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

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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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to host unprecedented ski mountaineering event

December 11, 2018 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area this weekend will host a ski mountaineering racing event that will be the first of its kind for not only Summit County, but for the United States as well. Friday, Saturday and Sunday's events at A-Basin will serve as the U.S.

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Breckenridge Ski Resort opens Peak 10 Wednesday — the earliest ever for resort’s five peaks

December 11, 2018 — Breckenridge Ski Resort announced on Tuesday that it will open some of its Peak 10 terrain today via the Falcon SuperChair, effectively opening all of the resort's five peaks earlier in the season than ever before — since Peak 6 opened in 2013. In total,

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Colorado Classic becomes women-only cycling race

December 11, 2018 — Event organizers announced on Tuesday that beginning next summer, the, Colorado Classic will become a women's-only event. As such, it will be the sole exclusively-women's stage-race cycling event in the western hemisphere on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) calendar and on USA Cycling's Pro Road

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U.S. teen sensation Chloe Kim, Australian star Scotty James win at Copper Mountain Grand Prix halfpipe

December 8, 2018 — Toby Miller couldn't help it. He wanted to catch a glimpse. Before the 18-year-old snowboarder from Mammoth Lakes, California dropped in for his third and last run at Saturday's Toyota U.S. Grand Prix finals at Copper Mountain Resort, he watched Australian star Scotty James complete

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With a ‘new shoulder,’ Breckenridge snowboarder Arielle Gold balances halfpipe, school

December 7, 2018 — Leading up to this week's Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain Resort, 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic bronze medalist Arielle Gold wasn't sure she'd compete in the first World Cup halfpipe event of the season. For the Breckenridge resident, there were several reasons why. For one,

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Crested Butte’s Blunck wows with 96.25 to win Copper Grand Prix halfpipe

December 7, 2018 — As Aaron Blunck chilled with teammates, family and friends at the corral at the bottom of the Copper Mountain Resort halfpipe on Friday, he expected a score in the 90s for his second of three runs. Maybe. It was a new four-hit run for Blunck

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Ten years gone: Decade after trying snowboarding, adaptive shredder Derick Byrd pays it forward

December 6, 2018 — Derick Byrd's snowboarding passion has now come full circle, from a Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center adaptive ski and snowboard participant, to BOEC intern. Back in March of 2009, Byrd and his twin brother Devin traveled to Breckenridge Ski Resort for the first time from their

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open Montezuma Bowl Friday — the earliest opening ever

December 6, 2018 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open its popular Montezuma Bowl backside terrain on Friday mid-morning, the ski area's earliest opening of the Zuma Bowl since it opened in January 2008. In a post on his blog on Thursday afternoon, A-Basin chief operating officer Alan Henceroth

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Miller and Kim lead six American snowboarders qualified for Copper Mountain Grand Prix halfpipe finals

December 6, 2018 — On the list of the 15 American men snowboarders who dropped into the Copper Mountain Resort halfpipe on Thursday, Toby Miller might not have been the first choice of the fans to end the day atop the U.S. leaderboard. But with a stellar statement on

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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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Olympic gold medalist David Wise squeaks through to Copper Mountain Grand Prix freeski halfpipe final

December 5, 2018 — The Toyota U.S. Grand Prix judges at Copper Mountain Resort's halfpipe on Wednesday deliberated for nearly three full minutes before awarding U.S. halfpipe freeski star David Wise his final run score of Wednesday's qualifying round. At 84.50, it was exactly the score — to the

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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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More than 140 of world’s best halfpipe shredders to kick off season at Copper Mountain Grand Prix

December 4, 2018 — At Copper Mountain Resort this week, the world's best halfpipe freeski and snowboard stars will drop in to commence the 2018-19 International Ski & Snowboard Federation World Cup halfpipe season. Wednesday and Thursday's qualifying rounds will see a confluence of 143 of the world's top

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Summit Biking Group Donates $20K to Tenmile Recpath extension toward Fremont Pass

December 4, 2018 — Summit Biking Group presented the Summit County Board of Commissioners this week with a $20,000 donation in support of the construction of a 3.3-mile Tenmile Recpath extension, which would be the first segment of the ultimate vision to connect the Summit County Recreational Pathway System

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Copper Mountain Resort opens new American Eagle lift

December 3, 2018 — At the end of the skiing and riding day on Monday afternoon, Copper Mountain Resort announced on its social media channels that its new American Eagle chairlift is now open. The new American Eagle is a Leitner Poma high-speed lift that includes a combination of

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Copper Mountain Resort won’t open new American Eagle lift this weekend

November 30, 2018 — Copper Mountain Resort announced on Friday evening it will not open its new American Eagle chairlift in time for this weekend “Despite our best efforts,” the resort said in a statement, “our new chairlift, the American Eagle, will not be operational December 1st and 2nd.

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New headquarters facilitates expansion for Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

November 30, 2018 — For the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, a leaky roof ultimately led to one of the nonprofit organization's greatest leaps forward in its 40-plus year history. What seemingly started as a $2,500 roof repair at their headquarters on Campion Trail in Breckenridge about five years ago

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Copper Mountain opens more terrain across resort

November 30, 2018 — Copper Mountain Resort on Friday continued to roll out more terrain for the season, including beginner to advanced terrain accessible via the resort's East, Center or West Villages. Out of the Super Bee lift in East Village, skiers and riders for the first time this

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The Hartford Disabled Sports USA Ski Spectacular returns next week to Breckenridge

November 30, 2018 — Next week at Beaver Run Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Disabled Sports USA's The Hartford Ski Spectacular will return to Breckenridge for the 31st time. The week-long event is among the nation's largest winter sports festivals for individuals with physical disabilities. More than 800 participants

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