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Steamboat cross country skiers compete in West Yellowstone

December 3, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — To kick off the cross country skiing season, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes traveled to the West Yellowstone Ski Festival in Montana. Testing their strength and stamina for the first time...

SBT GRVL sells out in 25 minutes

December 3, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If you were 30 minutes late to register for the 2020 SBT GRVL (Steamboat Gravel) mountain bike race, you missed out. Just 25 minutes after general registration opened up at 7 a.m....

Skier triggers weekend avalanche on Rabbit Ears

December 3, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Avalanche danger in Routt County has escalated in recent days, following heavy snow storms and gusting winds.   On Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center received its first report of an avalanche in the Routt...

PHOTOS: 2019 Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bright and early on a chilly Thanksgiving morning, serious and casual runners alike gathered with family at Steamboat Springs High School for the annual Turkey Trot.

Ben Saheb wins for Dream Job contest at Big Sky

November 28, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Ben Saheb was at the end of a monthlong backpacking trip through Europe, in the middle of Vatican City, when he got the notification on his phone. The Steamboat Springs photographer-filmmaker-video editor...

A new challenge: Steamboat to start official Ski Ascent Series

November 21, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Skinning, ski mountaineering, uphill skiing — they’re all essentially the same thing — skiing up, then down the mountain. And more people are catching on to its greatness. The Steamboat Springs Parks and...

Snow hits Steamboat ahead of new gondola debut

November 21, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The grand opening for Steamboat Resort’s new and improved gondola is set for Saturday, and meteorologists expect a fresh blanket of snow in time for skiers and riders to hit mid-mountain.  The event...

Turkey Trot has become established Thanksgiving tradition

November 20, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There are a handful of steadfast Thanksgiving traditions: the parade, turkey and football. Then of course, there is the Turkey Trot. On Thanksgiving morning, the Steamboat Springs High School track and cross...

Steamboat senior runner competes in Argentina

November 19, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Maggi Congdon, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School, has been running for years, but in 2019, it her sport has brought her to two new continents. In August, she traveled to...

Paralympian gold medalist joins STARS as program coordinator

November 14, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The first time Noah Elliott came to Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports — STARS — program changed his life.  At the time, he was a teenager battling osteosarcoma bone cancer...

SBT GRVL registration opens Dec. 3

November 5, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — SBT GRVL is back.  After the first annual SBT GRVL (Steamboat Gravel) race was a huge success, there was no hesitation to plan next year’s event. Registration for round two opens up...

The art of ski jump maintenance at Howelsen

October 31, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The ski jumps at Howelsen Hill are an iconic Steamboat Springs sight. What few people realize is the amount of work that goes into maintaining the massive jumps. A small group of...