I’ll Stay Inside if I Have To…

The outdoors is where I’d spend all my time if I could. Mountain biking, hiking, skiing, anything to get my daily dose of adrenaline. But when the snow is blowing so hard I can’t see my car in the driveway, I let mother nature win.

If I can’t make it to the mountains, I might go to the gym, organize my garage, or watch an outdoor movie, staying warm, but living vicariously through the pros.

Here’s a good list of movies to kick off a nasty weather movie marathon when you are wishing you could be outside.

What are your favorite ways to wait out the nasty weather? Or do you just brave the storm and head for the slopes?

Instagram Adventures

Finding other people who share their love for mountains is one of my favorite things. I found this guy here.

He posts incredible views from his hikes and climbs. If this doesn’t make you want to climb a mountain, I don’t know what will.

Check out some of his posts from San Juans, CO and Snowmass Lake, CO  or just scroll through his whole feed to see his adventures and accomplishments here.
Where do you guys find your favorite adventure bloggers? What motivates you to get outside? I can’t wait for the weekend!

Feel the Burn! Go Hiking to Get in Shape for Ski Season

Before winter hits, start working those legs so your quads won’t be shaking after lunch.

Get in shape so you can shred till last chair.

This article is an oldie and goodie from Outside magazines with workout tips from the U.S. ski team!

If hitting up the gym isn’t your style, fear not. One of my favorite ways to get in shape to spend all day on the mountain is to… Hike all day on a mountain! Grab a friend, pack a lunch, and spend all day walking uphill. It’s more fun than it sounds. Plus now is the best time to enjoy the fall leaves, and the burn you feel in your legs now will pay off later.

How do you stay in shape during the off season? If I could, I’d ski year round, but since I can’t I gotta make every day count!

Trail Opening at Purgatory Resort!

Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado, recently opened a new mountain bike trail! It’s an intermediate trail, with table tops, flyovers, and hits – to name just a few features. The best part is that this trail offers options, so if you’re going with a buddy who just isn’t as experienced, everyone can have fun and stick to their comfort level.
This trail is just one the many that Purgatory Resort offers. They were home of the first Mountain Bike Championships back in 1990, and offer lift-served trails so bikers can see more of the mountain in less time. Purgatory Mountain Bike page has more information, really… this is the important stuff!