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Breck Plunge pond-skimming is back this Sunday for closing weekend

April 21, 2017 — As if you haven’t had enough time to ski in a tutu and get soaking wet, Breckenridge brings a close to the season on Sunday, April 23 with the annual Breck Plunge pond-skimming party. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., skiers and snowboarders (18 years and older) […]

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Arapahoe Basin at 70: Top-5 skiable reasons to fall in love with Arapahoe Basin (360 video)

April 14, 2017 — Nestled in the cleavage of the Continental Divide lies some of the best skiing in Colorado. It even comes with a beach at 10,000 vertical feet. But that's hardly a secret to anyone who's spent a decade (or four) at Arapahoe Basin, Summit County's oldest […]

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What’s next for Aspen/KSL beyond Steamboat Ski Resort, Mammoth?

April 13, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — There may be an emerging trend in the ongoing efforts of Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL/Squaw Valley to build a bigger ski resort empire, and its called the Mountain Collective. Aspen and KSL revealed April 10 their intention to purchase Steamboat Ski […]

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Aspen Skico, KSL group to acquire Mammoth Resort properties, adding to Intrawest deal

April 12, 2017 — In another move to add to its holdings, the newly formed entity of Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital plans to acquire Mammoth Resorts and its four California mountains, the resorts announced Wednesday morning. No price for the deal was announced. Mammoth Resorts — which […]

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Whiteout, Part 1: Uncovering the human toll of Colorado’s ski industry

April 11, 2017 — Part 1 of a three-part series. Click here for the full series. It could have been a crisp, winter morning, with the sun showing near the top of the ski lift, or maybe it was lower down the mountain on a biting, blustery afternoon when […]

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12-year-old boy died after skiing accident at Breckenridge Saturday

April 10, 2017 — A 12-year-old boy, Logan Goodwin of Hermosa Beach, California, died while skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday, April 8, after colliding with a tree, the Summit County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday. Breckenridge Ski Patrol contacted the sheriff's office at around 2:15 p.m. on Saturday […]

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Lack of snow forcing lower mountain closure at Steamboat Ski Resort

April 4, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — Deteriorating snow conditions is forcing the Steamboat Ski Area to close lower mountain beginning Sunday. This is from the ski area: "Steamboat Ski Resort will close lower mountain lifts for the season beginning Sunday, April 9 including Bashor, Christie Peak Express, Preview and Thunderhead. […]

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Take 5: Gary Fondl hasn’t missed a month of skiing in 78 months

March 28, 2017 — In September 2011, Gary Fondl did something odd: For the first time in nearly two years, he didn't go skiing once. "People ask, 'Why do you do it?'" Fondl said of his nearly unbroken streak of ski days. "I say, 'I'm hiking through fields of […]

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Wolf Creek Ski Area death March 25 confirmed as state’s 12th

March 27, 2017 — A 56-year-old Florida man died after skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area on Tuesday morning, March 21, the southwestern Colorado resort told the Summit Daily Monday. Michael Black was traveling at a high rate of speed on the freshly-groomed Summer Day intermediate run by the […]

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Skier dies at Loveland Ski Area Friday

March 27, 2017 — A 35-year-old skier died Friday morning, March 24, at Loveland Ski Area, just east of the Eisenhower Tunnel outside of Summit County, the resort confirmed Monday afternoon. As first reported by Fox31 Denver, the man died just after 10:30 a.m. following an incident near the […]

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On the Hill video: Playing in the park on a March spring day

March 26, 2017 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Follow host Z Griff (@zgriff) on IG and tag your photos #othwzg to stay in touch with the latest! Did you miss yesterday’s video edit? Click for every […]

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On the Hill video: Small dusting at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 24, 2017 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Follow host Z Griff (@zgriff) on IG and tag your photos #othwzg to stay in touch with the latest! Did you miss yesterday's video edit? Click for every […]

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Locals dish on their favorite Vail splitboarding routes

March 19, 2017 — You've got the split kit. You've got the avalanche gear and the proper training to use it all. But where to go from there? Here's a few favorite Eagle County routes for splitboarding and alpine touring recommended by Chris Shump, general manager at Alpine Quest […]

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Officials confirm season’s fourth ski fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 7, 2017 — A 15-year-old girl visiting Summit County from Kansas died Sunday at Children’s Hospital in Aurora after a serious ski incident at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Friday, March 3. Tess Smith, a sophomore at Wichita Northwest High School who was skiing for the first time, reportedly […]

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Skier dies after crashing into tree at Eldora resort in Boulder County

March 7, 2017 — A skier died this morning after crashing into a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort near Nederland, according to Boulder County Sheriff's Office officials. Rescue crews found the male skier and began performing CPR on him around 11 a.m. Boulder County sheriff's Cmdr. Nick Goldberger said […]

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Skier injured on intermediate run at Vail sues “negligent” snowboarder

March 3, 2017 — A California woman has sued a snowboarder who plowed into her from behind at Vail Ski Resort, causing severe injuries, including broken bones. Hsu Chiang Chou sued Philip Moroco II in Denver U.S. District Court on Thursday for a collision that happened Jan. 17 on Vail […]

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Lake Tahoe skiing: Amid record snow, Squaw to stay open through July 4

February 24, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Ski resorts across the Lake Tahoe region are already making spring and summer plans — and for the latter, that may still include skiing on a day traditionally reserved for fireworks and barbecues. “With a base snowpack of 21 feet, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows […]

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Summit Nordic dominates in Durango, plus Team Summit girls sweep snowboard podiums

February 23, 2017 — | Summit Nordic Ski Club results | Rocky Mountain Nordic Junior National qualifier | Durango, Feb. 18-19 It was a weekend for the record books in Durango. From Feb. 18-19, the Summit Nordic Ski Club brought dozens of athletes to Durango for the final Rocky […]

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Moguls, slalom and big-mountain results from Team Summit and Loveland Ski Club

February 15, 2017 — | Team Summit Colorado results | IFSA Taos Junior Nationals | Feb. 11, Taos Ski Valley A big-mountain ski contest for the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association hosted at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. The event drew skiers and snowboarders from across the region, […]

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17-year-old girl dies after skiing into tree at Winter Park

February 15, 2017 — A 17-year-old girl died after skiing into a tree Wednesday on an intermediate trail at Winter Park Resort. The ski area says the collision happened at about 12:30 p.m. on Forget-Me-Not, a run in the resort's Parsenn Bowl. "Ski Patrol responded immediately and transported the […]

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