Health & Sports

Health & Sports

The games we play. The athletes among us. The tips for living the active, healthy life in Colorado Springs. The best Springs articles on fitness, health and sports.

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A Guide to Cat Skiing in Colorado

Colorado skiers know pain. I don't just mean physical pain, the inevitable bumps and bruises that all of us-no matter how skilled-are destined to...
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Eight Great Sled Hills

You're never too old for that feeling of snow-spray in the face and teetering-over-the-edge-of control speed that comes with sledding. Whether you have little...
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Olympic Effort

When Team USA athletes enter the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the 2018 Winter Games Opening Ceremony, they will bear the grins of people happy,...

Skating and the Springs

Figure skating and Colorado Springs go together like an ice rink and its Zamboni. As U.S. Figure Skating tells the story, 80 years ago,...
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Strong Knees for Colorado Adventures

I hear a loud pop as I crash, and my skis pin my legs underneath me in the snow. My left knee definitely should...
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3 Great Trails for Snowshoeing

Here’s the thing about snowshoeing in the Pikes Peak region: You want deep snow, but you want to be able to get to the...
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Epic Runs and Rides: Your Colorado Springs Bucket List

Pikes Peak country is big country. And when it comes to running and cycling, you can go big on beautiful mountain courses that make...
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Climbing the Manitou Incline

Where to Find It: Manitou Springs Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip: about .9 miles to the summit and 2.7 miles to return on Barr Trail. Difficulty: Extremely...
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How to Hut Trip

We improvised by adding an extra stick of butter to the pancake mix before we poured our first batch onto the wood-burning stovetop, our...
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Wrap It Up Holiday Gift Guide

A. For Luminaries Locally handmade Light Provisions candle, $19, at lightprovisions.com. Wick trimmer $9. Also available at The Broadmoor Shop, 1 Lake Ave., broadmoor.com  B. For Hostesses Floating Tillandsia Sculptures by local artist Ace...