If you habitually (cough, cough) check the snow reports from your favorite resort before deciding whether or not to go to work in the morning, then join the club at Opensnow.com. Already a winner last year, the site got even better this season, upgrading its reporting tools and adding several new forecasters for national perspective (the site now offers detailed reports from Colorado, Utah, Tahoe, New England and the Mid-Atlantic). Boulder-based meteorologist/ski bum Joel Gratz, the site's co-founder, has become the go-to guy for local powder predictions and storm forecasts, thanks to his Colorado Daily Snow dispatches, which you can also get delivered straight to your inbox. Our favorite feature is the Powder Finder, an at-a-glance view of where to find the most snow in Colorado and across the country.

The University of Colorado women's basketball team finished its regular season ranked nineteenth nationally and fourth in a stacked Pac-12 conference. They had two winning streaks of ten and eleven games, respectively, and they snagged a five seed in this year's NCAA Tournament. The next step for the Buffs? Make it past the first round.

Careening Spiderman-style across Alkali Canyon on ziplines as long as 1,000 feet and as high as 600 feet above the canyon floor with Zip Adventures (near Wolcott and not far from the Vail and Beaver Creek resorts) provides the best buzz of the many zipline tours that have popped up in mountain towns in recent years. At $150, it's also one of the priciest, but it's worth every penny: You'll zip six different lines on the two-hour tour, and just when you're starting to think that one zipline is pretty much like the next, the guides will encourage you to try one hanging upside down. Bring earplugs if you're sensitive to the sound of your own screams.

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