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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to extend season with bonus weekend

May 23, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced Tuesday it will extend its season for one weekend with a new closing date of June 11. The ski area will operate with normal skier services seven days a week through Sunday, June 4, before closing services on Monday, June […]

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Aspen Mountain will open for skiing Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2017 — Don’t put those boards away just yet. Aspen Mountain will reopen for skiing and snowboarding Memorial Day Weekend. About 130 acres of terrain at the mountaintop will be open for skiing and snowboarding Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Monday. The upper intermediate […]

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Open Mic: What’s the latest in the season you’ve been skiing?

May 21, 2017 — On Thursday, May 18, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area received nearly 20 inches of snow, drawing a crowd eager to get in some late-season turns. We asked a few skiers and riders at the ski area that day, what is the latest in the season you've […]

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Sued skier blames Aspen Skiing Co., veterans group for Snowmass crash

May 15, 2017 — Aspen Skiing Co., the Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans are among the five parties a Snowmass Village man has assigned blame to for a skiing collision that has put him on the defense in Denver federal court. Michael Sura is being sued […]

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Fatal Ski Granby Ranch chairlift fall was caused by modified drive control system, rapid speed changes, final report says

May 11, 2017 — Changes to a drive control system and rapid speed changes made by an operator led a Texas mother and her two young girls to be thrown about 25 feet off a Ski Granby Ranch chairlift in December 2016, state investigators said in a final report […]

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Inside look at the $1.7 billion deal that weds Aspen, Steamboat, Winter Park and Canadian Mountain heliskiing operation

May 10, 2017 — More than 170 potential bidders lined up to buy Intrawest's stable of ski areas — revealing a growing appetite for destination resorts. Some were resort operators, but most of the suitors were financial firms and billionaires. It was a combination that won — a partnership […]

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Skier who died at Loveland Ski Area Friday is state’s 14th of season

May 2, 2017 — A 59-year-old Boulder man died while skiing at Loveland Ski Area on Friday, April 28, the Clear Creek County coroner confirmed Tuesday. The Boulder Daily Camera was first to report the incident early Tuesday morning. Kevin Edwards, an attorney with the state Attorney General’s Office, […]

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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 — Reliable information on ski-related deaths in Colorado is notoriously hard to come by. Using autopsies, coroner’s reports and media narratives, the Summit Daily News has now compiled a comprehensive database of Colorado skier fatalities from the 2006-2007 season to the present. There were 136 deaths total in that period and Summit County accounted for more than 40 percent of them, making it the deadliest ski destination in the state.

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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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