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On The Hill: Mercury and Beaver Run lifts are open for business at Breck (video)

December 2, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: The dominoes keep falling across Summit County with new lifts, new terrain and consistent snow (even if it isn’t very deep). Z Griff stops by Breck on […]

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On The Hill: Mountain Top Cookie Shop and the birth of Copper’s superpipe (video)

December 1, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Yep, that delicious smell coming from Center Village at Copper are handmade crepes and cookies from one of the resort’s newest tenants, Mountain Top Cookie Shop. Z […]

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Copper Revolution Tour rescheduled for Dec. 7

December 1, 2016 — COPPER — There will be a 2016 U.S. Revolution Tour stop at Copper Mountain. It just won’t be when originally scheduled. On Nov. 22, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and Copper Mountain Resort announced that, due to unseasonably warm temperatures and delays in halfpipe […]

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On The Hill: Snow has arrived at Copper Mountain Resort (video)

November 28, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: What’s that? Your facemask is covered in frost for once? And just like that it feels like winter in Summit County. The snow rolled in early this […]

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On The Hill: 3 kinks for Turkey Day at the Keystone park (video)

November 26, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Keystone is opening terrain left and right for the holiday weekend, including top-to-bottom skiing (no more download!) and an early-season park just above the catwalk entrance to […]

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On The Hill: Breck is back in business, baby! (video)

November 22, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Breckenridge opened under bluebird skies on Sunday and Z Griff was there to make the most of it. Opening day came right in time for some spring-like […]

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On The Hill: Opening day with Nate Dogggg at Keystone

November 19, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff met up with longtime first-chair king, Nate Dogggg, and friends for opening day of the 2016-17 ski season at Keystone Resort on Friday after 5 […]

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On The Hill: Z Griff on the eve of opening day (video)

November 18, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: On the Thursday before Keystone, Copper and Breckenridge opened for the 2016-17 season, Z Griff made rounds through Breck as snow began flying and the air turned […]

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LIVE from Keystone and Copper Mountain opening day

November 18, 2016 — The day has finally arrived: Lifts at Keystone and Copper Mountain are spinning today at 9 a.m. Can’t make the first chair? Browse our LIVE feed with news, photos and more from the long-delayed start of the 2016-17 ski season. Tag your social posts #exploresummit […]

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Adaptive snowboarding added to new Breck Dew Tour format

November 17, 2016 — For the first time ever, adaptive snowboarding is coming to Dew Tour. On Thursday morning, title sponsor Mountain Dew and new production company TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced they are adding a men’s and women’s adaptive snowboarding competition to the re-imagined Dew Tour ski and […]

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Keystone reschedules opening day for Nov. 18, Breck to open soon after

November 8, 2016 — Less than 24 hours after Keystone and Breckenridge announced indefinite delays for opening day, Keystone confirmed on Wednesday morning it will open on Nov. 18. “Temperatures are indeed beginning to trend in our favor, and Keystone’s mountain operations team was able to continue snowmaking operations […]

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On The Hill: Dispatches from Snowboard the Block and 1st chair at A-Basin (video)

October 31, 2016 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff is back for the 2016-17 ski season, and even if it still feels like August out there he started making the pre-season rounds to get […]

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Danny Davis breaks down the new, ‘creative’ Dew Tour layout and team format for Dec. 8-11 (video)

October 26, 2016 — Dew Tour is back and all grown up. Just take it from Danny Davis. “The Dew Tour has gotten a bit more creative this year,” said Davis, the hooded and bearded face of the sport these days, who’s also a longtime finalist at Breck’s hometown […]

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Snowboarder charged $260K in damages from collision at Keystone won’t have to pay

October 26, 2016 — On Feb. 17, 2015, Chicago resident Tom Dubert was skiing down the Flying Dutchman, a blue run at Keystone Resort. According to a civil suit, Casey Ferguson was snowboarding uphill of Dubert and attempted to pass him “at a high rate of speed.” Instead, the […]

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Guide to 2016 opening day terrain and lifts at Keystone, Breck, Copper and Loveland

October 25, 2016 — One down, four to go. On Friday, Arapahoe Basin welcomed the first day of the North American ski season in early-season style, with a new heir to the first-chair throne and bluebird skies as far as the eye could see. The day was freakishly perfect […]

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Ski porn: Best 2016 ski films from Level 1, MSP, Videograss and Warren Miller

October 25, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on 2016-17 ski and snowboard films from across the world. Read on for a roundup of 2016 snowboard edits from Think Thank, Absinthe Films, The Wildcats and more. There’s no tactful way to say this: […]

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Summit County skier transport plan provides for non-critical injuries

October 24, 2016 — When a skier or snowboarder wrecks at one of the area’s slopes and is need of medical attention, decisions need to happen quickly. That’s why since the late 1990s the county has had in place a Skier Transport Program for non-emergency, non-critical illness and injuries […]

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Pre-season training for avalanche rescue dogs? It’s a thing

October 21, 2016 — Saving your life is an avy dog’s favorite game in the world. Seriously. For the adorable Labradors, golden retrievers and mutts on ski patrols in Summit County, a search-and-rescue operation for avalanche victims is one big, rewarding game of hide-and-seek. Their handlers know the very […]

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Meet Nate Dogggg’s heirs to 1st chair at Arapahoe Basin

October 21, 2016 — Trailer Tom and the boys have this whole first-chair thing down to a science. For the past 20 years, Summit County native Trailer Tom (real name Tom Miller) has joined his good friend, longtime local Nate Dogggg, and a small crew of snowboarders for the […]

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Snow porn: Best 2016-17 snowboard films from Absinthe Films, The Wildcats, Think Thank and more

October 20, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on 2016 ski and snowboard films from across the world. Read on for this year’s ski videos from Warren Miller, Level 1, Sweetgrass and more. It’s been years since I got this excited for a […]

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