Spring is in the air and mountains beckon, from around the world. Saturday March 6, it's "North Face", the critic's pick for high-altitude excitement on the big scree. On Wednesday, March 10, the Banff Mountain Film Festival brings some of the world's best mountain footage, for one night only. As you enjoy the weather and pursue your own adventures, be sure to see what the world's other outdoor enthusiasts are up to! Tickets and film info, www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
By now you're probably in full Olympic withdrawal - we, too. But right here, right now in Aspen, the Adaptive World Cup is underway. It's the last stop before the Paralympics, next week in Whistler, B.C. Downhill and Super G and Super G combined still to come, as some 130 athletes from 13 countries test their meddle at Tiehack on Buttermilk Mountain. Come out and watch the action live! Complete info, www.challengeaspen.org.
Last week, there just wasn't enough coverage but this weekend; look out. The 2010 Colorado Freeride Championships come to Snowmass, with a vengeance! Cliff-huckers and watchers of cliff-hucking, rejoice...over 100 competitors, men and women, skiers and snowboarders, take to the powder and the big air over the plentiful jumps and extreme terrain on both Hanging Valley Wall and Burnside Cliffs. Slopeside viewing and high-sports action, guaranteed. www.aspensnowmass.com