SnowSports

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Skyway Skuffle 10K takes over the mesa

By Dave Buchanan

Hopefully the participants in Saturday’s Skyway Skuffle 10K Nordic races won’t wind up like the snowshoer from Colombia found late Sunday afternoon wandering around the County Line ski trails. “This is my first time, and ...


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Get Out: Actual ways to save money when skiing

By Julie Norman

Recently I’ve read several articles debating whether skiing is an affordable sport. It’s certainly not as cheap as taking a hike or using your inner tube to go sledding at Old Powderhorn, but it doesn’t have to be as pricey ...


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Snowpack is right on track

By Dave Buchanan

Despite late-staying, unseasonably warm temperatures and almost no precipitation to remark of through the end of October, the statewide snowpack reached 99 percent of median as of Jan. 1, according to Brian Domonkos, Snow Survey Supervisor for ...


Powderhorn offers learn-to-ski deals

By Dave Buchanan

Are you still looking for that ever-so-late gift for the really hard-to-please person in your life? How about a few learn-to-ski or snowboard lessons from Powderhorn Mountain Resort? January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month for Powderhorn ...


Sprints, Nordic races this weekend on Grand Mesa

By Dave Buchanan

With winter blowing and snowing on Grand Mesa, it’s a great time to break out of the holiday doldrums (I mean, how much fudge can you eat in two weeks?) and head outside. Cross-country skiing is at its best right now and who better than ...


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Since we’re on hold, get ready for ski season!

By Dave Buchanan

Maybe the only blessing to be found in the decision by Powderhorn Mountain Resort to delay joining the 14 Colorado ski and snowboard resorts already open is it gives you more time to get ready for skiing. For some reason, not even those who ...


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No snow, no go at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

It’s like hearing that pesky brother-in-law is moving back in: Powderhorn isn’t opening as planned. With less than 48 hours to go, management at Powderhorn Mountain Resort decided Tuesday morning to delay the start of the ...


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Beat the deadline for passes at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

Reporters are accustomed to deadlines; skiers, not so much. That said, skiers and riders waiting for Powderhorn Mountain Resort to open have a deadline of sorts to meet: The discount sale on 2014-2015 season passes ends today. Starting ...


Early snow has skiers racing to area slopes

By Dave Buchanan

As local writer Bill Haggerty notes, there is sufficient snow on Grand Mesa for early season cross-country skiing. Recent storms have raised the snow depth to 20 inches in places, reports the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, and although the ...


Snowmobilers need to know terrain, especially in early winter

By Dave Buchanan

Skiers and snowshoers aren’t the only people itching to play in the snow. Snowmobile traffic picks up at the first sign of winter weather, even if those first trips are spent slowly picking your way around obstacles. Lured by the ...


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