Skiers and snowboarders often overlook that most of the thrills and spills they have at a Colorado resort take place with publicly owned lands underfoot.
The 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.
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are just days away and the stoke is running high in Colorado and, for that matter, all across the ski world.
After all the great early snowfall this season, right now is the time to plan your last-minute holiday getaway. Although many lodging options may have been booked up months in advance, there’s still room at the inn for that perfect mountain winter retreat.
U.S. Ski Team men and women speed racers got their respective North American World Cup weekends off to strong starts Friday (Dec. 5).
Some of the best skiing in the U.S. is found in some of the least discovered locations, according to Travel Blue Book co-founder Greg Johnson, and the Heartland’s Lutsen Mountains is on that list.
In the ski industry these days, it’s all about choice. And now, at Beaver Creek Resort, skiers and snowboarders can choose a chair or gondola – on the same lift.
Nearly half of Colorado’s two dozen resorts have reopened for the summer, cranking up chair lifts, mountain biking trails and base-area entertainment through the Labor Day weekend.
New chairlifts, lodging renovations, “re-imagined” food service and a “one-of-a-kind” snowmaking upgrade highlights an announcement from Vail Resorts President and CEO Rob Katz that the company is spending $85 million for 2014-15.
American ski racing fans will have unprecedented coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek as the result of a media partnership announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports.
Flush from a powder-filled winter this season, a number of resorts in the Colorado Rockies are rewarding forward thinkers with deals on season passes for 2014-2015.
Beaver Creek Resort will replace the existing Centennial Express Lift (Chair 6) with a new high-speed, state-of-the-art combination lift this summer.
It was a day at Beaver Creek, Colo. that may well have set the stage for Olympic drama in February. American champion Ted Ligety won his fourth straight Audi FIS World Cup Giant Slalom pushed by the USA’s Bode Miller coming back from a year off recovering from injury.
The Lindsey Vonn recovery watch continues and it looks better every day for the American champion as she rebounds from injury and pushes toward Sochi. Vonn finished 11th in the second weekend downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, leaping 29 spots from Friday’s 40th place result on her more cautious first race day back.
America’s Lindsey Vonn finally began what she hopes will be a two-month return to glory in February in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Vonn finished 40th at Lake Louise, Canada on a course she has dominated. But, all that mattered this time was she’s back.
UPDATE 12/5: Lindsey Vonn will definitely return to the race course Friday (Dec. 6) for the first of two downhills at Lake Louise. She skipped the second training run, saying she has the course “dialed in.”