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Outdoor Responsibility

March 17th, 2018

With warmer months ahead and tourism on the rise, it’s worth reminding yourself how to stay safe and responsible outdoors. Here are a few friendly tips for you long-time nature lovers and you newbies… Hike Responsibly It might be tempting to venture off the trail, but doing so not only risks injury or getting lost, you could be trampling protected habitats. Even if the trail is muddy or icy, don’t veer off into the grass. It might seem harmless, but when hundreds of people start doing it…you get the idea. Oh, and those narrow, dirt paths that seem to be shortcuts? Those are most likely... Read More

Choosing Beginner Skis and Snowboards

February 17th, 2018

Alright, you’ve decided that you love snowboarding or skiing enough to invest in your own gear. Here’s a brief guide to what you need. Boots Set aside the majority of your budget for high quality, comfortable boots. This is the most important feature of your set up, and often overlooked. Go to a few different shops, get fitted, and make sure you’re getting the best possible pair. They’ll typically last between 100-150 days of riding, which is much longer than it sounds. Snowboards & Skis The guidelines for beginners are generally the same regardless of gender. For snowboards, you’ll... Read More

Learning to Ski When You’re Over 30

February 10th, 2018

Learning to ski as an adult can be, well, awkward. It’s embarrassing riding the lift to the intermediate slopes alongside a 5 year old who can get off and NOT fall on their face. And as we grow out of our overconfident twenties, the fear of injury becomes more prominent. So, is it worth it to take up the sport so late? I spoke with Kevin Foote, who has been a ski instructor with Vail for the last 5 years (he is off this season), about how to begin.     Take A Group Lesson  Okay, maybe you don’t want to spend the money, but think of it this way: one full day of group lessons will... Read More

The Future of Denver: New Plans for Improved Transportation System, 100 Percent Renewable Energy, and Affordable Housing

July 25th, 2017

During Denver’s 2017 State of the City Address, which took place on July 10th, Denver’s mayor Michael Hancock addressed locals’ concerns regarding affordable housing, problems in transportation, population growth, and environmental issues in his plans for Denver’s future. These new plans include strategies to help increase the amount of affordable housing and reduce congestion in Denver’s transportation systems, and Mayor Michael Hancock also announced that “if Washington won’t stand by the Clean Power Plan or Paris climate accord, we will. We will reduce our carbon footprint and... Read More