Ski & Snow Sports

Powderhorn passes on sale

By Staff

Powderhorn Mountain Resort is offering a variety of individual season passes and family packages for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Powderhorn’s season passes also include 50 complimentary days at partnering resorts, adding more ...


Snow much fun

By Staff

Grit might best describe the essence of a young student’s first cross-country skiing experience. This winter, more than 1,700 students gripped their ski poles and shuffled their skis — peering down the snowy path of possibility ...


Snowmobilers fly up Powderhorn for event

By Dale Shrull

The engine whine sounds like a howling cat, then it hits its crescendo as the rider cranks it to full throttle. Leaning to the right, then back to the left, crouching, he manipulates the sled to get maximum speed and aerodynamic position. ...

Hill climb race makes ascent to Powderhorn

By Dale Shrull

Few things can push the adrenaline upwards like the combination of speed and snow. Then add a snowmobile and a steep uphill slope into the mix, and it’s the perfect formula for high-speed fun for both competitors and spectators. The ...



By Dale Shrull

The before and after a race is a stark contrast. Or is that a bark contrast? With the excitement of the run building, dogs go a little wacko. Barks, yelps and howls of all pitches fill the air, as the dogs are unable to contain their ...

Outside briefs, Feb. 4, 2017

By Staff

Central runners compete in Leadville A group of Central runners took to the outdoors recently to compete in the Colorado Snowshoe State Championships in Leadville. Both the Central boys and girls won team titles, and senior Jared Leblow ...


Downhill discussion

By Julie Norman

I was researching content marketing for my “real” job here at The Daily Sentinel and found this interesting tool called “Answer the Public” ( It’s a way to use keywords to identify questions that ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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Ski Guide

Check out the 2016 Ski & Snowboarding Guide (Free E-Edition)



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 ...


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 ...



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 ...


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 ...

Follow our own Outdoor Junkie on her search for first tracks and deep pow.

Colorado Ski Report

  • Arapahoe Basin
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 0.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 0.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 18.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: MM
    Lifts Open: 1
    Beginner Terrain Open: 0%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 20%
    Expert Terrain Open: 0%
    Closing Date: June 11, 2018
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain
  • Crested Butte
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus Ski Area
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Loveland
  • Monarch
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
  • Purgatory Resort
  • Silverton
  • Snowmass
  • Steamboat
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park
  • Wolf Creek

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