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Now this is a snow day

By Special to the Sentinel

It’s the home stretch on the County Line Nordic ski trail on Grand Mesa, as groups of fourth graders glided to the finish. Their faces were lit up with exuberant smiles reflecting a new confidence achieved from completing the loop on ...


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Stellar ski season coming to a close at Powderhorn

By Dale Shrull

It’s the last chance to hit the slopes at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. After one of the best snow seasons in years and the opening of the Flat Top Flier high-speed quad lift, it’s been a memorable season for the resort. Powderhorn ...


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Fourth-graders ski free at Sunlight

By Dennis Webb

All fourth-graders can ski for free at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Watch some kids enjoy some free mountain time.  ...


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Leaving home country to train a reality for Aussie Para skiers

By Dale Shrull

Skiing and snowboarding in Australia? Sure enough, there are actually a few opportunities to go downhill Down Under. But if members of the Australian Ski and Snowboard Para-Alpine Development Team want to someday compete in the Paralympics, ...


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Speed demons

By Dale Shrull

Pat Jensen is legally blind and likes to go fast. Jonty O’Callaghan has cerebral palsy and loves to go fast. Sam Tait is paralyzed from a motorcycle accident but still loves to go fast. This trio of skiers, along with three others ...


Powderhorn hosts ski helmet giveaway

By Staff

Skiing Powderhorn hosts helmet giveaway Kohl’s Cares and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will be giving away helmets to children at Powderhorn Mountain Resort at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The event is free to the public and will ...


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It’s never too late, or early, to learn to ski

By Dale Shrull

Over the hill sure doesn’t mean no chance to go downhill. One by one, these adult skiers slid down a tiny slope. Many wobbly, a few rather rigid but as smooth as porcelain and most with expressions of fear and anxiety plastered on their ...


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Novices, hit the slopes!

By Dale Shrull

Great snow, a new high-speed lift and maybe a world record. It’s been quite a month for Powderhorn Mountain Resort. After opening earlier than expected on Dec. 4, thanks to some good early snow, Powderhorn has enjoyed a good start to ...


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Q&A with Powderhorn lift operator Greg Powers

By Staff

Greg Powers, 51, has worked in lift operations for the past six years at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Originally from Sante Fe, New Mexico, Powers now lives in Hotchkiss. He started skiing in 1979. What’s the best thing about your ...


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A great Powder day

By Dale Shrull

Jeremy Gart’s smile was as bright as the sunshine that blanketed Powderhorn Mountain Resort on Saturday morning. The 13-year-old was one of many smiling faces on a special day for the resort. Jeremy and his dad, Ken Gart, were among ...


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