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Berthoud Pass backcountry skier becomes Colorado’s fourth avalanche death this season

Grand County Search and Rescue said the man’s body was discovered after he was reported overdue by family members

Skier dies in backcountry avalanche near Crested Butte

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

Backcountry gear is scarce in Colorado as skiers hedge against another disrupted downhill season

Record-level purchases of alpine touring skis, splitboards and avalanche safety equipment leave gear makers wondering why they slashed their budgets last spring when the pandemic shutdown happened.

Up to 55 injured skiers and snowboarders arrive at Colorado emergency rooms each day, analysis shows

More than 4,100 skiers and snowboarders were transported to emergency rooms in ambulances or helicopters across 2018, 2019 and the first part of 2020, which is about 10 patients every day of the season.

Colorado’s winter tourism ad dollars will serve a new purpose this year: backcountry avalanche education

As a busy backcountry season looms, a first-of-its-kind collaboration corrals tourism marketing, avalanche education, land managers and outdoor recreation businesses to push responsible recreation this winter

New Colorado avalanche study reveals troubling trend heading into busy backcountry season

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center found an increase in accidents involving experienced skiers during periods of elevated danger after the pandemic shutdown in March

A pair of skiers skin uphill at Loveland Ski Area on March, 20, 2020, near Georgetown. With many closures in Colorado due to the coronavirus pandemic, many more skiers and snowboarders opt for uphilling equipment to keep skiing in the backcountry and on ski resorts without chairlifts running. (Hugh Carey, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Wolf Creek Ski Area set to become state’s first to open

Wolf Creek Ski Area said the slopes would open beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday with three lifts running through Sunday.

How Colorado’s independent Wolf Creek ski area plans to navigate a coronavirus reopening

Unlike Vail Resorts, which last week announced a reservation system that requires pass holders to book high-season ski days well in advance, Wolf Creek is adjusting its pricing

Want to ski at a Vail Resorts mountain during coronavirus? You’ll need a reservation.

Forget the dreamy scene where you wake to a foot of fresh and race to the ski area

Ski resorts push lift-ticket seller Liftopia toward bankruptcy, revealing deep impacts of coronavirus closures

Aspen Skiing Co., Alterra Mountain Co., Arapahoe Basin and others say they’re owed more than $2 million after the coronavirus ended the season early

Report: U.S. ski industry lost $2 billion because of coronavirus

After 12-day reopening, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to close on Sunday due to lack of snow

A-Basin Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth said the mountain will close Sunday less than two weeks after reopening May 27

Safety and stoke: A-Basin’s coronavirus reopening provides glimpse of what next ski season may look like

The snow was soft, the sun was shining and the lift lines were short. Besides mask-wearing and social distancing, it felt like a normal day of late spring skiing.

Arapahoe Basin will reopen Wednesday for skiing and snowboarding

The Summit County resort says skiing and snowboarding will look very different. For instance, reservations will be required for those planning on visiting A-Basin and only 600 people will be granted access each day.

Skier killed in avalanche near Crested Butte

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the skier was among four people who were skiing Tuesday on Mount Emmons

Vail chairlift attendant wasn’t paying attention during skier’s suffocation, report says

Jason Varnish, 46, died of positional asphyxia at Vail Mountain’s Blue Sky Basin area Feb. 13, the Eagle County coroner said

Vail, Beaver Creek patrollers are trading in their skis for ambulance keys in Eagle County’s coronavirus fight

Eagle County Paramedic Services’ pandemic plan worried most about what happens when crews get sick. The statewide shutdown of ski resorts sent patrollers to the rescue.

Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in coronavirus times

Typically open — although national parks are increasingly limiting access and more shelter-at-home orders are being issued — the great outdoors provides a natural way to social distance

Colorado governor orders all ski resorts to close for at least a week in extraordinary move

The order marks the most significant use of Polis’ powers since he declared a state of emergency on Tuesday

Vail Resorts, Aspen, Steamboat, Winter Park and others shut down their ski areas in response to coronavirus

Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Co. announced the closure of more than 45 North American ski areas on Saturday. The two largest operators were followed by several other ski areas, including Aspen Snowmass, Telluride, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and the 10th Mountain Hut Association.

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