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1 year 2 months ago

Vonn undergoes surgery on right knee

The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn's right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships. Dr. Bill Sterett, a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, performed the procedure on the four-time overall World Cup champion on...

1 year 3 months ago

Ski season slow but optimistic

If you're looking for a weekend getaway, ski resorts would love to have your business! We visited Monarch Mountain to find out about the season so far. "Season pass to monarch, this is definitely my favorite mountain in the state of Colorado," said Xandy Bustamante, a skier and snow...

1 year 5 months ago

Ski Subsidies

DENVER (AP) - Colorado ski resorts are paying more to airlines for consistent flights into regional mountain airports. Airlines say they need the subsidies because of rising fuel prices and financially strapped vacationers. The Telluride Tourism Board is helping Crested Butte Mountain Resort with a $650,000 revenue-guarantee deal with Allegiant...

1 year 6 months ago

Arapahoe Basin opening Wednesday

Arapahoe Basin Ski area announced today it plans to open for the season Wednesday. According to the resort's blog, they started making snow October 5th and plan to open their High Noon intermediate run to skiers Wednesday. A-Basin also plans to have a few terrain park features ready....

2 years 4 weeks ago

Skier killed at Wolf Creek

DENVER (AP) - Authorities have identified a man killed while skiing in Colorado as a 19-year-old Kansas State student. Kansas broadcaster KMAN reported that the Mineral County Sheriff's Department said the victim is Garrett Spencer of Hesston, Kan. He was skiing with friends when he hit a tree at the...

2 years 2 months ago

Georgia man dies as Keystone Ski Resort

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado coroner has released the name of a Georgia man who died Sunday while skiing at Keystone Ski Resort. Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says the man was 58-year-old Odo Lessacher of Griffin, Ga. Richardson says in a statement that the man was found in...

2 years 2 months ago

Skier dies at Winter Park

A 28-year old man died while skiing at Mary Jane yesterday. At approximately 5:15 p.m., Winter Park Ski Patrol received a report that a skier failed to meet up with his party as planned. The man was located after a Ski Patrol search in the trees off Trestle trail....

2 years 10 months ago

Aspen Ski Area Stays Open

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen is reporting brisk business this holiday weekend as it reopens slopes to skiers because of late-season snowpack. Aspen Mountain saw some 1,700 skiers and snowboarders on 25 runs and 136 acres Saturday. The Aspen Daily News reports that the Aspen Skiing Co. will consider being...

3 years 4 weeks ago

VP Joe Biden in Colorado for vacation

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden and family are taking what's called a low-key vacation at Snowmass Village. The Vail Daily reports Friday that Biden landed at the Eagle County airport late Thursday and was taken by motorcade to Snowmass Village. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo calls...

3 years 2 months ago

Too cold to ski?

For hearty Coloradans, it's never too cold to ski or snowboard. Loveland cut the price of a lift ticket in half yesterday to lure skiers to the slopes. Skiers also received free hot chocolate. If you're heading to the high country today, call your favorite ski area in...

3 years 4 months ago

Girl allegedly punched at ski area

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - A Georgia man has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse for allegedly punching a 14-year-old girl in the face after she ran into his son at Colorado's Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Forty-one-year-old Scott Filler of Decatur allegedly hit the girl after she bumped into...

3 years 4 months ago

Monarch, Durango now open!

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....

3 years 4 months ago

Ski Patrol director killed in avalanche

The man killed yesterday in avalanche at the Wolf Creek Ski Area was the resort's ski patrol director. Forty-one-year-old Scott Kay died Monday, prompting the ski area to shut down for the day. A close friend, Bob Brammer, told The Durango Herald that Kay was doing avalanche-control work when he...

3 years 5 months ago

New gadgets add interest at ski resorts

DENVER (AP) - As skiers and snowboarders head online to book vacations and then brag about it, Colorado resorts are amping up their social media and smart phone applications to reach them. Vail Resorts Inc. and Aspen Skiing Co. are launching new apps, and resort employees are plastering Facebook...

3 years 6 months ago

Loveland ski area opens on Sunday

Loveland Ski Area plans to open for the season Sunday. This is the second year in a row that Loveland will be the first Colorado resort to open for the season. In 2009, Loveland opened on Oct. 7. Business operations director Rob Goodell says warm weather delayed the opening...

3 years 6 months ago

Loveland Ski Area waiting to making snow

While cities along Colorado's Front Range are baking in record-high temperatures, Loveland snowmakers are cooling their heels with their fingers on the start button. The Loveland Ski Area saw the first snowfall of the season last week. Ski area employees took advantage of the cold and revved up the...

3 years 7 months ago

Zipper lane would cut I-70 trips in half

Adding an extra, temporary eastbound lane to Interstate 70 would cut travel time from ski resorts to Denver by about half. That's according to the initial results of study commissioned by the Colorado Department of Transportation. It found using a reversible zipper lane on winter Sundays would cut the...

3 years 10 months ago

Skiing up at several Colorado resorts

Vail Resorts Inc. says skier visits at its five resorts this season were up 2.5 percent from last season, after a strong spring. The company said Monday that skier visits during the quarter that ended April 30 rose 4.6 percent from last season to about 3.2 million. The company...

3 years 11 months ago

Aspen Skiing Co. expanding helmet policy

Aspen Skiing Co. is expanding who must wear helmets on its mountains. Starting next season, its roughly 500 salaried employees must wear helmets while working on the slopes, and helmets will be required for ski school students ages 17 and younger, not just 13 and younger. Terrain park or halfpipe...

4 years 1 week ago

Monarch expects record ski season

Ski season isn't over yet, but there are hints that smaller Colorado ski areas closer to cities had more to cheer this season than destination resorts. Among resorts that have already closed, Sunlight says it expects a 10 percent increase in skier days from last year. Eldora also projected...

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