Some of the top local ski and snowboarder racers have some tips for competitors setting in on Steamboat Springs for the NASTAR National Championships, which begin Thursday at Steamboat Ski Area.
With The Hungry Dog taking the place of the many beer tents Sunday at Howelsen Hill, the second and final day of the third annual Slash and Burn Banked Slalom had a different feel than the first.
It’s not even been two months since Steamboat Springs snowboarder Matt Ladley surprisingly won X Games gold in the half-pipe, instantly taking his career to a summit even he might never have known existed. But, to think his newfound superstardom would keep him from returning home to compete in a local event would be dead wrong.
Tori Koski didn’t realize what she was getting into three years ago when she first strove to bring a banked slalom snowboard race to Steamboat Springs. Now, the event is back for its third running, and it's expected to be bigger and better than ever.
Friday’s action gets underway at 10:15 a.m. with the women’s mogul qualifications, followed by the women’s mogul finals at 1 p.m. The men’s mogul finals begin at 1:30 p.m., with awards set for 4 p.m. at Gondola Square.
Jim Cartwright spent his childhood as an active Coloradan — singing in his church’s choir, spending time with family and riding the train from Denver to go skiing at Winter Park.
While the future of Howelsen Hill remains in the shadows, Sunday’s free ski day — the final of the winter season before it closed to the public — was nothing but bright skies and even brighter smiles.
Hayden resident finishes first at national Arabian horse show
Hard work has paid off for Hayden resident Medora Fralick, who took first place in the Reining Horse Futurity Non-Pro Half Arabian at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show with her horse Gizmo this past February.
Giant slalom race results
Snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim flew higher and spun faster than the field Saturday, while a pair of Steamboat riders finished just off the podium at the U.S. Open snowboarding half-pipe competition in Vail.
STARS set to host second-largest annual fundraiser
Paralympic athlete Alana Nichols, the first American woman to win gold medals in both the summer and winter Olympic Games, will be the keynote speaker at Friday's kickoff party in Steamboat Springs.
Caitlin Gregg’s career will be defined by a series of accomplishments, notably that World Championship bronze plus becoming a pied piper for kids in Minneapolis. Most of all, though, she’ll be known for her passion as a Birkebeiner champion who gave back.
Held on Stampede at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, the short slalom course featured two nearly identical runs, starting with a handful of banked turns and finishing with a pair of jumps. After two qualifying runs, bikers were paired off and went head-to-head in a single-elimination dual format.
Arielle Gold landed her second X Games medal in as many months on Friday, placing third in the women’s half-pipe event at X Games Oslo.
Couples and families in Steamboat Springs with plans to build a treehouse in the near future have a chance to be featured on HGTV's "The Treehouse Guys" television show this summer.