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Never not good. Costume involves a saucer (duh), neon, Jack Daniels, various mountaineering accoutrement (doesn’t need to be in working order), and a Shane-like presence.

Skiing Halloween Costumes

Halloween is next week and if you’re like us you probably don’t have anything planned and are going to be rummaging through your closet to throw together a zombie/eighties/ghost mash-up. But you can do better. So, we’ve rounded up the best skiing-related costumes we can think of and thrown in some video to help you get the mannerisms and outfits down pat.

Go-go dancers, killer DJs, and a hopping late night scene make Tommy’s the choice for libations after you’ve gone home and cleaned up. Guaranteed to rock.

The Seven Best Bars in Ski Country

Every local has their favorite watering hole and every ski town has some great ones. While we can’t guarantee that a visit to one of these bars will give you that warm fuzzy, “I’m home, mom” feeling, we can say that if you’re looking for a warm place with cold beer to end up when your day is finished, these fine establishments should be at the top of your list. And if your favorite isn’t here, don’t be shy, let us know by posting your recommendations in the “comments” section below. —Tom Winter

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Summer Gear List: Backpacking

When you’re out in the woods for an extended period of time the gear you pack is important. Here’s what we bring on backpacking trips.

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Summer Reading List

School’s out for the summer, but to keep your brain in function mode we’ve compiled the best skiing-related books, articles and blogs.

Crested Butte is best known for two things: gnarly terrain and locals who aren’t afraid to let their freak flags fly. The Seven Hours of the Banana is both of those things to a T. Teams or individuals race to see how many  laps they can make on the steep, bumpy and narrow Banana , off of the Silver Queen lift in (duh) seven hours. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and it benefits the Adaptive Sports Center and Crested Butte Ski Club.Register here.

Stamina Skiing

Questioning how tough you are? Got something to prove? These races will put you to the test. Here are some of the most intense skiing events out there. Be prepared, your competition might be wearing a diaper.