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As Olympians race in Beaver Creek, they worry about the “Winter” disappearing from Winter Games

By Howard Fendrich and Pat Graham, The Associated Press BEAVER CREEK — Ski racers settling into the start gate for Alpine World Cup events in the Rocky Mountains in early December squinted through sunshine that carried the temperature toward 50 degrees and glanced down at a course covered with pristine — and manufactured — snow. […]

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Colorado’s high-flying skiers, snowboarders dominating as the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics close in

Colorado’s top freeskiers and snowboarders had a busy December as they dominated contests that served as qualifiers for the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February. The three events this month — Big Air at Steamboat, U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain and the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain — were among the first steps to […]

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Why pro skier Gus Kenworthy jumped to Great Britain’s Olympic squad from the U.S. team

Gus Kenworthy, the Telluride-raised freeskiing pioneer and two-time Olympian who has helped establish the U.S. as an international halfpipe and slopestyle skiing powerhouse, announced earlier this month that he will ski for Great Britain as he tracks toward the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.  His mom is British and Kenworthy was born outside London, where […]

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With Colorado’s chances of landing the Olympics fading, the state is proposing a radical change: co-hosting

With Winter Olympics host cities falling like snowflakes, Colorado’s bid to stage the 2030 Winter Olympics hinges on national and international Olympic organizers embracing a new hosting model that would split events between different states, including a scenario that has Colorado and Utah co-hosting the 2030 Winter Games. For Colorado to win support from the […]