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U.S. riders race in Italy

A pack of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine snowboarders kicked off their World Cup season with a parallel giant slalom event in Carezza, Italy, though it wasn’t the start they were looking for.

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Steamboat's Nik Baden flies to World Cup big air finals

Nik Baden thought his first try Thursday at a snowboarding big air World Cup event in Copper Mountain was his best. The judges disagreed, but Baden wasn’t about to complain as that second jump score got him into the top five in his heat and gave him a spot in Saturday’s finals.

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Behind the Gold: Become a part of history

In her short but productive tenure, Mikaela Shiffrin has become known for many things, not the least of which is humility. To the frustration of the photographers, she’s not prone to celebrate her victories with wild gyrations and leaping into the stands. Maybe you get a smile. But mostly you get respect. This day was different.

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Steamboaters slip, slide to podium

Virginia “Gigi” Boyd didn’t have a perfect run down the face of Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs on Sunday, as she tried her best to bob and weave between Alpine snowboarding slalom gates. Few, however, did, as plentiful powder and the ice underneath made riders earn their podium positions at a USASA event.

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Snowmobilers urged to follow rules or face fines

The U.S. Forest Service recently cited six people who were riding in non-motorized areas on Rabbit Ears Pass. The west side of the pass is reserved for non-motorized uses, while snowmobiles can be used on the east side.

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Powder day lures skiers to climb for their turns in pre-dawn

Endorphins are uphill skiers' reward

In the age of high speed quads, why would anyone in their right mind climb a couple of thousand vertical feet for the equivalent of two ski runs and then go home? Answer: endorphins.

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S'No time to wait for snow

S'No Hurry

In Steamboat, the genesis of snowmaking and expectations of a Thanksgiving opening day, can be found in a couple of dreadful snow seasons that spanned the late 70s and early 80s.

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Moffat County woman bags a bull elk that scored over 350

After 15 years of trying for a special hunting license to hunt elk in one of Northwest Colorado’s trophy elk units, Moffat County woman Jamie Butler scored the tag and a six point trophy bull elk. Jamie Butler is an experienced hunter, but this hunt was the most intense hunt of her life.

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Fish Creek Falls trail is first beneficiary of new endowment fund

It hasn’t even turned one yet, but the new Trails Maintenance Endowment Fund in Steamboat Springs is already nearing six figures and paying for trail improvements.

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Behind the Gold: Her day to win

The Audi FIS World Cup returns to New England for the first time in over 25 years with races at Killington, Vermont. A quarter century ago, a 19-year-old Maine native made history winning the World Cup Finals giant slalom at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. This week’s Behind the Gold explores Julie Parisien’s story.

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Work beginning for Toots Hole on Yampa River

Work begins Monday on a new whitewater feature in the Yampa River adjacent to Little Toots Park.

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On again, off again: Off the U.S. Ski Team, a pair of local moguls skiers are still in on their sport

Steamboat Springs skiers Lane Stoltzner and Sophia Schwartz were dropped from the U.S. Ski Team in the spring. They haven't let a little thing like that get in the way of their pursuit of their freestyle skiing dreams.

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Steamboat Ski Area on track for opening day despite warm November temperatures

Steamboat Ski Area officials ae still hoping for cool temperatures and snow, but they are confident next Wednesday's opening will happen.

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Steamboaters fly at Frog Hollow

Helen Beall was searching for the right way to describe the 25 Hours of Frog Hollow mountain bike race in Hurricane, Utah. She found it. “It’s the spirit of mountain bike racing,” she said.

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"Jupiter" Jones helped open Steamboat's backcountry

Local skiing legend, founder of Steamboat Powdercats, died late last month

Carroll Sherwood Jones — Jupiter Jones to his friends and to the wide world of skiing — founded Steamboat Powdercats and revolutionized backcountry skiing in Steamboat Springs.