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  • Avalanche Training at Winter Park

    Winter Park has designated a specific area of the mountain to avalanche training. It's called Beacon Basin. It's where backcountry skiers and boarders can learn about using personal avalanche transmitters. In Beacon Basin, which is at the bottom of the Primrose Trail before Lunch Rock, there are eight buried transmitters. Ski Patrol can activate them at any time for training purposes. Full Article

    20th March 2007

  • Winter Park Starts Work On New Lift

    Winter Park is reaching new heights by starting construction on what will be the highest, high-speed six-pack chairlift in North America. Construction has just begun on the new $8 million lift, in Winter Park's Parsenn Bowl. The new Leitner-Poma chair will take skiers and riders up to approximately 12,060 feet above sea level. Full Article

    13th March 2007

  • Copper Mountain's Roxy Rail Jam

    Roxy girl rippers will tear it up at Copper Mountain March 10 for the Roxy Metal to Medal Rail Jam. The Roxy pro skiers and snowboarders will show off their rail sliding skills near the base of the Main Vein Superpipe. The competition starts at 11 a.m. Full Article

    6th March 2007

  • Copper's Sleighs Leave Folks Wanting S'more

    Copper Mountain is offering more than just fun on the slopes with sleigh rides through the mountains. For 26 years, Copper Stables have offered Scenic and Dinner Sleigh Rides with dinner in a miner's tent. Now, Chocolate Sleigh Rides are offered during the afternoons. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • Take Time For R&R at Breckenridge

    Pamper yourself at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center's new luxury, full-service spa in Breckenridge. It's part of Beaver Run's $3.5 million renovation. The Spa at Beaver Run is at the base of Peak 9. Full Article

    20th February 2007

  • Loveland Is for Lovers

    Love was in the air at Loveland for the 16th Annual Mountaintop Matrimony on Valentine's Day. More than 50 couples were either married or renewed their high atop Lift Two, at 12,000 feet in altitude. The mass wedding ceremony - with many - on skis or boards, is a longtime Loveland tradition. Full Article

    20th February 2007

  • Extreme Action In Aspen

    More extreme fun in Aspen as the Nissan Aspen/Snowmass Open resulted in some wild action in the air and on the slopes. Over 300 athletes from five countries competed in eight disciplines, on skis and on boards. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Birthday Bash for Mary Jane

    All the excitement has been at Winter Park recently as Mary Jane celebrated its 31st birthday. The non-stop week of fun included the Mary Jane Look-Alike Contest, as well as parades, competitions (human bowling?) and fireworks. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Avalanche Dogs In Action

    If you have ever seen a dog running around your local ski patrol hut, you can bet they are not there to just play. Many resorts have avalanche dogs, trained to jump into action in the unlikely event of an avalanche. In January, more than 30 teams of highly-trained avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers renewed their skills in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • On Ice In Breckenridge

    Old Man Winter is in Breckenridge. That's the winning sculpture in this year's Budweiser Select International Snow Sculpture Championship, a creation of Team Oregon. The sculpture is of an older man reflecting on his life with a satisfied grin. Thousands of spectators watched as 14 teams from six countries participated in the event, now in its 17th year. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Ice Show In Breckenridge

    You can catch artists in action in downtown Breckenridge right now. The frigid cold is the perfect way to compete for ice sculpting teams who are traveling to Colorado from around the world. They'll carve and chisel, shape and sculpt for the International Snow Sculpture Championships, now through January 28. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Denver's Latest Terrain Park is Free

    It has been a world of white in Denver this winter, as the Front Range city has been unseasonably pounded with snow. Denver is taking advantage of plenty of powder by building a terrain park, with the help of Denver-owned Winter Park Resort. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Jeep Flies High at Copper

    Big air and superpipe stunts will be all over Copper Mountain later this month, for the Jeep U.S. Freeskiing Open. It's the tenth year for the event, to be held January 17-21 at the Summit County resort. The prize purse totals $60,000 and over 300 athletes are expected to compete in Slopestyle, Superpipe and Big Air. Full Article

    9th January 2007

  • Avi Awareness Up in Utah and Colorado

    Utah and Colorado's crazy weather patterns have continued with sporadic blasting snowstorms. Resorts have been getting a foot or so, with a few days off between storms. The heavy snow triggered an avalanche on Berthoud Pass, which is the road you take from Denver and I-70 to get to Winter Park. Full Article

    9th January 2007

  • Colorado Storm Slams Front Range - Again

    Once again, a big holiday storm slammed Colorado's Front Range. This time, the snow piled up post-Christmas, and hit Denver and Boulder the hardest. Resorts closer to the Front Range got the most snow, such as Eldora, SolVista Basin, and Loveland. Winter Park loved the snow, as you can see from the powder picture. Full Article

    2nd January 2007

  • Breckenridge Gets a New Gondola

    Breckenridge has reached a milestone in its development with the opening of the new BreckConnect Gondola. With room for eight, the gondola connects Breckenridge's main parking lot off Main Street, with the ski resort's base areas. Full Article

    2nd January 2007

  • Denver Gets Walloped, Ski Resorts Escape

    Denverites were hit hard for the second time in a little more than a week as a major winter storm rolled through the area, knocking out power and shutting down the airport again. The ski areas, meanwhile, stayed pretty dry. Full Article

    29th December 2006

  • Huge Storm Blankets Colorado

    Denver and the Front Range had to shut down for what some have called the Storm of the Year. It put a halt to holiday travel, especially at Denver International Airport, where travelers could only look at the snow, rather than get to play on it. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Seasonal Celebrations at Copper

    Copper Mountain is set to celebrate as their High Alpine Holiday season is underway. Santa will be taking turns on the slopes through Christmas. Look for skating and reindeer games at West Lake. Sven the Entertainer will be doing juggling and fire tricks in the village. Full Article

    19th December 2006

  • Sharing the Love at Loveland

    Loveland's Love Park is open, with ten features, one of which is the Wall feature. You get to Love Park from Chair Six at the Loveland Basin. It's on the intermediate trail Roulette. Full Article

    5th December 2006

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