SnowSports

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Ski resorts open for Easter

By Dave Buchanan

Easter traditionally marks the end of the ski season, but the recent spate of new snow, with some resorts reporting close to 20 inches, brought conditions at many areas to near midwinter quality. Resorts that still are open include Telluride, ...


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OUT: Ann Driggers Column April 05, 2009

By Ann Driggers

big adjective, big-ger, big-gest, 1. large, as in size, height, width or amount; 2. of major concern, gravity, importance or the like; 3. outstanding for a specified quality. Saturday, March 21, was a big day. My ski buddy Jack Brauer and I, ...


OUT: Sunday Column March 29, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Today marks the start of the 23rd annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass, an event that’s much larger than even its cumbersome name may imply. Last year, the event attracted nearly 400 participating veterans ...


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OUT: OUTside Connection March 25, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Gee, where did the winter go? When we looked up last fall it was snowing 6 inches in Grand Junction and Christmas still was a month away. Now, it’s 70 degrees, the daffodils are blooming and there are skiers wearing shorts on the ski ...


As ski season nears its end, business steady if unspectacular

By Dave Buchanan

It’s that time of year when skiers check snow conditions and resort closing dates with equal interest. Colorado’s been blessed the past week with a foot or more of new snowfall in the mountains and spring-like weather at lower ...


Powerhorn Racing Club skiers test their skills against best

By Staff

They’ve competed against the top Western Slope age-group skiers all season. Racing against the entire Rocky/Central Region in the United State Ski Association J4 Junior Oympics shouldn’t be much more of a challenge. Three ...


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Young skiers race for state at Powderhorn Resort

By Staff

The smile on Tia Sewell’s face was from ear to ear, her arms raised victoriously when she received her first-place medal. The 8-year-old Powderhorn Racing Club skier had just won the afternoon race on the lower run of Wonderbump on her ...


Briefs: OA Barnelopet Ski March 06, 2009

By Staff

The Sons of Norway and the Grand Mesa Nordic Council will host a free day of cross-country skiing for kids at Skyway on the Grand Mesa. The sixth annual Barnelopet cross-country ski day will be Saturday, March 7. The day is for ages ...


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OUT: Extreme Freeskiing Championship at Crested Butte

By Dave Buchanan

CRESTED BUTTE — As the cowbells, air horns and general tumult dulled to a roar, Brian Morris turned to no one in particular and said in a awestruck voice, “This is not at all the same sport I’m familiar with.” Morris, ...


OUT: Sunday Column February 15, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

This midwinter warming has brought thin ice to some lower-elevation lakes and reservoirs, indicating February might be the last month for hard-water anglers to enjoy their sport on some local lakes. If the ice stays thick enough long ...


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