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Shiffrin honored with street ‘Mikaela Way’

By Dave Buchanan

U.S. Ski Team member and Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin has received many honors but the latest certainly is unique. The 19-year old Vail native recently had a street in Avon re-named after her. Once known as West Benchmark Road, ...


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World will be watching

By Special to the Sentinel

In less than 100 days, some 35,000 ski fans and families from around the globe will descend upon the Vail Valley for the 2015 World Alpine Championships (more awkwardly but officially called the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships). The event, ...


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Vail Resort’s purchase of Park City big for skiers

By Dave Buchanan

Skiers and riders looking for a bargain, or at least one of the most inclusive ski passes available, cheered recently when Vail Resorts announced the purchase of Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort. The $182 million package solves a major ...


Whistler Blackcomb tops Ski readers’ poll

By Dave Buchanan

If there is one bragging right every major ski resort wants to claim, it’s being rated No. 1 in the annual Ski Magazine Reader’s Poll. This year’s online poll offered 50 North American ski resorts for judging and drew an ...


It’s time to make ski plans

By Dave Buchanan

Even if last week’s forecast didn’t come true about possible light snows in the mountains, just the thought of snow is a reminder that ski season isn’t far off. It might be a bit early to tune up your skis, but September is ...


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Group honors contributions 
to Colorado’s skiing industry

By Dave Buchanan

Some of the top individual contributions to skiing in Colorado during the record-setting 2013-14 season were announced Friday during the 51st annual meeting of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA). The awards were given to persons “who ...


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Aspen selected as site for 2017 FIS final

By Dave Buchanan

Aspen, long recognized for embracing world-class skiing and offering the same, recently was selected the host city for one of the most prestigious events on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, the 2017 World Cup Finals. The longtime World Cup ...


Spectator access will make for great FIS ski event

By Dave Buchanan

When it comes to getting the best seat in the house for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg or a second mortgage on your home. In fact, it won’t cost you a thing ...


Aspen to reopen for Memorial Day

By Dave Buchanan

Wait, wait, it’s still winter. Although the Grand Valley swelters in 80-degree temperatures, Aspen Mountain will reopen for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend. The mountain has a 53-inch snow base on top, and 21 runs and nearly ...


Shiffrin partners with Vail Valley Foundation

By Dave Buchanan

Fresh off a very successful year on snow, 2013 world champion and Sochi Olympics gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of Eagle-Vail now has another goal: to help boost her hometown’s image in time for next year’s FIS Alpine World Ski ...


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