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PHOTO GALLERY: Making a splash at the 2018 closing day pond skim competition

April 16, 2018 —

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PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Cardboard Classic at Steamboat Ski Area

April 14, 2018 —

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Steamboat snowboarders shine at nationals

April 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders finished off their season earlier this month with a huge haul of top results from the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski National Championships event in Copper Mountain. The club sent 34 athletes then

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Aspen Skiing Co. will redirect $5.5M to expand snowmaking after lackluster year

April 12, 2018 — After coming off a dismal 2017-18 ski season due to a lack of snow, Aspen Skiing Co. is redirecting $5.5 million in capital expenditures this summer to expand snowmaking for next ski season. At the beginning of this season, Skico was limited in what terrain

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With his days on the slopes limited, Steamboat’s Tim Fletcher and his family are fighting ALS with ski area laps

April 11, 2018 — The Fletcher family will be hitting the snow Saturday in Winter Park for another ALS fundraiser, Ski to Defeat ALS.

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Small avalanches observed in mountains near Steamboat

April 9, 2018 — The more-than 2 feet of wet, heavy snow that fell in the mountains around Steamboat Springs April 6 to 9 left a tender snowpack that was prone to sliding.

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Backcountry skier dies in avalanche in Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen

April 8, 2018 — ASPEN — A member of the Mountain Rescue Aspen team died in an avalanche Sunday near the Maroon Bowl, which is near but outside the Aspen Highlands ski resort boundary, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Sunday night. "It appears that

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Steamboat’s Kyle Taulman spreads the good word on adaptive sports during Paralympic Games

April 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There have always been people there to teach, Kyle Taulman said. Taulman, a Steamboat Springs sophomore, lost the use of his legs when he was just two years old after a tumor caused a spinal cord injury. There have been people along

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Clouds settle over valley for 10th annual Cody’s Challenge

April 7, 2018 —

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Cody’s Challenge lives on for 10th year Saturday

April 5, 2018 — The plan wasn't ever to be here in Steamboat Springs — 10 years later — preparing for yet another early and busy Saturday morning.

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Steamboat’s Olympic snowboarding siblings speak for protecting winters

April 3, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After an eventful winter competition season, including an Olympic bronze medal win in women's snowboard halfpipe, Steamboat Springs' world-class snowboarding siblings Arielle and Taylor Gold are coming home to share their stories. The Golds are planning a day of local school visits

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Bob Beattie’s pro skiing tour thrived in late ’70s, ’80s and boosted Steamboat locals’ careers

April 2, 2018 — Beattie revived Vanatta's racing career

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Skiing, broadcast legend Bob Beattie dies at age 85

April 2, 2018 — ASPEN — Alpine skiing legend Bob Beattie, who had been dealing with various health ailments, died Sunday. He was 85. Beattie’s son Zeno said his father passed away on Easter at Zeno’s home in Fruita. Bob Beattie, who was living in Woody Creek, adopted Aspen

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Steamboat Nordic skiers shine in season’s last surge

March 30, 2018 — The season didn't end for a group of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country skiers with fun days skating through spring slush. Instead, it ended with one of the team's toughest events of the year, one that tossed a group of Steamboat teenagers into the

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Hig Roberts pockets slalom title, turns in another strong showing at U.S. Alpine Championships

March 27, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Huge is how Steamboat Springs ski racer Hig Roberts described his performance in the slalom Saturday at the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships that were held at Sun Valley's Bald Mountain. "It was huge for me and for my family," Roberts said when contacted Monday

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Steamboat’s U16 Alpine skiers are dominating the competition

March 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A huge pack of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers are heading this week to the biggest event of their season, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard U16 National Championships at Mission Ridge Ski Resort in Wenatchee, Washington. The club qualified 16 skiers

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Shimko skiing from NYC to the U.S. Ski Team, via Steamboat Springs

March 25, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The path from Manhattan in New York City to the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team can't be a direct one for a lot of reasons. For Avital Shimko, that journey required one big waypoint, and she found it in Steamboat Springs, her home

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Best of the quest: Favorite photography from the 2018 Winter Olympics

March 25, 2018 — People keep asking which Olympics was best. I've been in Steamboat Springs for a decade now. In plenty of ways I'm still the Kansas kid who stumbled into town in February 2008, but in other ways, I'm not. One of the opportunities Steamboat has offered

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Steamboat Paralympian returns home, departs for National Championships

March 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It wouldn't be hard to understand if Steamboat Springs' first Paralympian, Allison Kunkel, was a little overwhelmed this week. Kunkel returned from the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Tuesday night where she collected a seventh-place finish in the super-G and

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‘Flying through a cloud’ with blind skier Erik Weihenmayer

March 23, 2018 — Skiing 'top-to-bottom' with legendary mountaineer

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