Aspen Skiing Co. has hosted the Winter X Games since 2002 and has a contract to host the games through 2024.
Resort owner’s donations to Lauren Boebert’s campaign irks ski industry climate advocates
Jay Kemmerer, the owner of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, has long supported candidates who oppose progressive climate policy, even while his ski area promotes climate action.
Watch: Colorado’s ski bosses talk recent seasons, challenges
The Colorado Sun talks recent ski seasons, lessons learned and challenges around housing, climate, jobs and more.
Body of Telluride skier Hilaree Nelson found on Mount Manaslu in Nepal
Nelson went missing Monday after skiing from the 26,775-foot summit. Rescuers searching by helicopter located her body Wednesday.
Vail Resorts to limit number of day lift tickets sold every day of the 2022-23 season
Vail Resorts will limit the number of high-dollar, walk-up daily lift tickets sold every day of the coming ski season. The cap does not apply to season pass holders, skiers taking lessons or employees. The cap, a company statement said, is about “our guests’ experience at our resorts.” Walk-up day tickets — which cost more […]
Forest Service OKs Vail Resorts plan to restore Keystone tundra. But expanded terrain’s opening will be delayed.
The U.S. Forest Service is allowing Vail Resorts to continue building a new lift at Keystone after the company submitted a plan to repair tundra damaged by a temporary road that extended beyond permitting boundaries. But the monthlong delay in construction will prevent the resort from opening new terrain in Bergman Bowl by this winter. White […]
Alaska’s Denali is finally open to guided skiing, and you have a Colorado company to thank
For the 25 years he has guided peaks in the Alaska Range, Bill Allen looked at snowy slopes on Denali, North America’s tallest peak, and saw a prize to be had. “It’s the crown jewel of North America for not just mountaineering, but ski mountaineering,” said Allen, co-owner of and a guide for Mountain Trip, […]
Q&A: Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory steps back and reflects on next generation of ski resort bosses
The U.S. ski industry was forged by soldiers. We all know the story about 10th Mountain vets returning from war with visions of ski runs and chairlifts that would spark dozens of American resorts. Innovators who worked every job at the ski area took the reins from those soldiers, creating even more lifts, better grooming […]
World Cup schedule adds Alpine ski races at 2 more U.S. sites, including Aspen
PARK CITY, Utah — The World Cup circuit will be making two more ski racing stops in the United States by adding Alpine events at Palisades Tahoe in California and Aspen, Colorado. U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the new competitions Tuesday, which will join two American stops already on the schedule: Killington, Vermont, and Beaver […]
Carman: Backcountry with a side of bacon is a soulful alternative to the corporate ski experience
I was stepping out of my bindings at the base of Steamboat one sunny afternoon after a glorious day of spring skiing with my kids. It was the 1980s — a lifetime ago in the evolution of alpine skiing in Colorado. “We have to keep doing this before we get old,” I said to my […]