<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![CDATA[Not-so-fresh powder: Russia to store snow for 2014 Olympics]]> Sochi, Russia gets heavy snow. But when the South Russian city — roughly on the same latitude as central Wyoming and upstate New York — hosts the Olympics next year, it wants to be darn sure it's got the powder for it.]]> <![CDATA[Two bodies found on Washington's Mount Rainier]]> Two bodies, possibly the remains of two hikers missing since January, were found on a Mount Rainier glacier Sept. 10 and recovered by park rangers.]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong loses Tour titles, asked to repay insurer $7.5m]]> It's safe to say this is a low point in the career of Lance Armstrong.]]> <![CDATA[Vail opens China Bowl]]> Whatever your plans for the weekend were, call them off. Vail announced Friday that China Bowl has been opened for the season.]]> <![CDATA[The (ex-)cyclist who wouldn't dope]]> Grand Junction financial advisor Scott Mercier was surprised to get a call from the U.S. agency that recently won its standoff against one of the best-known athletes in the country.]]> <![CDATA[Men's skiing World Cup: Ligety wins big]]> The 2012 men's skiing giant slalom World Cup kicked off yesterday with a big repeat win for American Ted Ligety: Ligety won Soelden in Austria by nearly 3 seconds.]]> <![CDATA[Sochi takes a bite out of Aspen X Games]]> Training schedules for the rapidly approaching Winter Olympic Games in Sochi,Russia kept several prominent Winter X Games stars away from the competition this past weekend in Aspen. ]]> <![CDATA[USA Pro Challenge adds mountaintop finish; Boulder could join in 7th stage]]> The nation's most popular bike race might come through Boulder again next year — depending on fans' votes.]]> <![CDATA[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![CDATA[Yosemite hanta outbreak: All park workers offered testing]]> This summer's outbreak of the deadly hantavirus has led the National Park Service to offer voluntary testing to every employee of Yosemite National Park, where the virus spread to as many as 22,000 visitors.]]> <![CDATA[Pro Challenge starting line? We'll take it]]> Colorado’s favorite bike race is coming back to Boulder in 2014. USA Pro Cycling Challenge officials have announced a final stage for the race with a starting line in Boulder. ]]> <![CDATA[American Academy of Neurology: Immediate rest after possible concussions]]> The American Academy of Neurology has released new guidelines for parents and coaches of all types of athletes, including a recommendation to remove athletes from play if concussions are ever suspected.]]> <![CDATA[Copper Mountain joins ski areas making snow for ski season]]> Following on the heels of announcements by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland that those ski areas were making snow for the 2013-2014 season, Copper Mountain has announced the same.]]> <![CDATA[Wheels keep turning]]> Colorado based Shannon Galpin has been busy. Since her interview with the Boulder Weekly back in June of 2013, she has released her memoir Mountain to Mountain: The Journey of Adventure and Activism]]> <![CDATA[Photos: Abandoned island was once most densely populated place on Earth]]> Off the southeastern coast of Japan, an island formerly used for mining sits abandoned, its last residents having left in 1974.]]> <![CDATA[Vail kicks off ski and snowboard season]]> Vail has started its ski and snowboard season for 2013-2014 with 10 trails open and four inches of new snow.]]> <![CDATA[Copper Mountain begins making snow, to open Nov. 2]]> It's 82 F outside, and it's almost ski season.]]> <![CDATA[Boulderite in the running for best job ever]]> Ryan Van Duzer hasn’t had a written resume in years. He’s made a living having adventures, making videos of them and giving inspirational talks about the approach to life that has him venturing off the beaten path on a daily basis.]]> <![CDATA[Masterful ascent in Mexico]]> Renowned free-solo climber Alex Honnold has quietly bagged yet another astounded climb.]]> <![CDATA[Loveland to open Oct. 23; three runs to be open]]> It's opening day at Loveland Ski Area.]]>