<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![CDATA[Roundup: Upgrades to Colo., Wyo. ski areas for 2012-2013]]> What's the second-largest ski resort in Colorado? Who knows?]]> <![CDATA[Lighter, tougher bike helmet — made from cardboard]]> A new bike helmet aims to increase riders' safety by mimicking nature — and by using one of the cheapest materials around.]]> <![CDATA[New learning area, new snow for Arapahoe Basin]]> Is it finally ski season in Colorado?]]> <![CDATA[Wounded veterans summit Denali]]> Five wounded veterans participated in a Department of the Interior program to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America.]]> <![CDATA[Research: Don't run too much]]> Runners over 50 and runners who push themselves too hard aren't helping their health, according to a study in the British journal Heart.]]> <![CDATA[Masterful ascent in Mexico]]> Renowned free-solo climber Alex Honnold has quietly bagged yet another astounded climb.]]> <![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[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[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![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[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[Everest fight: Are Sherpas reaching their limit?]]> A recent fight between Nepalese Sherpas and three European climbers on the slopes of Mt. Everest grabbed headlines, but it's by no means an isolated incident, climbers familiar with the world's tallest peak say.]]> <![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[Fight between European climbers, Sherpas reported on Mt. Everest]]> A group of three European climbers has reported a fight between themselves and a group of Sherpa guides on Mount Everest.]]> <![CDATA[Ski season on: A-Basin to open October 13]]> Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) has announced that it will open Sunday, Oct. 13, winning the race to open first — barring an eleventh-hour surprise from Copper Mountain or the dark horse, Wolf Creek.]]> <![CDATA[Few Colorado ski resorts still operating see good snow]]> Most Colorado ski resorts are closed for the year. Too bad the weather doesn't agree that ski season is over.]]> <![CDATA[British ultrarunner postpones Arctic trip due to warm conditions]]> Ultrarunner Tim Williamson has decided to postpone a solo run to the North Pole after he was warned that unusually warm temperatures have made ice unstable.]]> <![CDATA[British climbers unite to oppose Scottish wind farm plans]]> A large wind farm project in Scotland has rallied some opposition among a rather unlikely group: hikers, climbers and mountaineers from across the British isles.]]> <![CDATA[Photography camp teaches outdoors photo skills]]> For the second year, a photography camp in South America will teach both amateur and professional photogs a specific "secret" of the industry: How to take professional ski photographs.]]> <![CDATA[Video and photos: A travel guide to Dar es Salaam]]> Heading to Dar es Salaam? Us either. But we’ll indulge in some armchair travel courtesy of Vanessa Mdee, the first Tanzanian VJ on MTV.]]>