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Old friends getting together in Snowmass for National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

By Dave Buchanan

The first of more than 350 disabled American military veterans take to the slopes of Snowmass Ski Resort this morning for the opening ceremonies of the 25th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. Participants come from every ...

Powderhorn changes hours to meet daylight savings

By Staff

Powderhorn Ski Resort is springing forward starting Monday, opening its lifts at 10 a.m. and closing them at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the resort is continuing its regular-season lift hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Shifting our hours ...

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Silverton Skijoring

By William Woody

Dozens of skiers compete in the second annual Skijoring competition along Blake Street in downtown Silverton during the 2011 Wild West Snowscape Saturday Feb. 12, 2011.  ...

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Grand Mesa can be home to many different events, niches

By Bill Haggerty

Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly. When early U.S. naturalists Gifford Pinchot and Teddy Roosevelt toyed with the idea of “multiple use,” they may not have envisioned birds and fish sharing their environment with snowmobiles, ski ...

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Uncrowded Grand Mesa has plenty of room for everyone

By Bill Haggerty

Grand Mesa is one of the largest flattop mountains in the world, known as a mecca for anglers in search of trout and solitude on one of its 280 lakes and reservoirs. This 800-square mile mountaintop of volcanic origin averages 10,000 feet in ...

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County Line Cross-Country Ski Trails perfect for you and the pooch

By Bill Haggerty

Set track. Groomed trails. Grand Mesa is a mecca for such things, thanks to the wonderful work of the Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC). Take, for example, the Mesa/Delta County Line Cross-Country Ski Trails, expertly groomed by the ...

Resorts says skier visits up 10 percent this year

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado ski resorts are reporting a 10 percent increase in skier visits for the first part of the 2010-2011 ski season, thanks to abundant early season snow across much of the state. Those numbers are through Dec. 31 and include the 22 ...


Campaign focuses on tree well danger

By Dave Buchanan

This is National Safety Awareness Week, an annual push by the National Ski Areas Association for more personal responsibility on the slopes. If you’ve been skiing or riding for any time at all, you’ll recall some themes from ...

Race, learn and party at Telefest

By Dave Buchanan

Race at 8, party at 4. Of course, there is more to enjoy during the sixth annual Powderhorn Telefest on Saturday, but that’s really what you’re interested in, isn’t it? It’s a daylong festival for freeheelers, with ...

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Flying Tomato in 3D! Check out Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain for a thrilling time this winter

By Bill Haggerty

Here are the stats, but they don’t really tell the whole story of Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain: Drive Time and Distance from Grand Junction: 2 hrs, 12 min, 126 miles Season dates: Dec. 11, 2010 to April 3, 2011 Base elevation: ...

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