Articles By Jason Blevins

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Telluride isn’t immune to Colorado’s high country housing problem. But it’s finding a solution in diversification

In Telluride, a constricted canyon of about 2,600 residents, housing programs have focused on options, meaning everything from dorm-style rentals and tiny homes to stand-alone single-family homes and four-bedroom apartments

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Crawling around Colorado’s mountains, personal snowcats are becoming so ubiquitous they even have a jamboree

Today, snowcats are selling as high-end RVs on snow, with an entry-level, four-seat Tucker starting around $125,000

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While others grumble over hordes of newcomers, Telluride embraces Epic Pass skiers

Locals lament crowds of Ikon Pass skiers at some resorts, but Telluride bosses say it's the locals -- not Epic Pass customers -- who are skiing more days than ever

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Telluride’s avalanche-battling arsenal: WWII cannons, 3D mapping and discipline

The “steep and deep” resort uses one of the largest and most diverse tool boxes in North America to mitigate avalanche hazards

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Luis Benitez leaving outdoor recreation office he built to work for outdoor juggernaut VF Corp

“I have an opportunity here to take the things that we have talked about in the public sector and galvanize and rally the private sector.”

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Colorado’s weekend snowstorm prompted avalanches in areas that hadn’t slid in decades. Here’s why.

“Historic” avalanche conditions are being experienced all over Colorado after conditions have been lining up all season for big slides

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Vail’s new Epic day pass lowers pre-purchased lift tickets to as low as $89

The latest salvo in Epic-versus-Ikon season pass brawl targets occasional skiers who balk at $200-plus lift tickets

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Cordillera resort to reopen as tony drug-treatment facility for “seriously underserved population” — the wealthy

After five lawsuits and lots of controversy, the upscale rehab center is first of its kind in Colorado, but there are thousands in California leading state to draft a raft of regulations

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Backcountry skier killed in “especially tragic” slide near Telluride, becoming Colorado’s 5th avalanche death of season

Salvador Garcia-Atance was the third man killed in a four-day stretch following heavy snowfall across the high country