Drew Litton reminds us that in Colorado, home of a famous frozen dead guy, there are a lot of folks who feel like a long winter has put them in a similar frame of mind.
A love letter to winter in Colorado’s small mountain towns
Snow totals have surpassed the 300-inch mark in parts of the high country, and that’s just fine
Drew Litton: This Colorado cold front’s too dang frosty even for the snowman
Drew Litton reminds us that there’s cold and then there’s cold. This shift in the Colorado weather may be short-lived, but it struck so suddenly that it felt especially jarring.
Beloved Evergreen ice skating tradition changing as popularity grows, climate changes
By Seth Boster, The Gazette EVERGREEN — Anyone who’s lived here long enough has sweet memories of the lake. Sweet, like the drink John Ellis remembers. It was concocted in the old warming hut, that log cabin still standing along the shores that freeze for an ice skating tradition dating back to 1928, when the […]
After slow start, Colorado snowmobilers can finally rev up their machines this winter — and take a safety class
Ed Klim was skiing a local hill in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in January when he ran into some skiers from out-of-state. He asked them where they were from. “They said Colorado. We don’t have any snow back there,” recalled Klim, president of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association. “I thought oh boy, if Colorado […]
Somehow, by the grace of God, I weathered the most recent coronavirus storm
PANDEMIC STORM Someone sent me a playlist of dance songs this morning. By eight o’clock, with two cups of tea in me, I was dancing around my kitchen and living room, feeling relaxed and free of cares. My dogs watched. “Who is this woman?” It was different from that night last week when I hit […]
Want to ski at a Vail Resorts mountain during coronavirus? You’ll need a reservation.
Vail Resorts on Thursday unveiled the details of the plan for skiing at its 34 North American resorts — beginning Nov. 6 at Keystone — and, as we suspected, the 2020-21 season will be unlike any before. Here are the not-surprising changes: Masks are required for everyone on the mountain. Physical distancing will be the […]
At 25 years old, Ouray’s ice festival continues to foster — and anchor — the winter sport’s rise
OURAY — At the bottom of a cold crevasse in the Uncompahgre Gorge, where sunlight reaches but only a few minutes a day, the climb to the surface begins. The darkness is broken with the clicking echoes of steel penetrating ice. Slowly a small figure emerges on the icy wall, tethered by a rope. If […]
Pocket of severe drought lingers over Southwest U.S., including Colorado
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Drought has yet to give up its hold over parts of the southwestern United States despite a series of storms that have brought rain and snow to the region in recent weeks. The latest federal map shows a pocket of moderate and severe drought centered over the Four Corners region — where Arizona, New Mexico, […]
Colorado is the most dangerous state for avalanches, with death toll far surpassing other states
By Sawyer D’Argonne, The Summit Daily FRISCO — Colorado again retained its macabre status as the country’s most dangerous state for avalanches, according data collected by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Since at least 1950, the amount of avalanche deaths in Colorado have far surpassed that of any other state, and the most recent avalanche […]