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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 ...

State skier visits up slightly over last year

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado’s ski resorts hosted an estimated 11.8 million skiers and snowboarders this past winter, an increase of approximately .8 percent compared to last season, according to Colorado Ski Country USA. That includes the 22 CSCUSA member ...

Change of season: Powderhorn closing marks start of spring, summer activities in Colorado

By Dave Buchanan

Sometime late this afternoon, numerous garage closets across the Grand Valley will creak open and out will come the golf clubs and in will go the skis and snowboards. When the doors close, winter goes, too. Forget that the calendar says ...

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Fun just to ride: Whitewater snowmobiler wants to retire with world title in hand

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There would be nothing better than capping a 22-year snowmobile racing career with a world championship. Dennis Durmas gets that chance this weekend in his final Snowmobile Hillclimb World Championship race in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The World ...

Mesa Meltdown Nordic skiing results, March 13, 2010

By Staff

Mesa Meltdown Grand Mesa Nordic Race No. 4 March 13, 2010 Skyway, Grand Mesa 5K FREESTYLE 1   Amanda Moore     24:10 2   Debbie Thomas     27:11 3   Trena Anastasia   29:50 4   ...

Skier visits slump as mid-winter snowstorms decline

By Dave Buchanan

A drop in snowfall during January and early February resulted in fewer skier visits statewide, according to a ski industry trade group. Colorado Ski country USA announced today that skier visits at its 22 member ski resorts went downhill by ...

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Trail networks help snowmobilers, skiers avoid conflict

By Dave Buchanan

On any winter day, snowmobiles zipping across the snow-covered landscape of Grand Mesa carry riders enjoying what is considered some of the best snowmobiling terrain in the nation. At the same time, cross-country skiers at the nearby Skyway, ...


Snow business: Conditions disrupt Rocky Mountain Sled Dog Club races

By Dave Buchanan

Sled dogs are bred for snow, but sometimes even the bravest find discretion the right move. So it was Saturday on Grand Mesa, when a major storm dropped more than a foot of snow overnight and turned the first day of Rocky Mountain Sled Dog ...


El Nino pushes state snowpack higher in south, lower elsewhere

By Dave Buchanan

The seemingly endless run of January storms wasn’t enough to raise Colorado’s snowpack even to long-term average. Most of the storms hit southwestern Colorado, thanks to an El Nino weather pattern that tracks storms to the south. ...

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