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Comparing disciplines: A look at the distinctions between Nordic and alpine skiers

December 29, 2017 — Grand County is a paradise for winter adventure and while our downhill ski slopes garner a lot of mass media attention Middle Park's Nordic ski options are among the best in the world. From the Fraser Valley to Grand Lake and far to the west

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ON THE MOUNTAIN: What sets Winter Park Resort apart from other ski areas

December 29, 2017 — Rising high above the Fraser Valley Winter Park Resort stretches across 3,081 acres of skiable terrain making it the fourth largest resort in Colorado and placing it among the big dogs of North America but it is more than just its expansive size that draws

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Love for skiing, snowboarding outweighs risk of serious, long-term injury for many

December 26, 2017 — Whether it's taking on the backcountry at Berthoud Pass, carving between moguls at the Mary Jane or Nordic skiing at Devil's Thumb Ranch winter sports are a way of life in Grand County. Skiers and snowboarders are dedicated and passionate, braving terrible traffic and snowstorms

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More than snow: The economics of the ski industry

December 26, 2017 — The heavens finally opened up this weekend, dumping several inches of beautiful, white snow over Grand County. While the weather was certainly welcomed by most, it was the ski areas, desperate for a jolt of life, that first come to mind. Weather is a fickle

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A ‘local dignitary’: The Mayor of Mary Jane preps for his 40th season at Winter Park Resort

December 21, 2017 — Ski resorts are known for their eclectic mix of characters and Winter Park is no exception but amongst the various rogues, ramblers and plain ole bums that populate the slopes of the Fraser Valley one man stands out from the crowd; Dave Turner is something

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How it all began: Grand County the birthplace of Colorado’s ski industry

December 21, 2017 — It started with John Peyer. Peyer was a Hot Sulphur Springs resident who worked as an agent for a development company based out of Denver. In 1911, he had an idea to help sell real estate: throw a winter carnival. The celebration would take place

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Skiers vs. snowboarders: Locals mellow about long-standing feud

December 21, 2017 — For just about as long as snowboarders have existed there has been conflict between skiers and those who prefer to take their turns on a single plank. Snowboarders often think of skiers as entitled and elitist jerks, while skiers often see snowboarders as disrespectful and

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A golden beacon: The life and death of the Berthoud Pass ski area

December 21, 2017 — In the 1930s and 40s, the Berthoud Pass ski area was the place to be. Thousands of patrons would strap into their wooden skis and venture to the pass every day to shred between the trees and down the mountain. For a brief speck in

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