LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The National Ski Areas Association says a ski season that stretched into July helped U.S. resorts set a record this year for skier visits.
The Lakewood, Colo.-based trade group in May estimated there were 60.1 million skier visits at U.S. resorts this season. Based on... more »
Still need that skiing and snowboarding fix? You may be in luck! Several resorts in Colorado may re-open, because of all the snow we've had recently. A Basin is still open and now Aspen is considering firing up those chairlifts again. The resort has a reported base of 70-inches! Aspen... more »
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A 19-year-old man has died after skiing at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Detective Nick Bosick of the Steamboat Springs Police Department says it appears Cooper Larsh hit some bumps, went airborne and landed head first in a deep... more »
DENVER (AP) - Officials say a 73-year-old Pennsylvania man is dead following a skiing collision at Colorado's Snowmass Ski Mountain.
The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office tells the Denver Post that James E. Juckett collided with another skier Friday. His hometown wasn't immediately available.
The county coroner's office is... more »
DENVER (AP) - Two more Colorado ski resorts are opening for the season. Durango Mountain Resort and Monarch Mountain were set to welcome skiers and snowboarders on Friday. That will bring the total number of resorts open for the season to 15. Resorts have benefited from some early season storms.... more »
Ski resorts have planned for years for a drop-off of visits from aging baby boomers, but an industry researcher says the issue is becoming more urgent.
Nate Fristoe of the research firm RRC Associates says older baby boomers, now 55 to 64, started dropping out more rapidly when they... more »
Aspen Skiing Co. says there's been enough snow and cold temperatures to extend the ski season at Aspen Mountain for two more weekends. Aspen Mountain planned to close April 11, but resort officials said Tuesday that lifts also would run for the weekends of April 17-18 and April 24-25. This... more »
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is getting its earliest start on the season ever. The resort was opened Friday with one run and an 18-inch base. Some of the features in its terrain park also will be open. Nearby Loveland Ski Area opened Wednesday, apparently the earliestopening in the U.S. more »
That nip in the air you felt this morning is a downright shudder in the mountains. That cold is being met with delight at Copper Mountain, where snowmaking is underway. Copper is shooting for a Nov. 6 opening weekend festival, with ski and snowboard films, free live music and giveaways.... more »