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It’s never too late, or early, to learn to ski

By Dale Shrull

Over the hill sure doesn’t mean no chance to go downhill. One by one, these adult skiers slid down a tiny slope. Many wobbly, a few rather rigid but as smooth as porcelain and most with expressions of fear and anxiety plastered on their ...


Novices, hit the slopes!

By Dale Shrull

Great snow, a new high-speed lift and maybe a world record. It’s been quite a month for Powderhorn Mountain Resort. After opening earlier than expected on Dec. 4, thanks to some good early snow, Powderhorn has enjoyed a good start to ...


Q&A with Powderhorn lift operator Greg Powers

By Staff

Greg Powers, 51, has worked in lift operations for the past six years at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Originally from Sante Fe, New Mexico, Powers now lives in Hotchkiss. He started skiing in 1979. What’s the best thing about your ...


A great Powder day

By Dale Shrull

Jeremy Gart’s smile was as bright as the sunshine that blanketed Powderhorn Mountain Resort on Saturday morning. The 13-year-old was one of many smiling faces on a special day for the resort. Jeremy and his dad, Ken Gart, were among ...


Flat Top Flyer nears completion at Powderhorn

By Staff

Excitement is building at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Nothing creates more excitement and anticipation than the first snow of the fall and that’s what hit Powderhorn on Thursday. With opening day right at two months away, there’s ...


The need for speed

By Dale Shrull

The future has arrived at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Back on Aug. 4, 2011, Andy Daly and brothers Ken and Tom Gart agreed to pay $1.4 million at an auction for the ski resort and undeveloped land below the resort. The group then committed ...

Vail Resorts reports solid skier numbers

By Dave Buchanan

Thanks to good snow in Colorado and Utah, and no thanks to the continuing drought near Lake Tahoe, Vail Resorts said skier numbers and revenue have been solid so far this year. The company, which owns ski resorts in three Western states and ...


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 ...

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