Hickory TeleFest 2011, “Ski The Legend, If You Can” – Sat. Feb 12th, Hickory Ski Center, Warrensburg, NY, On & Off Piste Mountain Tours, Free Tele Demos & Clinics, Tele Skin Challenge Race, Apres Party. Come tele the legendary Hickory. For Info – email HickoryMartha@aol.com or call 518-798-3962, hickoryskicenter.com.

Fun Winter Workouts to do in your own home!
By Megan Gates

The holidays are right around the corner and for some of us that means we loose the desire to work out. After a long day at work, its often tough to get to the gym and then have to wait to get on a treadmill or elliptical. Even though there are fewer sunny, warm days to motivate us to go on runs or bike rides, below are a few great workout ideas that you can do in the comfort of your own home.

Holiday shopping, Colorado-style: Tonight is the annual Men’s Shopping Night at Outdoor Divas in Cherry Creek, 2717 East Third Avenue (or head to the Boulder store tomorrow night, 1133 Pearl Street), and these divas have us dudes all figured out: They’ll be plying us with pizza and Oskar Blues brews while we shop for gear for our girls.

Do you’re new boots already look like they have been well loved. Or your well worn boots have significant gouges out of the big toe side. Possibly you might have a case of the Scuff Syndrome. Big Boots, Stiff bindings and Phat skis can demand we alter our skiing technique a tad to avoid carving out the sides of our boots. Although there isn’t much you can do to fix the existing scuffs, you can do something to avoid future outbreaks.

Get into gear this winter at Outdoor Divas. They have a full line up of events/clinics and workshops to help you get dialed in on your winter fitness, skills and motivation. Yes, Inspirational speakers who plan to knock your socks off. Check out there line up. OD is offering a free gift with any purchase. Go on line and shop with this code ( 1133) to receive your free gift. Offer is good until Christmas.

Although it’s early season, its not to early for avalanches to occur. And you don’t have to be an avalanche forecaster or mountain guide to determine if a slope is safe for travel. Now is the time to start gathering information to help you get a more accurate picture of the snow pack as it develops throughout the winter.

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.
And, there on television, she said it was ‘exciting…