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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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I-Pod injury a reminder of dangers of halfpipe

January 29, 2018 — ASPEN, Colo. — It certainly wasn't the first time Iouri Podladtchikov had elicited gasps from a halfpipe crowd. This time, though, there was nothing to celebrate. A mere two weeks before he was to defend his Olympic title, the snowboarder called I-Pod bashed his face

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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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Nordic Notes with Noah: A real-life version of The Italian Job

December 23, 2017 — TOBLACH/DOBBIACO, Italy — In March 2012, I was staying in a room one floor up and four rooms over from the one I am currently occupying here at the Hotel Dolomiten. I was 22 years old, had just earned a silver medal at the Under-23

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Olympic chase getting exciting in ski halfpipe for Team USA

December 18, 2017 — BRECKENRIDGE — After three of five Olympic qualifiers, six U.S. halfpipe skiers have now notched one podium, yet none have found a second. Two podium finishes is the minimum criteria for making the team. The race is as interesting as it is exciting, mainly for

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5 tips for setting bold fitness goals in 2018

December 18, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — This year when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, many people in Steamboat Springs will kick off the new year by setting bold goals. “I’m a firm believer that short-term resolutions are a tough form of motivation,” said local fitness expert Graham Muir,

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On final day at Dew Tour, Rome bests Burton for snowboard team title, Goepper leads Volkl to ski win

December 17, 2017 — Gus Kenworthy's week at Dew Tour was over, until it wasn't. The 26-year-old freeskier from Telluride competed in the Dew Tour Team Challenge slopestyle jibs event for team Atomic and pieced together a 91.66 on his first run. It propelled Atomic into second place 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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Slopestyle solo: Of 10 U.S. slopestyle finalists, Goepper only one to reach Dew Tour podium

December 16, 2017 — In between the excitement of finishing second in the Dew Tour ski slopestyle final and fielding questions from reporters, Nick Goepper was able to sneak in a phone call. After he settled into his seat at the far corner of the press center at One

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Pow prizes: Transworld SNOWboarding, Powder Magazine award annual honors at Riverwalk Center

December 16, 2017 — Some of the most sought after ski and snowboard hardware in the world was awarded on back-to-back nights in Breckenridge Thursday and Friday as the 18th annual Powder Awards and the 19th annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders' Poll Awards took place at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.

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To the streets: Newcomer Henning wows, wins Dew Tour snowboard streetstyle

December 16, 2017 — Ozzy Henning was the name of the night in downtown Breckenridge Friday as the snowboarder from Utah took the snowboard streetstyle title, overall streetstyle title and best trick at the fifth annual Dew Tour streetstyle event. At the start of this year's run was a

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‘He is a fighter’: At Dew Tour, Silverthorne’s Corning again battles injury, qualifies for Pyeongchang

December 16, 2017 — Standing amid the crowd beneath the Dew Tour Men's Snowboard Slopestyle podium, U.S. snowboarder Dylan Thomas let out a cheer like any other fan. It was for his close friend and daily riding buddy Chris Corning. Battling a lingering lower back and hip injury, Corning

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Passport to Pyeongchang: With Dew Tour win, American snowboard phenom Chloe Kim first to qualify for Olympics

December 15, 2017 — A week after she took first place at the U.S. Olympic qualifier at the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Resort, 17-year-old Chloe Kim became the first U.S. snowboarder to qualify for the Olympics via another win at Friday's Dew Tour. Kim pieced together a

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Aspiring adaptive Olympians: Dew Tour doubles as Pyeongchang Paralympic qualifier for first time

December 15, 2017 — For the first time in Dew Tour history, the men's and women's World Para Snowboard Federation sanctioned a North American snowboarding competition at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Friday, meaning the event doubled as a qualifier for the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games. It's the second time

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