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Vail Olympian Tess Johnson donates rice won in World Cup competition in Japan to Salvation Army

April 18, 2018 — AVON — Vail skier Tess Johnson won 60 pounds of rice in a World Cup competition in Japan in March. Now back home, Johnson spent Monday afternoon at the Salvation Army, bagging up the rice into quart-sized bags for local families. Johnson, 17, spent much

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Breckenridge’s Bonenberger, Frisco’s Gionfriddo excel at 2018 USASA nationals at Copper Mountain

April 17, 2018 — A week after Copper Mountain's own Fynn Bullock-Womble finished in second place in the highly competitive Boys Snowboard Breaker 12-13 division, a pair of Summit County locals also excelled in the stacked Freeski Breaker 12-13 division at the annual United States of America Snowboard and

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Breckenridge to have 1K acres of skiable terrain through Sunday, most all on Peak 8

April 17, 2018 — Peak 8 will be the site of the party if you're planning to ski or ride Breckenridge before the resort's lifts stop running for the winter season late-Sunday afternoon. For this final week of the season, Breckenridge Ski Resort is offering approximately 1,000 acres of

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At Copper Mountain Resort’s closing weekend, slopesoakers explain what makes a great pond skimmer (video)

April 14, 2018 — One hundred signed up. Thirty advanced to the final. Four were awarded Copper Mountain season passes. And one skied up and over the fencing into the crowd. It was a fun, skillful and — at one point — scary seventh annual Red Bull Slopesoakers snowboard

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Slopesoakers at Copper Mountain soak up the spotlight (Photos, video)

April 14, 2018 — Slopestyle meets water skiing at seventh annual Copper Mountain pond-skimming event.

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Mountain Wheels: All-new VW Jetta hopes to attract broader fan base

April 14, 2018 — While it's almost certain that nearly everyone in the U.S. has had (or has been gifted a hand-me-down) Toyota Camry, if you're looking for the European-made equivalent, the Volkswagen Jetta is a pretty close comparison. More than three million have been sold since the car

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After Pyeongchang glory, Amy Purdy hopes to continue to push Adaptive Action Sports into future (includes podcast)

April 13, 2018 — Returning to Summit County for the first time since she won two Paralympic medals in South Korea last month, as flurries fell in Frisco on Friday afternoon Amy Purdy was — perhaps surprisingly — stoked to get back on the hill. "I mean," Purdy said,

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Boys lacrosse edges George Washington 7-6; Stimson wins 100 hurdles in Loveland

April 13, 2018 — For the Summit High School track-and-field team down in Loveland on Thursday, sophomore Hunter Stimson continued her scintillating sprinting and hurdling spring at the Les Schwab R2J Meet, winning the 100-meter hurdles. Stimson crossed the finish line in 17.10 seconds against a wind of -1.7

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Frisbee finds a way: Led by Summit High student co-founders, coachless ultimate club launches with laid-back style

April 12, 2018 — When the Jefferson County Open School ultimate team stumbled upon the motley crew of Summit High players on March 8, their coach had an initial question for the teens from Summit County. "Can you help me find 'Coach Jake?'" he said. "That'd be me," Summit

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New backcountry ‘hut’ coming to Summit County next winter can sleep 14 and has a sauna

April 12, 2018 — Summit County will have a new backcountry hut next winter, the fifth in the Summit Huts Association network and the first new building in two decades. Summit Huts plans to begin construction next month on a 2,090-square-foot hut at 11,445 feet on the northern side

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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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Best-price deadline looming for purchase of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass

April 12, 2018 — BROOMFIELD — Buying an Epic Pass for the 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season before Sunday, April 15 provides lowest guaranteed rate with just $49 down now. Purchasing the Epic Pass before April 15 also provides skiers and snowboarders with 12 discounted tickets (“Buddy Tickets” and

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Peter The Great: A statistical look-back at the greatest Colorado Avalanche playoff skaters ever

April 11, 2018 — As the Colorado Avalanche are set to begin their 2018 playoff run on Thursday, here's a reminder from Avalanche playoff past that a little toughness goes a long way. Toughness like that of Avs legend Peter Forsberg. The National Hockey League Hall of Famer never

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Breckenridge’s Imperial Challenge pseudo-triathlon adds splitboard, snowshoe-snowboard categories

April 11, 2018 — For the first time in the event's 27-year history, the 2018 Imperial Challenge race in Breckenridge will feature both splitboarding and snowshoe-snowboard categories, divisions that will award first-place medals of their own. The annual event, scheduled this year for April 21, combines both cycling and

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Summit High School sports roundup: Resignolo wins 1,600-meters at Eagle Valley Invite

April 11, 2018 — The Summit High Tigers girls track-and-field team registered an individual champion and a fourth-place team finish on Saturday in Gypsum at the Eagle Valley Invitational while the boys team finished in 10th place of 17 teams and amassed three top-five finishes of its own. Noelle

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‘It does take a community’: Summit Hockey Classic exceeds fundraising goal by 20 percent; Beaver Run takes title

April 10, 2018 — It was a record-breaking year for the Summit Hockey Classic, as the 21st annual event — held to raise funds for Summit Youth Hockey — sold more tickets and recruited more sponsors than any previous year while also exceeding its fundraising goal of $50,000 by

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Venus, Serena Williams join equal pay push

April 10, 2018 — A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to male and female players. "I said: 'All of our hearts beat

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At home resort, Copper Mountain’s own places second

April 10, 2018 — At his home resort, rising 13-year-old snowboarding star Fynn Bullock-Womble finished in second place in the highly-competitive Boys Snowboard Breaker 12-13 division at last week's annual United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association Snowboard Championships at Copper Mountain Resort. Bullock-Womble tallied 8,780 total points

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Column: Why strength training should be your priority

April 9, 2018 — The fitness landscape has come a long way since the inception of Richard Simmon's neon spandex and matching headband. Step aerobics, jogging and pasta-based diets have retired to more efficient, and more effective, methods. However, we still have some work to do. Let's get some

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The good guy: How professional wrestling helped a boy rise above Down syndrome

April 7, 2018 — On the day my cousin Chris was born, January 31, 1974, the doctors gave my Uncle Al and Aunt Teresa the grimmest of prognoses. "Don't take him home. The nuns will take care of him. He won't make his first birthday." Forty-four birthdays later, I

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