Colorado skiers are in for an early season treat. After an early start to winter in Colorado’s high country, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has announced it plans to open this Friday, October 13 th. The mountain will kick off the ’17-’18 ski season by opening the Black Mountain Express Lift and the High Noon Trail at 9 A.M. for a crowd of eager skiers.
A blessing of early season snowfall combined with temperatures perfect for snowmaking allowed the ski area to open first in North America.
While many of us may head to the mountains to escape that dreaded and never-ending pull of computers and electronics, gear and technology are inevitably something we rely on. TGR has always been appreciative of cutting-edge technology, and we choose our gear very wisely, especially since our lives often depend on it. Here are our favorite 10 stories from the gear and tech world from 2017! TGR TESTED: This Year’s Best Mountain Bikes Patagonia Really Wants to Fix Your Shit Mountain Hub’s
Ahh skiing. The foundation of TGR’s universe. We all know it, but sliding down a frozen mountain on two planks is the best feeling in the world. Okay, snowboarding is cool too, so same thing goes there. Anyway, here are our 10 favorite skiing-related stories from the past year. EXCLUSIVE: HOW AARON RICE SKIED 2.5 MILLION FEET IN ONE YEAR Two and a half years ago, Aaron Rice decided he was going to try and ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in one calendar year. Despite many hard
Per a report by the BBC, the bodies of a Japanese tourist and his local guide have been recovered from Cape Town, South Africa's Table Mountain after they died from a fall while scaling the mountain on Monday. The accident, and subsequent rescue attempts, ultimately left hundreds of tourists stranded atop Table Mountain. According to the report, the Table Mountain Cableway–which ferries thousands of people up-and-down the mountain every day–was out of order for about four hours as rescuers