<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![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[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![CDATA[Masterful ascent in Mexico]]> Renowned free-solo climber Alex Honnold has quietly bagged yet another astounded climb.]]> <![CDATA[In Beaver Creek, Ted Ligety unstoppable]]> American Ted Ligety keeps the wins coming the giant slalom. In fact, it's hardly even close.]]> <![CDATA[Rock climbing cut off after floods]]> Because rain is the new thing for Boulder weather, it’s rainy again this afternoon, which means you may not be thinking about which pitches you’d like to be sending the moment you’re released from the chains that bind you to your desk.]]> <![CDATA[Balloon-powered flight in South Africa honors Nelson Mandela]]> A man flew nearly 4 miles by balloon in South Africa, traversing the sea from Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, to Cape Town.]]> <![CDATA[Bicycle to rider: Don't treat me like Mitt treated his dog]]> Loading up your two wheels on top of your four wheels to head out for the weekend? Adventure Journal has published a friendly letter from your bike to remember to use your on-roof bike rack for good, and not evil.]]> <![CDATA[Ch-ch-changes: Adam Ondra discusses Norwegian 5.15c route]]> A cave in Norway holds the world's hardest climbing route, and Adam Ondra just sent it.]]> <![CDATA[Free eclairs at Breckenridge Friday! (and ski season starts, too)]]> Breckenridge Ski Resort has evidently not gotten the message that people love skiing.]]> <![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[Skydive from space vicariously with this video]]> <![CDATA[Five to 10 National Parks to test expanded WiFi]]> The National Park Service will test expanded WiFi in five to 10 parks this year, with an eye on cutting park costs and providing up-to-date information to visitors.]]> <![CDATA[NBA player becomes first openly gay athlete in US pro sports]]> Longtime NBA player Jason Collins has come out as gay in an editorial column for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first openly gay athlete in any US team sport.]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong hit with suit for sponsorship money]]> Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong has been sued by the United States government, alleging that he defrauded the government by taking sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service while using performance-enhancing drugs.]]> <![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[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[Profanity-prone jogger fights ban from N.H. town]]> A jogger in Maine who's made a habit of crossing into New Hampshire, going for a run and swearing at strangers is fighting an attempt to ban him.]]> <![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[Levi Leipheimer, USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner, terminated from cycling team contract]]> Levi Leipheimer, winner of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge and a stage winner in this year’s Pro Cycling Challenge, has just seen his contract with Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team terminated, effective immediately.]]> <![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.]]>