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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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Coroner identifies skier who died Friday at Breckenridge Ski Resort

February 10, 2017 — Colorado experienced its fourth skier fatality of the 2016-17 season when 26-year-old Ricardo Cohen died at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Friday, Feb. 10. Cohen, of Mexico City, Mexico, died while skiing on the Volunteer run off Peak 9’s C-Chair Friday morning after slamming hard into […]

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Video: Adaptive skier rips down the mountain at Loveland Ski Area

February 10, 2017 — Adaptive skier Allen Tonkin use to be a professional skydiver broke his back in a skydiving accident. Before Allen’s accident he skied and snowboarded for over 20 years.  Allen is a regular at Loveland Ski Area.  Eric Harbour recently got some amazing footage of Allen […]

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How snowboarding set the evolution of winter sports back three decades (column)

February 10, 2017 — I don't hate snowboarders. I hate snowboarding. This is not because I think they go too fast or make loud noises as they scrape snow off the ski runs or even because a few snowboarders cuss and smoke cigarettes in lift lines. For me, it's […]

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Intrawest hush-hush on any potential sale of Steamboat Ski Area

February 2, 2017 — By Matt Stensland / Steamboat Pilot Steamboat Springs — The CEO of Intrawest, owner of Steamboat Ski Area, stayed hush-hush Thursday about any potential sale of the company. “We really don't comment on market speculation or rumors, so sorry, but we can't do that," CEO […]

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Ski Granby Ranch replacing part that likely led to fatal chairlift incident

January 25, 2017 — Ski Granby Ranch announced Wednesday morning it will replace the lift component it has acknowledged likely led to the death of a 40-year-old woman in late December when it bucked the mother and her two young children from the chair and down 2 ½ stories […]

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Americans Chloe Kim, Chase Josey sweep Laax Open halfpipe podiums

January 24, 2017 — LAAX, Switzerland – With perfect weather in a perfect halfpipe, Americans dominated the Laax Open on Saturday, Jan. 21, which also served as the first 2017 stop of the FIS World Cup tour. Chloe Kim of Torrance, California and Chase Josey of Hailey, Idaho earned […]

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Ski Granby Ranch chairlift underwent mechanical overhaul before fatal accident

January 18, 2017 — The Ski Granby Ranch lift that ejected a family of three, killing a Texas woman and injuring her two young children in late December, had recently undergone a significant repair, sources tell the Daily. Peter Landsman, founder of North American chairlift database Lift Blog, wrote […]

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Summit 360 video: Views from the chairlift at Copper Mountain Resort

January 16, 2017 — Editor's note: Summit 360 is a new series of a daily 360 videos by the Summit Daily News. Check our website every day for new 360 videos from events and places around Summit County. This video was taken while riding the American Flyer chairlift at […]

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Denver man found dead at Breckenridge Ski Resort Friday, Jan. 13

January 16, 2017 — A Denver man reported missing at Breckenridge Ski Resort Thursday, Jan. 12, at about 5 p.m. was found unresponsive by ski patrol the next day and pronounced dead later that morning. Sean Haberthier, 47, died of a severe skull fracture after skiing into a tree […]

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Granby police release details of their investigation of chairlift accident at Granby Ranch

January 9, 2017 — Sky-Hi News Staff Report The following is from a press release sent by James Kraker, Granby police chief, to the Sky-Hi News on Jan. 9: Information known and reported on to this point is that a ski lift accident occurred on 12/29/2016 at approximately 9:30 […]

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Arapahoe Basin skier hanging unconscious from chairlift rescued Wednesday morning

January 5, 2017 — A skier was hurried to a Lakewood hospital Wednesday following a daring rescue from a chairlift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area earlier that morning. The skier's backpack got caught and he was left hanging and unconscious by his neck. A-Basin confirmed Thursday that the man […]

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On The Hill: #othwzg montage to start the New Year (snow video)

January 5, 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! VIDEO: 2016 was a wild one for Z Griff, […]

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