A multi-piece art installation, anchored in the Arapaho language, asks skiers and riders to acknowledge the role snow plays in their lives, cultures and ecosystems
Rural programs sometimes struggle to get funding, can have lower participation rates and might have residents with lower incomes who can’t afford outdoors activities
Outings for young families are declining, even with the help of Colorado programs designed to break down barriers to the outdoors.
There were times when Natalia Ospina felt as if she had to pick between her beloved outdoors and her hair. The Denver resident loved climbing and trail running. But she loved her hair, too. It reminded her of her mother, the only other one in her large family who had the same thick, luxurious curls […]
Colorado’s Ava Keenan, and 22 other young skiers and snowboarders on the National Brotherhood of Skiers team, is working with the organization to diversify the highest levels of those sports.
Ski clubs that anchor the National Brotherhood of Skiers are a popular way to attract more diverse skiers and snowboarders to mountains
Phil Henderson sees the outdoor industry like a cruise ship. It’s taken a long time for the largely white industry to embrace people of color. But the ship has turned. Almost every corner of the industry is focused on building a diverse population of outdoor enthusiasts. “We just need more propulsion. We need more power,” […]
WESTMINSTER — Eric Wycoff remembers well the struggle to find a suitable park experience when his family was younger. The all-day adventure meant loading everyone into the car to drive clear across town — just so his stepdaughter could enjoy playgrounds and wide-open fields. On the days his wife needed their only car for work, […]
LEADVILLE — Vanessa Saldivar was 5 when her father hiked her up the bunny slope at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. She didn’t have a fancy jacket. She used socks as mittens. Her dad gave her a nudge. And she was hooked. “All these barriers just broke down in that moment,” said the new executive […]