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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, ...


World will be watching

By Special to the Sentinel

In less than 100 days, some 35,000 ski fans and families from around the globe will descend upon the Vail Valley for the 2015 World Alpine Championships (more awkwardly but officially called the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships). The event, ...


Vail Resort’s purchase of Park City big for skiers

By Dave Buchanan

Skiers and riders looking for a bargain, or at least one of the most inclusive ski passes available, cheered recently when Vail Resorts announced the purchase of Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort. The $182 million package solves a major ...

Whistler Blackcomb tops Ski readers’ poll

By Dave Buchanan

If there is one bragging right every major ski resort wants to claim, it’s being rated No. 1 in the annual Ski Magazine Reader’s Poll. This year’s online poll offered 50 North American ski resorts for judging and drew an ...

It’s time to make ski plans

By Dave Buchanan

Even if last week’s forecast didn’t come true about possible light snows in the mountains, just the thought of snow is a reminder that ski season isn’t far off. It might be a bit early to tune up your skis, but September is ...


Group honors contributions 
to Colorado’s skiing industry

By Dave Buchanan

Some of the top individual contributions to skiing in Colorado during the record-setting 2013-14 season were announced Friday during the 51st annual meeting of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA). The awards were given to persons “who ...


Aspen selected as site for 2017 FIS final

By Dave Buchanan

Aspen, long recognized for embracing world-class skiing and offering the same, recently was selected the host city for one of the most prestigious events on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, the 2017 World Cup Finals. The longtime World Cup ...

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