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.

tomichi lodge main cabin

Tomichi Lodge: Your Off the Grid Adventure Base

We found winter. It came none too early. But as things turned out, it showed up just in time. We went to Tomichi Lodge...
couple taking part in luvbyrd chairlift speed dating.

Inside Chairlift Speed Dating With LuvByrd

Most skiers share some version of this fantasy: Getting on the chairlift with some stranger, and in the 10-minute ride to the top, starting...
Castlewood bridge

Northern Exposure

While the masses head west to the slopes, embrace your local Manifest Destiny by escaping north and east. Follow this route for a perfect...
Jim Heidelberg has recovered from his mountain bike accident.

Rescue on Almagre

The blades on the Flight for Life helicopter chewed into thin air as pilot Shawn McFarland fought to control the bird on a gusty...
ski on opening day at copper

Slope Savers: Early Season Ski Deals

Snow has been slow in coming, but ski season is upon us. For skiers and riders who didn't buy a season pass, it's time...
air force hockey player ready to take slapshot against colorado college

CC vs. AFA Hockey Raises the Stakes

When you’re talking about Air Force vs. Colorado College hockey, it helps to keep an historic perspective. A rivalry has developed in the last decade,...
troy calhoun on sideline coaching air force football

Q&A: Coach Troy Calhoun on Air Force Football

With a win over Army, the Air Force Falcons secured bowl eligibility for the ninth time in 10 seasons under coach Troy Calhoun. We...
Mountain Biker jumps off a rock at Red Rock Canyon.

Singletrack Springs: How to Hit All the Mountain Bike Trails

We’ve switched places, me and my bike. I’m carrying it now, stepping down sandstone ledges as scrub oak smacks my face. “How’s it look...
kids play soccer with sessi

SeSSI and the Beautiful Game of Soccer

They were concerned about kids and gang violence in southeast Colorado Springs, and frustrated by two years of fruitless problem-solving with city stakeholders. So...
pikes peak from top of red mountain

Hike: Red Mountain Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Red Mountain Rundown Length: About 2.5 miles out and back Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Highlight: Incline-like views without the crowds. Know before you go: Parking near the trailhead...
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