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THE COLORADO WINTER OUTDOORS
by Bill Jones, Ski Instructor
Certified Professional Ski Instructor (Registration
#110478), Level III
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Skiing is a pleasure in itself. But enhancing
the skiing experience is where we do it--in an outdoor wintry environment with
natural features and scenery abounding. Is it true that the more we understand
that environment, the more we will enjoy it--and the skiing we do within it? If
you thinks so, read on.
Animals of the Colorado winter mountains:
ermine in winter coat (weasel, brown in summer)
porcupine (often in trees; also see chew marks into bark leaving
ermine (weasel turned white)
chickaree (or douglas squirrel) running fast across ski trails from tree base to
tree base, sometimes tunneling under snow if soft
lynx (reintroduced to Colorado in recent years, likes to eat the animal below
snowshoe hare (white in winter)
moose rare at ski areas
elk rare at ski areas but unlikely as t hey usually migrate out of area
deer unlikely at ski areas as they migrate out of area
mountain goat (on alpine slopes and crag areas)
bighorn sheep (herds scattered, best view near Georgetown on I70)
bald eagle (near water areas more than at ski areas)
lodgepole pine (recent die-off due to beetle kill induced by drought)
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