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Powderhorn opens Saturday with 27-inch base

By Dave Buchanan

When Powderhorn Resort cranks up the lifts Saturday morning, skiers and riders can credit the early opening to a fast-moving storm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow on the resort. That means up to 80 percent of the resort will be open, ...

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Frozen cliffs a welcome sight in Ouray

By Ann Wright

More than 150 shower heads are spraying cliffs of ice into existence in Ouray. “They’re like the shower head you’d have in your shower,” said Erin Eddy, executive director of the Ouray Ice Park, which is tentatively ...

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Prep for cross-country skiing with WinterStart

By Dave Buchanan

Oh, those wily cross-country folks at the Grand Mesa Nordic Council. Not only do they openly push the start of winter, they do so with vast amounts of celebration, ski races and a free Nordic ski demo day at the Skyway Trailhead on Grand ...


Pulling out the toys: Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of recreation options

By Staff

With temperatures cooling and snow starting to accumulate on Grand Mesa, Western Slope outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for what they hope is another active winter of recreation. Although costs are a factor these days, many winter ...

Unforgettable: Telluride makes changes to make sure guests have enjoyable time

By Dave Buchanan

TELLURIDE — While the talk around the elbow-polished bar at the Sheridan Hotel late Wednesday centered on the first days of the 2009/2010 ski season, most of the attention was focused outside, where a predicted snowstorm was yet to ...

Stash of ski areas opening this week

By Dave Buchanan

Enough snow has fallen or been made in recent weeks that several more ski areas are opening their slopes in time to greet Thanksgiving skiers and boarders. Beaver Creek, Crested Butte and Monarch open today, followed by Aspen Mountain, ...

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Before you take your four-legged friend skiing, make sure he’s up to the task

By Staff

Before we get started this cross country skiing season, let’s talk about dogs. Should you take them cross country skiing with you? Or not? One of the best places to ski nordically with a healthy and prepared canine companion is at the ...


Preparing for the slopes: Local skiers tune up equipment, await first big snowfall

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Nick Stubler broke his back during a summer ski camp. Recently cleared by his doctor to ski again, the Grand Junction 15-year-old can’t wait for the snow to fly. “It’s all I can think about,” he said. “When I ...

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Enjoy skiing as a Colorado Discover Ability volunteer

By Dave Buchanan

Be cool, have fun and ski free as a volunteer adaptive snowsports instructor this winter at Powderhorn Resort. Colorado Discover Ability has more than 20 years of experience working with disabled individuals at the Adaptive Snowsports School ...

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This winter, it pays to be a young skier, snowboarder

By Dave Buchanan

What starts with “s” and ends in “g” and offers a full winter of enjoyment for about $1.20 a day? If you’re a sixth grader (or the person paying for that sixth grader), it’s skiing or snowboarding on a ...

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