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Drew Litton: That Colorado spring time of year when anything goes

Opinion

Can skijoring, one of Colorado’s favorite extreme sports, go mainstream?

Skiers are pulled by cowboys in a Wild West spectacle in mountain towns across the state.

Outdoors

PHOTOS: Snow-sculpting competition returns to Breckenridge

At the International Snow Sculpting Championships, artists use only hand tools to carve 25-ton, 12-foot blocks of snow into masterpieces

Culture

Ski resorts invest millions in more efficient snowmaking as some question continuing the practice during a drought

Snowpack in the U.S. West has decreased by about 20% in the last century

Outdoors

Jim Morrissey: Frosty couldn’t conjure a Colorado climate change miracle

Opinion

Chances of a white Christmas have melted a bit since the 1980s

Denver’s airport went from a 40% chance of Christmas snow in 1981-2010 to a 34% chance in 1991-2020.

Climate

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

Photos: Denver sees first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record

The official measurement at the Denver International Airport was three-tenths of an inch

Climate

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

Yes, it hasn’t snowed yet in Denver. But it’s Colorado’s meager snowpack that should worry you.

Denver hasn’t seen snow in 225 days, but climatologists say they’re more concerned about the dry conditions in the high country

Water

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

Nicolais: April snow showers always throw me for a loop

Just like Charlie Brown trying to kick Lucy’s football, I am always caught making spring plans when a late snowstorm arrives

Opinion Columns

Eagle County man died after being swept off cliff near Beaver Creek, final avalanche report says

Gary Smith and a partner were skiing on a steep slope in the backcountry near Beaver Creek Resort on March 22 when the avalanche occurred

Outdoors

Weekend snowstorm, at 27.1 inches, was Denver’s 4th largest dating back 140 years

The weekend snowstorm closed roads, shut down Denver International Airport for two days, and kept schools, businesses and governments closed on Monday

News

Denver International Airport shuts down its runways, I-70 through the mountains is closed as heavy snow pounds Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation warned that road closures are highly likely and asked people not to make unnecessary trips.

News

After slow start, Colorado snowmobilers can finally rev up their machines this winter — and take a safety class

The boom in snowmobile sales across the country is an extension of last summer’s pandemic-powered surge in the sales of boats, ATVs, RVs and other outdoor toys that help people get out and away from crowds.

Outdoors

Recent snowstorms are barely scratching the surface of Colorado’s ongoing drought

The state needed an above-average snow year this winter to reverse the drought’s momentum. Forecasts for the next few months aren’t optimistic, either.

Environment

Skier dies in backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte

Officials are worried about a surge in backcountry skiers this year because of the coronavirus crisis

Outdoors

Colorado’s drought keeps getting worse, with a quarter of the state now exceptionally dry

The long-term forecast for Colorado doesn’t look good, but experts say context is necessary.

Environment
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