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Powder day euphoria in the 'Boat

After 20 inches of new snow Thursday morning, local skiers celebrate with early morning turns of delight.

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Vintage, classic snowmobiles to race in Hayden in January

A brand-new piece of machinery fresh as the driven snow can be fun in the wintertime, but if you’ve got an older model snowmobile you’ve kept in good shape, the chance to show it off is coming up soon. Vintage & Classic Oval Snowmobile Racing takes place all day Jan. 7 and 21 at Hayden Speedway. The event, hosted by X-Treme Mountain Racing and Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Club of Colorado, will highlight older sleds on the track.

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A Kidd at Christmas

After 46 years, Billy Kidd still loves skiing every day in Steamboat

Billy Kidd has been guiding his 1 p.m. daily ski clinics at Steamboat Ski Area for 46 years. Even after all that, the busiest time of the year — between Christmas and New Years — only invigorates him.

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Crowd management: Ski like a local on a busy day at Steamboat Ski Area

Navigating the ski mountain on a busy weekend is an art. With a bit of planning, a skier or snowboarder can find ways to avoid (most of) the lift lines, find a spot to eat lunch in a timely manner and, with a bit of luck, even end up all alone in a bit of untouched powder.

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Carrigan 3 times a winner at Buck Hill

There was no debating last week at a Race to the Cup Alpine snowboarding event in Buck Hill, Minnesota, that Steamboat Springs rider Maggie Rose Carrigan was the fastest woman there.

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Behind the Gold: A different kind of athlete

It takes a different kind of athlete to race snowboardcross. Telluride’s Hagen Kearney, well, he’s a different kind of athlete. Today, he’s a World Cup winner!

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Steamboat Springs birders report record-setting bird count

Litteral said 24 birders identified 42 species of birds, including many robins, rosy-finches, a Wilson’s snipe and a Lapland longspur, a particularly rare bird to see in Routt County.

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Baden seventh in U.S. Grand Prix

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden spun his way into a seventh-place finish Saturday at the U.S. Grand Prix snowboarding event at Copper Mountain.

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Riding for recovery: Burn camp helps injured children

Some with burn injuries live their lives avoiding swimming pools and wearing long sleeves. The goal at the Children’s Hospital Colorado winter burn camp in Steamboat Springs is to ensure that never happens.

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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.