Oct 022011
VIDEO:  Point. Shoot. Enjoy the Ride!

Ouch!  Be sure to watch this amazing mountain biking video from Highland Bike Park in full screen mode.  If you film professional freestyle mountain bikers with a super high speed camera (Phantom Flex, more than 2000 frames/second ) this is what you get!  Watch in HD.  Enjoy the ride.

Aug 292011
VIDEO: Climbing in Yosemite

On Assignment from renan ozturk on Vimeo.  By the crew at This video is an absolutely gorgeous tribute that captures the beauty that goes along with climbing in Yosemite National Park.  Watch in full view.

Aug 162011
Can You Ride A Bike As Good As This Guy Can?

Industrial Revolutions is the amazing new film from street trials riding star Danny Macaskill. See Danny take his incredible bike skills into an industrial train yard and some derelict buildings.’ Filmed in the beautiful Scottish countryside Danny Macaskill’s latest film was directed by Stu Thomson (Cut Media/MTBcut) for Channel 4’s documentary Concrete Circus.

Aug 112011

Getting excited to ski?  Buy your ski pass at today! 2011 – 2012 Passes On Sale Now Bonus for all pass purchases! “Buy one-get one” summer lift ticket – offer ends August 31st Sun Plus Season Pass Unlimited skiing and boarding on Bald and Dollar Mountains for the  2011 – 2012 Winter season. • 2011/12 Winter Pass• 2011 Summer Season Pass • Friends and Family Discount – 50% Off Four Adult Non-Peak One Day Lift Tickets • Six Days of Skiing at Snowbasin*• 20% Off Sun Valley Nordic Pass• 10% OFF- Sun Valley Village Dining*• 10% Off Selected Sun Valley Retail Stores*• 10% OFF Sun Valley Heli-Ski Base Day Rate* *Restrictions may apply. Not valid with any other offer.• Non-transferable• Non-Refundable $1699.00 Adult Season Pass Unlimited skiing and boarding on Bald and Dollar Mountain for the  2011 – 2012 Winter season.  • Non-transferable• Non-Refundable $1549.00 20 Day Pass Up to […]

Aug 112011
Groundbreaking Set for New Aspen Art Museum

THE ASPEN TIMES— The Aspen Art Museum will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new location at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, the nonprofit’s board of trustees announced late Tuesday. Construction of the 30,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed art museum will begin early next year. So far, the art museum has raised $45.7 in capital campaign funds for the project, according to a news release. The Aspen Art Museum’s current location is 590 N. Mill St., near the banks of the Roaring Fork River. Its new location will put it in the heart of downtown Aspen, at the corner of South Spring Street and East Hyman Avenue.  …read more

Aug 042011
Do You Suffer From Optorectitus?

I was talking to my dad today about life’s struggles when he stopped me in my tracks with a comment that left me laughing hysterically. “You suffer from Optorectitus.” he said half-jokingly. After asking him what the heck that was, I was told it was the “shitty outlook” syndrome that causes way too much worry.  Needless to say, I laughed. My dad never ceases to amaze me with his daily sayings which truly keep me in stitches, but this reference in particular struck a nerve — in a good way. He was right. I was letting external factors out of my control affect my mood. I’m willing to bet there are a lot of people out there who are suffering from Optorectitus, especially in these tough economic times.  Certainly those in the news media are.  You can’t turn on the TV or read a newspaper nowadays without feeling like the world is falling apart. Terrorism, earthquakes, tsunamis, […]

Jul 112011
After Death by Goat, National Park Warns Hikers: Don’t Pee on the Trail

It’s been a deadly year in Washington State’s Olympic National Park. For humans and for animals. by Michael Frank on July 11, 2011 for Adventure Journal Last fall a 63-year-old man named Bob Boardman was attacked by a 370-pound male mountain goat. Boardman was gored in the thigh and bled to death and the goat that killed him was shot soon after the incident. But when pathologists examined the goat, suspecting perhaps some sort of neurological abnormality or disease, they found no such evidence. The blame, according to NPS officials, is likely…read full article

Jun 262011
Tattoos: How Much Is Too Much?

