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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.

Outdoors

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

Outdoors

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

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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.

Coronavirus

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

Outdoors

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

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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.

Coronavirus

Ride with Jake: Burton impact felt over bittersweet weekend in Colorado’s mountains

Friends and family, along with hundreds who never met the man but wore his name, started arriving en masse Friday for an early-morning ride down one of Jake’s favorite trails in Vail

Outdoors

Three Colorado ski resort pioneers talk about the industry’s roots, ski pass wars and how to deal with crowds

Andy Daly, Bill Kane and John Norton, three Colorado ski resort veterans, talk about the future of the industry

Outdoors

Coroner clarifies circumstances of New Jersey man’s death on Vail chairlift

It was previously reported that Jason Varnish's death came after he fell through a gap in a chair

Outdoors

Colorado’s first seasonal avalanche death illustrates how many fatal slides happen during lower danger levels

Michelle Lindsay, a 29-year-old from Fort Collins, was killed while she was backcountry skiing on Cameron Pass west of Fort Collins on Dec. 8

Outdoors

Colorado is the most dangerous state for avalanches, with death toll far surpassing other states

During the 2018-19 season, the state recorded 4,273 slides including 92 that caught people on their way down

Outdoors

The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are our stories that received the most readership over the past year, from our investigation into Backcountry.com to coverage of Denver International Airport and environmental issues

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As ski pass wars heat up, U.S. Forest Service curtails public ski area land fee disclosures

Now, the Forest Service will only share aggregated permit fee information for the ski areas in the White River National Forest. No individual permit fees are being shared on a forest, state, region or national level.

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After 24 years and facing foreclosure, Granby Ranch ski area’s owner is surrendering the resort

Marise Cipriani walks away from her Grand County resort, saying a lender nixed a deal to sell as the town of Granby grows impatient over long-delayed road repairs

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Colorado skiers will soon be able to take a bus from Denver to A-Basin, Loveland and Steamboat

Gov. Jared Polis said during a ceremony at Denver’s Union Station that the “Snowstang” service, which begins Dec. 14, will be “really convenient” and “super easy"

Transportation

Jake Burton Carpenter, a snowboarder first and foremost, leaves Colorado legacy of community and persistence

Colorado ski resorts lined up against snowboarding even after Jake Burton Carpenter persuaded Berthoud Pass to open to athletes "surfing" the snow in 1978.

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Stung by boycott movement, Backcountry.com CEO forging deals with businesses targeted in trademark debacle

"They do want to turn this around," says owner of avalanche educators sued by Backcountry.com over trademark she held.

Outdoors

Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

The founder of Burton Snowboards died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded.

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Copper Mountain, Eldora will host next-generation Woodward terrain parks with aim toward teaching the masses

Powdr is ferrying its Woodward action-sport training camps onto the slopes with the debut of new learning areas and terrain parks designed by Danny Davis, Red Gerard

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