<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![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[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[Remembering California free soloist John Rosendahl]]> <![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[Want a safer Mt. Everest? Here's how.]]> Mountain climber Adrian Ballinger, who has summitted Mount Everest six times, says Everest needs to be fixed.]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[Utah man dies at Moab's Corona Arch on rope swing]]> A huge rope swing made popular by a YouTube video has caused the death of a man in Utah.]]> <![CDATA[Photo gallery: Incredible images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards]]> The British Wildlife Photography Awards for 2012 have been announced, and they are incredible.]]> <![CDATA[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![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[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[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, Keystone to open Nov. 1]]> Ski season is officially underway across Colorado this coming weekend.]]> <![CDATA[It's on: Colorado ski areas turn on snowmaking machines]]> Snowmaking has begun at Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, meaning the 2013-2014 ski season is just around the corner.]]> <![CDATA[Group to lobby for bikes on Pacific Crest Trail]]> One of the West's most famous and popular hiking trails could see bicyclists soon, if a new group can convince the U.S. Forest Service.]]> <![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.]]>