The Manitou Incline 2.0

Photo above: Newly constructed railroad ties reinforce the Manitou Incline. The Incline is now re-opened for visitors to enjoy. Photos by Mary Murphy After months of being closed for repairs, the popular Manitou Incline Trail (affectionately […]

Opening Day at Arapahoe Basin

Above: Overlook of Arapahoe Basin on the morning of opening day. Photo courtesy of Dave Camara. Arapahoe Basin kicked off the 2016-2017 season with slopes filled to the maximum with skiers, snowboarders, onesies, and groovy music. […]

Boxcar Philosopher

When Collier Honora was awakened by a deafening train horn, they knew this was the one they were finally going to catch. It was about time, after two days of waiting for one that never […]

Growing Interest in CC’s TREE Semester Program

The Teaching and Research in Environmental Education (TREE) Semester is a program for Colorado College students that emphasizes the fields of education and environmental science. This 16-week program takes place on the beautiful mountain campus […]

Braving the Snow for a Mountain Getaway

Camping and backpacking in the snow is appealing to those who enjoy the quiet of wilderness during the winter, and haven’t seen the ending of The Shining. If you are not adequately prepared for these […]

Chris Dickson Travels the West

After finishing up work in early June with the Outdoor Education Center (OEC) at Colorado College, Chris Dickson, a former CC graduate, packed up his things and sought out a new adventure. For four months […]

A beginner’s guide to Ski Country USA

Skiing and snowboarding are to Colorado and Colorado College as Kim is to Kanye—with less drama and fewer tabloid headlines. Okay, more like sand is to beaches. Or like aspens are to autumn in the […]

Broke Block Break

For those finding themselves extremely broke to the point of living off water and toast and maybe the occasional bowl of cereal, here is some advice for the upcoming block break. If you’re dreaming of […]

Block Break 101: Conquering indecision

Photograph by Anna Grigsby With Block Break just around the corner, many of us first-years may be waffling on how to spend our four days of freedom. Some may decompress by binge watching a mindless […]