Ski & Snow Sports


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Bringing cultures together

By Dale Shrull

RIDGWAY — The cheers soared like falling dominoes, as competitors galloped and slid around the corner of the race track. “Go Turbo!” A woman screamed. And go Turbo did, like the wind on a frigid afternoon. Then there was ...


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Record-setting fun

By Dale Shrull

Fresh snow and fresh faces on the mountain were what Powderhorn Mountain Resort was all about on Friday morning. Those fresh faces were getting ski and snowboard lessons from one of the instructors at Powderhorn. The day was also about ...


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Plenty of smiles on the Skyway

By Dale Shrull

Blue skies and warm sunshine greeted cross-country skiers at the starting line. About 35 smiling faces shoved off for the Skyway Skuffle 10-kilometer race on Saturday on Grand Mesa. After 30-plus minutes, skiers straggled across the finish ...


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Supply not meeting demand

By Dave Buchanan

As over-demand and under-supply continue to pull down water levels in Lake Mead, water managers for the three lower Colorado River Basin states failed to reach an agreement last week on protecting water supplies in Lake Mead. During its ...


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DOWNHILL? SKI UPHILL

By Dave Buchanan

The gloaming brings a new light to your favorite ski area, a softness and quiet unmatched during the day when the runs are blasted by skiers intent on making the most of their $100-a-day lift ticket. But after the lifts stop, and early in the ...


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Powderhorn having outstanding early season

By Dale Shrull

There’s one essential ingredient to a successful ski and snowboard season, and Powderhorn Mountain Resort got a bunch of it two weeks ago. The resort got nearly two feet of fresh snow in two days at the end of November and that allowed ...


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Powderhorn visitors increase by 45 percent this season

By Dale Shrull

Even before the ribbon was snipped on the opening ceremony for the Flat Top Flyer, Powderhorn Mountain Resort was off to a flying start to the 2015-16 season. When it comes to successful ski/snowboard seasons, there’s one key ...


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Now this is a snow day

By Special to the Sentinel

It’s the home stretch on the County Line Nordic ski trail on Grand Mesa, as groups of fourth graders glided to the finish. Their faces were lit up with exuberant smiles reflecting a new confidence achieved from completing the loop on ...


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Stellar ski season coming to a close at Powderhorn

By Dale Shrull

It’s the last chance to hit the slopes at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. After one of the best snow seasons in years and the opening of the Flat Top Flier high-speed quad lift, it’s been a memorable season for the resort. Powderhorn ...


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Fourth-graders ski free at Sunlight

By Dennis Webb

All fourth-graders can ski for free at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Watch some kids enjoy some free mountain time.  ...


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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


  • Wolf Creek
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 15.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 18.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 126.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 2, 2017
  • Arapahoe Basin
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 6.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 9.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 71.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: June 12, 2017
  • Aspen Highlands
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 9.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 12.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 64.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 9, 2017
  • Aspen Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 7.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 10.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 55.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 16, 2017
  • Buttermilk
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 7.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 8.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 38.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 82%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 82%
    Expert Terrain Open: 80%
    Closing Date: April 2, 2017
  • Cooper
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 5.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 13.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 50.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 3
    Beginner Terrain Open: 95%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2017
  • Copper Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 5.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 8.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 54.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 23
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 17, 2017
  • Crested Butte
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 6.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 11.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 82.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 15
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 9, 2017
  • Eldora
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 2.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 3.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 42.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 11
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2017
  • Granby Ranch
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 2.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 4.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 32.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 14%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 31%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 2, 2017
  • Hesperus Ski Area
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 4.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 55.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 1
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: March 15, 2017
  • Howelsen Hill
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 2.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 2.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 39.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: March 16, 2017
  • Loveland
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 9.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 12.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 62.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 9
    Beginner Terrain Open: 91%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 93%
    Expert Terrain Open: 74%
    Closing Date: May 5, 2017
  • Monarch
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 9.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 14.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 93.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2017
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 1.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 3.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 64.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: March 26, 2017
  • Purgatory Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 8.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 12.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 78.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 8
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 16, 2017
  • Silverton
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 9.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 21.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 100.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 1
    Beginner Terrain Open: 0%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 0%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 14, 2017
  • Snowmass
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 7.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 9.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 48.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 15
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 16, 2017
  • Steamboat
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 2.5 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 3.5 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 65.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 16
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2017
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 3.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 5.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 50.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 3
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2017
  • Telluride
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 7.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 11.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 65.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 16
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 94%
    Closing Date: April 2, 2017
  • Winter Park
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 3.5 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 4.5 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 58.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 19
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 98%
    Expert Terrain Open: 86%
    Closing Date: April 25, 2017
  • Wolf Creek
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 15.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 18.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 126.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 2, 2017





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