October 11, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The first few flakes have fallen, and powder hounds are ready for winter's powder bliss. Skis and boards are dusted with care. Boots, mismatched socks, gloves and goggles are gathered together — ready and waiting for the first outing. Alas, fall is still
September 3, 2018 — While the rest of us were praying for snow on Mt. Werner this January, two locals, Mike Loomis and Bob Congdon, were pedaling through sand—biking 680 miles of the 1,700-mile Baja Divide Trail, to be exact.
August 20, 2018 — Doing the first standup paddleboard circumnavigation of an island in Palau is a far cry from shredding the slopes of Steamboat. But swapping snowboards for sups, that’s what father-and-son locals Terry and Lance Ostrom found themselves on during an eight-day paddle in February through a remote archipelago between Guam and the Philippines.
August 13, 2018 — On March 11, Steamboat resident Kim Hess along with her brother, Steven, became the first brother-sister team to complete the Seven Summits, climbing the highest peak on each continent.
July 30, 2018 — The Cold War cannons are long gone, but their tunnels remain — catacombs bored deep into a limestone hillside on the Croatian island of Molat. They were positioned to blast intruders entering Yugoslavian waters in the northern Dalmatian Islands of the Adriatic Sea.
July 23, 2018 — The Galapagos produce a perennial fountain of cool photos. If you’re a fan of science or travel mags, you’ve certainly spied the islands’ curious wildlife and stark volcanic landscape. You’ve probably had Instagram encounters, too: the cerulean foot of a blue-footed booby, the Godzilla-like gaze of a marine iguana, the lumbering girth of giant tortoises.
July 16, 2018 — Hayden native and Steamboat resident Jimmy Howe embarked upon an 1,800-mile, self-supported, bike-packing trip last summer in which he also hiked 50 14ers (including Mount Rainier and Mount Shasta) and ascended nearly 350,000 vertical feet, both biking and hiking.
April 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jill Bergman remembers the first time she encountered the Yampa River before moving to Steamboat Springs in 2002. "It's both peaceful and exciting," said Bergman local printmaker, who grew up rafting the North Platte, the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the
March 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Dressed in a trendy lime green ski coat and pants, blonde and tall, and effortlessly loading skis into the vehicle, female skiing legend Kim Reichhelm is instantly recognizable. She greeted me with a welcoming grin that promised a day of adventure. I joined Reichhelm's Ski
March 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — I'm clinging 20 feet from the ground to a rather large icicle. Heart pounding, hands numb, I'm suspended by fickle pieces of steel spikes that are pinned to the thick, vertical masse suspending me against the tug of gravity. It's in that
February 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — What is it that fuels a desire to wake up before dawn in pursuit of a pristine snow oasis? Is it the untracked powder? The solitude? Or curiosity to see just how far limits can be tested? Nuances of the outdoors await
December 30, 2017 — Live in Ski Town USA, and at some point you might as well get a glimpse of how the products behind the moniker are made. For that, and a sneak peak at a new model the company is banking its ski press on, iconic, 100-year-old
December 29, 2017 — If Mother Nature's serving up lemons for snowpack, why not make lemonade? Especially somewhere lemons used to drive? That was my theory, anyway, behind rounding up a wingman before last weekend's onslaught of snow (my wife wanted no part) to ski tour down old Highway
October 2, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — First it was canoeing 5,230 miles up – yes, up – the Mississippi River to the Arctic Ocean. Now, Steamboat Springs’ Luke Kimmes is embarking on another callous-causing canoe expedition. This spring, Kimmes — and Canadian, French-speaking comrades Martin Trahan, Yan Kaczynski
July 18, 2017 — Deep breath, look out and leap. Soaring above treetops, legs dangling nearly 200 feet above the ground, attached merely by my harness to the galvanized steel cable above. There's something thrilling about the combination of adrenaline, caused by speed and height and the wind in
March 29, 2017 — Michael Martin: From Cham to Japan As an associate professor for Colorado Mountain College's Ski and Snowboard Business department in Steamboat Springs, Michael Martin juggles time in the classroom with time in the white room. Last year, that balancing act brought him on a 20-day
March 29, 2017 — Stare into the eyes of a wild polar bear. It's awe-inspiring. Also, it's eerie — as if you're gazing at the Ghost of Arctic Future. Traversing the windswept tundra, it's mid-November, and I'm marking Earth's hottest year on record with a visit to see Ursus