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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 ...


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 ...

Red Bull Double Pipe contest coming to Aspen

By Dave Buchanan

The world’s best snowboarders hit Aspen in two weeks with a big decision to make: One halfpipe or two? From March 19-23, Aspen is hosting the inaugural edition of the Red Bull Double Pipe contest, for which two (count ‘em) ...

Barneloppet Kids’ Race is this weekend on Grand Mesa

By Dave Buchanan

You don’t have to be Norwegian to enjoy the annual Barneloppet Kids’ Race this Saturday at Skyway Nordic Area on Grand Mesa. Hosted by the Vestafjell Lodge of the Sons of Norway, the day includes free lessons and races, varying in ...

Powderhorn open late for skiing this weekend

By Dave Buchanan

This is the weekend Powderhorn Mountain Resort doesn’t close. Or, at least close at the regular time. The resort will keep its slopes open late Friday and Saturday for skiing under the lights from 4 to 9 p.m. Discounts will be given ...


SlopeStyle Event, first-ever night skiing coming to Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

Forget the calendar. As anyone in the ski business will attest, it’s already spring, bringing great snow, longer days and special events to make your season even more memorable. Powderhorn Mountain Resort is headed into the last two ...

Get up on Grand Mesa for series of women’s ski clinics

By Dave Buchanan

Take an early weekend to improve your Nordic skiing. The Grand Mesa Nordic Council is offering a series of women’s ski clinics Feb. 7, 14 and 21. The clinics will focus on practicing and improving ski skills, including skate skiing, ...


A lot on the line

By Dave Buchanan

It didn’t take Mike and Jan Edson long to notice the changes with the parking situation at the County Line Nordic Area on Grand Mesa. “We didn’t even need to come up here to know it would be better,” Mike said Sunday ...


The light of the moon

By Bill Haggerty

Moonbeams streaked through the deep, dark pines, then dashed and played over broad snowfields across the undulating mounds on top of Grand Mesa the other night. We grinned like kids and shouted, “Weeeeeeee,” all the way down the ...


Plentiful snow helps boost early skier numbers

By Dave Buchanan

It’s really no mystery why Colorado ski areas are reporting positive numbers for the early part of the 2013-14 ski season. According to Colorado Ski Country USA, every resort in the state can boast of new snow, with several resorts ...

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