Behind the Gold: Ligety gives back

Ted Ligety, a world and Olympic champion ski racer, spent a day helping a wide-eyed 8-year old learn to shave time off his runs.

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Trot, then turkey on Thursday

The annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day running race returns at 9 a.m. on Thursday with a slightly shorter course of 5 kilometers.

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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.

John F. Russell: Ski jumping perfect fit for summer fun

Imagine Bermuda shorts, loud, flowered shirts and a World Cup ski-jumping event taking place on an island with a tropical backdrop. It might sound like a crazy idea, but it's not out of the question with today's modern jumping complexes.

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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.

Hayden names athletes of the month

Cassidy Crawford and Christian Carson were named November’s athletes of the month at Hayden High School.

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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.

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Steamboat swim team opens winter schedule with strong times at Glenwood

Steamboat took eight girls and two boys to the meet, ages 9 to 13, with the girls’ team finishing third out of seven teams with 363 points. Aspen Swim Club won with 706 points, with Team Sopris taking second with 444 points.

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Explore’s Top 5 events Nov. 20 to Nov. 22

Not sure what to do this weekend? Explore brings you its top five picks for this weekend's round of events.

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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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Hockey teams shine in trio of tourneys

Hockey is well underway for local youth teams, many of which kicked off their seasons with the start of league play last weekend. Even with a whole season still to unfold, however, the local program may be awfully lucky if it enjoys another weekend like it did Nov. 6 to 8.

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Burger family leads the way in city tennis championships

Officially, brothers Jack and Teague Burger won the men’s 4.5 doubles bracket of the 2015 City Tennis Championships on Sunday inside The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. However, their opponents aren’t ready to admit defeat, at least not yet.

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Girls take to the run Saturday

None ran alone, instead tagging along with parents and teachers, or holding hands with friends and classmates as they trod the 3.1 miles, one massive train comprised of hundreds of smaller groups that made up the annual Girls on the Run event that once again swept across the roads in Strawberry Park.

Championships of city tennis tournament set for Sunday

An all-family affair will highlight the final day of the 2015 Steamboat Springs City Singles and Doubles Championships on Sunday at The Tennis Center.