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.
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.
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."
KUSA - The post-Olympic recognition continues for Vail skier Mikaela Shiffrin, whose image on Thursday was placed on the Wheaties cereal box.
KUSA - Historically, Colorado is No. 1 in avalanche fatalities.
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.
See more at: http://bit.ly/1e7IkpF.
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 - The man killed in a Summit County avalanche Monday has been Identified.
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.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The Natural Resources Conservation Service has begun its annual snow survey program.
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.
VAIL - January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, and several resorts across Colorado are celebrating with deals.
KUSA - It is vital to be prepared for emergency situations - including avalanches.
KUSA - Here are a few things you want to make sure you pack in your bag before you hit the backcountry.
KUSA - Colorado ski area's remain busy despite the holiday season being over, as the snow continues to fall west of Denver.
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.
DENVER (AP) - The avalanche danger is heightened in Colorado's northern and central mountains after more snow fell on New Year's.
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.
KUSA - Measuring the state's snowpack is the first step in planning water supplies for the summer.
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.
USA TODAY: Here are the best ski destinations in N. America, vote for your favorite.
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.
KUSA - Looking to hit the slopes? Trip Advisor has a list of the most and least expensive ski destinations.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Breckenridge Ski Resort is opening over 500 acres of new terrain for Christmas.
WINTER PARK - The beginning of ski season is off to a great start with a ton of early snow in the Colorado mountains.
KUSA - It's a close run between Crested Butte and Eaglecrest, Alaska for the best ski town in North America in Powder Magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 - Steamboat Resort opened Wednesday.
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.
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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