Ski & Snow Sports


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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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Get Out: Actual ways to save money when skiing

By Julie Norman

Recently I’ve read several articles debating whether skiing is an affordable sport. It’s certainly not as cheap as taking a hike or using your inner tube to go sledding at Old Powderhorn, but it doesn’t have to be as pricey ...


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Snowpack is right on track

By Dave Buchanan

Despite late-staying, unseasonably warm temperatures and almost no precipitation to remark of through the end of October, the statewide snowpack reached 99 percent of median as of Jan. 1, according to Brian Domonkos, Snow Survey Supervisor for ...


Powderhorn offers learn-to-ski deals

By Dave Buchanan

Are you still looking for that ever-so-late gift for the really hard-to-please person in your life? How about a few learn-to-ski or snowboard lessons from Powderhorn Mountain Resort? January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month for Powderhorn ...


Sprints, Nordic races this weekend on Grand Mesa

By Dave Buchanan

With winter blowing and snowing on Grand Mesa, it’s a great time to break out of the holiday doldrums (I mean, how much fudge can you eat in two weeks?) and head outside. Cross-country skiing is at its best right now and who better than ...


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Since we’re on hold, get ready for ski season!

By Dave Buchanan

Maybe the only blessing to be found in the decision by Powderhorn Mountain Resort to delay joining the 14 Colorado ski and snowboard resorts already open is it gives you more time to get ready for skiing. For some reason, not even those who ...


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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: 4.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 4.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 48.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/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: 7.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 10.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 53.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 98%
    Closing Date: April 13, 2015
  • Aspen Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 6.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 10.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 22, 2015
  • Buttermilk
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 4.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 6.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 39.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 86%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 98%
    Expert Terrain Open: 85%
    Closing Date: April 6, 2015
  • Copper Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 2.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 3.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 60.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 23
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 94%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 19, 2015
  • Crested Butte
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 14.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 16.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 63.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 14
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 7, 2015
  • Eldora
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 3.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 3.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 53.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 11
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 12, 2015
  • Howelsen
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 4.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 36.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: March 16, 2015
  • Loveland
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 4.5 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 4.5 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 60.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/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: 7.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 11.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 76.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 13, 2015
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 1.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 6.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 47.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 97%
    Expert Terrain Open: 83%
    Closing Date: March 29, 2015
  • Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 8.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 12.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 63.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 9
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Silverton
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 12.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 13.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 70.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 1
    Beginner Terrain Open: 0%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 0%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 14, 2015
  • Ski Cooper
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 5.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 7.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 56.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    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: 2.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 2.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 33.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: January 1, 2035
  • Snowmass
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 10.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 14.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 19
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 85%
    Closing Date: April 20, 2015
  • Steamboat
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 7.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 7.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 62.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 16
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 12, 2015
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 3.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 3.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 46.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 3
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Telluride
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 13.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 15.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 70.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    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: 2.5 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 2.5 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 59.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 23
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 27, 2015
  • Wolf Creek
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 13.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 29.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 95.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015





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