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Aspen Skiing Co. to expand snowmaking after lackluster year

April 12, 2018 — After coming off a dismal 2017-18 ski season due to a lack of snow, Aspen Skiing Co. is redirecting $5.5 million in capital expenditures this summer to expand snowmaking for next ski season. At the beginning of this season, Skico was limited in what terrain

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Vail Mountain to host Warren Miller Legacy Day on Saturday, April 7

March 21, 2018 — VAIL — Together with Warren Miller’s family and friends, Vail Mountain will honor the late Warren Miller by hosting the Warren Miller Legacy Day in Vail on Saturday, April 7. The day will include a commemorative ski down Vail Mountain and a legacy celebration. Combined,

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Skiing Canada’s oldest national park, Banff

March 5, 2018 — BANFF, Canada — Want to resort ski in a national park? Put Banff on your bucket list. In the United States, resort skiing a national park is neither easy nor overly upscale. Only three, small ski areas operate in U.S. national parks, including Badger Pass Ski

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Vonn, Shiffrin represent Alpine’s best past, present, future

February 6, 2018 — Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States and around the world. In the World Cup, their sport's annual measuring stick, Vonn, 33, owns four overall titles; Shiffrin, who

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Telluride Ski Resort joins Vail Resorts Epic Pass in 2018-19 winter season

January 29, 2018 — Vail Resorts, Inc. and Telluride Ski & Golf jointly announced today that Telluride Ski Resort will join the Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 46 mountain resorts for skiers and snowboarders. Telluride has been rated the

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Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin make Olympics in super-G

January 22, 2018 — CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Battling headwinds, crosswinds and blowing snow, Vail skier Lindsey Vonn salvaged a sixth-place finish to lead the U.S. Ski Team at the World Cup super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Sunday, Jan. 21. “I’m not mad, I’m just a little bit

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Parts of Blue Sky, Back Bowls on Vail Mountain open Saturday, Jan. 13

January 12, 2018 — VAIL — The start of 2018 brought new snow to Vail Mountain. With 14 inches in the last seven days, Vail Mountain will open portions of terrain in Blue Sky Basin and Vail’s Back Bowls on Saturday, Jan. 13. Sun Up Bowl will be open

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Lack of snow has Colorado ski resorts touting what they have, not what they don’t

January 8, 2018 — If you are new to skiing or snowboarding, come check out Colorado’s bunny slopes, one of the best things going on this season at the state’s ski areas. That’s one of the messages being touted by ski-area PR and marketing types during a season that

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Time for (Peak) 10: Breckenridge to open new Falcon SuperChair, Peak 10 advanced terrain Thursday

December 27, 2017 — For the first time this season, skiing on Peak 10 via Breckenridge Ski Resort's new six-passenger Falcon SuperChair will be open today. The chair will begin running at noon Thursday, and once at the top of the lift skiers and snowboarders will be able to

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Ski areas in White River National Forest pay record $20.18M in fees

December 27, 2017 — The 11 ski areas that use public lands in the White River National Forest paid a record $20.18 million in fees last fiscal year but none of the funds helped create trails, patrol the backcountry or improve campgrounds. The revenue was returned to the U.S.

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Avalanche danger has climbed to a high level for Summit County, Vail area and Front Range mountains after storms

December 26, 2017 — Avalanche danger has climbed to a high level in the Vail area, Summit County and Front Range mountains after a series of holiday-weekend snowstorms that pounded the high county. "Localized, heavier-than-expected snowfall and strong winds have resulted in a rapid increase in the avalanche danger particularly in

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Breckenridge Ski Resort ranks 17th on Conde Nast list of top ski resorts

December 17, 2017 — EAGLE COUNTY — Conde Nast Traveler Magazine recently put Telluride atop its list of the top 20 resorts in North America. Breckenridge ranked No. 17. After Telluride — which had six trails and five lifts open on Friday, Dec. 15 — here’s the entire list:

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A look ahead at holiday skiing as overnight storm helps Keystone, Breckenridge open terrain early

December 14, 2017 — Halfway through December, the snowstorm that struck Summit County late Wednesday night into Thursday morning bumped up the opening of the Lower 4 O'Clock and Gondola Ski Back trails at Breckenridge Ski Resort, in turn providing skiing and snowboarding access from the resort into town.

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Vail Mountain to open Chair 3, Chair 4 on Wednesday, followed by Chair 2 on Thursday

December 13, 2017 — VAIL — Recent snowmaking conditions are allowing Vail Mountain to open terrain accessible via Wildwood Express (No. 3) and Mountain Top Express (No. 4) on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Buffalos and Wildwood restaurants will both open for dining that day. Beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 13, skiers

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Is it time for skiers to panic about the (lack of) Colorado powder yet?

December 7, 2017 — Disregard for a moment the depressing snow reports you've been seeing — perhaps we should call them lack-of-snow reports — and consider the fun longtime Breckenridge local C.J. Mueller found on Peak 9 this morning. "They opened up the Beaver Run chair today," Mueller said from The

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Aspen’s Hadar wants to be first woman to ride all of Colorado’s fourteeners

December 6, 2017 — When Aspen’s Laura Hadar retired from her life as a professional snowboarder three winters ago, it left a void she didn’t know how to fill. The local groomers weren’t as satisfying as the big mountains she became famous for riding, and her mental state took

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Despite lack of natural snow, Beaver Creek Resort opening more terrain

December 6, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek Resort will offer the most vertical feet of skiing in Colorado with 3,340 feet when it opens Cinch Express Lift (No. 8) on Wednesday, Dec. 6, according to a statement released by the resort on Tuesday afternoon. The resort will

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Olympic qualifying events for halfpipe, big air taking place at Copper Mountain this week

December 5, 2017 — FRISCO — Olympic qualifiers hit Copper Mountain this week for halfpipe and big air skiers and snowboarders. Male and female competitors from countries around the globe will square off in U.S. Ski and Snowboarding’s annual Grand Prix World Cup event, but this year the competition

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Olympics looming larger for some athletes more so than others

December 1, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — While Steven Nyman was unsure of whether he’d compete on Saturday, Dec. 2’s Birds of Prey downhill — on Thursday, Nov. 30, he pulled out of the race — one thing he is certain of is he wants to compete in the

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Steamboat skiers rewarded for devotion to Champagne Powder, $25 for every 25 days skied

November 29, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Ski Area wants to reward skiers who take full advantage of their season passes. The ski area has rolled out a pilot program that will give skiers a $25 restaurant voucher for every 25 days skied. “It’s kind of a way

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