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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 ...


LS Midsummer numbers July 26, 2009

By Melinda Mawdsley

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Telluride to host World Cup Snowboardcross race in December

By Staff

A snowboardcross camp at Telluride Ski Area last season has led to the resort becoming home to the sport’s World Cup event next season. The U.S. Snowboardcross Cup is scheduled for Telluride from Dec. 17-20, the only United States stop ...


Local snowboarder facing battle after breaking back

By Patrick Bahr

Rose Raevsky’s story has changed since January. On Jan. 15, 2009, Raevsky’s tale would have been of a 2007 Grand Junction High School graduate not only pursuing professional snowboarding, but succeeding in the winter sport. The ...

Telluride Resort proposes amphitheater

By Carrie Marfitano

Telluride Ski Resort issued a proposal to the town of Mountain Village last week to build an 8,000-seat outdoor amphitheater on Misty Maiden ski run above the Heritage Plaza. The project is in the beginning stages, and a timeline has not been ...

Powderhorn freezes lift ticket prices

By Dave Buchanan

Temperatures may be soaring in the Grand Valley, but it’s freezing at Powderhorn Resort. The popular ski resort on the north edge of Grand Mesa announced this week that lift ticket prices for next winter will be frozen at last ...

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