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International Nordic combined returning in December to Steamboat Springs

October 13, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Elite international Nordic combined competition is coming back to Steamboat Springs this winter. Howelsen Hill be the stage for three Nordic combined Continental Cup races early this season. The first race is set for Dec. 15, with one on Dec. 16 and

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As baby boomers leave ski slopes, millennials are failing to fill in the gaps

October 11, 2017 — PARK CITY — Ski resorts expect older, wealthier individuals who have the time and money to ski more. What is not expected is as that generation retires from skiing, fewer youth replace their spots on the chair lifts. Jim Powell, vice president of marketing at

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open for 2017-18 season Friday, Oct. 13

October 10, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced Tuesday it will open for the 2017-18 ski and snowboard season on Friday, Oct. 13. The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9 a.m., giving skiers and snowboarders access to the intermediate High Noon trail. Arapahoe Basin is

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Steamboat’s Bryan Fletcher wins 3rd national title in Nordic combined

October 8, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There are bigger races to come, more important honors to chase, but on Sunday, Bryan Fletcher didn't have any trouble appreciating the U.S. Nordic Combined National Championships. Competing in Lake Placid, New York, he was solid in difficult jumping conditions, then more

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The women who dare: Steamboat female Nordic combined athletes awaken to Olympic possibilities

October 8, 2017 — Kathleen O'Connell is retired from ski jumping. That both was her choice and it wasn't, and it both is true and it isn't. The Steamboat Springs athlete made that decision, to fly for the last time, at the end of the 2012-13 winter when she

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This winter is definitely (maybe) Bryan Fletcher’s last hurrah

October 7, 2017 — He's not quite ready to stone-cold confirm it, but when Steamboat Springs skier Bryan Fletcher talks about his future in Nordic combined, his language is getting more and more precise. Last winter, the question about retirement after the 2017-18 season and the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Freaky weather at heart of “Rogue Elements,” new TGR film showing in Steamboat Friday

October 5, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Time is of the essence when it comes to tumultuous ski season conditions. "One day can be blowing powder, then the next it’s 70 and sunny," said Michael Martin, local powder hound. "Just look at this week, Monday you have 20 inches

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See how Steamboat placed in SKI Magazine’s annual resort rankings

September 27, 2017 — SKI Magazine’s 2018 annual reader rankings of the top ski resorts in the United States are out, and Steamboat Ski Area was again ranked among the top 15 in the west. Here’s the top 15 from the magazine’s 2018 Resort Guide: 1. Deer Valley, Utah

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Denver, Salt Lake City and Reno considered to host Winter Olympics in 2026 or 2030

September 26, 2017 — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee say they are interested in hosting a Winter Olympics, either in 2026 or 2030. At a news conference Monday, CEO Scott Blackmun said Salt Lake City, Denver and Reno, Nevada, are among the cities that might be considered. Blackmun

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Snow making operations get an early start at Loveland Ski Area

September 25, 2017 — Snow guns began pouring snow onto the slopes at Loveland Ski Area early Monday morning, as preparations got underway for a mid-October opening of the mountain. "It's a little bit early," ski area spokesman John Sellers said. "Typically, we start the last weekend in September,

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Justin Reiter retires from snowboarding

September 13, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs snowboarder Justin Reiter, a 2014 Winter Olympian, never really understood when other athletes described waking up one day to discover their competitive fire extinguished. Reiter's own fire has defined his career and his life. He tried to step away from

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Colorado ski areas build more mountain coasters than lifts in 2017

September 13, 2017 — Resorts in the Colorado Ski Country USA trade association are adding more mountain coaster rides (four) than new chairlifts (one) this summer and fall. It’s another sign that traditional ski resorts are broadening their horizons and looking for additional ways to attract customers throughout the

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Colorado’s best young moguls skiers fly with golden passes

September 12, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It wasn’t quite the last splash of the season, but it was close for two dozen freestyle moguls skiers — a group of the most talented young bumps skiers in the state, who were gathered in Steamboat Springs for an all-star camp.

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Talk of Salt Lake City or Denver bidding on 2026 Winter Olympic Games

September 12, 2017 — There’s an outside shot the United States won’t have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It’s a longshot, but there’s talk in Salt Lake City, and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games, which take place two

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Steamboat snowboarder Mick Dierdorff breaks through, onto World Cup podium

September 10, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs snowboarder Mick Dierdorff is riding his best at the right time, or at least close to it. Dierdorff, who's starting his eighth season racing on the snowboard cross World Cup circuit, rode to a third-place finish Sunday in a World

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Winter Sports Club hires director of development

September 1, 2017 — The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club announced this week that Ellen Campbell is joining the organization as director of development, "responsible for spearheading development efforts, fundraising and support partnerships for both the SSWSC and the SSWSC Foundation," according to a club news release. Campbell replaces

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New Steamboat Ski Area owners acquire Utah’s Deer Valley Resort

August 21, 2017 — The new ski conglomerate affiliated with Steamboat Ski Area and Aspen Skiing Co. made another move Monday by reaching an agreement to acquire Deer Valley Resort in Utah. The new ski company, which is still unnamed, said the purchase is anticipated to be completed prior

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13-year-old Steamboat skier at home in Finland

August 10, 2017 — For now, Nordic combined is all about having fun for 13-year-old Niklas Malacinski, and the Steamboat Springs skier has been doing plenty of that. "You never have to wake him up for 7 a.m. training," said his mother, Essi Kenttala. "He's always excited to go.

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Steamboat’s Annika Belshaw, Decker Dean top podiums in ski jumping

August 2, 2017 — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski jumping coach Karl Denney and ski jumper Decker Dean were on their way to a month-long training camp in Slovenia on Wednesday after Dean turned in some impressive results last week at the Springer Tournee and U.S. Senior Championships in Park City, Utah.

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Asking for help and counting the days, aspiring Steamboat Olympians look ahead

July 25, 2017 — You start counting the days a year out, Brant Crossan explained, so he started this spring, Feb. 9, at 365. February 10 was 364. February 11, 363. Day 300 came and went in April. Tuesday marked another big number, 200. The days count down to

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