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pic by Dewachen Ilg (10)…the Mayor of Leadville, CO Greg Labbe awarding Steve Ilg his Silver Medal/Glass, Saturday, after the 15th Annual Leadville Loppet, an American Birkebeiner qualifier. Native Durango outdoor athlete and outdoor performance coach/author/yoga teacher Steve Ilg (55) was the only skier to represent Durango at the 15th Annual Leadville Loppet – now […]

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pic by ilg; the Precious Rinpoché Dewachen, at 11,578′ today,  saying before this pic, “SERIOUSLY DADDY!?!?  You are taking ANOTHER PICTURE when we COULD be SKIING!?!??!”  pic by ilg :   Dewa KILLIN’ another finish to another Black Diamond cuz, well?  (Black) Diamonds are a (Colorado) Girl’s Best Friend!   working on squaring our shoulders to the […]

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  Well kids, your feeble ilg finished 2nd Overall in the Twilight Series/SnowMaster category tonight. This 3-week BattleDance raged over crazy courses using the Wintersports of Snowshoeing, Fat Tire Cycling, and tonight’s Nordic Skiing. Kudo’s to Twilight Series Winner; Shaun! though ilg slayed Shaun tonight in the Nordic Ski (ask him, he’ll admit!), ’twas not […]

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  This M(om)ent… Dewa hockey stops on top of the headwall, as I narrowly miss reacting to her sudden snow-spraying stop… “Daddy?” “Yup?” “I don’t THINK I like skiing anymore…” I take a Conscious Breath…already attempting to convince myself that not skiing out the rest of my Blessed Life with my daughter might possibly still […]

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  ha! poster boy ilg strikes again! hope to see YOU on the Start Lines! NOTE: the Feb 10th race falls on the same day as my Winter Warrior 10k snowshoe race, so, won’t win the Series, yet? the real victory? is toeing the Start Lines! Get OUT and DO so as To BE!!!!!

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Attending Sunday Service: First Chair at Purgatory. Our Reverend Father Bluebird Sky and Fresh Snow Mother Earth. Hallowed be Their Grace… Blessed Be Thy Sacred Sweat! Feeble ilg reckons that i had to learn what it takes to become an author of several (non-self published, but real) books, so too must a skier, runner, dancer, […]

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  Sacred Effort happened…1st Place AG, 6th Overall at Snow Mountain Stampede 50k…3 hours, 57 minutes of high end Bardo Training! we had to cross country ski UP 7k of an alpine ski resort after racing 40k’s in whiteout conditions…too tired to write more … THANK YOU ALL who contributed monetarily and/or spiritually to this […]

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