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Adventure of the week: Holiday skiing

By no means am I a Scrooge this time of year, but I’ve always had a love-hate relationship when it comes to the holidays.

Nordic skiers impress in first JNQ races of the season

It’s only one weekend, but Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross country director Brian Tate liked what he saw out of his young athletes.

Muss has career-best day in Italy

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine snowboarder AJ Muss had the best performance of his career Saturday, riding to 11th in a parallel slalom event in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

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Santaniello shines in return to SSWSC, wins Sunday's ski race

The former Strawberry Park Elementary School student returned to Steamboat Springs last month to train with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and his first race with the SSWSC on Sunday went as well as he could have hoped.

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Eugene Buchanan: Ode to Daffy

Pop a daffy under the lift today, and you’re considered either a hipster or a loser. It’s a shame because the daffy is one of skiing’s marquee stunts — one that, unlike a cork 540, still is within the grasp of The Everyman Skier.

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Austin Colbert: Mastering the bunny slopes

In the roughly seven months I have lived in Steamboat Springs, one thing has become very clear to me — to truly be a local, to be part of the social scene, you need to ski or snowboard.

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Steamboat swim team qualifies two for state championship meets

The swimmers wrapped up the 2015 portion of their schedule last weekend at the FAST Mid-Season SC Finale meet, held at the Edora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins.

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Riders rip it up at Howelsen

It was a fast day on home snow Saturday for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine snowboarders. The club’s batch of young racers took to Howelsen Hill and came away with many high finishes.

Ledecka wins at Alpine snowboard World Cup

Czech Alpine snowboarder Ester Ledecka, who’s trained with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, got a blazingly fast start to her season Saturday.

Gold, Ladley make Dew Tour finals

Steamboat Springs snowboarders Taylor Gold and Matt Ladley qualified for Saturday's Dew Tour final round in the men's snowboard halfpipe competition in Breckenridge on Thursday.

Six local snowboarders named to U.S. team

A big batch of Steamboat Spring snowboaders were included on Wednesday when the U.S. Snowboard Team announced its athletes for the season.

Tumminello updates progress from Antartica

Steamboat Springs adventurer Doug Tumminello is started on his quest to ski from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. He’s towing all the supplies he’ll need for the trip and blogging as he goes, too.

Winter sports briefs: Gold makes Dew Tour finals

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold laid down a huge run to advance to Saturday's Dew Tour superpipe finals as the top qualifier. Elsewhere: the U.S. Nordic Combined Team began competition, Anna Marno earned her first World Cup finishes and five skiers with local ties made the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team.

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Something to celebrate: Family fights on despite Marine's cancer

A cancer diagnosis at age 27 changed everything for Marine Brett Kerkhof. Still, after the worst year of their lives, he, his wife, Mielle, and their 1-year old daughter, Cadence, came to Steamboat Springs with some of their best friends to celebrate.

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STARS expands PE offerings at Steamboat schools

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports is becoming more involved in local schools this year through new adaptive physical education programs.