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Several Colorado resorts opening this week

By Dave Buchanan

“When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds.” – Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005 Skiers and boarders will be walking on clouds ...

Snowmass to open five days early

By Dave Buchanan

Snowmass Ski Resort announced today the area will kick off its 2011-2012 ski season on Nov. 19, five days ahead of the scheduled opening. “The 2011-2012 season has started as a talented overachiever with near perfect snowmaking ...

Powderhorn offers special season-pass prices at ski swap

By Dave Buchanan

Powderhorn Ski Resort will be offering season passes at savings of up to $231 for a family pass during the National Ski Patrol Ski Swap Friday and Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center. The swap begins Friday with VIP Night from 6-9 p.m., ...

Credit unions selling Colorado Gems Cards

By Staff

The popular Colorado Gems Card, which offers discounts and some free ski days at nine Colorado ski resorts, is now available for $10 at any of the Credit Union of Colorado’s 15 statewide locations. The cards are issued by Colorado Ski ...

Friday last day for reduced Powderhorn season passes

By Dave Buchanan

Friday is the final day of the Powderhorn Resort pre-season pass sale. Adult skiers and boarder (ages 18-64) can save more than $120 by purchasing their season passes through Friday. New, full-price season pass prices take effect ...

Grand Valley native named GM at Powderhorn Resort

By Dave Buchanan

Daren Cole, a fourth-generation Coloradan with roots in the Grand Valley, has been named general manager for Powderhorn Resort. Cole has more than 18 years experience in the Colorado ski industry, including stints at Vail and Durango Mountain ...

It’s time: Ski season kicks off Saturday

By Dave Buchanan

The 2011-2012 ski season gets an early start Saturday when Wolf Creek Ski Resort opens its lifts to skiers and boarders. According to Colorado Ski Country USA, the resort atop Wolf Creek Pass in southwest Colorado recently received 36 inches ...

Powderhorn plans half-pipe at base area

By Dave Buchanan

Powderhorn Resort will kick off its 45th year this winter with a new half-pipe for snow-park boarders and skiers. Resort officials said the half-pipe is expected to be 300-350 feet long with 13-foot walls sporting a 16-17-percent grade. The ...

Powderhorn begins 2011-2012 season pass sales Thursday

By Dave Buchanan

Powderhorn Ski Resort marks the first step in its 45th season Thursday with the start of its season pass sales. Resort spokesperson Sarah Allen said along with new ownership, the resort is offering significant savings on many of its passes as ...

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Popular X Games event ski halfpipe added to Olympics

By Dave Buchanan

The 2010/11 ski season is ending for most of us, but there’s a new future for ski halfpipe. It was announced earlier this week by the International Olympic Committee that men’s and women’s ski halfpipe and women’s ski ...

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