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Breckenridge, Copper and Keystone head into final week celebrations (1)

April 17, 2014 — 

Spring might be in the air, but with all the extra snow this year it’s going to mean ski season is sticking around just a little bit longer. Breckenridge Ski …

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Shiffrin partners with Vail Valley Foundation, towns for coming year (2)

April 17, 2014 — 

VAIL — The Vail Valley has come together to support its own Olympic champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, in a partnership that will see the 19-year-old Eagle-Vail resident help endorse her community …

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Slopestyle too dangerous? Athletes, IOC react to Olympic official’s criticism (3)

April 16, 2014 — 

The Winter Olympics returned to the headlines over the weekend with an International Olympic Committee official saying the games’ latest additions — skier and snowboard slopestyle — had an “unacceptably …

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Ruckman four-time winner at Breckenridge Imperial Challenge ski triathlon (4)

April 12, 2014 — 

While the annual Masters golf tournament may be ringing in springtime at Augusta National and on TVs across the country this weekend, here in the High Country we have our …

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The Gear Junkie: Footwear ‘built In the USA’ (5)

April 12, 2014 — 

Unfinished and ready for assembly, the footwear pieces arrive at the factory in Portland, Ore. Machines and human hands work together to forge, weld, cut, snip, grind and produce hundreds …

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Summit County couple stays young with 120 days of ski mountaineering (6)

April 11, 2014 — 

At 6 a.m., Ken Willoughby and Doris Spencer step out of their car in the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area parking lot. Behind the ridgeline of the Continental Divide, the sky …

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Breckenridge Imperial Challenge Alpine touring and cycling race turns 23 (7)

April 10, 2014 — 

Earn your turns — it’s the mantra of a growing Alpine touring (AT) and ski mountaineering culture, those among us who elect to forgo the modern convenience of the chairlift …

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USASA freeskiing nationals wrap at Copper Mountain Resort (8)

April 9, 2014 — 

If there’s one thing that seems to be clear after a week-long freeskiing competition at the 2014 USA Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) Nationals at Copper Mountain Resort, it’s that …

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Fishing report: Spring fishing offers mixed conditions (9)

April 9, 2014 — 

Spring fishing, like the weather, is often mixed. With no major snowstorms in the immediate forecast, now is a great time to get out. Other than inlet areas, most High …

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Shiffrin laughs about saying she dreams of 5 golds (10)

April 5, 2014 — 

WASHINGTON — Remember when U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin talked about dreaming of winning five gold medals at the 2018 Olympics? She’d like to take that back. Sort of. It’s not …

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Olympians get their White House moment (11)

April 5, 2014 — 

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their …

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Olympic-level snowboard competition flies under the radar at Keystone (12)

April 4, 2014 — 

There may not have been big crowds like the Dew Tour or X Games, or even much fanfare at all, at least not yet. In fact, if you were at …

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USASA snowboarding nationals wrap at Copper Mountain Resort (13)

April 3, 2014 — 

Amateurs and aspiring professionals of all ages closed out a week of snowboarding competition at Copper Mountain Resort, Thursday, with the final day of U.S.A. Snowboard and Freeski Association snowboarding …

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Keystone Community Cup to feature Olympic women’s slopestyle snowboarders (14)

April 2, 2014 — 

Some of the top riders in the world of women’s snowboarding will take to the hill at Keystone Resort Friday and Saturday for the 2014 Community Cup slopestyle and big …

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Fishing report: Best bet for open water remains on the rivers (15)

April 2, 2014 — 

Those hoping for open-water fishing reservoir or lake fishing will have to wait a little longer or head down the hill to find it, though limited open-water fishing is often …

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On the Hill video report: Top to bottom burn at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (16)

March 30, 2014 — 

On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Summit County’s ski conditions Wednesday through Sunday.  VIDEO: Summit …

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Summit County gear review: Three hot new items for Alpine touring (17)

March 29, 2014 — 

From more tracks in the backcountry to more ski equipment companies dipping into the alpine touring market, there’s no question that the “earn your turns” touring crowd is growing in …

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Cat skiing in the backcountry with Steamboat Powdercats (18)

March 29, 2014 — 

Standing in the tuning shop at Steamboat Powdercats, cat-ski guide Kevin Owens repeats the question. “What goes into picking a line?” He pauses pensively. “Three things: How fun it will …

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Sled dog touring with Summit's Good Times Adventures and Snow Caps (19)

March 27, 2014 — 

As our dogsled rounded the corner and started to tip up on one ski, I found myself wondering, “What did our guide say to do if we flip the sled?” …

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On the Hill video report: Powder day at Araphoe Basin Ski Area (20)

March 27, 2014 — 

On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Summit County’s ski conditions Wednesday through Sunday.  VIDEO: Summit …

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