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Alta Ski Resort seeking to dismiss boarder suit

By Dave Buchanan

Snowboard-free Alta (Utah) Ski Resort is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by snowboarders seeking access to the mountain. In January, a group of snowboarders, including professional snowboarder Bjorn Leines, along with the ...


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Send ski season out with a bang at Telluride party

By Dave Buchanan

If you’re a skier or rider, the first half of April is one big April Fool’s joke. The rush was supposed to start today with the season finale at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. The resort announced Saturday it will have a bonus ...


Powderhorn season ends Sunday

By Staff

Powderhorn Mountain Resort announced its final day of the ski season will be Sunday. The resort remains open for daily operations. Lifts will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Thursday and Sunday. It will have extended hours for the Take ...


Bust a lung at race April 5 on Grand Mesa

By Dave Buchanan

Not that this sounds physically demanding or anything, but why else would anyone name a 50-kilometer (31 miles) ski race at nearly 11,000 feet the “Busted Lung?” The Grand Mesa Nordic Council wants to put you to the test with the ...


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Spring skiing at Skyway

By Bill Haggerty

“I stand by my quote,” said the retired guy at Skyway Nordic Ski Area on March 20, the first day of spring. “This is without a doubt one of the top five days of the year, maybe one of the top two or three. I don’t know, ...


Get Out! Monarch offers awesome skiing for all levels

By Julie Norman

Recently we took a ski trip to explore some resorts around the state. We made a nice loop, staying in Gunnison for two nights, to ski Crested Butte and then Monarch, then moving on to Frisco and a trip to Vail. Although Crested Butte was ...


Colorado skier visits continue rise in ‘14

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado ski resorts continued a strong upward trend in skier visits in the first two months of 2014, according to Colorado Ski Country USA, a ski-industry trade group. The group’s 21 member resorts reported skier visits were up 8.6 ...


Barnelopet rescheduled for Saturday

By Dave Buchanan

As they might say in Oslo, “La oss prøve dette igjen (Let’s try this again).” The Barnelopet, the annual children’s cross-country ski race sponsored by the Sons of Norway, has been rescheduled for Saturday after ...


Take a trip to discuss snowpack, safety in mountains

By Dave Buchanan

With some areas of Colorado’s mountains reporting near-record snow depths, the Western Slope Conservation Center and Thompson Divide Coalition are offering a timely snowshoe and cross-country ski trip March 22 to discuss snowpack ...


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Spring breakers

By Dave Buchanan

Apparently, daylight saving time was invented by a skier concerned the sun would set before the fun ran out. Why else would Colorado’s ski country be overflowing with the weird and outrageous just as the ski season is entering its final ...


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