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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: ...

Bird and ski Sunday on Grand Mesa trip

By Dave Buchanan

Go up on Grand Mesa in down. The Grand Valley Audubon Society is offering a day ski touring on Grand Mesa to see the diversity of birds that winter at 10,000 feet. Think you are the only one puffed up in feathers? Guess again. The Audubon ...

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 ...

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