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Colbert: Learning to (love) snowboard(ing)

Friday, sitting on that run just up from Christie Peak Express, I was pretty sure I was the worst snowboarder in the history of Steamboat Springs.

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Trail maintenance endowment fund launches with $10k donation

City officials and local land managers have made it clear they currently don't have enough funds in their own budgets to take on the responsibility of maintaining the new trails that are being created with the backing of millions of dollars in lodging tax funds.

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Steamboat man completes 2,000-mile bike ride to Grand Canyon

Sergio Ryan had already surpassed 2,000 miles on his 1980s-era Fuji bicycle, a heavy hunk of steel borrowed from his father. Even so, there was honor in finishing what he started, and no amount of cold or rain was going to bring him to take his brother up on his offer.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.

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Grand Unified Theory: The merging of snowboard and ski cultures

Amid a tumultuous history, the two sports are more similar now than ever

Almost everything about Brian Erhart screams snowboarder. From the grunge clothing to the general company he keeps, there is little reason to doubt he hits the powder on anything but a single piece of wood and fiberglass

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Backcountry safety important as ski season gets into gear

Maybe it’s the isolation getting to him, but Alex Pashley’s fondness for playing with avalanche transceivers is both odd and incredibly smart.

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With love and ski wax, Blair family still racing

For 14-year old Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski racer Alex Blair, skiing is an escape from the more than two years of stress and tears that have endured since her father, Scott Blair, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Eugene Buchanan: Surviving the year's first skin

Whether it’s trudging up Mount Werner before the resort opens or breaking trail in the backcountry, donning skins and earning your turns is ascending in popularity, just as its minions are doing on local mountains.

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New dating website focuses on Colorado and the outdoor lifestyle

Just in time for the holidays, the LuvByrd website comes to Steamboat Springs as a way for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers to find a date or a mate.

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What a save: Local kayaker's feat goes viral

Lucas Strickland didn't even know a video was being taken when he dove into a raging river to rescue a kayaker at a race in North Carolina earlier this month.

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Steamboat designated a gold level bicycle friendly community

Steamboat Springs is one of just 24 GOLD Bicycle Friendly Community winners in the U.S.

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Colbert: The loneliness of snowboarding

In many ways, snowboarding is a lonely sport. This is especially true when you are a beginner.

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Terranova selects sunny San Diego

Swimmer signs with California university

Samantha Terranova signed Wednesday to compete next year in swimming for University of San Diego.

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On the snow, here we go: Season starting for local athletes

It wasn't always pretty, but it was always joyful Tuesday when Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle snowboarders got back on snow for the first time, joining many skiers and snowboarders in the area in starting the season.

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NASTAR returning to Steamboat in March

The epicenter of amateur ski racing is returning to Steamboat Springs this winter. The NASTAR National Championships will return to Steamboat Springs this winter, running March 24-27.