<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![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[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[Copper, Keystone to open Nov. 1]]> Ski season is officially underway across Colorado this coming weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Access Fund: 'Egregious' illegal climbing at Joshua Tree]]> The Access Fund, one of climbing's most prominent organizations dedicated to keeping climbing areas open, says it narrowly averted a shutdown of climbing in Joshua Tree National Park in California.]]> <![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[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[Another Colorado snowfall, another powder report: March 5]]> Colorado's ski resorts once again got some fresh snow over the weekend and yesterday, March 4, lining up a good week of powder ahead.]]> <![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[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[New Continental Divide Trail route could ban bikes]]> A new route on part of the Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail could ban mountain biking.]]> <![CDATA[Ski film to debut at The Goose in Boulder]]> If this morning's snow didn't get you hyped for ski season, the tried-and-true method of ski films could do the trick.]]> <![CDATA[Video: Longmont SUV driver blares horn incessantly at cyclists]]> A Longmont-area driver appears in a recent YouTube video honking his horn repeatedly at two cyclists who are doing their best to stay to the very edge of a two-lane road.]]> <![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[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![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[For paralympians, other dangerous ways to cheat]]> As the 2012 Paralympic Games begin in London this week, officials will be as concerned as ever about preventing and catching cheating among the athletes.]]> <![CDATA[Trailer for ‘Valhalla,’ latest film from Sweetgrass, released]]> The trailer for the new film from Sweetgrass Productions was released online today and all we can say is, Wow. And these guys are vicious.]]> <![CDATA[Remembering California free soloist John Rosendahl]]> <![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[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. ]]>