Although I grew up in a conservative southern household, I feel I’m a fairly liberal, “to each his own” kind of gal. I try not to be judgmental, and I certainly enjoy human diversity – but, I’m still not sold on the tattoo explosion. I’m just trying to figure out the allure of it all. I’ve never understood why someone would choose such a permanent personality marker because I know how much I have, and continue to, evolve over the years. What I loved in my 20s certainly is not what I love today. Same goes for the 30s and probably the 40s. Tattoos have been around for over 5200 years. According to a Smithsonian article, “Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs – sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal – have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious […]

Jun 242011

Steamboat Springs Pro-Rodeo Series Rodeo was a part of Steamboat Springs’ culture even before the town was incorporated over 100 years ago; and it’s a tradition that is alive and well today. No one knows for sure when Steamboat Springs hosted its first organized rodeo competition, but mentions of competitive rodeo events in the local newspaper, the Steamboat Pilot, date back to at least 1898. Looking through historical files, it seems that no local event was complete without some type of rodeo competition. Steamboat ProRodeo Series Keeps the Past Alive The rodeo is still an important part of summer in Steamboat Springs. Every Friday and Saturday evening from mid-June to Labor Day Steamboat holds PRCA-sanctioned competitions during the Steamboat Springs ProRodeo Series, with additional rodeo events, such as pro bull riding, team penning and team roping throughout the summer. Steamboat’s rodeo is as popular today as ever. While the sport doesn’t […]

Jun 242011
VIDEO: Ride the Divide Trailer

  Ride The Divide Teaser from Ride The Divide on Vimeo. Ride the Divide Host a screening. Ride the Divide is an award-winning feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. Could you ride 2700 miles, Canada to Mexico, alone?

Jun 242011
VIDEO: DIRT - Mountain Biking in Whistler

Elements of Perfection: Dirt from Whistler Blackcomb on Vimeo. DIRT Summer time is bike riding time. The team at the Whistler Bike Park is making a video series about all the elements that make biking what it is. The first one is all about dirt, which is way more compelling than it sounds.

Jun 232011
Bacon Festival: Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour June 24th-26th, 2011 River Run at Keystone, Colorado Bacon: Pronunciation [bey-kuhn] – the back and sides of the hog, salted, and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food. New to Keystone for summer 2011, this festival is sure to turn some heads. Whether you’re a bacon enthusiast or the loved one of a bacon connoisseur this event is for you. With thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon inspired cuisine at your finger tips you won’t want to miss this weekend long celebration of bacon. Pricing: $30 Big Bacon Ticket: (1) event koozie, (1) free beer, discounted beer all weekend after your freebie, (1) event hat, unlimited bacon tasting at purveyor tents. Bacon Bucks: available in $5 increments, allows you to purchase samples from the purveyors and bacon inspired cuisine from any of our 15 restaurant vendors. Buy Tickets here. Bands: Hornbuckle Band The […]

Jun 232011
Summit of Bluegrass & Brews Festival

Summit of Bluegrass & Brews June 24-25, 2011 Music for Summit of Bluegrass and Brews kicks off with renowned national Bluegrass acts Friday night and runs through Saturday night, with Oakhurst headlining at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre. On Saturday, June 25, the Colorado Brewers Guild Brew Tasting will be held at Dillon Marina Park. Colorado’s world class breweries will gather to serve up craft beers to thirsty crowds of avid beer connoisseurs. The cost is $35 per person to sample over 25 Colorado breweries’ tasty suds. The Tasting will be ‘hoppenin’ between 1 – 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild, a non-profit association who, among other things, advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado’s craft brewers. Live Bluegrass Music will start at 1:00 p.m. and run through 9:30 p.m., absolutely free. Location: The event will be […]

Jun 212011
2011 Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival

JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS JUNE FESTIVAL June 24-July 2, 2011 The JAS June Festival, a ten day event, will include four nights of headline concerts from world-class musicians at the Benedict Music Tent (June 24-26 and July 2), weekly paid and free performances from JAS Academy Bands and a closing weekend of small venue shows. 2011 Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival has a great lineup this year including Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Hudson, Raul Midon and Richard Bona and Wynton Marsalis. LINEUP DETAILS: DATE ARTIST TIME 06/24/2011 MONTY ALEXANDER 9pm   06/24/2011 RAUL MIDON AND RICHARD BONA 7:30pm – doors 6pm   06/25/2011 SHERYL CROW: 100 MILES FROM MEMPHIS 8:30pm – doors 7pm   06/26/2011 JENNIFER HUDSON 8:30pm – doors 7pm   07/02/2011 JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS 8:30pm BUY TICKETS: Go here to buy tickets.  

Jun 212011
2011 Aspen Ideas Festival

Exchanging Ideas That Matter June 27 – July 3, 2011 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival Guide.pdf Entering its seventh year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange, and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. Why an “Ideas Festival”? For 60 years the Aspen Institute has been the nation’s premier gathering place for leaders and individuals across the globe to explore the ideals and ideas that define a good society. It continues to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. Since 1857, The Atlantic has shaped national debate on the defining issues of our times, and now, […]

Jun 202011

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Bottoms Up! This past weekend was the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and TODAY’s very own Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were invited. But before the ladies even got to the big event, they took a nice bike ride through the Rocky Mountains, enjoyed some vino … and met a few hottie hikers along the way.  Join in on the fun and watch Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Aspen adventure above.