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OpenSnow’s Joel Gratz: Long-range forecasting is like predicting the Super Bowl

September 7, 2018 — EAGLE — How much might it snow this winter? No one really knows for sure, especially not this time of year. Open Snow recently released its long-range forecast for parts of Colorado, but does it really matter? “The thing is with these seasonal forecasts, most

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Steamboat Springs to host Continental Cup with 1st women’s Nordic competition

September 6, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Alexa Brabec’s name.  STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — For the second year in a row, Steamboat Springs will play host to the International Ski Federation Continental Cup. The event is part of a joint bid with

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Alterra to acquire Crystal Mountain in Washington

September 6, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Alterra Mountain Co. announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, according to a news release. Crystal Mountain was independently owned by its President and CEO John Kircher, who bought the mountain in 2017 from Boyne

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Prospect of 2nd sheet of ice melting away with increased cost

September 5, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Howelsen Hill Ice Arena might not get a second sheet of ice after the estimated cost of the project rose from $3.2 million in early July to $4.43 million. The Steamboat Springs City Council granted the project a stay of execution at

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Pond skimmer who jumped into crowd at Copper pleads guilty to reckless endangerment

September 4, 2018 — FRISCO — The skier accused of trying to jump the crowd at Copper Mountain’s annual Slopesoakers pond-skimming event April 14 pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge earlier this month. Hayden Patrick Wright, 27, flew off the pond-skim course

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club mogul skiers collect top spots in Australia

August 31, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club mogul skiers competed in the Australian National Freestyle Mogul Championships at the end of their three-week camp. The competition featured a lineup of the world's best mogul skiers from the U.S., Canada, Korea, Japan, France and Switzerland

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Ikon Pass adds access to Niseko, Japan

August 30, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — For the third consecutive day, Ikon Pass has announced additional partners, giving pass holders access to resorts in New Mexico, Washington, Michigan, Canada and Japan. Ikon Pass owner Alterra Mountain Co., which also owns Steamboat Resort, announced the following partners this week:

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Winter Sports Club, Steamboat council reach agreement on Howelsen Hill

August 27, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The city of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club have worked out an update to an agreement that details expectations for operations and maintenance on Howelsen Hill. After two years of negotiations, the city and the Winter Sports Club reached

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Steamboat mogul skiers head to Australia for winter training

August 9, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Five mogul skiers from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will leave for Australia on Friday to kick off snow training. "Mainly, it's our first on-snow training camp of the summer and fall, but there is an opportunity for us to ski

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Roll ‘em! A reel-to-reel rundown of Steamboat’s film festivals

August 6, 2018 — Steamboat Springs might not be Telluride, Sundance or Banff when it comes to film festivals. But it still showcases its fair share of celluloid, with a smattering of film festivals year-round. "Some festivals are collections of films with a common theme, and others are judge-based

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RESULTS: US Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Championships

July 31, 2018 — U.S. Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Championships Park City, Utah July 27, 2018 Male 10-km individual, HS100 Place, name, jump points, cross-country time Taylor Fletcher, 110.0, 22:11.0 Ben Loomis, 116.0, 23:05.0 Jasper Good, 110.5, 23:27.0 Jared Shumate, 105.5, 24:38.0 Grant Andrews, 101.5, 25:47.0 Beckett Ledger, 86.5,

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Steamboat Olympian Arielle Gold takes in ESPYs experience

July 20, 2018 — Some of the world's greatest athletes walked the red carpet at the ESPYs on Wednesday, including Steamboat's own Olympic snowboard half-pipe bronze medalist, Arielle Gold.

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7 events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics; women’s Nordic combined misses cut

July 20, 2018 — LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The International Olympic Committee added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games in a planning meeting Wednesday, but women’s Nordic combined did not make the cut. The next Winter Olympics will now include women’s monobob, big air freestyle skiing for

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Steamboat Olympian Arielle Gold to walk red carpet at ESPYs

July 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat's Arielle Gold didn't know until a week ago that she'd be going to the ESPYs. But the Olympic bronze medalist will have the chance to walk the red carpet with her brother, Taylor Gold, at 5 p.m. Wednesday. "I think for

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USA Nordic looks to advance from collaboration with Mayo Clinic

July 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The optimal Nordic combined athlete has not been defined, but Mayo Clinic has started its research. As a part of the new collaborative relationship with USA Nordic, the Mayo Clinic started testing for a multi-year analysis on ski jumpers and Nordic combined

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Lift repair, ice arena construction slated for Howelsen park

July 8, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – The chairlift on Steamboat's historic ski area, Howelsen Hill, is soon expected to get a lift. Contractors from Utah are expected to complete repairs on the Barrows Chairlift later this month. City council approved the construction up to $35,000. The repair will

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Steamboat Olympian Taylor Fletcher enjoys time off

July 5, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Three-time Olympian Taylor Fletcher was more excited about the crowd than his win in the Fourth of July Nordic combined roller ski competition in Steamboat Springs. Taylor gestured to the people sitting at the bottom of Howelsen Hill, roaring with cheers as ski jumpers

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Steamboat’s Fourth of July ski competition is one of a kind

July 4, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Sunny and 90 degrees doesn't seem like the perfect weather for a ski jump competition, but in Steamboat Springs, it's a Fourth of July tradition. Competitors slipped on their body suits and traveled up the storied Howelsen Hill to its 75-meter jump

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RESULTS: Ski Jumping Extravaganza, July 3, 2018

July 3, 2018 — Ski Jumping Extravaganza July 3 Howelsen Hill NC Start HS45/HS75 U12 Girls 1. Eva Minotto 77.7 2. Ella Wilson 55.0 3. Haley Brabec 46.1 4. Emma Russell 45.4 Boys 1. Sawyer Graves 105.6 2. Owen Wither 105.2 3. Arthur Tirone 103.2 4. Kade Lawton 101.2

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Olympians humbled by chance to be grand marshals of Steamboat’s 4th of July parade

July 3, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Listening to Nelson Carmichael and his wife, Caroline Lalive Carmichael, talk about being selected as grand marshals at Steamboat Springs’ annual Fourth of July parade conjures up images of a “Wayne's World” skit. "We are not worthy," Nelson said when asked how

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