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Summit County Fishing Report: Ice fishing season getting rolling (1)

November 26, 2014 — 

Ice fishing season is here. While not all waters are iced over, enough are to provide a number of hard-water opportunities. But be cautious. Just because others are out on …

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Utah’s ski industry gets jump start from Vail Resorts (2)

November 24, 2014 — 

SALT LAKE CITY — Skiers and snowboarders traveling to Utah this winter will find the same jagged mounting peaks looming just east of Salt Lake City and many familiar trails …

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High Gear: Finding the right ski, get out and demo (3)

November 23, 2014 — 

There was a time when getting a new pair of skis was mostly about picking the right length and the brand you wanted. But now it’s almost as if there’s …

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Mikaela Shiffrin, U.S. Ski Team trains at Aspen Mountain (4)

November 22, 2014 — 

The teenage Olympic gold medalist skied up to her backpack next to a post at the base of Lift 1A at Aspen Mountain early Friday morning. She loaded an outer …

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Satellite resorts: Skiing lesser-known mountains (5)

November 22, 2014 — 

DENVER — Big-name ski resorts might give you bragging rights when you go back to the office, but lesser-known mountains can give you something else: less crowded slopes, shorter lift …

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Summit County area locals forming ski mountaineering club (6)

November 21, 2014 — 

Ski mountaineering, alpine touring, ski touring, randonee skiing, skinning or, in the snowboard world, splitboarding — they are six descriptions for what’s essentially the same thing: human-powered uphill travel in …

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Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso join men’s team for first day of downhill at Copper Mountain (7)

November 20, 2014 — 

Almost a year to the day since partially tearing her ACL on the very same slope, Lindsey Vonn took to the starting gate at Copper Mountain Thursday for her first …

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U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain to open full course Thursday (8)

November 19, 2014 — 

Better late than never was the feeling at Copper Mountain Resort Wednesday. Officials at the resort’s U.S. Ski Team Speed Center announced that, after finally getting some cooperation from the …

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opens uphill access for the season (9)

November 18, 2014 — 

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area kicked off ski mountaineering season last Friday, Nov. 14, opening its slopes to uphill access outside of business hours. “As soon as we can open it …

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Race training begins at Golden Peak (10)

November 18, 2014 — 

VAIL — There’s just something special about the snow on the Golden Peak Race Arena. Those are the words of several professional ski racers who trained there on Monday, the …

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CAIC cautioning backcountry avalanche risk with recent storms (11)

November 15, 2014 — 

With area resorts reporting between 30 and 40 inches of new snow from this recent series of storms, Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) officials are urging eager backcountry users to …

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Breckenridge kicks off 2014 ski season with honored guests and snowy opening (12)

November 14, 2014 — 

For 24-year-old Colton Carlson, Friday’s opening day at Breckenridge Ski Resort was a tune-up. Like most first days back on the snow, it was about getting into the swing of …

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Dew Tour announces Olympic-sized lineup for Breckenridge Ski Resort (13)

November 13, 2014 — 

Dew Tour Mountain Championships officials announced a preliminary lineup of athletes for this year’s event that includes all eight Sochi Olympic gold medalists in freeski and snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle, …

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Avs could host outdoor game at Coors (14)

November 13, 2014 — 

Denver is “very likely” to be awarded an outdoor NHL game at Coors Field next season, two NHL sources told The Denver Post. The game, which the Avalanche would play …

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Buoyed by snow, Summit County ski areas expand terrain offerings (15)

November 12, 2014 — 

While this recent storm system continues to drop substantial amounts of snow on Summit County, just how much it will help as far as opening new terrain at local ski …

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Fishing Report: The ice is coming, but solid open-water options remain (16)

November 12, 2014 — 

Old Man Winter is knocking at the door and ice is on the way. Lakes above 10,000 feet are starting to show some ice, to the point there have been …

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Frisco Backcountry Brewery hosting Powderwhore movie screening (17)

November 9, 2014 — 

The Howell brothers of Powderwhore Productions are back at it this winter with their 10th ski movie release, “Some Thing Else.” Noah and Jonah Howell, the founders of the smaller …

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Breckenridge’s C.J. Mueller reflects on career and Hall of Fame induction (18)

November 7, 2014 — 

After an appearance in the 1992 Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport, speed skiing all but disappeared from the mainstream winter sports realm. Why hurtling straight down a hill at …

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Copper Mountain and Keystone resorts to have top to bottom access (19)

November 6, 2014 — 

Officials with Keystone Resort announced Thursday they will have 50 acres of skiable terrain available for Friday’s opening day. Visitors will have access to top-to-bottom skiing and riding via the …

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U.S. Ski Team Olympian Noah Hoffman trains with Summit Nordic Ski Club (20)

November 5, 2014 — 

There might not be snow on the county’s cross-country ski trails just yet, but the season is in full swing for the Summit Nordic Ski Club. The club has been …

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