It can be surprisingly difficult to take a picture at the summit of Mount Everest, and it’s surprisingly important to do so. Steamboat climber Kim Hess had traveled a long way to get that photo, and she wasn't about to leave without it.
Rumors swirled in the spring that when Steamboat Ski Area closed, so would the life of Steamboat's large 18-foot half-pipe in Bashor Bowl. Turns out, the pipe will return, but questions about half-pipe role in an evolving snowsports world remain.
Saturday, about 30 other riders tried both their balance and their patience in a bike polo tournament on Yampa Street, the unofficial continuation of one of Steamboat Springs’ most unofficial sports.
Saige Lottes and Riq Rogers helped lead the way for the Steamboat Springs Swim Team last weekend at a big event in Aspen.
One-third of the way through the season, the Steamboat Storm baseball team is all even.
A team of Steamboat Springs baseball players went 2-2 through the weekend at a tournament in Glenwood Springs, placing third.
Twisted Trails Running Company, the running store started in Steamboat Springs in late 2014, is expanding.
In his first year serving as a manager for the Steamboat Storm summer college baseball team, Matt Ellinghuysen said he had one big takeaway.
New season set to begin at Steamboat Bike Park
New trails are on tap this summer in Steamboat Bike Park at Steamboat Ski Area, which is set to open Thursday with Routt County Riders Sponsorship Day.
Awards include teams and coach of the year for 2015-16
Soroco High School took home both male and female athlete of the year honors for Routt County.
A Steamboat Springs-based junior hockey team opted to go Western, and Wednesday, the squad took one big step closer to the season by settling on a name.
New camp available for 1st, 2nd graders
Basketball players may play in the winter, Steamboat Springs High School boys hoops coach Michael Vandahl said, but they are made in the summer, and he’s hoping to make some players this summer.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team enjoyed one of its best seasons in 20 years this spring. The good times kept rolling this weekend for the Steamboat Springs Youth Soccer Association, which won championships in two divisions at the Real Colorado Cup soccer tournament on the Front Range.
Two earn All-America honors playing for CU
A pair of Steamboat Springs graduates playing on the University of Colorado men's club lacrosse team earned All-America honors from the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.
Steamboat Springs mountain climber Kim Hess reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday morning. Chhiring Dorje Sherpa made it Thursday.
This month's U.S. team announcements meant great news for some local skiers and snowboarders and bad news for some others. Moguls skier Sophia Schwartz was on the bad news side, but she said she's intent on continuing her career.
Skiing helped Bryan Fletcher as he bounced back from leukemia, which he was originally diagnosed with at the age of 3. Now, he wants to help other children bounce back, as well, and the foundation he helped found for that purpose, ccThrive, netted a big award last week from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
The best season of Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer in the past 15 years came to an end Thursday night, the Sailors shedding tears and sharing hugs with teammates, friends and family as the sun set at Lewis-Palmer High School.
Seventeen years ago, the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team met Lewis-Palmer in the state quarterfinals game that shares eerie similarities with the task the team faces Thursday. The Sailors hope the similarities prove more than superficial.
It wasn’t a case of a dream lost for Steamboat Springs High School senior Finn O’Connell. It was more a case of a dream swapped.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is certified golden, at least in the eyes of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.
The season ended Friday for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team, a day short of a medal at the Class 4A state tennis tournament in Pueblo.
The phone rings every day until the callers finally get what they want, Tom Taylor explained. This week, the head Haymaker Golf Course pro was finally able to give them the answer they wanted. The course opens for the season bright and early Friday.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team wasn’t able to make enough good things happen Thursday, and now, the squad will have to wait for Friday to see if something good will happen to it.
Steamboat Springs Alpine snowboarder Justin Reiter has dropped his lawsuit against the International Olympic Committee. He had hoped to force the organization to reverse its decision to remove parallel slalom from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
It’s been that kind of season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team, so of course, as the team was preparing to leave for the Class 4A state tennis tournament in Pueblo, something went wrong.
For all he has said in his career and all he hasn’t, Steamboat Springs resident sportscaster Verne Lundquist was awarded Tuesday with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports at the 37th annual Sports Emmy Awards.
