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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 ...

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 ...

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