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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 ...

Powderhorn set to crank up the lifts

By Staff

Powderhorn Ski Resort’s lifts might begin to run at 9 a.m. today, pending an early morning decision by staff members. “If it’s enough snow and we can open limited terrain, we’ll go for it (today),” said Sarah ...

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OUT: Time nears for soup-on-the-loop group

By Dave Buchanan

MESA — About the time Sunday winds reportedly were gusting to 100 mph on Red Mountain Pass, Curtis Pfeiffer of Montrose headed out for a quick loop on the County Line cross-country ski trails on Grand Mesa. Pfeiffer was well-bundled ...


OUT: OUTside Connection November 26, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

Grand Mesa boasts some of the state’s best terrain for snowshoeing and cross-country sking. Snowshoeing requires a minimum of special equipment and the adage is “If you can walk, you can snowshoe.” If you’ve never ...

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Resorts ready to cut deals so consumers head to slopes in spite of bumpy economy

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Like beginning skiers looking down a long, steep, mogul-humped run, resort operators are studying the prospect of the coming ski season with no little trepidation. Like all snow addicts, they’re hoping for a magnum of champagne powder ...

Scheduled to open Dec. 11, Powderhorn plays to region

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Powderhorn Ski Resort is playing to its base this winter. Instead of trying to lure skiers from as far as Texas and California, the resort on Grand Mesa, which is slated to open Dec. 11, is aiming at the western Colorado and eastern Utah ...

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OUT: No Election Day red or blue for ski areas as storm delivers the white stuff

By Dave Buchanan

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OUT: Skiers getting in shape for the slopes

By Special to the Sentinel

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The evening was cool and the morning cold, but winter still seemed a million miles away on a late-September afternoon at the base of Howelsen Hill. Mountain bikers struggled up the trails, just like they had all ...

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