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Andy started skiing at about three years old. His father Jim held him between his legs and off they went down New England trails. Soon, Andy joined the Fourth Estate and moved to Colorado, thereupon finding work as a staff writer or editor for newspapers – including a stint as Ski Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. In between,...
Andy started skiing at about three years old. His father Jim held him between his legs and off they went down New England trails. Soon, Andy joined the Fourth Estate and moved to Colorado, thereupon finding work as a staff writer or editor for newspapers – including a stint as Ski Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. In between, he designed and wrote public school curriculum, edited Concrete Pumping & Placing Magazine, and got a master’s degree in English. All the while, he skied. So, the marriage of snowsports and journalism has only been waiting for Andy to catch on. He’s glad he finally did.
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Insider Guide: Wolf Creek

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Anyone who hears the words "Colorado" and "powder" in the same sentence best expects "Wolf Creek" to follow closely behind.

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Overcrowding At Washington's Crystal Mountain Prompts Limited Ticket Sales

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Turning skiers and riders away from a resort on a powder day is not what resorts want to do but, in the case of Crystal Mountain, there was not a choice.

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Insider Guide: Taos Ski Valley

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Taos Ski Valley is a skier's mountain. Not for the faint of heart. It can match steeps with any in the Rockies. And, if storms course far enough south, it's a dry powder snow-pocket nonpareil. Six years of new ownership has smartly overhauled the lifts and base areas of this venerable original-family resort, including high-end hotel The Blake and chairlift to the top of Kachina Peak.

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Heli-Skiing In U.S.: Heading Deep Into Pow' Territory

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Taking a helicopter to find untouched powder isn't only for skiers and riders in Alaska or Canada: Plenty of runs can be had in the Lower 48, too.

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Sun Valley Unveils Plans For New High-Speed, More Bowls, More Trees

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A much-anticipated expansion project on the north edge of Sun Valley is set to get underway this summer.

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Seniors Have To Get Older And Older To Ski-Ride For Free

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Once there was a time when you reached age 60, you'd skied for free. Then you had to be 70. And now, at a half-dozen Western resorts, 80 is the new 60.

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Parking At The Mountain Getting More Expensive In West

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This season, Solitude Mountain decided that all who drive up to the Utah resort will pay for parking -- prompting an industry-wide look at overcrowded lots, traffic jams and public transport options on the way to the hill.

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Powder Stashes Abound In Northwest, But Heavier Than Most

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In most seasons, the Pacific Northwest can claim the most snow in the country -- and the heaviest powder. So, skiers and riders who head up to the Cascades know they have to work a bit harder to carve up the freshies.

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Woodwards of the West Open For Action On Slopes

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Action-sports company Woodward began with summer camps in the East but now is firmly established in the Rockies and the Sierra for adventurous skiers and snowboarders ready to up their game.

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Denverites Set To Ride The Rails To Winter Park Again

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With greater purpose than ever, the "Winter Park Express" fires up for another season Jan. 10, adding all Fridays to its daily service from Denver to the slopes and trail of Winter Park, and back.

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All Up And Running: Utah Resorts Dive Into The Season

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All 14 ski and snowboard mountains within the state boundaries of Utah hit the "Go" switch before Christmas holidays, and visitors should expect new stuff on the mountains, at the ticket window, and in the lodge.

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Wyoming Skiing And Riding Goes Big, Stays Small

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In the state of Wyoming, the major resorts hang tight to the Tetons in the west, while a host of smaller, town hill-type mountains spread out across much of the western half of the state.

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Keystone Seeks To Put Lift In Back Bowls

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Greater lift access to the back bowls at Keystone is the subject of plans submitted to the U.S. Forest Service.

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New Chairlifts In Future For Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek

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Plans unveiled by Vail Resorts for next season have chairlifts opening new terrain at Beaver Creek, upgrading flow at Breckenridge, and replacing an old with a new at Keystone.

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Variety Is Spice Of Colorado Day-Trip Mountains

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Tucked in among the mega-resorts of the Colorado Rockies you can find a 10-pack of lesser-known mountains that bring skiing and riding to their local communities -- and a taste of the sport's history in the Centennial State.

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Plenty Of New At Idaho Ski And Snowboard Resorts

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As the 2019-2020 season opens in Idaho, skiers and snowboarders who venture into the northern tier of the Rockies will find lots of new lifts, terrain and facilities to explore.

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Public-Private Land Swaps Taken Off Utah Rec Legislation

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A property exchange concept that would've added much-desired commercial space around the base of four Utah resorts didn't hold up under the appraisers' eyes and, thus, has been scrapped.

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Pacific Northwest Resorts Bring Upgrades To New Season

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Pacific storms have begun to swing northward on the West Coast, prompting ski and snowboard resorts in the Northwest to spring life for the season.

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Lake Tahoe, SoCal Resorts Open With More Snow Forecasted

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After a landmark season last year, California's ski and snowboard resorts are pumped to do it again, with a half-dozen more opening around Thanksgiving and plenty of snow on the way.

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From Snowbasin to Park City: Utah Resorts Head Into New Season

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New and renovated restaurants, more snowmaking, and parking, and remodeled base areas top the list of work done over the summer at Utah resorts, as early-season snow means opening as expected for Utahans and visitors.

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