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Get out! Downhill favorite

By Julie Norman

I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t skied at every resort in Colorado. This year I hope to get to a few new places and revisit some old favorites. We have such a variety of ski towns and ski resorts around us that it seems to me ...


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Diversify the weekend

By Julie Norman

Whoever said weekends were for relaxing obviously didn’t live in Western Colorado. The weather lately has made it easy to get in two days of diverse outdoor activities. Of course, this means Mondays at work turn into rest days during ...


Powderhorn sets opening weekend ticket price

By Staff

Powderhorn Mountain Resort has announced opening weekend adult lift tickets will be $49. No half-day ticket prices were announced. Skiers and riders holding the Powderhorn Mountain Resort “P-Card” ($69) ski free their first day and ...


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Everyone feels the pain when ski resorts are unable to open

By Dave Buchanan

When the announcement came earlier this week that Powderhorn Mountain Resort simply had insufficient snow to open Thursday as planned, the news wasn’t unexpected. The fall has been milder than expected, and many Colorado ski resorts ...


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Doing a snow dance

By Dave Buchanan

With the news earlier this week that Powderhorn Mountain Resort has rescheduled its opening to Saturday, the options open this week to local skiers and riders are be patient or hit the road. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass received the brunt of ...


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Enjoy a trip to Telluride for Audi FIS Skicross World Cup

By Dave Buchanan

While you’re waiting for Powderhorn Mountain Resort to open, take in the Audi FIS Skicross World Cup races starting today and running through Saturday at Telluride. Many of the sports’ top skiers and riders will be participating, ...


Powderhorn puts Thursday opener on hold

By Staff

Powderhorn Mountain Resort will not open as planned Thursday for the 2012-2013 ski season, according to the resort’s web site. A lack of sufficient snow has caused the resort to delay the opening “to as soon as Saturday, weather ...


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Drought dilemma

By Dave Buchanan

The warm temperatures and dry conditions facing ski resorts and water managers are discouraging but not unprecedented, and no one can say if it’s part of a longer trend. There’s little anyone can do except look to the skies and ...


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Drought plagues snowmaking at Arapahoe Basin, Keystone

By Dave Buchanan

Two Summit County ski resorts are among the first to feel the pinch of last year’s drought. Both Arapahoe Basin and Keystone have been forced to cut back their snowmaking operations due to water shortages in the Snake River. According ...


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Aspen abuzz, twelve resorts now open in state

By Dave Buchanan

ASPEN – The day was warm and the skies blue, a great combination for skiing. Well, spring skiing, maybe, but Thanksgiving, and opening day, to boot? “We had bluebird skies, groomed runs and thankful skiers,” said Aspen ...


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