Boys lacrosse team falls in first round of playoffs
The Sailors lost Tuesday in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs, the No. 10 seed falling on the road against No. 7 Golden, 8-7.
Sailors will play at Golden on Tuesday
The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team will open tournament play on the road, playing at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Golden High School.
It was down, up and, finally, down Saturday. The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team is hoping it can find one more up as it heads into the Class 4A state playoffs, the seeding of which will be announced Sunday.
It was one of the closest calls the team has had, but Friday, the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis players managed to pull it off, winning their 12th consecutive regional championship.
Adam Chadbourne may not have won an Olympic medal, but he's helped plenty of others to that achievement, and he hopes to continue that string of success as he takes over the Alpine program at Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team advanced five of its seven regional tournament entries to the championship matches of their respective brackets Thursday, but the team will have to log another strong day Friday if it’s to extend its regional title streak to 12.
Steamboat girls haven't lost regional title since 2004
There have been years it was close and years it was seemingly predestined, but for 11 consecutive years, there's been one constant with the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team. They've been regional champions. That streak is anything but assured to continue, however, as the team sets out to try to win No. 12.
“Hockey Town USA” is a term already spoken for, but organizers explained at a Tuesday news conference how they hope to turn Steamboat Springs into a hockey town anyway. A day after an announcement that a junior hockey team would make its home in Steamboat, officials from that team were in town to begin putting down roots.
Steamboat scored three second-half goals Monday to beat rival Battle Mountain, securing the Sailors' first league championship in 10 years.
Junior hockey team to begin play in October
Steamboat Springs is home to plenty of athletes who dream big and dedicate themselves to their sports. It’s about to become home to at least 25 more. A junior hockey team will begin play in town this fall.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team, ranked No. 6 in the state, lost Saturday on the road against another top-10 team, Valor Christian, No. 7.
Baseball season is well underway around the country and even for a few Steamboat Springs teams. The season is coming hard for Steamboat itself, too, and Tuesday, the local youth league organization, Yampa Valley Youth Baseball, will host a fundraiser to help prepare.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team lost Friday, falling 20-5 on the road against Grand Junction.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team didn’t get a ton of chances Friday afternoon, but it took advantage of enough of them, then again leaned on a strong defensive effort and on a few outstanding plays from goalie Ocoee Wilson.
Sailors battle through nasty mid-game storm, lose 12-7
Mother Nature did about all she could to end Thursday's high school girls lacrosse game between Steamboat Springs and Battle Mountain. But an army of shovel-wielding parents, a determined coach and an athletic director with a snow-plow equipped pickup didn't let a nasty mid-game storm cancel the game.
Girls lacrosse team falls 9-7 versus Summit
It was cool Tuesday afternoon at Gardner Field in Steamboat Springs, and the precipitation wavered between cold rain, light snow and heavier snow. The mood of the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team after their game against Summit reflected that gloomy weather.
Twenty years after a serious skiing accident, Craig Kennedy occasionally looks back but keeps moving forward.
Steamboat snowboard racer hopes to capitalize on strong season
Coming off a strong season, snowboard cross racer Mick Dierdorff is more determined than ever to realize his Olympic dreams.
It’s still plenty early in the spring season for the Rocky Mountains, but it’s late for the Steamboat Golf Club. The course will welcome its first golfers of 2016, club members and their guests, on Friday, then will open to the public on Saturday.
Crossan enjoys best season of career
After years toiling on the lesser ski cross circuits or at the very bottom of the World Cup world, Steamboat's Brant Crossan, now 24 years old, said the 2015-16 winter was his best yet.
Four Steamboat locals were on or near Mount Everest when the earth began to shake
Steamboat Springs mountain climber Kim Hess had envisioned her return to base camp at Mount Everest similarly to the way she envisioned reaching the summit. Those two moments live in her dreams, one just as important as the other, because, as she’d already learned through one excruciating accident, a climb isn’t over until you’ve gone all the way up, then come all the way back down.
The end of the season brought a few more strong results from Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freeskiers. The athletes wrapped up their spring with a trip to the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association championships in Winter Park.
Gymnastics dates back further in Cole Gibbs’s life than nearly anything else, including his memory.