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My Extreme Aspen Experience: ESPN Winter X Games

ESPN Winter X-Games 15 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, COESPN Winter X-Games 15 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, CO ASPEN, CO I got to spend 3 days in Aspen... DURING THE X-GAMES NO LESS!! It was a great experience that came along with a few “bumps and bruises” but I surely wouldn't trade a moment of it!

I live in Eagle and have attended at least 1 day of the “Games” each Winter since they've been in Aspen. This year was different in the manner that I got to stay Fri-Sun... had condo accommodations and lift tickets for Buttermilk! It was like I had hit a mini jackpot! I jumped on the opportunity to immerse myself in the Aspen Winter X-Game 15 experience that seemed to have just been laid at my snowboard boot covered feet :)

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Power of Four Mountaineering Race, Last Chance to Register.

Ready for the ultimate mountaineering challenge? Registration is still open for The Power of Four Mountaineering Race, Saturday, March 3, 2012. This physically and mentally demanding race challenges competitors to conquer a course stretching across Buttermilk, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain, gaining over 10,000 vertical feet. If you think you're up for the four-stage challenge, snag a teammate or two, and sign-up for the race. If the full-course seems to be a bit out of reach, consider the half-course race, which covers covers stages three and four.

M.R. 2011- Jeremy SwansonM.R. 2011- Jeremy Swanson

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Rock and Ramblings 2: Getting off the Ground

For me, climbing is about camaraderie. It’s one of those sports that require another person. Sometimes that’s a love-hate thing, great when you can find someone to head out, frustrating when you can’t and you really want to go climbing.

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Rock and Ramblings: Reflections on Rock Climbing from the Roaring Fork Valley

Author’s Note: This is the first in a series on the rock climbing lifestyle, from the where to the with whom to the heck why.

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Save the Date: The Meeting Returns to Aspen/Snowmass Fall 2011

Keystone, CO - This Fall, Aspen will once again host the top gathering for the snowsports' industry. The Meeting returns to Aspen/Snowmass Wheeler Opera House on September 29 through October 2, 2011 bringing with it the industry's top filmakers, athletes, sponsors, media and fans.

The Meeting-2010 from Aspen/Snowmass on Vimeo.

Sideline SnoCross Videos from ESPN Winter X Games 15 in Aspen Co

Aspen, Co - Here are a few videos that one of our writers was able to grab while watching the ESPN Winter X Games this year. Not sure who this is, but doing a back flip on a snowmobile is pretty incredible!

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Skiing Aspen Mountain on a Powder Day: Advanced-Expert Skiers:

With a mere 673 skiable acres, Aspen Mountain (or Ajax, as the locals call it) seems like it should be a small mountain, but don’t let that number fool you. Ajax is one of the biggest little ski areas in the world, and if you’re a good skier, it offers all the challenge and varied terrain you could want, provided you know where you want to go and how to get there.

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Slaughtering Excuses - Getting Creative and Staying Fit This Winter in Aspen: Part I

Aspen, CO-

Can't afford a gym membership, eh?
The snow and ice force one inside, you say?
Is it really a lack of equipment keeping that effort at bay?
Drop your problems. Prepare to learn. It's time to seize the day!

Why hasn't my poetry career taken off yet?

Aspen Colorado Running Jogging Winter Bike Path Trail

WARNING: If you wish to remain in a state of [bloated] ignorant bliss, read no further, for this is the place where excuses go to die.

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Slaughtering Excuses - Part IV: "But I don't know what to do!"

Aspen, CO-
So far, this series has focused on facilitating fitness as such, and has deliberately strayed from getting into specifics. The means (use of tunnels, proper warm up, etc) have been kept broad enough to apply to the desired ends (lose weight, increase endurance, etc) of individual readers, which vary too widely to be practically addressed. While this generalized advice is great in that it can be used by anybody for almost any goals, it still requires a personalized plan to be applied to. This edition will give resources for differing goals, so you'll know what to use tunnels and warm up for. We'll begin this conclusion to the Slaughtering Excuses series with the following video, which is an example of combining personal goals with the advice from parts I, II, and III:

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--->Be sure to check out Parts I, II and III if you missed them<---

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Slaughtering Excuses - Staying fit in Aspen: Part II: “But, I don't have any fancy equipment!”

Aspen, CO-

Fancy equipment? For what? Unless you're an aspiring body builder or power lifter, the main things you need are both weightless and free:
A goal – to establish your desired end in explicit terms (lose 20lbs, improve endurance, gain strength). More specific equals more prepared.
Motivation – the enabling factor allowing you to achieve the stated goal (which includes your research of the means: what to physically do, how to eat, etc.).

This edition, which focuses on alternatives to costly gym equipment, will give you the tools to attain general fitness, or even become a functionally fit machine – depending only on what you bring to the table in terms of the two critical factors mentioned above.

All equipment found on the following pages can either be used in public for free, easily built, or inexpensively purchased. Enjoy.

--->Be sure to check out Part I if you missed it<---