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Springtopia caps Winter Park’s 75th season (1)

April 24, 2015 — 

Like to get wet? Winter Park Resort will hold its annual Springtopia event this weekend, featuring live music and the Coca-Cola Spring Splash.The festivities will draw to a close what …

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Bob Singley, Winter Park skiing legend, inducted into Hall of Fame (2)

April 23, 2015 — 

Bob Singley is a pretty humble guy.Though he’s arguably one of the most important figures of the freestyle skiing revolution in the ‘60s and ‘70s, he doesn’t like to make …

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Bike Granby Ranch, Trestle named among best in Colorado (3)

April 23, 2015 — 

An online guide has listed two Grand County mountain bike parks among the best in the state.Both Bike Granby Ranch and Trestle Bike Park were named to Mountain Advisor’s list …

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Grand County Master Trails Plan just the beginning (4)

April 23, 2015 — 

Headwaters Trails Alliance held a meeting on April 21 to give a brief overview and gather public input for the Master Trails Plan. More than 70 people attended the two …

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Fishing Report: The bite is on (5)

April 23, 2015 — 

Most of the ice in the area is gone, and fishing is great. Egg and worm patterns are working awesome in all the creeks and rivers.Pike in Williams Fork are …

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Jackie Wright: On your mark, get set and go! (6)

April 23, 2015 — 

It is the time of year to begin thinking seriously about outdoor workouts. For us, up in the Rocky Mountains, we are still experiencing snow, although it is no longer …

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Lady Panthers dominate soccer pitch this season (7)

April 21, 2015 — 

The Lady Panthers soccer team has dominated the pitch this year, going undefeated on the season and outscoring their opponents 45-5 over the course of seven games.Middle Park’s new head …

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Grand County golf courses look to open early (8)

April 16, 2015 — 

As the snow melts all across Grand County, golfers throughout the region are warming up their back swings.The Grand Elk Golf Club announced Wednesday it would open Saturday, April 18; …

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Trails provide huge boost to Grand County economy (9)

April 16, 2015 — 

If you have been reading my articles you have read several times about the Master Trails Plan. I think that the Master Trails Plan is one of the most important …

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Mountain rescue: Backcountry Survival – The Ten Essentials (10)

April 14, 2015 — 

Shorts and tank tops while hiking around Columbine Lake in summer are fine ... until the sun goes down or a sudden hailstorm hits. During my six years as a …

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Winter Park’s Trestle named top bike park in the Rockies (11)

April 14, 2015 — 

It’s no secret among Coloradans that Trestle Bike Park is a world-class destination for downhill junkies.Now the Winter Park biking mecca has been voted the top bike park in the …

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Enjoy early riding, but avoid damaging trails (12)

April 9, 2015 — 

Lots of us are getting pretty eager to get out on the trails. The warm weather is melting the snow in the valley very quickly and a few of the …

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Jackie Wright: The benefits of partner training (13)

April 9, 2015 — 

While we have featured partner workouts in this column previously, the partner training highlighted this week refers to personal training with a partner. I am a huge proponent of personal …

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Freeskiing phenom Birk Irving, 15, medals in Italy (14)

April 7, 2015 — 

Birk Irving has a lot of the interests that you’d expect a 15-year-old boy from the Rocky Mountains to have.He likes fly-fishing, downhill mountain biking, and of course, skiing.But Irving …

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Grand County needs to develop more biking opportunities for kids (15)

April 2, 2015 — 

Winter Park is Mountain Bike Capital USA. We have seemingly endless miles of trails, a huge variety of experiences from amazing cross country and heart pumping downhill at Trestle Bike …

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Jackie Wright: Updates about the latest in nutrition (16)

April 1, 2015 — 

A recent long-term study completed at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) has shed new light on the possibility of lowering cardiovascular disease-related mortality rates (i.e. CVD-related mortality …

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Mountain Rescue: Location, Location, Location (17)

March 31, 2015 — 

Go back in time to 1992. Portable phones that utilized land-based antenna towers were large, expensive and only worked in limited areas. Satellite phones were also available, but were, and …

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Jackie Wright: Give Me Strength (18)

March 26, 2015 — 

Many times through the years, muscular strength training has been discussed in this column. One of the major reasons that this topic continues to surface is that it is one …

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Fraser Valley spring mountain biking options abound (19)

March 26, 2015 — 

I sure saw a lot of people out biking the last couple of weeks. Warm weather felt more like summer than winter.Snow is melting and roads go from snow packed …

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Winter Park’s Seemann repeats as Junior National Aerial champion (20)

March 24, 2015 — 

Going into a competition, Nik Seemann’s strategy is simple.Go big or go home.It’s a bold philosophy, and the stakes are high on both sides of the coin.Last week it paid …

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