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15th Feb 2018 This is the year of the Mountain Coaster in Colorado
By the tracks of North America's longest alpine coaster, all faces are smiling. But above, skiers rise on Steamboat Resort's Christie Peak Express lift, and some look down to shake … Click to Continue »...

15th Feb 2018 Small-sized is big on the current RV landscape
It took a camper the size of a fish house to address Ron Salargo's midlife crisis. To celebrate his 50th birthday last year, the Hopkins resident quit his full-time job … Click to Continue »...

15th Feb 2018 Yoga instructor shares her top 3 stretches for flexibility
Some of us are born more flexible than others, but we can all benefit from improving our flexibility through active stretches practiced regularly. Stretching offers a great number of benefits … Click to Continue »...

15th Feb 2018 Six ways to stay healthy all winter
There's a lot to love about winter: hitting the slopes, curling up by the fire, and celebrating holidays with family and friends. But colder weather can also mean the beginning … Click to Continue »...

15th Feb 2018 Year-round biking isn't only for the hardy
You always want to assume that you're invisible. That's a good safety reminder to be diligent and aware of cars when riding a bike, said Shawna Mullen. She led the … Click to Continue »...

15th Feb 2018 If you want a similar look to US Olympic athlete leather gloves, try Burton's mittens
If you watched the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics this year, chances are you noticed the leather gloves worn by the U.S. team as it entered the stadium. Love … Click to Continue »...

15th Feb 2018 Wina Sturgeon: Mikaela Shiffrin's work ethic should inspire all
Mikaela Shiffrin is only 22 years old, and she is already considered the best skier, male or female, in the world. It's not so much the many world-class races she … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 Seventh Heaven of a feeling after seven marathons on seven continents in seven days
Night has come. The ocean breeze rises. The survivors stand on blistered feet and swollen knees, gazing down the beachside concourse, waiting for the next shape to stagger into focus. … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 California man, 102, sets world zip-lining record
Not much scares Glenn Quillin. Ever since the Carlsbad retiree had to bail out of an airplane with a dead engine in 1931, he's had a taste for thrill rides. … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 4 ways to get back on the New Year's resolution nutritional wagon
Was it just a few weeks ago that we resolved to eat more greens and fewer French fries and to, um ... stop chasing pita chips down with wine? (OK, … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 Smartwool's hoody is not just for comfort
It's no surprise that the humble hoody remains popular among both athletes and those who simply like its cozy and comfortable appeal. But for outdoor lovers who want a performance … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 Wina Sturgeon: It's time to examine where your resolutions went wrong
The bright shine of newness has already dimmed from the new year. A future of unlimited possibilities has, in most cases, been replaced by reality. So, how are your resolutions … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 Leslie Barker: Five reasons I don't mind running when the wind chill is in single digits
Even I, the inveterate outdoor exerciser, almost didn't head outside those soul-freezing mornings last month. The cold was bitter, the wind chill worse (4 degrees, I seem to recall) and … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 If you hate yoga as a workout, try the mental version instead
While I maintain that there is a form of yoga for everyone, I also respect that some people just can't get behind it as a workout. Just as I will … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 'We do it for the suffering:' Cyclist competes in his sixth northern Minnesota winter race
The first year he raced the Arrowhead Ultra in 2013 was probably the toughest, Scott Jensen says; he almost dropped out. Exhausted after spending the previous 20 hours pushing his … Click to Continue »...

8th Feb 2018 'Women on Snow' snowmobilers claim their stake on Wisconsin's trails
LAND O' LAKES, Wis. ? Bev Dittmar squinted in the bright sunlight as she straddled her 2016 Ski-Doo and unfolded her snowmobile trail map. As leader of the green team, … Click to Continue »...

25th Jan 2018 Legendary snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller dies
Warren Miller, a man nearly as synonymous with skiing as snow, died Wednesday at his Orcas Island home, according to multiple reports. He was 93. For many skiers, Miller?s fall … Click to Continue »...

11th Jan 2018 National Park fee-free days slashed by 60 percent in 2018. First free day is Monday
The entry fee to Washington?s state and national parks will be free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. It is the first of four fee-free days at … Click to Continue »...

2nd Jan 2018 Mountain goats are symbol of alpine wildlife. Should there be more at Mount Baker?
Those exploring the high altitudes of the North Cascades may see mountain goats more often if a proposed plan is approved. The National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, along … Click to Continue »...

5th Dec 2017 Visiting Northwest back country? NASA could use your help
If you snowshoe, ski or ride snow machines in the back country of Washington and Oregon, a NASA project could use your help. NASA has launched a four-year project with … Click to Continue »...

1st Dec 2017 Want to fish for chum salmon on the Nooksack? You'd better hurry
State fisheries officials said Friday they will close the main stem of the Nooksack River to chum salmon fishing this month, effective Sunday, because of low numbers of the fish … Click to Continue »...

21st Nov 2017 New electric lift carries skiers, snowboarders at Mt. Baker Ski Area
Skiers and snowboarders at Mt. Baker Ski Area can try out a new ride, thanks to several feet of snow that allowed the ski area to open in mid-November. ?One … Click to Continue »...

20th Nov 2017 Catch a new ride up the mountain at Mt. Baker Ski Area
Mt. Baker Ski Area opened for the 2017-18 season on Thursday, Nov. 16 with more than 60 inches of snow at the base and a new chair lift. … Click to Continue »...

18th Nov 2017 Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail
A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land in western Washington state to prevent a break in the path. Last week, … Click to Continue »...

15th Nov 2017 Ski and snowboard season, here we come. Exercises to get ready.
Core strength, power, balance and reactive components are part of a good ski-conditioning program, says Jason Wanlass, with Champion Fitness Training. He demonstrates seven exercises to get you ready the moment the slopes are, too. … Click to C...

14th Nov 2017 Crystal Mountain Ski Resort says it?ll open some lifts Wednesday
Fresh snow means Crystal Mountain Ski Resort will open three lifts Wednesday. The resort announced The Discovery, Chinook Express and Forest Queen Express lifts will now run daily from 9 … Click to Continue »...

14th Nov 2017 Ready for ski season? It?s starting sooner than you think
With the possibility of 3 feet or more of new snow by Wednesday night, officials at Mt. Baker Ski Area said they?re opening Thursday ? one of their earliest openings … Click to Continue »...

14th Nov 2017 Mt. Baker Ski Area getting ready for 2017-18 opening day
Mike Trowbridge at Mt. Baker Ski Area talks about the preparations for 2017-18 opening day. … Click to Continue »...

7th Nov 2017 What will climate change mean for Mount Rainier?s wildflowers?
Climate change will mean big changes for wildflowers on Mount Rainier by the end of the century, but we?re already starting to see some of those changes. That?s the takeaway … Click to Continue »...

7th Nov 2017 Crystal Mountain may open on Friday. Bust out those skis!
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is making rumblings about possibly opening Friday. With 20 inches of snow dumped there over the weekend, officials said the mountain may just be ready to … Click to Continue »...

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