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We contribute to the office slush fund to keep the inspiration, er, kegerators flowing. Now on tap: Upslope.
The Breck Epic takes mountain bike racing by its roots. During the six-day event, we’ll ride six big backcountry loops from Breckenridge’s town center, covering 35 to 50 miles’ worth of kick ass single track with steady climbs and steep descents.
Have you ever examined eraser shavings? No two are alike.
Ah, fly fishing. It soothes many a summer-weary skier’s soul. We seek mountain trout in Colorado’s tributaries.
If we can’t ski ‘em, run ‘em. From Copper Mountain to Aspen Snowmass, the Colorado Ragnar relay race tours some of the Rockies finest resorts, mountain passes, and thin air (at more than 10,000 feet). We’ll get intimate with co-workers as we take turns running between two and 10 miles at a time—for a team total of 200 miles.
Photo: courtesy of Ragnar Relay
Because everything is funner in ski boots.
About 1,000 years ago, Iroquois athletes in what is now northern New York and southern Ontario began playing a game with netted sticks and an animal-skin ball for the purpose of “entertaining the Creator,” according to tribal lore. Every four years since 1967, the best players of the modern version of that game, lacrosse, gather for their version of soccer’s World Cup, the World Lacrosse Championships. This year it’s in Denver, so we can’t help but drive the short distance from the office to watch some stick handling.
Photo: Team USA midfielder Paul Rabil, courtesy of US Lacrosse
It’s electric blue, icy cold, and makes us shiver. It’s not Father Winter, it’s a Slurpee, that makes us feel like we’re skiing Iceface in the summer.
Whether at the beach (or lake), we re-live last season’s stoke with our favorite glossy.
Mint grows like weed in Colorado, so cultivating a wintery fresh garden provides a steady supply of it (mint, not weed) to muddle into mojitos or garnish vodka lemonades.
Do you watch ski porn alone while applying grease to your binding hinge-points, or is that just us?