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Heard of Lake Nighthorse? It's Colorado's newest recreational lake – and it's now open to the public
Heard of Lake Nighthorse? It's Colorado's newest recreational lake – and it's now open to the public

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 29, 2018

DENVER – If you’re already making plans for your spring or summer weekend trips, you might want to set your sights to the Four Corners this year....

North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan draws criticism
North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan draws criticism

By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

A blueprint for the future of one of Colorado Springs' treasured outdoor hubs was met by heated opposition at a standing-room-only meeting Thursday....

New landlord ordinances, funding appropriation for new Pikes Peak Summit House
New landlord ordinances, funding appropriation for new Pikes Peak Summit House

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved ordinances to reel in problem landlords and transferred money to launch construction...

Rainbow Falls reopening schedule pushed back into summer
Rainbow Falls reopening schedule pushed back into summer

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Apr 8, 2018

A popular recreation area west of Manitou Springs will remain closed for three months while the site is upgraded. Rainbow Falls Historic Site, which...

'World class bike park' envisioned for Pikeview Quarry site in Colorado Springs
'World class bike park' envisioned for Pikeview Quarry site in Colorado Springs

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Apr 5, 2018

A local concrete company on Wednesday made a renewed push to garner support for a controversial project, unveiling plans for a "world class bike park"...

Top 12 easy hiking trails in Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak region for beginners
Top 12 easy hiking trails in Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak region for beginners

By: - 0 Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Pikes Peak region with these 12 easy hiking and biking trails for beginners.  Information from visitcos.

The Snow Blog: Ski towns prep for end of season celebrations
The Snow Blog: Ski towns prep for end of season celebrations

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend Snow started to fall in Colorado's central northern mountains Wednesday and was expected to continue through Thursday...

The Snow Blog: Possible double-digit snow totals at high-elevation Colorado resorts
The Snow Blog: Possible double-digit snow totals at high-elevation Colorado resorts

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend Last weekend’s storm surprised those lucky enough to ski Tuesday. The storm lingered just east of the Continental Divide,...

The Snow Blog: Fresh snow headed from California to Colorado mountains
The Snow Blog: Fresh snow headed from California to Colorado mountains

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend Some call it the ‘March Miracle’. Others simply embrace it with a sigh of relief. This week, a storm is expected to dump...

The Snow Blog: Fresh flakes to follow warm week in Colorado mountains
The Snow Blog: Fresh flakes to follow warm week in Colorado mountains

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend After a fast-moving storm swept through the region last weekend, dropping 1 to 7 inches on mountains across the state, the...

The Snow Blog: Ski for a cause at Breckenridge this weekend
The Snow Blog: Ski for a cause at Breckenridge this weekend

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Mar 1, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend To find snow this weekend, the key is not where but when. A dusting of snow was expected to fall over most of the state...

The Snow Blog: Wolf Creek hit with 20 inches of snow in first of three storms
The Snow Blog: Wolf Creek hit with 20 inches of snow in first of three storms

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend After a healthy storm rolled through Colorado Monday and Tuesday, the state is on track to see more snow falling through...

The Snow Blog: More snow in the forecast for Colorado mountains over long weekend
The Snow Blog: More snow in the forecast for Colorado mountains over long weekend

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend It’s a good week to be a skier in Colorado. On Monday, a storm dropped 10 to 25 inches in the southern mountains, 12...

The Snow Blog: Packed powder and pyrotechnic suits this weekend at Colorado ski resorts
The Snow Blog: Packed powder and pyrotechnic suits this weekend at Colorado ski resorts

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend Another storm swept through Colorado this week, boosting the state’s meager base. Tuesday’s storm dropped 10-plus inches...

The Snow Blog: Get your snow pants ready; 12 inches forecast in Colorado
The Snow Blog: Get your snow pants ready; 12 inches forecast in Colorado

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend Get your snow pants ready because Colorado is looking at 12 inches in 10 days. Maybe. “But there is a big caveat to this...

The Snow Blog: Submit your snow photos to The Gazette
The Snow Blog: Submit your snow photos to The Gazette

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Where to Ski This Weekend Before we get to this weekend’s snow, let’s talk about last weekend’s storm. The sweetest surprises were delivered to...

Heard of Lake Nighthorse? It's Colorado's newest recreational lake – and it's now open to the public
Heard of Lake Nighthorse? It's Colorado's newest recreational lake – and it's now open to the public

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 29, 2018

DENVER – If you’re already making plans for your spring or summer weekend trips, you might want to set your sights to the Four Corners this year....

North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan draws criticism
North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan draws criticism

By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

A blueprint for the future of one of Colorado Springs' treasured outdoor hubs was met by heated opposition at a standing-room-only meeting Thursday....

Liz Forster bio:

Liz Forster writes about skiing, winter outdoor recreation and all things snow in the high country for The Gazette's Snow Blog column. Her top places in Colorado to ski are Steamboat, Monarch Pass and Pikes Peak, though nothing beats a weekend in a backcountry hut with friends