Historian Sureva Towler set out in the mid-1980s to tell the story of one of Steamboat Springs’ most cherished institutions. It took four years, but when she finished, Towler had published “The History of Skiing in Steamboat Springs,” and she created a reference where people could access our town’s rich and long skiing history in one place.
As the owner of Nordic Excavating, Ricky Mewborn's phone rings when people need a hole for a foundation, have snow moved from the driveway or want to place a few big rocks along the banks of the Yampa River to improve river flow. But before that, he was representing the United States as one of the top special jumpers in the world.
When former Alpine ski racer Andy LeRoy came to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at age 8, he was hoping to learn to ski while also finding a place to go when the school bell rang at the end of the day. But many years after his last top-level race, he realized that the club not only taught him to ski, it gave him a path to find success.
Sunshine Owens landed in Steamboat Springs in the mid-1990s after searching the country for a place that offered top-level ski training and a true high school experience. Once she arrived in Steamboat, Owens quickly discovered that being part of the Winter Sports Club was about a lot more than skiing.
These days, former freestyle skier Lauren Crawford is living hundreds of miles from the snow-covered ski slopes of Steamboat Ski Area, but she will never forget the influence the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club had on her as a child.
Lane Shipley knew he had it good growing up in Steamboat Springs, and he took advantage of almost every opportunity the town provided. “I was a product of the Steamboat Springs lifestyle,” Shipley said. “When you are young, you can do anything in our town, and I did everything.”
Walt Evans served as the executive director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club from 1979 to 1983.
This fall, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Board of Directors announced the hiring of Jim Boyne to serve as the club’s new executive director, effective Oct. 21. Boyne replaces 14-year director Rick DeVos.
A timeline of notable events from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's 100-year history.
It wasn’t a surprise that Switzerland’s Lara Gut won Saturday’s women’s World Cup super-G on the Raptor race course at Beaver Creek.
Steamboat Springs Alpine skier Anna Marno got her first World Cup start Saturday at the Raptor Women’s World Cup at Beaver Creek, but she’s going to have to wait for her first finish.
Graduation and injuries aren't doing Hayden boys basketball any favors in the early going, but head coach Mike Luppes said his young group has a chance to make some noise this season.
I've skied with a lot of talented athletes throughout the years, but there is something different about taking to the slopes with a skiing legend like Billy Kidd.
Switzerland’s Lara Gut is on a streak, and the 22-year-old continued what has been a breakout season with a win at the first downhill of the World Cup season at Beaver Creek.
Soroco High School boys basketball graduated three starters from last year's improved squad, but returning pieces could spell further improvement for the Rams.