Colorado’s 2020-21 avalanche season was tied for the deadliest. It’s helping forecasters hone warnings and outreach.
Avalanches killed 37 backcountry travelers in the U.S. last winter, including 12 in Colorado. Analysis of each tragedy helps avalanche scientists craft warnings to reach more skiers and snowmobilers.48 minutes ago
An overdue Colorado hiker may not have picked up rescuers’ phone calls because he didn’t recognize the number
According to the Lake County rescue team, it made multiple unsuccessful attempts to reach a person reported overdue from a hike on Mount Elbert
Colorado governor tells geographic renaming board to consider easier-to-pronounce alternatives
Gov. Jared Polis said "dots and dashes" made it hard to say Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain — leading one board member to label the governor's position "problematic"
Colorado gets a 43rd state park under first-in-the-nation deal with the Forest Service
Several owners have eyed development of the 488-acre Sweetwater Lake parcel in the last 30 years, but the Garfield County oasis is now the second new state park in the last two years
Colorado ski resorts are in an uphill battle for workers amid the historic labor shortage
Ski areas are reaching out to locals, relying on visa programs and retooling jobs as they search for hundreds of workers in communities enduring critical housing and labor shortages.
Powdr’s Fast Tracks offers $49+ chance to skip the lift line at Copper Mountain, triggering a skier backlash
Even a U.S. senator is calling on Powdr to kill the program
Wolf Creek Ski Area plans to kick off Colorado’s ski season on Saturday; A-Basin opens Sunday
Wolf Creek received more than a foot of snow from a storm that pounded the high country this week
Carpooling is the easiest, quickest way to cut ski traffic on I-70. But are Coloradans ready to share a ride?
Three new carpooling apps, enabled by recent legislation, work to reduce winter congestion between Denver and I-70 ski resorts.
Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters after fire, floods
The U.S. Forest Service is working with scientific consultants from the renowned Ozark Underground Laboratory out of southwest Missouri
Cyclist who died while competing in Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race is identified
Christopher Wood’s death marks the second-ever fatality in the race that began in 1983.
PHOTOS: Aspen groves paint a technicolor masterpiece in the Roaring Fork Valley
Quaking aspen and scrub oak splash the forest with floor-to-sky fall color
Monarch Pass could serve as a new model for wildfire mitigation in treacherous areas
About 90% of the tall spruce on Monarch Pass have been killed by beetles. If a fire were to spark there, the repercussions would be devastating.
3 ski areas in Colorado are vying to be first to open
In 15 of the past 20 years, at least one of those areas — Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Keystone — has opened during the second or third week of October
Xcel Energy may fill the hole left by closing its Hayden coal-fired power plant with salt. And fish.
The utility’s plan to generate electricity using molten salt could serve as a template for other towns facing the end of the age of coal.
When people die in Colorado’s outdoors, sometimes friends are the ones to find them
Colorado search and rescue teams don’t condone civilian-led rescue missions, but in the last year, groups of skilled friends have found their fallen comrades in the backcountry.
Original Thinkers festival kicks off with an ode to joy in troubling times
Telluride’s Original Thinkers festival begins with a documentary exploring the relationship between Archbishop Demond Tutu and the Dalai Lama
Climber’s body recovered on Blanca Peak in southern Colorado
57-year-old Vaughn Fetzer was reported missing Sept. 20
Should river towns be forced to build costly parks to get recreational water rights?
American Whitewater wants to adjust Recreational In-Channel Diversion water rights so communities can protect recreational flows without building whitewater parks.
Glenwood Springs is still dealing with the effects of a long I-70 closure this summer. Federal aid is a lifeline.
After a summer of record profits was interrupted by the disastrous shutdown of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, locals are looking to build community resilience.
Sophie Goldschmidt taking over as U.S. Ski & Snowboard CEO
She replaces Tiger Shaw, who is stepping down after eight years in the job