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No snow, no go at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

It’s like hearing that pesky brother-in-law is moving back in: Powderhorn isn’t opening as planned. With less than 48 hours to go, management at Powderhorn Mountain Resort decided Tuesday morning to delay the start of the ...


Beat the deadline for passes at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

Reporters are accustomed to deadlines; skiers, not so much. That said, skiers and riders waiting for Powderhorn Mountain Resort to open have a deadline of sorts to meet: The discount sale on 2014-2015 season passes ends today. Starting ...

Early snow has skiers racing to area slopes

By Dave Buchanan

As local writer Bill Haggerty notes, there is sufficient snow on Grand Mesa for early season cross-country skiing. Recent storms have raised the snow depth to 20 inches in places, reports the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, and although the ...

Snowmobilers need to know terrain, especially in early winter

By Dave Buchanan

Skiers and snowshoers aren’t the only people itching to play in the snow. Snowmobile traffic picks up at the first sign of winter weather, even if those first trips are spent slowly picking your way around obstacles. Lured by the ...


Have snow, will ski

By Bill Haggerty

With average mountain snowfalls of 300-plus inches and 300 days of sunshine, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain climate makes for nearly six months of skiable conditions each year across some of the most breathtaking terrain in the ...

Ted Ligety

See some of the world’s best on slopes at Aspen Winternational

By Dave Buchanan

If you feel the need to work off some of that Thanksgiving turkey, try catching up with some of the world’s fastest women this weekend at the 2014 Aspen Winternational World Cup. You can’t ski with them but you can watch the races ...


Colorado ski season makes an early return

By Dave Buchanan

Aspen Mountain opened that resort’s 2014-15 ski season Saturday and brought to five (six if Vail opened Friday as planned) the number of Colorado ski resorts now open. The Aspen opening was a bit ahead of schedule, Aspen Skiing Company ...


What they’re saying about 2015 Alpine Championships

By Staff

Here is what some of the top U.S. ski racers are saying about the 2015 World Alpine Championships set for Feb. 2-15 in Vail and Beaver Creek. Courtesy of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Ted Ligety (2006, 2011 Olympic gold medalist; ...

Colorado, Utah at heart of skiing in next few years

By Dave Buchanan

The next few years will be good — very good — for fans of world-class ski racing in Colorado and Utah. Not only does Vail host the 2015 World Alpine Championships from Feb. 2-15, there also will be the 2017 FIS Alpine World Cup ...


Shiffrin honored with street ‘Mikaela Way’

By Dave Buchanan

U.S. Ski Team member and Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin has received many honors but the latest certainly is unique. The 19-year old Vail native recently had a street in Avon re-named after her. Once known as West Benchmark Road, ...

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