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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 ...

Powderhorn hosts job fair Saturday

By Staff

Powderhorn Ski Resort is hosting a job fair at the ski area base lodge from 9 a.m. - noon Saturday. Anyone interested in winter seasonal employment at the resort is encouraged to attend. A variety of positions are available, including ski ...

Powderhorn ski swap, Warren Miller movie Saturday at Two Rivers

By Staff

The Powderhorn Resort ski patrol will host its annual ski swap from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at Two Rivers Convention Center. Admission is $2. Along with great deals on winter gear, season ski pass photos will be taken and season passes, ...

Lifetime parks pass for seniors available Nov. 1

By Staff

The new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass, available to Colorado residents ages 64 and older, will go on sale Nov. 1. That is two months earlier than initially planned, according to Colorado State Parks. The new passes cost $175, are valid for ...

Telluride resort seeking input for master plan

By Staff

With an eye to the future of skiing and riding in southwest Colorado, Telluride Ski Resort is seeking the public’s opinion on how the ski area should grow. “We want the public’s input, and are using this innovative approach ...

Telluride ski instructor named ‘Instructor of the Year’

By Dave Buchanan

Veteran Telluride Ski Resort instructor Richard Thorpe has been named the 2009-2010 “Ski/snowboard Instructor of the Year” by Colorado Ski Country USA. Thorpe received his award earlier this month during the Colorado Ski Country ...

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