Fitness Archives

  1. New uphill skiing options in Salida at Monarch Mountain

    Emily Latta photo by John Cameron

    Uphill skiers, the fastest growing market in the snow sports industry, will have new options this winter with the introduction of two new uphill access trails at Monarch Mountain. The trails, for the first time, will allow uphill users access to the mountain during daytime hours. Monarch is among the first ski areas in Colorado…

  2. Trials of the T-Bar: tips for your first time

    I’ve become much better at snowboarding over the past few seasons, but the T-Bar at Breckenridge can still give me pause. Getting up to the top with a snowboard is always a bit of a challenge. So if there’s anyone else out there that always thinks it’s an accomplishment to make it in one piece,…

  3. How to Ski Powder — 15 Tips for Learning in 24 Hours →

    Tim Ferris has a post on his blog based on his experiences with the guys at PowderQuest based on his lessons and experimentations skiing powder. If you don’t know, Tim is an extreme experimenter and will tweak (his workweek and body included) until he reaches optimal conclusions. There’s some great tips here for the new and experienced alike:

    X-factor: If you fall, don’t put your hands down to push yourself up, as you’ll simply fall through and get a snow sandwich. Cross your poles into an “X,” hold onto the intersection with one hand, place it uphill from you, and then push yourself up.

  4. Learn about safe backcountry travel with KNOW Boundaries

    The North Face is introducing a series of clinics on backcountry travel. They call it “Know Boundaries” and there are a couple clinics to be held at the REIs in Denver and Boulder. If you’re wandering into avalanche country, there’s really no reason not to go brush up on these skills. Learn about the KNOW…

  5. Can't get to the slopes?

    With the recent onslaught of new snow, skiers and riders are loving the fresh powder skiing. But, some of us simply can’t make it to the mountains. Instead, bring the fun to your own backyard. Some of us were crazy enough to brave the conditions of I-70 this past week. Others may not feel so…

  6. Shaping Up for the Season

    With A-Basin and Loveland already open for the season and my pass purchased, my mind turns to getting in shape for the season. Lots of lunges and wall sits are now part of my workout regime in addition to my usual cardio and weights. I have a few sore muscles, but it should mean better…