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When you want to ski, Colorado is the place to be

By Dave Buchanan

You wouldn’t realize it by the appearance this week of apricot blossoms and crocuses, but Colorado ski resorts saw an increase in skier traffic during January and February, according to Colorado Ski Country USA. Earlier this week, ...



By Dave Buchanan

Check out the buds on your local apricot tree and try to tell anyone in the Grand Valley it isn’t spring. Another way to monitor the progress of the seasons is with all of the great ski deals starting to show up faster than those ...


For 50th anniversary, it’ll be Purgatory

By Dave Buchanan

A Durango businessman is the new owner of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. James H. Coleman Jr., who grew up skiing at what then was known as Purgatory Ski Area since its founding in 1965, has announced he will restore the name ...

Nordic ski tradition attracts young racers

By Dave Buchanan

It’s no surprise to Ron Thoreson that Nordic skiing means more than clicking into the boards and heading out into the backcountry. As Thoreson loves to remind this corner every winter about this time, cross-country skiing has a rich ...


The need for speed

By Dave Buchanan

It no longer matters so much how bony the snow conditions are or whether it’s spring when it’s supposed to be winter. What does matter is the news Powderhorn Mountain Resort is getting a high-speed lift. Except for a handful of ...

Skier visits down a bit

By Dave Buchanan

Visits to Colorado ski resorts in the first part of the 2014-2015 ski season were only slightly off the record-setting past of last year in spite of frigid temperatures and late-arriving snow that delayed some resort openings. Colorado Ski ...


Steamboat’s Diamond to retire after 43 years in ski industry

By Dave Buchanan

Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, announced last week he will retire June 30, ending a 43-year career in the ski industry. Diamond has been at Steamboat since 1999 and has been the ...


Give food, get a cheap lift ticket

By Dave Buchanan

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is offering a $35 lift ticket valid Sunday to anyone donating three non-perishable food items during a food drive that day. All food donations will benefit the Crested Butte and Gunnison community food banks. ...

Skyway Skuffle 10K takes over the mesa

By Dave Buchanan

Hopefully the participants in Saturday’s Skyway Skuffle 10K Nordic races won’t wind up like the snowshoer from Colombia found late Sunday afternoon wandering around the County Line ski trails. “This is my first time, and ...


Get Out: Actual ways to save money when skiing

By Julie Norman

Recently I’ve read several articles debating whether skiing is an affordable sport. It’s certainly not as cheap as taking a hike or using your inner tube to go sledding at Old Powderhorn, but it doesn’t have to be as pricey ...

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