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The 10th—and final—run of the day unfurls below me. During the nine previous descents, I hadn’t been the fastest, most aggressive, or prettiest rider on the snow, but I was probably the most grateful.
After all, my chance to experience Irwin, a legendary backcountry spot near Crested Butte...
Pictured: Chris O'Donnell and his sons; Image courtesy of Chris O’Donnell
On November 7, 2013, Denverite Chris O’Donnell and his 10- and 11-year-old sons, Finn and Tanner, skied both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin. The twofer marked the beginning of the O’Donnells’ mission to ski all 24 of the resorts available through the Colorado Ski Country Pass and the Epic Pass’ School...
—A rendering of Buttermilk Mountain’s new ski school
Nearly 12.6 million people hit the slopes last winter, and 26 percent of them were kids. To appeal to this active demographic (and wallet-wielding parents), this season, four Centennial State ski mountains are increasing their offerings for the pint-size set with more than $8 million in...
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Last fall, Steamboat Springs–born Olympians Bryan and Taylor Fletcher followed a strict eight-hour-per-day Nordic combined training schedule at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Park City headquarters: ski jumping, weight lifting, and roller-skiing up to 20 miles with poles in hand. This...
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Over the last 65 years, American documentarian Warren Miller has produced some of the most boundary-pushing, heart-stopping, big mountain films to hit the screen. The newest installment from Boulder-based Warren Miller Entertainment is no exception. No Turning Back ...
November 7 2014, 12:30 PM
Ski movie season is upon us. Proof: Warren Miller's No Turning Back heads to the Mile High City later this month. And a few weeks ago, Sweetgrass Productions released Afterglow, a 12-minute ski flick, to the masses online. (The production company started in...
November 5 2014, 1:00 PM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Nov. 1 Winter on the Mountain Opens, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park introduces a winter tubing hill, light displays, and two warming yurts (complete with cocoa and cider, of course) this month. You’ll also find music, light shows, s’mores roasting...
October 27 2014, 12:30 PM
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The opening of Arapahoe Basin last Friday marked the official start to ski season. Here’s a look at some of the latest improvements you’ll find at Colorado resorts.
Arapahoe Basin | Opened October 17
This spring, A-Basin debuts a 7,000-square-foot Kids Center to house its ski school that’s...
October 21 2014, 10:45 AM