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Unions Crop Up At Western Resorts; Beaver Creek Ski School Seeks Representation

Beaver Creek ski instructorsSeeking better pay, the ski and snowboard instructors at Colorado’s Beaver Creek are the latest employee group to attempt to form a union at a major Western resort.

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Mountain Flights In Colorado More Frequent, Convenient This Winter

Aspen AirportWinter travelers to Colorado resorts have a choice: Take advantage of convenient flying into Denver International Airport and make the two-hour drive to Summit County, Winter Park or beyond.

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Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton Epic Passes Offer Plenty Of Choices

Aston AlpsMinnesota’s Afton Alps and Michigan’s Mr. Brighton are both part of the Epic Pass, which offers unlimited access to all of Vail Resorts western ski areas as well as both Midwest resorts. It offers as much slope time for diehard Heartland skiers and riders as they want.

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Snowboard Big Air, Alpine Team Event Added to 2018 Olympics; U.S. World Cup Stops Set

Big Air in KoreaBig air snowboarding and an alpine team event were approved the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air. U.S. World Cup stops were released by the F.I.S. as well.

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Epic Adventure! Eight Colorado Resorts In A Day

Eight ResortsSporting an Epic Pass, a Copper/Winter Park Patriots Pass and a Loveland lift ticket, Disabled American Veteran Jerry Eller of Canon City, Colorado recently conquered an eight-resort solo adventure.

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Vail Resorts Launches Free Skiing, Riding For K-5 Colorado School Kids

Epic School KidsVail Resorts will offer all Colorado kindergarten through fifth graders 16 days of free skiing - four days each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone for the remainder of the current 14-15 season and beyond.

 

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Record 200,000 Fans Turn Out For Alpine World Championships At Vail/Beaver Creek; On To St. Moritz In 2017

World Championships concludeA record 200,000 spectators came to see the races and evening concerts in Vail Valley over the course of the two-week 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, according to Ceil Folz, president of the organizing committee. This was the third time the event has been held in the Vail Valley.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Defends Gold In World Championship Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin at WorldsMikaela Shiffrin, 19, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., wasn't to be denied defense of her slalom title on her home turf as the FIS Alpine World Championships wind down at Beaver Creek. But, it took a burst of energy near the end of the course. 

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Ted Ligety Wins First American Gold Medal at World Championships Giant Slalom; Flawless Second Run

Ted Ligety Beaver Creek 2013Ted Ligety made it a flawless second run in the Giant Slalom at the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. Friday to snag the first gold medal for the USA so far in this two-week event with only a weekend to go. 

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USA Medal Count Remains Stalled At World Championships; Shiffrin 8th In Giant Slalom

Red Tail Stadium at Beaver CreekThe stalled American medal count at the FIS Alpine World Championships stayed that way Thursday despite the hopes and cheers of hometown fans filling Beaver Creek’s Red Tail Stadium for a Giant Slalom featuring both Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn. 

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A-Mazing Tina Maze Mines More Gold At Worlds In Alpine Combined; Spoils Austrian Party

Tina MazeAnother day at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and a third medal for Slovenia’s Tina Maze who once again spoiled the Austrian party. American Lindsey Vonn was seventh in the downhill portion of the women’s Alpine Combined event but straddled a gate atop the slalom course and did not finish.

 

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Ted Ligety's 'Go For It' Slalom Gets Him Bronze After 29th Spot In Downhill In Alpine Combined; Austrian Hirscher Wins

Marcel Hirscher wins Alpine CombinedIt’s about the halfway point of the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and there’s still no gold for the U.S. trophy case. But, the U.S. men continue to provide some surprises as Ted Ligety picked up a bronze medal in the Alpine Combined (downhill and slalom) on the strength of a “let it all hang out” slalom performance.

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USA's Travis Ganong Joins Two Swiss On Podium; Wins Silver Medal In Downhill At World Championships

Travis Ganong Silver Medal at C

American Travis Ganong found himself sandwiched between two Swiss racers all gracing the podium for the first time at an FIS World Championship. Ganong won a silver medal on the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey course Saturday. The USA's Steve Nyman finished just off the podium by just 0.03 seconds in fourth spot.

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No Fairy Tale Ending At Women's Downhill As Vonn Disappoints In Fifth; Slovenian Star Tina Maze Wins Gold

Tina Maze wins WC downhillThe much ballyhooed and anticipated women's downhill at the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. is now being bally-hooed in Slovenia where Tina Maze, it's own superstar, won gold in a time of one minute, 45.89. 

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Austrians Stay Golden After Men's super-G Won By Hannes Reichelt At Worlds Thursday; Bode Miller's Comeback Crashes

Mens Super G worldsWhat a difference a day makes. After the men’s super-G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship at Beaver Creek, Colo. was postponed Wednesday due to heavy snowfall and high winds. Thursday’s re-scheduled race was staged under dream conditions with blue skies on a well-prepared course. 

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Heavy Snow, Winds Doom Wednesday Men's Super G At Worlds; USA's Bode Miller Back On DH Training Course

Prep for worlds at Beaver CreekThe cold front due to hit Colorado's central Rocky Mountain Range and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek overnight came in later than forecast, giving race officials who were up on the mountain early in the morning some hope that today's race wouldn’t impacted by the weather. It was not to be.

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Austria's Anna Fenninger Wins First Gold At World Alpine Championships In Colorado; Vonn Gets Bronze In Super G

Anna Menninger wins super G at '15 WorldsThe season long battle between America’s Lindsey Vonn and Austria’s Anna Fenniger played out at Beaver Creek Tuesday and it was Fenninger taking home the first gold medal of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in super G. Slovenia’s Tina Maze won silver and Vonn took bronze.

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America's Steven Nyman Ready To Take On The World This Week In Colorado

Steven Nyman at Val GardenaSteven Nyman’s ski boots were on the podium at the base of Beaver Creek just two months ago, after he pulled off a third place finish in the Audi Birds of Prey downhill. Now he’s back, and he’s carrying a payload of perpetual motion – and stoke. 

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Forest Service Leverages World Championships To Kick Off ‘Responsible Recreation’ Campaign

Forest Service campaign on Vail GondoaSkiers and snowboarders often overlook that most of the thrills and spills they have at a Colorado resort take place with publicly owned lands underfoot.

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Alpine World Championships Underway At Snowy Vail/Beaver Creek; Downhill Training, Opening Ceremonies Monday

Preparations at WorldsThe first training run of the much anticipated women's downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek was postponed from Monday morning until 1 p.m. because of snowy weather. Temps are about 20 degrees. Men's and women's Giant Slalom free skiing has been cancelled for the day. Chances of more snow are good through Wednesday.

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