2016 Enduro-X in Steamboat Springs, Stage 5 and 6 Preview

It’s official! The trail maps have been released and it’s time to start picking your lines.  Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find on Day 2. Continue reading

Steamboat 3 Pass Prices Announced for 2016/17

Colorado Front Range skiers and riders who are already dreaming of floating through the Champagne Powder® snow this winter can plan ahead and get three tickets to Steamboat with the limited-edition Steamboat 3 Pass, starting at $149.

The Steamboat 3 pass offers three days throughout the 2016/17 ski and snowboard season, excluding December 26 through January 10. Limited to one pass per person, the nontransferable Steamboat 3 is available to Colorado residents from August 15 through September 6 for $169 at Steamboat.com/three. A special $149 rate will be available exclusively in-store at the Christy Sports in Littleton (8601 West Cross Drive) from August 26 through September 6 during the Denver Powder Daze event. After September 6, Front Range skiers and riders can purchase the Steamboat 3 pass online for $199 through September 14.

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Cross-Country Riding in the Bike Park

Pioneer is open for business! The new blue cross-country trail is about 3.5 miles of singletrack above Thunderhead. It is a multi-directional/multi-use trail, so expect a few hikers and riders climbing. I’ll typically need to yield to two or three groups of users every time. It’s usually no problem, but keep it in mind.

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Turn that GoPro Chesty into a ‘Backy’

You may have seen footage from the GroPro Chesty mount, but have you ever thought to turn that around and film someone behind you? What if that person was James Koch, winner of last year’s Quick and Chinless race here in the Steamboat Bike Park? What if you had him follow you down Rawhide, Steamboat’s roughest and rowdiest trail?

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Captain of the Boat: Round Two!

Round Two of the Captain of the Boat race series happened Friday. The race was on Gunsmoke, an intermediate trail. The event was a huge success with a terrific turnout. I was unable to actually race, but I was there moments before just to bring you a preview of the course. Given the huge turnout, a difficult-to-ride-fast course and an incredibly stacked field, this was not an easy race to win. That said, given the friendly crowd, casual atmosphere and mild terrain, everyone still felt welcome. Continue reading

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