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Telluride offers January special on lift tickets, lodging

By Dave Buchanan

Telluride Ski Resort is offering a two-day lift ticket for $100 for season passholders from any resort during January. That lowers the cost of skiing to $50 a day, about half the regular adult ticket price of $98. Limit is one per person per ...


Crested Butte family and powder friendly

By Dave Buchanan

CRESTED BUTTE — At 10 below zero on New Year’s Day, the Paradise Express chairlift at Crested Butte Mountain Resort carried knee-high skiers enjoying a powder day away from their parents. “Where’s your neck ...


Nordic Council, Grand Mesa trails ready for skiers

By Dave Buchanan

Doug Conant, operations director for the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, doesn’t worry about how much snows falls on Grand Mesa or whether the team of trail groomers will be able to keep up. His biggest worry might be finding the grooming ...

Skuffle away calories with Nordic ski race

By Dave Buchanan

It’s sort of winter in the Grand Valley, but it’s full-speed winter on Grand Mesa. Take advantage of terrific flat-track skiing and get a start on those New Year’s resolutions this Saturday with the annual Skyway ...

Powderhorn ready to open Thursday

By Dave Buchanan

This time, it’s for sure. Officials from Powderhorn Ski Resort confirmed late Wednesday the ski resort will open for its 44th season at 9 a.m.Thursday. “A group of us just took a run from the top of the Take Four Quad to the bottom ...

Powderhorn puts opening day on hold

By Dave Buchanan

Powderhorn Ski Resort announced today that it won’t open Thursday as originally scheduled. No opening date is being announced, said Powderhorn spokeswoman Sarah Allen. “We made the decision this morning to postpone our opening ...

With plenty of snow, spend the holidays on the slopes

By Dave Buchanan

Forget the lousy economy. The biggest question we’re facing, other than whatever happened to the sad-sack Broncos, is “Whatcha doin’ for Christmas?” And if you’ve been paying attention to the recent snow reports, ...

Early La Niña snows good for northern ski resorts

By Dave Buchanan

Ski resorts in northern and central Colorado are benefiting from La Niña while southern areas are falling short, according to a report from the National Resources Conservation Service. The report, titled the Ski West Report, is an ...


In the know: Tips to ski, board like a local in Aspen

By Dave Buchanan

ASPEN — If you’ve ever lived in a ski town, you understand the appeal of being “a local.” Whether it’s knowing where to find the best powder, the shortest lift lines or simply the most-filling and affordable ...

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Early snowstorms allow cross-country skiers to explore untouched trails

By Bill Haggerty

A couple of weeks ago, I rode my bicycle up the side of Grand Mesa on Highway 65, the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway. The glorious aspen were still turning from shimmering lime green to blazing yellow. A couple of days ago, I had to put ...

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