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Summer Mountains Put Fat-Tire Bicyclists To Endurance Tests

Summer Mountains Put Fat-Tire Bicyclists To Endurance Tests

Rider in Big Bear Grizzly 100 gets encouragement from a fan (Big Bear Gran Fondo/Facebook/Pink Shorts Photography)

For those with big lungs, tree-trunk quads and a desire to spend hours on a mountain bike -- or folks who enjoy watching them -- the mountains all across the country are an endurance racer’s heaven.

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Chairlift Upgrade In Vail Bowls, Restaurant At Breckenridge Planned

Breck Peak 8Vail Resorts will continue investing in its portfolio of mountain resorts this summer by installing a high-speed quad chairlift at Vail and building an eating spot at Breckenridge.

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More Resorts, Terrain Open Across The West; Northeast Still High And Dry

Loveland Ski AreaWith up to two feet of new snow this past week, resorts across the west continue to open and expand terrain heading into the weekend.

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Breckenridge Voters OK Lift Ticket Tax For 2016-17; Revenues To Ease Traffic

BreckenridgeFacing up to growing traffic and parking congestion, the electors of the town of Breckenridge overwhelming approved a tax on lift tickets that would go specifically to ease transit issues in the Colorado mountain town.

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Loveland, A-Basin First Out Of Gate As Colorado Resorts Set Opening Dates

Loveland early groomingThe unofficial race to open first in Colorado is over for 2015-2016, with Loveland Ski Basin and Arapahoe Basin both opening for the season on Thursday, October 29.

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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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Vail Adds Real Time Liftliine Waits To EpicMix App

Vail EpicMix logoVail Resorts has announced EpicMixTime, an expansion of its ski and snowboard app, EpicMix, which will allow guests at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone to access real-time lift line wait times enabling them to better navigate the mountain and make the most out of their ski and ride experience. 

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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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Colorado Resorts Unveil 2015-2016 Season Pass Deals; Save And Get Ahead Of Crowd

Copper Mt.In what has become a major ritual of spring, winter resorts have started rolling out discounts on season passes for next year – either to keep the current buzz going or give hope for a better season ahead.

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Dry And Warm Across West; Storms Loom Late Next Week

Sunny at Bear Mt.It’s January and while there’s a pause in big powder dumps across the West, it’s a good time to take stock of what skiers and snowboarders have after the holidays.

 

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Snow, Snowmaking Blanket Slopes From Coast To Coast

LovelandIt's not the Polar Vortex, it's winter! And it has arrived across North America as ski resorts from coast-to-coast are turning on snowmaking and spinning the lifts.

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High-Speed, High-Mountain Action Keeps Coming In the Colorado Rockies

Disc Golf at Durango

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.

 

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Vail Resorts To Roll Out $85 Million In Improvements; Chairs, Lodging, More

Beaver Creek

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.

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Katz Addresses Park City Controversy At MTS; ‘People Will Do Right Thing’

Jason Blevins, Rob Katz MTS

A wave of laughter swept over the audience of several hundred mountain travel professionals when Denver Post staff reporter Jason Blevins opened his interview with Vail CEO Rob Katz during a general session Sunday at the 39th annual Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) with the comment “so you just got back from Park City?” More than 1,200 people are attending the week-long business-to-business event in Breckenridge, Colo. 

 

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Ski Industry Veterans Say Colorado's I-70 Bottleneck Is Hurting Entire State

I-70

Vail Mayor Andy Daly’s youngest son is ski patrolling in France this ski season and he and his wife went over to visit. On their way home they flew the 5,000 miles direct from Frankfurt to Denver on Lufthansa in nine hours. But because of gridlocked Interstate 70 traffic, it took them more than seven hours to drive the 120 miles from Denver International Airport to Vail.

 

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Early Birds Get Guaranteed First Tracks At Six Colorado Resorts

Steamboat Powder

The storms have been pounding the Colorado Rockies lately, putting powderhounds on high alert to carve up the freshies before anyone else.

 

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Summit County’s Free Bus: Your Holiday Ride To The Slopes

Summit Stage Map

‘Tis the season to pack up and head to the hills for thousands of skiers and snowboarders from the Rockies to the Sierra.

 

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‘Hope On The Slopes’ Events Set; Benefits American Cancer Society

Hope on the SlopesHope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure (HOTS) is a fundraising event benefitting the American Cancer Society. Look for it at ski areas across the country.
HOTS combines the passion of finding a cure for cancer with a love for skiing and riding.

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Peak 6 Unveiled At Breckenridge; Controversial Expansion Opens 500 More Acres

Peak 8 Breckenridge Map

More than 500 skiable acres, two intermediate-level alpine bowls, and 10 new trails are what Peak 6 at Breckenridge, Colo. has to showcase as the 2013-2014 season gets underway.

 

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Several Midwest Season Passes Also Have Eastern, Western Connections

Boyne Resorts

Many season passes add extra value through discounted rentals, food, ski shop apparel, and other perks, but several Heartland season passes also include alliances with western and eastern ski resorts. Check them out. There are some good benefits if you’re planning a ski vacation outside the Midwest this winter.

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