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Cashing in downslope: Telluride races jolt ski-season economy

By Dave Buchanan

The economic ripples from the 2009 Snowboardcross World Cup races this weekend at Telluride aren’t confined to businesses lining the narrow San Miguel River valley. As businesses in Telluride count the reasons they are happy to host ...


Telluride snowboarding event jolt ski-season economy

By Dave Buchanan

The economic ripples from the 2009 Snowboardcross World Cup races this weekend at Telluride aren’t confined to businesses lining the narrow San Miguel River valley. As businesses in Telluride count the reasons they are happy to host ...


Local skiing results, Dec. 13, 2009

By Staff

WinterStart X.C. Ski Races December 13, 2009 Skyway, Grand Mesa 5K CLASSIC 1   Dave Aschwanden 16:15 2   Christie Aschwanden 17:58 3   Tom Suplizio 18:34 4   Ben Fay 18:45 5   Helen Carlsen 19:44 6   ...


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White stuff a joy at Powerhorn opening

By Amy Hamilton

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders arrived for Powderhorn’s opening day Saturday, but none were as early as four students from Fruita Monument High School. Casey Mays, Kiani Vogt, Mariah Hartle and Brady King planted themselves at the ...


Skiing Sunset Loop at Skyway on Grand Mesa is perfect way to avoid unbearable gusts

By Staff

I was ready to race. I was psyched up, pumped up, watered up, proteined-up. But when I reached Skyway, I was blown off the hill — not only by the Mesa State Nordic ski team, but by gusting wind. The wind forced postponement of the Grand ...


Skiing Sunset Loop at Skyway perfect way to avoid unbearable gusts

By Staff

I was ready to race. I was psyched up, pumped up, watered up, proteined-up. But when I reached Skyway, I was blown off the hill — not only by the Mesa State Nordic ski team, but by gusting wind. The wind forced postponement of the Grand ...


Powderhorn opens Saturday with 27-inch base

By Dave Buchanan

When Powderhorn Resort cranks up the lifts Saturday morning, skiers and riders can credit the early opening to a fast-moving storm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow on the resort. That means up to 80 percent of the resort will be open, ...


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Frozen cliffs a welcome sight in Ouray

By Ann Wright

More than 150 shower heads are spraying cliffs of ice into existence in Ouray. “They’re like the shower head you’d have in your shower,” said Erin Eddy, executive director of the Ouray Ice Park, which is tentatively ...


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Prep for cross-country skiing with WinterStart

By Dave Buchanan

Oh, those wily cross-country folks at the Grand Mesa Nordic Council. Not only do they openly push the start of winter, they do so with vast amounts of celebration, ski races and a free Nordic ski demo day at the Skyway Trailhead on Grand ...


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Pulling out the toys: Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of recreation options

By Staff

With temperatures cooling and snow starting to accumulate on Grand Mesa, Western Slope outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for what they hope is another active winter of recreation. Although costs are a factor these days, many winter ...


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