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November, 2011

Sports Medicine: Avoid Injury During Ski Season

November 28, 2011

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If you are an outdoors snow enthusiast, every year you look forward to the first day of ski season. When that day finally arrives, you will have your gear ready to go, the car filled with gas, and feel the excitement and anticipation of a day on the slopes. Are you physically ready though?

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Western Snow Sports: Alberta

November 28, 2011

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Vast tracts of unspoiled wilderness in Banff and Jasper National Parks are the same sights that greeted the first explorers and adventurers who entered this region 200 years ago.

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Western Snow Sports: Northwest winter forecast

November 28, 2011

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Ready for the slopes and wondering what kind of snow year it’s going to be? Some of the early forecast models are suggesting a La Niña pattern setting up.

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Western Snow Sports: British Columbia

November 24, 2011

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Wondering what El Niño and La Niña might mean for your winter vacation? Whatever the ski conditions in the U.S., they’re bound to be better north of the border because of the latitude.

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Western Snow Sports: The Rest of the West

November 24, 2011

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Viewing the Northern Lights, watching the start of the Iditarod and skiing in Alaska should be on every winter enthusiast’s bucket list. Also: Reviews on California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming ski areas.

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Western Snow Sports: Montana Ski Areas

November 24, 2011

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Locals call their slopes “Skiing’s Last Frontier.” That’s because there are few skiers — just wide open slopes, no lift lines and awesome terrain.

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Western Snow Sports: Oregon Ski Areas

November 21, 2011

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Never say summer! In Oregon, ski season never ends. Home to North America’s longest ski season as well as the largest night-skiing area, Oregon features ski areas that range from family hills with surface tows to elegant resorts with high-speed quads and six-person lifts.

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Western Snow Sports: Idaho Ski Areas

November 21, 2011

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Idaho has produced 38 winter-sports Olympians and numerous world-class skiers and boarders, including nine who competed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. The large majority of these athletes continue to live in Idaho, mostly around Sun Valley. So why does Idaho turn out and retain so many great skiers? Credit it to geography.

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Outdoor Gear Review: Bicycle Lights

November 21, 2011

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With the days getting ever shorter, it’s time to think about lights for your bike. There are so many lights on the market; it can be dizzying trying to pick the right one. But like most things cycling-related, let the type of riding you do be your guide.

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Gear: Running Shoes

November 21, 2011

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New running shoes are minimal, colorful and eco-friendly. Reviews on: Brooks Pure Project Collection, Newton MV2, New Balance newSky, Altra Adam, and Vibram FiveFingers

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Running: Bob Dolphin to run 500th Marathon

November 21, 2011

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Bob Dolphin, 82, prepares for 500th marathon By Rebecca Agiewich He ran his first marathon at the ripe young age of 51. Now, at 82, Bob Dolphin is gunning for his 500th 26.2-miler next March in the 12th annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon. Dolphin and his wife Lenore, known in the Northwest running community as [...]

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Cool Weather Running

November 21, 2011

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The long, hot summer days are behind us and the overcast skies are harbingers of the short, cold winter days to come. So, it’s time for a refresher on how to run in the cold.

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Western Snow Sports: Washington Ski Areas

November 14, 2011

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Washington’s snow resorts rank among the country’s best, having produced Olympic and World Cup skiers including Phil Mahre, Steve Mahre, Scott Macartney, Torin Koos, Brooke Wales, Colby Grantstrom, Vanessa Berther and many others. Not bad for a state that has no destination ski areas!

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Escapes: Nordic Skiing in Yellowstone

November 14, 2011

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A small herd of bison, coated by hoarfrost, glowered at us as they munched on frozen weeds buried under three feet of snow. Fumaroles simmered in the distance. I’m in Yellowstone National Park with friends exploring on cross-country skis, and experiencing a side of the park that summer visitors seldom experience.

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NW Trails: Rainforest Hikes

November 7, 2011

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Northwest summers are temperate, often sunny, and great times to go for a hike. Northwest autumns are, too—minus a little sunshine! But what better time to hike in one of our region’s coastal rainforests than during the rainy season?

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Running Zone: Seattle Marathon Profiles

November 7, 2011

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Sabine Pullins is a quick study. In 2006, for instance, she didn’t even know what a marathon was. Four years later, however, Pullins, 37, blazed to victory in the 40th Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon . . .

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Access to Christmas Trees Limited

November 2, 2011

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If you and your family are planning to cut a Christmas tree in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest this year, you may want to do it before the snow falls in the high country. Permits to cut trees go on sale Nov. 14 – Dec. 24.

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November 3, 2011 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts

November 2, 2011

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival, an international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects, will return to the Northwest this month. And what could be a better place than Leavenworth?

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