Ski & Snow Sports


Vail Resorts reports solid skier numbers

By Dave Buchanan

Thanks to good snow in Colorado and Utah, and no thanks to the continuing drought near Lake Tahoe, Vail Resorts said skier numbers and revenue have been solid so far this year. The company, which owns ski resorts in three Western states and ...


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When you want to ski, Colorado is the place to be

By Dave Buchanan

You wouldn’t realize it by the appearance this week of apricot blossoms and crocuses, but Colorado ski resorts saw an increase in skier traffic during January and February, according to Colorado Ski Country USA. Earlier this week, ...


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SPRING INTO SKI DEALS

By Dave Buchanan

Check out the buds on your local apricot tree and try to tell anyone in the Grand Valley it isn’t spring. Another way to monitor the progress of the seasons is with all of the great ski deals starting to show up faster than those ...


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For 50th anniversary, it’ll be Purgatory

By Dave Buchanan

A Durango businessman is the new owner of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. James H. Coleman Jr., who grew up skiing at what then was known as Purgatory Ski Area since its founding in 1965, has announced he will restore the name ...


Nordic ski tradition attracts young racers

By Dave Buchanan

It’s no surprise to Ron Thoreson that Nordic skiing means more than clicking into the boards and heading out into the backcountry. As Thoreson loves to remind this corner every winter about this time, cross-country skiing has a rich ...


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The need for speed

By Dave Buchanan

It no longer matters so much how bony the snow conditions are or whether it’s spring when it’s supposed to be winter. What does matter is the news Powderhorn Mountain Resort is getting a high-speed lift. Except for a handful of ...


Skier visits down a bit

By Dave Buchanan

Visits to Colorado ski resorts in the first part of the 2014-2015 ski season were only slightly off the record-setting past of last year in spite of frigid temperatures and late-arriving snow that delayed some resort openings. Colorado Ski ...


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Steamboat’s Diamond to retire after 43 years in ski industry

By Dave Buchanan

Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, announced last week he will retire June 30, ending a 43-year career in the ski industry. Diamond has been at Steamboat since 1999 and has been the ...


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Give food, get a cheap lift ticket

By Dave Buchanan

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is offering a $35 lift ticket valid Sunday to anyone donating three non-perishable food items during a food drive that day. All food donations will benefit the Crested Butte and Gunnison community food banks. ...


Skyway Skuffle 10K takes over the mesa

By Dave Buchanan

Hopefully the participants in Saturday’s Skyway Skuffle 10K Nordic races won’t wind up like the snowshoer from Colombia found late Sunday afternoon wandering around the County Line ski trails. “This is my first time, and ...


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Telluride

By Staff

Telluride, one the region’s most spectacular getaways, is a community flourishing with activities and great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  And it’s right here in our backyard. A great drive into the San Juans begins an ...


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Sunlight Mountain Resort

By Penny Stine

Sunlight is a local mountain, favored by those who live near Glenwood Springs. Because it is so close to Glenwood, the ski resort pairs up with the hot springs pool in Glenwood and with many Glenwood-area hotels to offer Ski-Swim-Stay ...


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Powderhorn

By Penny Stine

As the mountain closest to Grand Junction, Powderhorn is also closest to the hearts of many Grand Valley skiers, who consider the Grand Mesa their backyard. In addition to the nearby proximity, locals love it because it’s never crowded ...


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Crested Butte

By Penny Stine

Crested Butte is enormous, with acres upon acres of varied terrain. It’s a great place for beginners, intermediate skiers and advanced crazy skiers who want to ski off the edge of cliffs and do all sorts of gnarly, jaw-dropping ...



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Colorado Ski Report


  • Arapahoe Basin
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 1.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 1.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: June 9, 2015
  • Aspen Highlands
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 50.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 96%
    Expert Terrain Open: 80%
    Closing Date: April 13, 2015
  • Aspen Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 90%
    Closing Date: April 22, 2015
  • Buttermilk
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 34.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 90%
    Closing Date: April 6, 2015
  • Copper Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 1.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 1.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 61.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 23
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 98%
    Closing Date: April 19, 2015
  • Crested Butte
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 40.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 14
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 80%
    Closing Date: April 7, 2015
  • Eldora
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 58.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 11
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 89%
    Closing Date: April 12, 2015
  • Loveland
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.5 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.5 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 59.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 9
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: May 5, 2015
  • Monarch
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 65.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 13, 2015
  • Purgatory
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 41.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 8
    Beginner Terrain Open: 97%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 95%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Silverton
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 75.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 1
    Beginner Terrain Open: %
    Intermediate Terrain Open: %
    Expert Terrain Open: %
    Closing Date: April 14, 2015
  • Ski Cooper
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 1.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 1.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 44.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Ski Granby Ranch
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 32.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 90%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 80%
    Expert Terrain Open: 80%
    Closing Date: January 1, 2035
  • Snowmass
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 40.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 93%
    Expert Terrain Open: 95%
    Closing Date: April 20, 2015
  • Steamboat
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 14
    Beginner Terrain Open: 95%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 97%
    Closing Date: April 12, 2015
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 39.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 3
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 76%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Telluride
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 61.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 18
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 98%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Winter Park
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 57.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: SP
    Lifts Open: 23
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 98%
    Closing Date: April 27, 2015
  • Wolf Creek
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 67.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Howelsen
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort





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