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Incredible: Take modern snowshoes to Griffith Lake Trail on Grand Mesa and enjoy an awesome trek

By Staff

The Griffith Lake Cross-Country and Snowshoeing Trail on the Grand Mesa is really a hiking trail in the summer. Go figure. This backcountry trail travels generally east and north, passes around Bull Creek Reservoir No. 4, and eventually ...

New snow brings dollars, skiers to slopes

By Dave Buchanan

The white stuff outweighs the green stuff. Or, good snow trumps the bad economy. The holiday season is among the busiest periods for Colorado ski resorts — President’s Week is another biggie — so it’s not unexpected ...

Nordic Council seeks volunteers

By Dave Buchanan

If you’ve been among the fortunate many enjoying the well-groomed ski and snowshoe trails at Skyway, County Line or Ward Lake trailheads, you know by now the work is provided by the non-profit Grand Mesa Nordic Council. What you might ...

Bridgette Haggerty fills in for dad to pay for cross-country skis

By Staff

Here’s the deal: I’m home on what may or may not be my very last Christmas brea k from school.  I am officially a second semester senior in college and if all goes well, I’ll have some fabulous job/internship at this ...

Ice challenge: Raising money for Ridgway foundation motivation for ice climber’s 24-hour grind

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Will Gadd was surrounded by photographers and cameras as the countdown began. All Gadd did was take a deep breath and smile as he began rappelling to the bottom of Box Canon in Ouray State Park. His unheard of adventure began at noon ...

Telluride adding night lights to terrain park

By Dave Buchanan

Telluride Ski Resort Chief Executive Officer Dave Riley announced Sunday that the resort will add night riding to its menu of on-snow activities. A lighted terrain park and superpipe will be developed just above Heritage Plaza at Mountain ...

Sixth sense: Aschwander wins sixth straight Skyway Skuffle

By Staff

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 ...

High-definition helmet cameras available at six Colorado ski areas

By Staff

Skiers and snowboarders have a new option for filming their journeys down the mountain at six Colorado resorts this winter. California-based eMotionCam has opened kiosks at Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Lionshead and ...


10th Mountain Division huts offer unique view of backcountry

By Carrie Marfitano

Most Coloradans who enjoy the outdoors, especially those who enjoy it most with skis and snowboards strapped to their feet, have heard about the 10th Mountain Division huts nestled high in the Rocky Mountains. I’d heard tales about ...

Big-name resorts concerned; international market dicey

By Dave Buchanan

Even resort areas often considered recession-proof, such as Aspen and Vail, aren’t sure of what this ski season will bring. In a recent story in the Aspen Times Weekly, Aspen SkiCo Senior Vice President David Perry was quoted as saying, ...

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