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Colorado veteran gets second chance to serve US in Paralympic Games

10:21 AM, Mar 2, 2014

DENVER - Americans choose to serve their country in different ways, but few of us are given an opportunity to serve like Coloradan Joel Hunt. Hunt is an Iraqi war veteran who will be competing as an alpine skier in the Sochi Paralympic games this week, but his journey to skiing was rather unconventional.

Ski resort guide: The best of Aspen/Snowmass

10:34 AM, Feb 28, 2014

USA TODAY - The town of Aspen sits in a valley 41 miles south of Glenwood Springs and about 160 miles west of Denver, in the foothills of the Elk Mountains. The resort areas are spread over four nearly-adjacent mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.

Mountain traffic may be slowed before tunnel

8:19 AM, Feb 28, 2014

KUSA - If you are driving to the high country this weekend, get ready for more measures to help keep Interstate 70 moving. The Colorado Department of Transportation is talking about "wave escorts."

Shiffrin gets another post-Olympic "honor"

10:54 AM, Feb 27, 2014

KUSA - The post-Olympic recognition continues for Vail skier Mikaela Shiffrin, whose image on Thursday was placed on the Wheaties cereal box.

Worst year for avalanches in 20 years

1:44 PM, Feb 21, 2014

KUSA - Historically, Colorado is No. 1 in avalanche fatalities.

Anyone want to date Nick Goepper?

11:06 AM, Feb 19, 2014

NBC - Team USA's slopestyle freestyle skier and Sochi bronze medalist Nick Goepper is looking for a lovely young lady to date when he gets back to the U.S.

What better way to find his lucky lady than social media?

Goepper and Jeremy Bloom review some of the best submissions.

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PHOTOS: Men's freeski halfpipe qualifier

11:24 AM, Feb 18, 2014

Colorado teenagers Torin Yater-Wallace and Aaron Blunck had split results Tuesday in the freeski halfpipe qualifier. (Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports)

Summit County avalanche victim ID'd

9:23 PM, Feb 11, 2014

SUMMIT COUNTY - The man killed in a Summit County avalanche Monday has been Identified.

Hitting the slopes? Better 'plyo' first

9:11 AM, Feb 6, 2014

KUSA - So you're nice and comfy in that fleece jacket and pants at Vail, Copper or Winter Park. But that doesn't mean you're warmed up and ready to ski or snowboard.

Colorado snowpack survey under way

11:14 AM, Feb 5, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The Natural Resources Conservation Service has begun its annual snow survey program.

Colorado snowpack survey under way

10:52 AM, Feb 4, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The Natural Resources Conservation Service has begun its annual snow survey program.

Vail, Beaver Creek completely open after recent snowstorm

11:40 AM, Jan 20, 2014

VAIL - Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts have been measuring snowfall by the foot since the New Year, allowing both mountains to open 100 percent of their terrain for skiers and snowboarders over the weekend.

Learn to ski, snowboard - deals available

7:58 AM, Jan 13, 2014

VAIL - January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, and several resorts across Colorado are celebrating with deals.

Backcountry avalanche safety tips

4:48 PM, Jan 8, 2014

KUSA - It is vital to be prepared for emergency situations - including avalanches.

PHOTOS: A backcountry checklist

10:55 AM, Jan 8, 2014

KUSA - Here are a few things you want to make sure you pack in your bag before you hit the backcountry.

Snow storms mean business for ski resorts

6:30 PM, Jan 4, 2014

KUSA - Colorado ski area's remain busy despite the holiday season being over, as the snow continues to fall west of Denver. 

Fans honor injured Schumacher on his 45th birthday

8:26 AM, Jan 3, 2014

GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Scores of Michael Schumacher's fans converged Friday on a hospital in the French Alps to honor the Formula One great on his 45th birthday, just days after he was critically injured in a skiing accident.

Avalanche danger high in Colo.

11:39 AM, Jan 2, 2014

DENVER (AP) - The avalanche danger is heightened in Colorado's northern and central mountains after more snow fell on New Year's.

