun early this morning in the southern San Juans… The trough I’ve been describing being carved out across the desert southwest is deforming back to the west drawing in warm Pacific moisture feeding the snow machine for today.…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~ 2/21/15

    4 months ago.

    An energetic NW flow is carving out a low-pressure trough over the intermountain west today through Sunday. This will most likely pinch off into a closed low over the desert southwest on Monday. All this points to a vigorous few…

  • Snow Sunday: Living Without Snow

    4 months ago.

    It’s a been a strange world this winter living without snow. Most directly, no new snow has limited activities such as skiing and Nordic skiing. As Jesse McTigue cleverly illustrated in last week’s Snow Sunday, there can be a kind…