Outdoors

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Colorado ski resorts remain open, but change chairlift rules and dining options to avoid coronavirus spread

Large gatherings have been banned in Colorado ski counties to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but lift lines aren’t included so resorts are still open while mountains across Europe and Asia close for the season

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Cory Gardner introduces bill adding 40,038 acres of wilderness to Rio Grande National Forest

The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Additions Act marks Gardner's first-ever wilderness bill for Colorado and would add more than 40,000 acres of wilderness in the San Luis Valley 

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Skiers flock to Bluebird Backcountry’s balance between resort and remote terrain

Owners of Colorado’s first uphill backcountry ski area blend fun with education and safety as they test a business model they hope to replicate elsewhere

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How loud is too loud? Telluride thrives on music festivals, but some locals want to turn down the volume

Complaints over noise divide the resort town of Telluride, where hosts of dozens of annual concerts now must submit sound-management plans.

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For war-weary veterans, a dose of “adventure therapy” can help them ski off the war

A four-day mission took veterans across the Sneffels Range and through “Break-a-Bone Meadow” to help deal with their demons. “This can be a cathedral for people,” one vet said.

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A southern Colorado town is dreaming of a revived ski hill in the wake of Texas investors’ big busts

A nonprofit foundation plans to open a single lift accessing 56 acres at the former Cuchara Valley ski area in southern Colorado, which closed in 2000 after a parade of failed investors

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Arapahoe Basin’s effort to avoid overcrowding by leaving the Epic Pass may be working too well

“This was new ground and we have learned a lot,” says resort leader Al Henceroth. A-Basin joined the Ikon Pass in a deal that limits days.