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Briefs: OUT Grand Mesa Skiing January 23, 2009

By Staff

Grand Mesa Classic is Sunday The third of the four-race Grand Mesa Series will be Sunday’s Grand Mesa Classic at 11 a.m. at the Skyway Nordic trails. Registration for the 10-kilometer classic-style race begins Sunday at 10 a.m. in the ...


OUTside Connection January 21, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

This mid-January thaw makes us think of summer and of course means fishing. And dog training. And boating. It’s a good thing the International Sportsmen’s Exposition is just around the corner. In fact, it’s this weekend, ...


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OUT: Skiers’ needs main focus at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

On the wall of his office, below the what-might-have-been poster showing a Powderhorn Resort only a developer could love, Steve Bailey has posted a smaller, more-cogent sign. “Stop selling what you have/Start selling what they ...


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OUT: Good snow draws skiers in spite of downhill economy

By Dave Buchanan

In the winter of 2007-2008, skiers and snowboarders piled onto the nation’s ski slopes in record numbers. More than 60.5 million visits were recorded, thanks in great part to a bountiful snow year and an equally bountiful ...


Holidays buoy resorts in downhill economy

By Dave Buchanan

Ski resorts might be the first to be affected by the economic slump as purse strings tighten and family budgets, especially the line that says “discretionary income,” wither. But recent news from ski resorts aren’t the death ...


Best Blogs: Outdoor Junkie January 06, 2009

By Ann Driggers

Posted by Ann Driggers on Jan. 1, at 5:29 p.m. One of the best locations for skiing steep terrain in bounds with good snow, and the bonus of a high mountain experience, is Highlands Bowl at the Aspen Highlands ski area. Known simply as the ...


SKYWAY SKUFFLE 1-2

Aschwander wins sixth straight Skyway Skuffle

By Patrick Bahr

Dave Aschwander is establishing a dynasty on snow. The 41-year-old Cedaredge resident won his sixth straight Skyway Skuffle cross-country ski race Saturday at Skyway on Grand Mesa. Aschwander finished first overall out of more than 50 racers ...


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Trio of groomers keep cross-country skiers happy on Grand Mesa

By Dave Buchanan

Early in the winter, before the snows pile up, it takes a tip-toe stretch to reach the donation box at the County Line Nordic ski area on Grand Mesa. Reed Hunker stretched far enough to pick out one of white envelopes and immediately turned ...


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OUT: Ski Area Grades December 21, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

When this year’s rating of the environmental friendliness of ski areas was published, both the highest and lowest scores were from Colorado. Aspen Mountain, which graded at 85.7 percent, received the top “A” while Copper ...


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OUT: OUTside Connection December 17, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Recent storms have left snow to be measured in feet on Grand Mesa. Ski conditions are superb and the Grand Mesa Nordic Council is making it easy for novice cross-country skiers to master the art of gliding across the wintery landscape. Al ...


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