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It has been 20 years since snowboarders were allowed on Aspen Mountain following a “big stink”

Outdoors

Backcountry skier killed in Colorado’s first fatal avalanche this snow season

The deadly avalanche comes as avalanche danger is high across Colorado as a winter storm blankets the high country

Outdoors

Pritchett: As it finally arrives, I’ve written a love letter to snow

In spite of delayed winter weather in Colorado, it's never a bad time to count the ways -- here are 10 -- that we appreciate the arrival of the white stuff

Opinion

Vail Resorts sold 2.1 million Epic Passes for 2021-22 season after cutting prices by 20%

Resort operator reports a 76% increase in pass sales from 2019-20, which is about 900,000 more tickets and passes purchased in advance.

Outdoors

PHOTOS: Short on powder, Colorado’s ski resorts let snowmakers rip

A dry and warm November in the high country is leading Colorado resorts to rely on the man-made alternative to powder.

Outdoors

72-year-old skier dies in collision with snowboarder at Eldora Mountain

The death Tuesday appears to be the first at a Colorado ski resort this winter season.

Outdoors

Snow may not be piling up at Colorado ski resorts this season, but anxiety sure is

Coronavirus is still a worry, but now ski hill operators must wrestle with too few workers and not enough places to house the ones they’ve hired

Outdoors

Drew Litton: More challenges await Colorado’s coming ski season

Opinion

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

Outdoors

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

Outdoors

Early winter storm brings snow to Rocky Mountains as Colorado ski resorts prepare to open

Winter weather advisories were issued for portions of Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah

News

Opinion: Retreating snowpack is a threat to Colorado skiing, and to Colorado brewing

A climate-forward federal budget can help abate the trend, and grow the energy sector

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Fossil fuels are threatening Colorado skiing

A warmer world is making our landscapes and economies unrecognizable. The federal budget reconciliation bill will help Colorado prepare to cope

Opinion Columns

Sophie Goldschmidt taking over as U.S. Ski & Snowboard CEO

She replaces Tiger Shaw, who is stepping down after eight years in the job

Outdoors

Crested Butte lured an outdoor publication to town as a tourism bid. Now overrun by visitors, the partnership must evolve.

Three years after Blister’s move to Crested Butte, the gear review site's relocation yields deeper partnership and bigger picture goals.

Outdoors

A new strategy in the season ski pass war: medical insurance policies

Telluride ski area’s lift tickets and season passes this season will include Spot insurance policies covering up to $25,000 in medical bills. Are more resorts lining up?

Outdoors

Colorado tourism suffered a $9 billion loss in 2020. Lodging properties were hardest hit.

Local travelers did their best to make up for lost bookings, but missing meetings and conventions did a number on earnings

Business

Loveland man dies after ski crash at Rocky Mountain National Park

The man was skiing on a north-facing trail on Sundance Mountain between Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road when he fell 400 to 500 feet

Outdoors

59 million skiers visited U.S. resorts in the 2020-21 winter season

78% of ski area operators said this season exceeded their expectations, according to a National Ski Areas Association survey

Outdoors

Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities this season. So we asked coroners instead.

At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes during the 2020-21 season, according to 16 county coroners surveyed by The Colorado Sun.

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