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Powder, TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING award shows return to Riverwalk Center Dec. 13, 14

November 13, 2018 — Once again next month, two of the world's premier ski and snowboard award shows will take place on consecutive nights at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge during the same week as Dew Tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Powder Awards On Dec. 13 at 8 p.m.,

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Large climbing gym opens in Eagle County

November 13, 2018 — EAGLE — Eagle County now has a climbing gym that can stand up to any in the nation. Eagle Climbing + Fitness, a 10,500 square foot gym located on Chambers Avenue in Eagle, opened on Saturday to rave reviews. The gym is the brainchild of

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Jonny Moseley, a ski bum touting a ski rum

November 12, 2018 — VAIL — Mount Gay rum has found the perfect ambassador in their push to become a choice beverage of the après ski scene. Born in Puerto Rico, both a sailor and a skier, Jonny Moseley is that ambassador. Moseley is best known for winning a

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Lindsey Vonn all set to charge after ski racing’s hallowed wins mark

November 12, 2018 — COPPER MOUNTAIN — On her farewell tour, Lindsey Vonn vows to dine out even more with her American teammates, have an occasional glass of wine with longtime rivals/friends and take plenty of photos. One quick caveat, though, as she savors the sights and sounds during

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Summit High girls rugby doesn’t relent a point en route to 11th straight state championship

November 11, 2018 — It was the perfect ending to a perfect season of competition for the Summit High School girls rugby team on Saturday evening. At Garry Berry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Summit junior Logan Simson scored the sixth and final try of the championship game to put

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Row like mad: Venetian-style gondoliers race in U.S. contest

November 11, 2018 — PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Most of the time, gondoliers row slowly and sing softly. It's all very peaceful. But for one weekend, they row like mad, scream at each other (sometimes in Italian), and it's complete chaos. That's how Greg Mohr describes the U.S. Gondola Nationals,

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Jim Calhoun returns to coach DIII St. Joe’s

November 11, 2018 — HARTFORD, Conn. — Jim Calhoun heard all the speculation that he would be a kinder, gentler coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph. He is 76 years old, with health issues and no desire to offend the nuns at a small Catholic school that

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‘Bring the stoke!’: OpenSnow’s Joel Gratz energizes locals for winter at Breckenridge speech

November 10, 2018 — On Friday evening at The Winter Kickoff at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Joel Gratz, the founder of the ski weather forecasting site OpenSnow.com, described to the crowd of hundreds of Summit County powder-hounds in attendance a rather depressing scene. It consisted of him at

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Continental Divide Trail executive director has devoted her life to trails

November 10, 2018 — DENVER — Teresa Martinez said she'll probably never thru-hike something like the Appalachian Trail or Continental Divide Trail, but that hasn't stopped her from devoting her life to them. "To know that I'm a small part of something that, for 50 years, has been protecting

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CPW offers veterans, military free park admission

November 9, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will honor all veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military, military reserve and National Guard on Veterans Day on Sunday, with free admission to any of Colorado's 41 state parks. "CPW is proud to offer free admission to our state

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Summit girls rugby’s top two teams have high hopes entering Saturday’s state tournament

November 9, 2018 — Given recent tournament results, the Summit High School girls rugby team is pondering a new question: Is there a chance Summit's second side — sometimes referred to as the "Gold" team — can match up with the top "Black" side in the state championship tournament?

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Scott Mercier: Road tripping to Colorado National Monument

November 9, 2018 — The heavens have blessed the Colorado Rockies with early and abundant snow. Hopefully we continue to get hammered and have a great ski season. But we're still in that awkward time when many lifts are not spinning, the trails not rideable, and the road riding

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Bodhi Yang, the 12-year-old NEPSA winner, fighting climate change through skiing

November 9, 2018 — Living in Aspen, the fragile dance that has become winter is all too apparent. With climate change continuing to take away that joy, its future might be in the hands of a bunch of local children, led by Bodhi Yang. "He really sees the connection

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Copper Mountain Resort wants to expand snowmaking, trails and overnight camping options

November 9, 2018 — Copper Mountain Resort wants to expand its snowmaking operations by more than 80 acres, while also expanding its summertime offerings with miles of new mountain biking, e-bike and hiking trails. Copper is applying for the proposed project through the U.S. Forest Service. The White River

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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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Aspen Mountain to open early, on Nov. 17; Ski Cooper to open early, on Nov. 23

November 8, 2018 — Aspen Mountain will open for the season on Saturday, Nov. 17, five days before the scheduled opening, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Thursday — though what exactly will open is yet to be determined. "We just don't know what we're opening yet," said Jeff Hanle, Skico

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Winter Park Resort gondola construction continues, plaza almost ready

November 8, 2018 — Skiers, snowboarders and guests will have the opportunity to spend more time on the mountain at Winter Park Resort this season thanks to the resort's new $16 million gondola. The Gondola, the official name of the ski gondola replacing the Zephyr Express lift, is scheduled

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Pritchard: Tips for getting fit for ski season (column)

November 8, 2018 — Helping others increase fitness for winter sports is the lion's share of what I do as a professional. Implementing effective means of training is essential to success whether I am assisting an Olympic athlete or weekend warrior. Globally speaking, there are quite a few solid,

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open Lenawee Mountain lift Saturday for top-to-bottom access

November 8, 2018 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will begin spinning its Lenawee Mountain lift in time for Saturday skiing. The opening will mean A-Basin will now have two chairlifts servicing skiers and riders, including one that will provide access to top-to-bottom skiing. The high-alpine Lenawee Face and Dercum's

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Due to high interest, Breckenridge’s ‘Winter Kickoff’ event moved to Riverwalk Center

November 8, 2018 — The venue for Friday evening's Winter Kickoff event in Breckenridge has been changed from the Breckenridge Backstage Theater to the Riverwalk Center, due to high interest. The Riverwalk Center is located at 150 W. Adams Ave., in Breckenridge. Mountain Outdoor Recreation Alliance, the Breckenridge Film

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