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Spectator access will make for great FIS ski event

By Dave Buchanan

When it comes to getting the best seat in the house for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg or a second mortgage on your home. In fact, it won’t cost you a thing ...

Aspen to reopen for Memorial Day

By Dave Buchanan

Wait, wait, it’s still winter. Although the Grand Valley swelters in 80-degree temperatures, Aspen Mountain will reopen for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend. The mountain has a 53-inch snow base on top, and 21 runs and nearly ...

Shiffrin partners with Vail Valley Foundation

By Dave Buchanan

Fresh off a very successful year on snow, 2013 world champion and Sochi Olympics gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of Eagle-Vail now has another goal: to help boost her hometown’s image in time for next year’s FIS Alpine World Ski ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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