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Slaughtering Excuses – Staying Fit in Aspen: Part III: “What about cold related injuries!?”

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In front of the Winter X Games half pipe

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Easily the most legitimate excuse on the list, the threat of cold related injury can scare even the most dedicated Aspenites off the road to fitness. Though very important to be aware of, fear of these problems need not stifle your progress. Serious conditions like hypothermia and severe frost bite make for an easy cop-out, but are even easier to avoid in the first place.

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


SnoCross Jumps Videsos from ESPN Winter X Games 14 in Aspen Co

Aspen, Co - Here are a couple short video clips from Angie Shy that she was able to snag at the 2010 Winter X Games in Aspen, Co last year. ]

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Spokeheads Anonymous: Aspen Chapter, Episode One

It started innocently enough. What could really go so wrong on a family vacation, unless you’re rafting on The River Wild, and Kevin Bacon is your raft guide? He wasn’t, and we weren’t.


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Summer Operations are in Full Swing at Aspen/Snowmass

Keystone, CO - Aspen and Snowmass Mountains have officially turned up the heat as summer activities go into full swing. Say farewell to your skis until next season, and hello to mountain biking, hiking, on-mountain dining and more. In this post, I'll break down the full list of summer activities and operation schedules so you can kick off your summer right.

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The Hunt...

Elk head wall trophy: Elk head wall trophy belonging to author’s husband from bow hunting trip.Elk head wall trophy: Elk head wall trophy belonging to author’s husband from bow hunting trip.ASPEN, CO - So my Man is a hunter and as of Saturday, August 28th, it's now officially Archery Season in Colorado for Deer and Elk!

For moi' this means that for the next month my husband and I will be on his "hunting" schedule:
1. Super duper early morning departures with potential late evening returns (if he hasn't "bagged" anything that is).
2. Erratic behavior as he puts together a "plan" and studies the areas available to him.
3. Lot's of laundry that has to be washed with the scentless detergent.
4. The endless anticipation of filling the freezer!
5. I become the "silent" partner in waiting ;)

Now, it's not like we have much of a regular schedule throughout the rest of the year but during this time what schedule we do have is erratic at it's best. Overall the hope of a FREEZER FULL OF MEAT makes the experience well worth it!


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The Meeting Recap: NEPSA Winners Collect Cash and D&E Struts the Runway

It's been an exciting weekend in Aspen as The Meeting returned for yet another action packed installment. For the last 7 seasons, The Meeting has proved to be the cornerstone collection of the ski and snowboard industry's most talented filmmakers and athletes; zealous sponsors and media; and devoted fans. This year's highlights include the ninth annual NEPSA Awards at the Wheeler Opera House, and the D&E Fashion show at the BellyUP Aspen.

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Marissa D&#039;Orazio's picture

The Meeting Recap: NEPSA Winners Collect Cash and D&E Struts the Runway

It's been an exciting weekend in Aspen as The Meeting returned for yet another action packed installment. For the last 7 seasons, The Meeting has proved to be the cornerstone collection of the ski and snowboard industry's most talented filmmakers and athletes; zealous sponsors and media; and devoted fans.


Marissa D&#039;Orazio's picture

The Meeting Recap: NEPSA Winners Collect Cash and D&E Struts the Runway

It's been an exciting weekend in Aspen as The Meeting returned for yet another action packed installment. For the last 7 seasons, The Meeting has proved to be the cornerstone collection of the ski and snowboard industry's most talented filmmakers and athletes; zealous sponsors and media; and devoted fans.


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The Power of Four Mountain Bike Race

Are you a competitive biker that loves to push yourself to the limit? Do you have what it takes to conquer the Power of Four? This August 28th, put your mountain biking skills to the test, at the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race. As the follow up to the Power of Four winter ski race, the bike race will combine all four mountains of the Aspen/Snowmass area into one demanding race course, challenging even the fittest of bikers with its diverse terrain.

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Things to Do in Aspen, Colorado: Maroon Bells

Shelly, Byron, Whitman and the Wax Poetic Chime of Maroon Bells

The view of Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake. Photo by Ashley KlettThe view of Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake. Photo by Ashley KlettIn summer of 1816, famed Romantic poet Percy Shelly penned the words “The secret Strength of things / Which governs thought, and to the infinite dome / Of Heaven is as a law, inhabits thee!” about the sublime grandeur of France’s 15,400-foot Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. As a symbol of nature’s majesty, mystery, and awesome power, Mont Blanc became somewhat of a meat-cleaver for the Romantic literary movement. Other acclaimed writers of the time such as Samuel Taylor Coolridge, Mary Shelly, and Lord Byron followed lead by scribbling rhapsodies about the mighty mountain. Lord Byron even declared Mont Blanc as “The monarch of mountains.”