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Record-setting fun

By Dale Shrull

Fresh snow and fresh faces on the mountain were what Powderhorn Mountain Resort was all about on Friday morning. Those fresh faces were getting ski and snowboard lessons from one of the instructors at Powderhorn. The day was also about ...


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Plenty of smiles on the Skyway

By Dale Shrull

Blue skies and warm sunshine greeted cross-country skiers at the starting line. About 35 smiling faces shoved off for the Skyway Skuffle 10-kilometer race on Saturday on Grand Mesa. After 30-plus minutes, skiers straggled across the finish ...


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Supply not meeting demand

By Dave Buchanan

As over-demand and under-supply continue to pull down water levels in Lake Mead, water managers for the three lower Colorado River Basin states failed to reach an agreement last week on protecting water supplies in Lake Mead. During its ...


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DOWNHILL? SKI UPHILL

By Dave Buchanan

The gloaming brings a new light to your favorite ski area, a softness and quiet unmatched during the day when the runs are blasted by skiers intent on making the most of their $100-a-day lift ticket. But after the lifts stop, and early in the ...


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Powderhorn having outstanding early season

By Dale Shrull

There’s one essential ingredient to a successful ski and snowboard season, and Powderhorn Mountain Resort got a bunch of it two weeks ago. The resort got nearly two feet of fresh snow in two days at the end of November and that allowed ...


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Powderhorn visitors increase by 45 percent this season

By Dale Shrull

Even before the ribbon was snipped on the opening ceremony for the Flat Top Flyer, Powderhorn Mountain Resort was off to a flying start to the 2015-16 season. When it comes to successful ski/snowboard seasons, there’s one key ...


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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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