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Race to the Cup kicks off in Steamboat Springs this weekend

December 7, 2018 — The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will host its annual Race to the Cup alpine snowboarding competition at Howelsen Hill this weekend.

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Steamboat to start spinning Morningside lift Thursday with 80 percent of terrain open

December 5, 2018 — Steamboat Resort will start spinning the Morningside lift Thursday and be open with a total of 143 trails and 2,364 skiable acres, which equals 80 percent of the resort’s skiable terrain.

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Volunteers sought for Continental Cup in Steamboat

December 3, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of positions for the upcoming Steamboat Ski Town U.S.A. Continental Cup at Howelsen Hill on Dec. 14 and 15. The event includes the first women's Nordic combined Continental Cup in North America. "To have athletes of

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RESULTS: 2018 Winter Start

December 2, 2018 — Editor’s note: These results were updated with the correct HS75 and HS100 Nordic combined results at 7:24 p.m. 2018 Winter Start Howelsen Hill, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Dec. 1 to 2, 2018 HS100 Nordic combined Rank, Name, Club U20 Women 1. Tess Arnone, Steamboat Springs Winter

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Flipped Nordic combined competition at Winter Start a challenge embraced by SSWSC athlete Bennett Gamber

December 2, 2018 — The blustery winds and gray skies quieted the excitement of the Winter Start Nordic combined competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday morning.

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Steamboat native starts Nordic ski team in Fort Collins

December 1, 2018 — An open trailer with over 100 pairs of skis and poles and 40 pairs of ski boots stands attached to a blue truck in the Steamboat Ski Touring center parking lot.

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New Steamboat Resort gondola to offer faster ride, more capacity

November 30, 2018 — After years of pondering and planning, Steamboat Resort on Friday announced it will be replacing the gondola.

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Winter Start competition marks beginning of Nordic combined, ski jumping season

November 30, 2018 — Nordic athletes from all over will kick off their season in the Winter Start competition at Howelsen Hill on Saturday.

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Fat bikes on Howelsen Hill: Pedal hard and leave no ruts

November 29, 2018 — Wintertime on Howelsen Hill isn’t just for the skiing.The Howelsen Hill Nordic Center is set to open to fat tire biking once more snow falls, said Howelsen Park Supervisor Brad Setter. Generally, this happens in mid-December.

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Aspen Mountain gets Forest Service approval on 180-acre terrain expansion

November 29, 2018 — ASPEN — The U.S. Forest Service has approved Aspen Mountain’s proposed 180-acre Pandora terrain expansion after concluding the “benefits outweigh the potential costs.” Forest Service supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams wrote in a draft decision released Wednesday that adding the acreage on the upper east side of the

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Vail snowboarder dies after jumping backcountry cliff

November 28, 2018 — MINTURN — Well-known Vail snowboarder Bindu Pomeroy, nicknamed “The Mayor of East Vail,” died Tuesday after hitting a cliff in a popular out-of-bounds area. Pomeroy, 44, landed head first in deep snow, according to skier John Spriggs, who was the first to reach him. “Our group

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross country skiers open season competition at West Yellowstone

November 27, 2018 — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club sent 13 cross country skiers to the West Yellowstone Ski Festival last weekend to race in FIS/USSA 5- and 10-kilometer races. 

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Aspen employee uninjured after out-of-bounds avalanche burial

November 27, 2018 — ASPEN — An Aspen Skiing Co. employee with Aspen Mountain Powder Tours was buried in an avalanche Saturday and then rescued by a colleague, according to a report filed with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The two employees were “scouting” terrain prior to beginning powder

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Copper Mountain gondola cabin falls from line during testing of new lift

November 27, 2018 — FRISCO — During testing of the new American Eagle lift Monday at Copper Mountain Resort, a gondola cabin broke free and fell to the ground just after exiting the base terminal. The lift was not open to the public, and no one was injured. A

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Steamboat Resort sets routes for uphill skiers, discourages dogs

November 23, 2018 — With an increase in the popularity of skiers bypassing the Gondola and instead exerting themselves to get to the top of Mount Werner, Steamboat Resort has instituted new rules for uphill access.

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Aspen-Snowmass expects snow, Ikon Pass to boost tourism

November 22, 2018 — ASPEN — Aspen Skiing Co. officials are optimistic that better snow conditions to start the season and the creation of the Ikon Pass could fuel growth in skier visits at its four ski areas this season. Last season, Steamboat Resort fared better than Skico, which

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Opening Day gets rave reviews at Steamboat Resort

November 21, 2018 — Mimosas, Champagne Power donuts, good snow conditions, plenty of sunshine and a little encouragement from an Olympian going into his 49th season working for Steamboat Resort helped usher in the 2018-19 ski season Wednesday.

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City seeks Nordic ambassador volunteers for Howelsen Hill

November 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The city of Steamboat Springs is seeking friendly, outgoing volunteers to greet Howelsen Hill Nordic trail users and inform them on the use of the facility as well as provide friendly tips and advice. All volunteer hours count toward a free 2018-19 Howelsen

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PHOTO and VIDEO: Opening Day at Steamboat Resort

November 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Resort kicked off the 2018-19 ski season Wednesday. Christie Peak Express and the gondola were spinning with access to 11 trails, including a terrain park.

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Olympian Billy Kidd offers tips for Opening Day at Steamboat Resort

November 20, 2018 — The long-awaited ski season has arrived at Steamboat Resort, and as skiers and boarders head to the slopes, Alpine skiing Olympian Billy Kidd has some advice for a fun Opening Day and a successful season.

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