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Breckenridge’s Pat Gephart describes the journey it took to snowboard Denali (podcast)

January 4, 2019 — Thinking back to his month-long expedition to the summit of Alaska's Denali last summer, Pat Gephart estimates there were at least 200 people on the megamountain along with him and his Summit County group. Of all of those expeditioners he came across, Gephart could count

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American-born local freeskier Sam Ward aspires for Olympics as member of British national team (podcast)

December 11, 2018 — Sam Ward is a native-born United States citizen and World Cup freeskier who has lived about half of his life in Summit County and is the proud salutatorian of Frisco's Snowy Peaks High School 2018 graduating class. Yet he's also an Olympic hopeful for Great

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Dillon halfpipe snowboarder Chase Blackwell begins first season on U.S. Pro Team (podcast)

December 5, 2018 — Wednesday was Chase Blackwell's off day in between early week training and Thursday's qualifying round at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Resort. It, however, was also the 19-year-old U.S. Pro Team snowboarder's test day. At 4 p.m., while freeskiers decompressed from Wednesday's

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Jaxin The Ripper: Breckenridge born-and-raised skier hopes to qualify on Wednesday for Grand Prix finals (podcast)

December 4, 2018 — Jaxin Hoerter says his father tore at least a couple of ski jackets each season back when he would chase his then pint-sized son Jaxin and his friends through the tight trees at their hometown Breckenridge Ski Resort. More than a decade later, the Breckenridge

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Summit County man writes new ebook on hiking 14ers for beginners (podcast)

November 21, 2018 — After moving to Summit County from Wisconsin, longtime Copper Mountain local Kim Fenske has seen first-hand how the community of individuals hiking this state's 14,000-foot peaks has changed in recent years. What the former U.S. Forest Service ranger Fenske sees currently is upwards of 400,000

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Summit’s summits: Gary Fondl finishes off county’s 101 highest peaks (podcast)

November 16, 2018 — Gary Fondl saved the smallest for last. Two months ago, Fondl and his wife Cathy meandered through 1,600 feet of tame, wooded trail to ultimately stand at the summit of the 9,418-foot Green Mountain. The irony of finishing off his quest to summit Summit County's

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As Breckenridge Ski Resort releases its new ‘Above Treeline’ documentary, local C.J. Mueller reflects (podcast)

November 8, 2018 —   At his mountain home perched at 9,800 feet just outside of Breckenridge's downtown, the recurring dream C.J. Mueller has been having brings him back to the place where he's found the most thrills in his 67-year-old life: Breckenridge Ski Resort's high-alpine terrain. In the

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Summit County’s Olof Hedberg wins adventure race in Patagonia (podcast)

October 26, 2018 — A single Snickers bar rested somewhere deep inside Olof Hedberg's 1,600-calorie, eight-hour food bag during last week's Raid Del Viento. It was an Adventure Racing World Series Demonstration race that challenged 28 of the best quartets from across the world to paddle, climb and mountain

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Summit County runners Vaille, Bonenberger ready for Colorado’s biggest high school cross-country race

October 26, 2018 — Summit High School juniors Max Bonenberger and Jeremiah Vaille have an idea of what they're in for on Saturday at 1 p.m. when they toe the state championship start-line in Colorado Springs. Having previously raced on the same 5-kilometer course at the season-opening Cheynne Mountain

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Summit Tigers mountain bike team caps successful Division 1 season with 4th place at state

October 25, 2018 — Bumping up to the Colorado High School Cycling League's Division 1 this season from Division 2 a year ago certainly provided a challenge at the outset of this autumn's mountain biking campaign for the Summit Tigers. In competing in North Division 1, Summit was up

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Man describes autumnal 222-mile loop ride from Frisco to Aspen, and back (podcast)

October 12, 2018 — Just a few years ago, New Jersey-transplant Patrick Linfante went to the familiar Summit County digital marketplace "One Man's Junk" Facebook group to find what he hoped would be the road bike that would get him into cycling. A passionate snowboarder who moved to Summit

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To Rockies or not to Rockies?: Lifelong fan & Summit Daily editor Susan Gilmore tries to recruit sports editor (podcast)

October 6, 2018 — Heading into Sunday's third game of the National League Divisional Series between the Colorado Rockies and the Milwaukee Brewers, I'm a certified free-agent of a baseball fan. So as to not insult the sport of baseball and its passionate fans, though I'm a New Yorker,

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State tourney Tigers: Summit High golfers Ryley Cibula, Logan Pappas describe what it took to qualify for states (podcast)

September 27, 2018 — Heading into his final hole last week at the regional golf tournament at Indian Peaks Golf Course in Lafayette, Summit High sophomore Ryley Cibula dejectedly walked up to his Tiger teammate, Logan Pappas. Just one hole prior, 16 holes into his regional tournament round, Cibula

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Endless winter: Silverthorne 67-year-old Steve Plummer skis Summit County for 120 consecutive months (podcast)

September 26, 2018 — When Arapahoe Basin Ski Area tested out some of its snowguns on the High Noon trail last Thursday night into Friday morning, the snowmaking crew probably didn't anticipate the season's first skier would be carving turns in mere hours. That man, Silverthorne's 67-year-old Steve Plummer,

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‘It’s freedom’: Breckenridge’s Shannon Galpin shares behind-the-scenes story that became ‘Afghan Cycles’ film (podcast)

September 21, 2018 — Ten years and 25 trips after her first visit to Afghanistan almost exactly a decade ago, Breckenridge resident Shannon Galpin is ready to showcase her life's work to Summit County. "Afghan Cycles," which Galpin produced, will screen at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Breckenridge Film

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Boulder man hikes Mosquito-Ten Mile from Trout Creek Pass to Mount Royal (podcast)

September 15, 2018 — In the wee hours of a late June night three months ago, the patrons of the Moose Jaw in Frisco reacted to quite the sight bursting through the front doors. Was the haggard, tired man looking for a drink? Was he lost and in need

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A Super (Bowl) memory: Dillon resident, former NFL trainer Byron Hansen reflects on proudest football moment (podcast)

September 8, 2018 — As Byron Hansen uses his hands to untie the ropes holding his boat to its dock on Lake Dillon, one shiny piece of hardware is noticeable. While he steers his boat away from shore, the item's many diamonds beam back a reflection of the late-August

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Best is the standard: Summit rugby ready to take on top in-state, national competition to start season (podcast)

August 23, 2018 — Another year, another season of elite expectations for the Summit High School girls rugby program. But this year will be different. It's not just because the program has to replace a strong group of perennial state championship seniors, most notably high school All-American and Harvard

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Tigers on tap: After extended preseason, Summit football opens season Friday at Salida (podcast)

August 23, 2018 — His team lost several key players from last year, is currently learning a new offense and turned the ball over more than expected in its season-opening scrimmage. But heading into the 2018 Colorado high school football season, Summit High head coach John Shirkey believes the

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Bay Area couple stops in Frisco along 19,000 mile bikepack from Alaska to Argentina (podcast)

August 22, 2018 — It was a case of "hurry up and wait" for Devon Proctor and Caitlin Hewitt as they were on the verge of their year-long, 19,000-mile bikepacking trip. During this year's summer solstice on June 19, the San Francisco residents found themselves 200 miles north into

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