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Annual COSMIC Ski Mountaineering Race is Saturday at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

Powderhorn Mountain Resort is hosting the annual COSMIC Ski Mountaineering Race on Saturday, and expect some of the top ski mountaineers in the world to test themselves against the resort’s grueling course. In this up-and-down ski ...


Get out! Focus on the fun, not frustration, when skiing

By Julie Norman

Two Sundays ago, I stood precariously on the top of a giant bump on the Cow Camp run at Powderhorn. I’ve skied Cow Camp plenty of times, but on this day it was particularly gnarly. The snow was thinning in places, and as I made my first ...


Under the lights

By Dave Buchanan

If there is a throwback to earlier days of Colorado skiing, it would be night skiing under the lights. There are a surprising number of skiers, some of them not as old as you might imagine, who recall frigid nights streaking down the ...

Keystone, Steamboat among those catering to night skiers

By Dave Buchanan

Why night ski? Other than for the fact that you can, there’s the obvious matter of extending your ski day. Several resorts market their night-ski opportunities with something similar to the “Just because the day ends, your skiing ...


Enjoy an icy day at festival in Ouray

By Dave Buchanan

The 19th annual Ouray Ice Festival on Jan. 9-12 will host North America’s largest gathering of ice climbers at the Ouray Ice Park. Considered one of the world’s premier ice climbing venues, the festival includes more than 75 ...

Winter Olympics 2002

Local biathlon organizers seek input

By Dave Buchanan

A winter sport that began as an alternative training program for Norwegian soldiers and now is the most popular winter sport in Europe, with millions of viewers each week tuning in for World Cup competitions, might be headed for Grand ...


Get that first ski lesson for free

By Dave Buchanan

Fifth-graders new to skiing and snowboarding can get that first lesson free, thanks to Colorado Ski Country USA. The ski-industry trade group again is offering its popular First Class, which provides one free beginner ski or snowboard lesson, ...

Nordic ski clinic on Grand Mesa

By Dave Buchanan

Winter, at 10,000 feet, is doing just fine, thank you. Even while Grand Junction remains hitched to a late fall, there already is plenty of winter at the Skyway Nordic trail head on Grand Mesa. Saturday, the Grand Mesa Nordic Council is ...

Telluride pushes spring to the edge with $12 tickets

By Dave Buchanan

No doubt it’s spring in ski country. Telluride Ski Resort, this winter celebrating its 40th anniversary, is offering $12 lift tickets on April 3, with sales at the resort ticket window only. That’s the same price tickets were in ...


Get Out! A terrifying adventure and skills to never forget

By Julie Norman

Throughout the years of skiing and biking in Colorado, I’ve discovered I am competitive with myself. I always want to go further and do more. In some ways this competitive streak is good. It pushes me to try bigger obstacles and ...

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