Aspen gondola operations return to normal

10:12 AM, Jan 2, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain will open for business Thursday after being closed for mechanical reasons on three of the busiest days of the season.

NRCS measures Colorado snowpack

9:24 PM, Dec 31, 2013

KUSA - Measuring the state's snowpack is the first step in planning water supplies for the summer.

Worn bearings ground Aspen Mountain gondola

10:28 AM, Dec 31, 2013

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Worn bearings in the Silver Queen Gondola's massive bull wheel at the top of Aspen Mountain have disabled the lift for two of the busiest days of the year.

PHOTOS: Best ski destinations in N. America

1:49 PM, Dec 26, 2013

USA TODAY: Here are the best ski destinations in N. America, vote for your favorite.

Best ski destinations in N. America: Vote for your fave!

12:29 PM, Dec 26, 2013

USA TODAY - All eyes are on Sochi as Lindsay Vonn, Shaun White and their American Olympic teammates prepare for the 2014 Olympics. We salute their competitive spirit and patriotic efforts with the 'Best US Ski Destination' category in our 10Best Readers' Choice contest.

Colorado ski areas most affordable and most expensive

8:59 AM, Dec 26, 2013

KUSA - Looking to hit the slopes? Trip Advisor has a list of the most and least expensive ski destinations.

Breckenridge opens Peak 6 expansion, 2 lifts

11:19 AM, Dec 25, 2013

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Breckenridge Ski Resort is opening over 500 acres of new terrain for Christmas.

Resorts ready for the holiday week

12:08 PM, Dec 18, 2013

WINTER PARK - The beginning of ski season is off to a great start with a ton of early snow in the Colorado mountains.

Crested Butte in the run for the best ski town

12:02 PM, Dec 13, 2013

KUSA - It's a close run between Crested Butte and Eaglecrest, Alaska for the best ski town in North America in Powder Magazine.

Aspen Ski Co. ratchets back unpaid volunteers

10:55 AM, Dec 13, 2013

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Skiing Co. is ratcheting back the use of unpaid volunteers, a decision the company says is not related to labor complaints.

Ligety, Miller 1-2 to sweep GS event at Beaver Creek

2:11 PM, Dec 8, 2013

BEAVER CREEK (AP) - Ted Ligety is leading after the first run of a World Cup giant slalom Sunday, with U.S. teammate Bode Miller close behind.

Vonn finishes fifth in super-G

1:22 PM, Dec 8, 2013

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - After a fifth-place finish in a World Cup super-G, her third race in three days, Lindsey Vonn used six simple words to sum up where things stand in her comeback from major knee surgery.

Vonn will race in World Cup on Friday

5:28 PM, Dec 5, 2013

KUSA - Continuing her comeback from a February surgery and a crash during training in November, American skier Lindsey Vonn tweeted Thursday she will race this weekend in Canada.

Vonn back on slopes (Photos)

4:49 PM, Dec 4, 2013

Lindsey Vonn of the United States was on the hill Wednesday during women's downhill training for the FIS alpine skiing World Cup at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Free skiing for volunteering with the NSCD

11:54 AM, Dec 2, 2013

KUSA - Volunteering at Winter Park with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) comes with some serious benefits. For starters, volunteers help thousands of disabled athletes learn how to ski. Those same volunteers are also rewarded with free skiing.

Steamboat Resort opens Wednesday

7:34 AM, Nov 27, 2013

STEAMBOAT - Steamboat Resort opened Wednesday.

Vonn sends message to fans

8:03 PM, Nov 26, 2013

KUSA - Lindsey Vonn is back working out and Tuesday sent a message to her fans via Twitter that she back is in the weight room testing her right knee.

Ski resorts may be allowed to charge 'uphill' fee

12:15 PM, Nov 26, 2013

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The growing popularity of strapping skins on skis and climbing uphill could soon come at a price at some ski areas.

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