67% of skiers and snowboarders in the country now wear helmets on the slopes, according to the National Ski Areas Association. That’s compared to 25% who wore helmets ten years ago. Rabah Kamal of Colorado Public News shares how helmets are preventing serious injury, but with limits.

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An avalanche killed a Summit County man outside the town of Marble this past weekend. It’s the second avalanche related death in as many weeks this winter.

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Much like the rest of the country, Colorado is getting older. The state’s group of baby boomers is reaching the golden years, and quickly. Some private companies in the state are starting to cash in on this aging demographic, on those people who might have a little cash to spare, and who will soon [...]

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X-City Daydream

On December 20, 2011 By

There are few things more magical than cross-country skiing through city streets on a snowy day. This slide show, which we originally produced in 2009, is still one of our favorites at this time of year.

(Music in the slide show is “Frosti” by Bjork).

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The annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse takes off from Crested Butte tonight at midnight. Participants spend anywhere from seven to eighteen hours skiing across the Elk Mountains on their way to the finish line at the bottom of Aspen Mountain. They risk frostbite, getting lost in the dark, falling into more than [...]

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Would That It Would Snow

On December 8, 2010 By

Last year on this date, we posted this little slide show of a x-city skiing adventure after a huge snowstorm turned the city into a lovely winter playground.

There are few things more magical than cross-country skiing through city streets on a snowy day. But snow, sustained cold temperatures and lack [...]

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