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1 year 11 months ago

Arapahoe Basin opening Wednesday

Arapahoe Basin Ski area announced today it plans to open for the season Wednesday. According to the resort's blog, they started making snow October 5th and plan to open their High Noon intermediate run to skiers Wednesday. A-Basin also plans to have a few terrain park features ready....

2 years 7 months ago

Free outing this weekend for local military

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Twenty soldiers and Air Force personnel from Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base will spend a weekend camping, snowshoeing, skiing and fishing during an outing intended to help ease their transition back to civilian life. The event takes place this weekend at Black Canyon...

2 years 7 months ago

Snow has skiers and businesses anxious

Colorado's recent snow has caused headaches for some; blocking off roads and shutting down schools. However, skiers and snowboarders aren't too upset; it's the snow they've been waiting for. The stores that keep them stocked up are happy to see it too. "Definitely a big sigh of relief,"...

3 years 3 months ago

Ski season still in full swing

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Mountain is reopening for skiing with a bigger base of snow than it had on New Year's Day. The Aspen Skiing Co. is reopening the mountain Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. The Aspen Times reports the base snow depth is around 70 inches at the...

3 years 3 months ago

Snow skiing this weekend?

One resort remains open in Ski Country; Arapahoe Basin has been slammed this spring with huge amounts of snow. For the season A-Basin has received 461" of snow, the resort averages 350". Usually this late in the season many rocks and areas of bare ground don most of the ski...

3 years 4 months ago

Wax those Boards

Still need that skiing and snowboarding fix? You may be in luck! Several resorts in Colorado may re-open, because of all the snow we've had recently. A Basin is still open and now Aspen is considering firing up those chairlifts again. The resort has a reported base of 70-inches! Aspen...

3 years 6 months ago

Elderly man dies in skiing collision

DENVER (AP) - Officials say a 73-year-old Pennsylvania man is dead following a skiing collision at Colorado's Snowmass Ski Mountain. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office tells the Denver Post that James E. Juckett collided with another skier Friday. His hometown wasn't immediately available. The county coroner's office is...

4 years 3 months ago

Skiing up at several Colorado resorts

Vail Resorts Inc. says skier visits at its five resorts this season were up 2.5 percent from last season, after a strong spring. The company said Monday that skier visits during the quarter that ended April 30 rose 4.6 percent from last season to about 3.2 million. The company...

4 years 4 months ago

Aspen expanding ski helmet policy

Aspen Skiing Co. is expanding who must wear helmets on its mountains. Starting next season, its roughly 500 salaried employees must wear helmets while working on the slopes, and helmets will be required for ski school students ages 17 and younger, not just 13 and younger. Terrain park...

4 years 4 months ago

Crested Butte expansion proposal rebuffed again

A U.S. Forest Service official has affirmed a decision blocking Crested Butte Mountain Resort's plans to expand onto Snodgrass Mountain. Deputy Regional Forester Jim Pena last week rejected the ski resort's appeal of a decision by Gunnison National Forest Supervisor Charlie Richmond in November to block the proposal. Richmond...

4 years 5 months ago

Monarch Mountain on pace for record season

Monarch Mountain expects to end its ski season Sunday with a record for skier visits. Spokesman Eric Ramsey said Friday that the resort should finish with around 183,000 skier visits, which would top the high of 176,000 from two seasons ago. Eldora Mountain Resort also ends the season Sunday and...

4 years 5 months ago

Aspen to extend skiing to April 25

Aspen Skiing Co. says there's been enough snow and cold temperatures to extend the ski season at Aspen Mountain for two more weekends. Aspen Mountain planned to close April 11, but resort officials said Tuesday that lifts also would run for the weekends of April 17-18 and April 24-25....

4 years 7 months ago

Bode Miller wins Olympic medal

American Bode Miller has broken his personal streak of major championship mishaps by taking the bronze medal in the Olympic downhill skiing event. Didier Defago of Switzerland took gold, while Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won silver. Get this-- 0.07 seconds separated gold from silver, while another 0.09 seconds...

4 years 7 months ago

Men's downhill postponed because of slushy course

The International Ski Federation says the men's downhill at the Vancouver Olympics has been postponed because of a slushy course. The opening Alpine race was called off about seven hours before it was scheduled to start Saturday. A replacement date was not immediately announced. The first women's event, the super-combined,...

4 years 8 months ago

Vail revives Gay Ski Week

Gay Ski Week is back in Vail this winter. The mountain resort skipped the weeklong promotion last year because of the economic downtown. But resort tourism officials say they hope to attract 500 to 1,000 attendees during this year's event, planned for Jan. 27-31. Aspen, Telluride and Whistler ski resorts...

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