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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, he de...signed 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. More

New Chairs Highlight Colorado’s Early Openers; More Snowmaking At Mount Rose

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The ropes were dropped on and the lifts were spinning Oct. 12 at Wolf Creek Ski Area, signaling the beginning of another ski and snowboard season across the West.

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Purgatory Power Pass Extends Reach To Partners

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Call it Epic-Lite or Ikon 2.0, but the southern Colorado-based Power Pass has taken off around the country, into Canada and across the seas.

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Regular Air Service Comes To Taos From Dallas, Austin

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The owner of Taos Ski Valley has purchased a 30-seat passenger jet and will begin regular flights to and from Texas to the airport serving the northern New Mexico resort.

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Wolf Creek Wins Race To Open First

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A midweek snowstorm has dropped up to 20 inches on the slopes of Wolf Creek, prompting the management to say they will spin the lower beginner lift on Saturday (Oct. 13).

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Alyeska Resort To Be Sold To Western Canada Hotel Chain

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The owners of Alyeska Resort have announced that they have sold all the assets of the resort, including 300-room Hotel Alyeska at the base of Alaska’s largest mountain.

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Kick The Tires Of The Latest At Ski and Snowboard Shows

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A sure sign that ski and snowboard season is just around the corner comes when resort promoters, equipment reps and retailers head to big cities across the country for preseason ski and snowboard shows.

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One Final Drive, One Last Putt: Fall Golf In The High Country

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Just like for skiers and ‘boarders, golfers want to squeeze in that last day of the season. Even as most U.S. resorts are turning on their snow guns and warming up the snowcats, many still keep the golf course open for those late-season die-hards.

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Sipapu Plans To Double Size With Lifts, Blue And Green Terrain

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Another small ski and snowboard area in the southern Rockies is ready to expand: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort has announced projects to add lifts, trails and more on-mountain dining.

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Dallas Joins Preseason Winter Sports Show Circuit

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The state of Texas has long been a large market for ski and snowboard resorts across the West. So it makes sense to have a preseason expo in Dallas.

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Grand Targhee Reinvigorates Improvement Plans

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Just before the 2008 recession, Grand Targhee unveiled plans for major changes to the western Wyoming resort, but they didn’t get much farther than that. Now, 10 years later, they are back.

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