Ski & Snow Sports


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Leaving home country to train a reality for Aussie Para skiers

By Dale Shrull

Skiing and snowboarding in Australia? Sure enough, there are actually a few opportunities to go downhill Down Under. But if members of the Australian Ski and Snowboard Para-Alpine Development Team want to someday compete in the Paralympics, ...


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Speed demons

By Dale Shrull

Pat Jensen is legally blind and likes to go fast. Jonty O’Callaghan has cerebral palsy and loves to go fast. Sam Tait is paralyzed from a motorcycle accident but still loves to go fast. This trio of skiers, along with three others ...


Powderhorn hosts ski helmet giveaway

By Staff

Skiing Powderhorn hosts helmet giveaway Kohl’s Cares and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will be giving away helmets to children at Powderhorn Mountain Resort at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The event is free to the public and will ...


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It’s never too late, or early, to learn to ski

By Dale Shrull

Over the hill sure doesn’t mean no chance to go downhill. One by one, these adult skiers slid down a tiny slope. Many wobbly, a few rather rigid but as smooth as porcelain and most with expressions of fear and anxiety plastered on their ...


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Novices, hit the slopes!

By Dale Shrull

Great snow, a new high-speed lift and maybe a world record. It’s been quite a month for Powderhorn Mountain Resort. After opening earlier than expected on Dec. 4, thanks to some good early snow, Powderhorn has enjoyed a good start to ...


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Q&A with Powderhorn lift operator Greg Powers

By Staff

Greg Powers, 51, has worked in lift operations for the past six years at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Originally from Sante Fe, New Mexico, Powers now lives in Hotchkiss. He started skiing in 1979. What’s the best thing about your ...


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A great Powder day

By Dale Shrull

Jeremy Gart’s smile was as bright as the sunshine that blanketed Powderhorn Mountain Resort on Saturday morning. The 13-year-old was one of many smiling faces on a special day for the resort. Jeremy and his dad, Ken Gart, were among ...


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Flat Top Flyer nears completion at Powderhorn

By Staff

Excitement is building at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Nothing creates more excitement and anticipation than the first snow of the fall and that’s what hit Powderhorn on Thursday. With opening day right at two months away, there’s ...


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The need for speed

By Dale Shrull

The future has arrived at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Back on Aug. 4, 2011, Andy Daly and brothers Ken and Tom Gart agreed to pay $1.4 million at an auction for the ski resort and undeveloped land below the resort. The group then committed ...


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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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: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 51.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: June 5, 2016
  • Aspen Highlands
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 54.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2016
  • Aspen Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 50.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 17, 2016
  • Buttermilk
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 43.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 95%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 95%
    Expert Terrain Open: 74%
    Closing Date: April 3, 2016
  • Cooper
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 3
    Beginner Terrain Open: 95%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 95%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2016
  • Copper Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 47.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP/MM
    Lifts Open: 23
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 17, 2016
  • Crested Butte
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 55.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 15
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 7, 2016
  • Eldora
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 11
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 12, 2016
  • Howelsen
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 47.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 2
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: March 16, 2016
  • Loveland
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 52.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 10
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 98%
    Closing Date: May 5, 2016
  • Monarch
    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: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2016
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 57.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 4, 2016
  • Purgatory Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 55.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 9
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 3, 2016
  • Silverton
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 90.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 1
    Beginner Terrain Open: 0%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 0%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 14, 2016
  • Ski Granby Ranch
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 30.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 93%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: March 27, 2016
  • Snowmass
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 19
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2016
  • Steamboat
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 60.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 16
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 10, 2016
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 44.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 3
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2016
  • Telluride
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 63.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: HP
    Lifts Open: 18
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 92%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 3, 2016
  • Winter Park
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 51.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 24
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 25, 2016
  • Wolf Creek
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 90.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: PP
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 3, 2016





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