With many Colorado ski areas closing this weekend (some of them ahead of schedule) and recent headlines bemoaning this season's abysmal snowpack across the state, it's easy to lament the sad state of this year's ski and snowboard season. But let's accentuate the positive for a moment: Yesterday Wolf ... More >>
This morning at 10:30 a.m. in Hesston, Kansas, a memorial service will be held for Garrett Spencer, a nineteen year old who died at Wolf Creek Ski Area a few days ago. Spencer's passing either extends a deadly record for ski area deaths in Colorado during a single season or ties it, depending on ho ... More >>
Lack of snow getting you down? You're not alone -- and it just might be time for a field trip. You know your state's mountains are hurting for snow when you start getting e-mails like the one we just got from the PR folks at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico:
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it ... More >>
2010 first chair photo courtesy Loveland Ski AreaFirst chair honors at Loveland will be up for grabs on FridayThe 2011/2012 ski season is officially upon us: Arapahoe Basin opened this morning and Loveland is opening tomorrow. Each will be open daily until well into the Spring skiing season.
Intrepid explorers who chased the storm out to Wolf Creek Ski Area for the first lift-served Colorado shred of the season were rewarded handsomely: In addition to the 36-inch dump we reported on Friday, Wolf Creek has since gotten another 10 inches, including 2 inches last night. The mountain, which ... More >>
"It would be sad to see this much snow not being skied on at a ski area," says Elesha Goad, ticket office supervisor at Wolf Creek Ski Area, where they're opening this weekend to take advantage of the 36 inches of new snow that has fallen in the last 24 hours, and where the forecast calls for more t ... More >>
Photo via SkiCB.comGreetings from Crested Butte, reporting nearly a foot of new snow this morning.If you're planning a holiday ski vacation, you might want to go ahead and start it early: It snowed all weekend at most Colorado resorts, and it's expected to keep coming down until Thursday, whi ... More >>
Wolf Creek Ski Area is one of the last vestiges of old Colorado, a family-run, rustic, relaxed ski area with tons of powder and no pretense. Not surprisingly, a Texas developer took one look at the stunning spot and decided to build a massive resort village nearby -- one that could bring in as many ... More >>
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