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Outfitters debut female-only fly-fishing waders, equipment for 2016 summer season (1)

April 30, 2016 — 

The first time I went fly-fishing I was wearing borrowed waders. The person — guy — from whom I’d borrowed them had to have been at least twice my size. …

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What to know before skinning Breckenridge, Copper and A-Basin (2)

April 27, 2016 — 

It’s that time of year again, when the lifts shut down and the only way anyone gets turns at the resort is by earning them. And those turns are more …

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Sights from the first Breckenridge pond-skimming challenge (photos) (3)

April 27, 2016 — 

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Scenes from the 2016 Imperial Challenge at Breck (photo and video) (4)

April 23, 2016 — 

The wind was blowing, the sun was shining and race organizers were cranking Christmas tunes for the 25th running of the Imperial Challenge, an annual end-of-season ski mountaineering race from …

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Backcountry clubs pop up across the country, but are unlikely in Summit (5)

April 22, 2016 — 

For the past six decades, skiing in Colorado has nearly mirrored the beer industry. It’s dominated by the biggest names with the deepest roots — Vail Resorts, Powdr Corporation, Aspen …

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The Limelight: Keystone’s Seth Karlsrud (6)

April 21, 2016 — 

It’s safe to say Seth Karlsrud is a student of snowboarding. It’s also safe to say he’s a fast learner, a Minnesota-bred park rider who learns best by simply doing …

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Breckenridge, Copper Mountain shut lifts and runs before closing weekend (7)

April 20, 2016 — 

Last weekend’s freak snowstorm couldn’t have come at a better time — for the most part. After a winter of above-average snowfall, Keystone Resort closed on a bittersweet note less …

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Pond skimming meets rail jam at 2016 Red Bull SlopeSoakers in Copper April 16 (8)

April 14, 2016 — 

Plain old pond skimming is for sissies.This Saturday, the traditional end-of-season pool party for skiers and snowboarders gets a facelift, Red Bull-style, with the fifth running of the SlopeSoakers rail …

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On the snow at 2016 USASA National Championships for skiing at Copper (photos and video) (9)

April 13, 2016 — 

There’s something inspirational about watching young-and-hungry skiers compete on the biggest stage of their burgeoning careers — even if they still have a long, long way to go before reaching …

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Take 5: A-Basin enduro vet Linsey Hempel talks 10 hours of skiing Pali Chair (10)

April 12, 2016 — 

Some skiers never get to know Pallavicini Lift, the fabled two-chair leading to Arapahoe Basin’s finest black and double-black terrain. Others manage to get first chair at 7 a.m., take …

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A how-to guide to pond-skimming at Keystone’s Slush Cup on April 10 (11)

April 8, 2016 — 

There’s pond skimming, and then there’s the Slush Cup at Keystone.For as long as man and woman have been on skis, they’ve been tempted to take those skinny little planks …

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At the 2016 USASA National Championships for snowboarding at Copper (photo and video) (12)

April 8, 2016 — 

Now that’s the way to cap off a season.From April 3 to April 8, more than 400 youth and open-class snowboarders came to Copper Mountain Resort with families and friends …

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Take 5: U.S. slalom snowboard racer AJ Muss (13)

April 4, 2016 — 

AJ Muss is a speed demon of a dying breed.Since he was 3 years old, the New Jersey native has been racing on a snowboard, beginning with boardercross as a …

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Sun’s out? Throw down (14)

April 3, 2016 — 

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An insider’s look at the myth of going pro in the snowboard industry (15)

April 1, 2016 — 

In 2001, snowboarding was one of the hottest commodities on the planet and Steve Fisher was riding the crest.Just three years earlier, snowboard halfpipe debuted at the 1998 Winter Olympics …

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Mountain Dew Spring Open debuts with $20,000 cash purse for Park Lane jam on April 2 (16)

March 31, 2016 — 

Breck is bringing back the Park Lane jump jam.This Saturday, in an ode to long-gone contests like the Spring Massive, the Breckenridge park crew plays host to the inaugural Mountain …

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April brings rail jams, pond-skimming and Red Bull Schlittentag to Summit County (17)

March 30, 2016 — 

Spring is for sun chasers. And slush hounds. And pond-skimmers. And even folks who just like to dress up, drink beer and go sledding.This April, Summit County plays host to …

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Take 5: Germany’s Silvia Mittermuller in Breckenridge (18)

March 29, 2016 — 

Silvia Mittermüller always gets front-row parking in Breckenridge. And no, it’s not because she’s a slopestyle veteran with a decade’s worth of podium finishes at Winter X Games, Dew Tour, …

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Peak 8 powder day with Breck Guides, an expert-only adventure program (19)

March 25, 2016 — 

Patrick Guilbert has the goods.It’s about 11:30 a.m. on a late-March powder day and I’m standing with another snowboarder at the top of the Breckenridge’s T-Bar lift, bundled up against …

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Breckenridge freeski twins find air and attention (20)

March 24, 2016 — 

The twins just couldn’t agree on one little thing: synchronized cork 720s, or big, nasty, laid-out backflips?“We should do twin backflips because we’re twins,” Kiernan Fagan said to his 14-year-old …

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