Conservationists Enjoy Small Win Against Wolf Creek Developer

Developer Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture plans a massive, in-the-works development project near the Wolf Creek Ski Area and the Rio Grande National Forest in southwestern Colorado. But the project requires land that cuts through the national forest to carve out a road. In May, the company struck a land-swap deal with the Forest Service that has […]

July 24 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
Comments No Comments

Winter Park Ski Train May Return

Last week, Colorado Public Radio reported that the Winter Park Ski, for the first time in six years, may return, possibly as soon as this winter. The concept is to provide tourists the option to land at Denver International Airport in the morning, take the new East Rail Commuter Line to Union Station, board the […]

July 22 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
Comments No Comments

High Tech Hits High Country

Two new pieces of technology promise to jazz up the skiing experience this coming season. For those seeking the extreme-selfie will say goodbye to helmet cams and POV pole and say hello to the personal drone. Simply attach your camera to a drone, punch your framing preferences into the smartphone app, and boom – the […]

July 17 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
Comments No Comments

Housing Woes for Ski Employees

It is well known that ski resort employees can rarely afford housing in the upscale communities in which they work. And now for those working in Telluride, the news is even grimmer. One seasonal resident has shared an email from Telluride Ski Resort-owned dormitory Big Billie’s manager Jeremy Flint. “I just wanted to give some […]

July 14 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
Comments No Comments

Heli-skiing at Silverton May Move

The owners of Silverton Mountain have requested permission to diversify heli-terrain within the Alpine Triangle, a so-called “special recreation management area,” made up of more than 150,000 acres managed by the BLM. Aaron and Jen Brill made their proposal through Silverton Guides, the arm of Silverton Mountain that provides heli-skiing adventures. Silverton Mountain’s base, situated […]

July 09 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
Comments No Comments

Legal Challenges Continue for Wolf Creek Base

Local environmentalists took their fight against the Wolf Creek land swap deal to Washington D.C. last month. The deal reached by the U.S. Forest Service in May would allow Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs to move forward with development at the base of Wolf Creek Ski Area. Jimbo Buickerood, public lands coordinator for the San […]

July 07 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
Comments No Comments