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18 Apr 2017

More US ski resorts join forces

More US ski resorts join forces

The dominance of Vail Resorts is being challenged in the US by the amalgamation last week of some of North America’s biggest ski resorts. Early last week a deal was announced between the company that…

27 May 2016

Aspen reopens for late May skiing

Aspen reopens for late May skiing

It’s not just the Alps having extra snow — Aspen in Colorado has announced this week that it will be open for skiing on Memorial Day, Monday 30 May. Around 120 acres of skiing at the top of Aspen Mountain,…

12 Nov 2015

Storms allow US ski resorts to open early

Storms allow US ski resorts to open early

It may be pastures green in the Alps at the moment, but in North America, some ski resorts are planning to open early thanks to recent falls of snow. Last night, Aspen Snowmass in Colorado announced it…

2 Jun 2015

Skiers complete Colorado epic

Skiers complete Colorado epic

Three skiers have secured their place in history by climbing and skiing Colorado’s 100 highest peaks, a project that has taken five years. Pro skier Chris Davenport together with husband-and-wife team…

27 Apr 2015

New high-speed chair for Snowmass

New high-speed chair for Snowmass

Snowmass in Colorado will have a new chairlift and 63 new acres of gladed terrain for next season. The US Forest Service has just granted permission for the replacement of the 30-year-old fixed grip High…

6 Aug 2014

Fitness tests for Aspen ski staff

Fitness tests for Aspen ski staff

If you’re heading to Aspen to ski this winter, you can rest assured the lift operators, ski patrollers and ski instructors will be fitter than fiddles. The Aspen Skiing Co has introduced a fitness test…

9 May 2014

Aspen closes with four parties

Aspen closes with four parties

Not content with one season party, Aspen/Snowmass in Colorado celebrated the closure of its 165-day season with four different parties. Aspen started its season early, and finished late, so on Sunday,…

30 Apr 2014

Crested Butte joins Rocky Mountain pass

Crested Butte joins Rocky Mountain pass

Another ski pass partnership in the US is gathering momentum. Crested Butte and Eldora Mountain in Colorado have been added to the Rocky Mountain Super Pass for next season. For the 2014/15 ski season,…

18 Mar 2014

Aspen hosts first ever double pipe event

Aspen hosts first ever double pipe event

The Colorado ski resort of Aspen will tomorrow play host to a snowboard competition never seen before. From 19 to 23 March, the first ever double halfpipe competition will be held at the base of Buttermilk…

26 Dec 2013

Borrow a pooch in Aspen

Borrow a pooch in Aspen

Going to Aspen and feel the need to have a pooch at your side? Well, help is at hand. The Aspen Animal Shelter is offering skiers the chance to rent a dog while they are in the upmarket ski town. The shelter…

24 May 2013

Free skiing in Killington

Free skiing in Killington

Last night, Killington in Vermont decided to wrap up its ski season this weekend, by offering free skiing and snowboarding. The resort had been aiming to keep going into June, but after pouring rain on…

13 Mar 2013

Ski seven top US resorts on one pass

Ski seven top US resorts on one pass

Three major North American ski resorts have been added to the Mountain Collective pass for next season. Mammoth Mountain in California, Snowbird in Utah and Whistler Blackcomb in Canada have joined Alta…

12 Oct 2012

Snowmass adds double-black ski area

Snowmass adds double-black ski area

The satellite resort of Snowmass, in Aspen, will become the second largest ski area in Colorado, after a judge gave permission for trees to be felled on the east of its boundaries. Aspen Skiing Company,…

19 Jan 2012

At last ... snow for the US

At last ... snow for the US

Snow is falling in parts of America, at last, following a long dry spell and unusually warm weather. The US has been suffering a snow shortage since heavy falls in November. But resorts in Colorado, Utah,…

17 Jun 2011

Winter X Games dates announced

Winter X Games dates announced

The European version of the popular Winter X Games will return to Tignes in 2012. The games will take place in the French resort from 14 to 16 March, for its third time. More than 125 of the best athletes…

3 Feb 2011

Jones takes silver at Aspen

Jones takes silver at Aspen

The Aspen edition of the Winter X Cross games has taken place during the past week or so, with good news for British slopestyle rider Jenny Jones. Jones won silver in the slopestyle contest at the 15th…

15 Jan 2011

Polo teams head for the snow

Polo teams head for the snow

Ponies, players, polo … add a dash of dramatic alpine scenery, the clatter of hooves across a frozen lake (or firm piste) and a slice of the jet set: Snow polo is coming to Klosters, Courchevel 1850…

18 Aug 2010

Aspen flights will continue

Aspen flights will continue

Less than a month after Frontier Airlines announced plans to pull out of routes to Aspen, the airline has said that its flights from Denver to the resort will continue for the coming winter season. So,…

30 Jul 2010

Aspen loses ski flights

Aspen loses ski flights

According to local reports, Aspen’s local airport will be served by just one airline this winter. News that Frontier (Republic) and Delta airlines are pulling out of routes to the resort, means that…

29 Nov 2009

Hoelzl wins in Aspen

Hoelzl wins in Aspen

Aspen’s technical downhill course didn’t faze Kathrin Hoelzl of Germany, when she skied to victory in the women’s giant slalom there on Saturday 28 November. Hoelzl 25 had an excellent first run…

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