Aspen Skiing Company http://aspenpublicradio.org en Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/court-avalanches-ski-areas-ok <p class="p1">There’s a lot of concern over avalanche danger in Colorado’s backcountry right now. That includes the Aspen area. But skiers and boarders also have to keep this in mind: avalanches can occur inside ski areas… and if they do, the resort isn’t necessarily at fault. That’s a new ruling by the Colorado Appeals Court.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2"> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:11:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14519 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK Aspen Sends Four Athletes To The Olympics in Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-sends-four-athletes-olympics-sochi <p>Aspen’s sending four athletes to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the community gathered Wednesday, to send them off. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was at the event at the Gondola Plaza. She filed this report.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Welcome to our 2014 </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Winter Olympic send-off for our local Olympians!"</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:54:16 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13570 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Sends Four Athletes To The Olympics in Sochi X Games Wrap Up With Super Pipe, Minus Shaun White http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/x-games-wrap-super-pipe-minus-shaun-white <p>For the first time in seven years, snowboarding phenom Shaun White did not take home the X Games gold for Super Pipe. The Flying Tomato decided to save his legs for the Olympics in a matter of weeks… and Danny Davis took home the gold. That was the last event for this winter’s X Games… and early signs are that it may have been successful</p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: Below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story.</em></p><p>[Sound of snowboarder landing on the ice in the&nbsp;SuperPipe, during men’s finals.]</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:29:28 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13403 at http://aspenpublicradio.org X Games Wrap Up With Super Pipe, Minus Shaun White Mountain Edition - January 16th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-january-16th-2014 <p>The first purchases of recreational marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley happened this week. People lined up outside the Doctor’s Garden in Carbondale on Wednesday.</p><p>While weed becomes legal for adults 21 and older, parents are worried about the effects retail pot might have on teenagers, if it gets into their hands.</p><p>A trial in Aspen this week leads to an acquittal for a brew pub in Aspen. The Aspen Brewing Company was cited for noise violations.</p><p>Rainbow flags along Aspen’s streets mark Gay Ski Week in Aspen. This year, there are more participants than ever before. And, a group ceremony for civil unions will wrap up festivities.</p><p>As ski equipment improves and people are skiing faster, ski resorts are working harder to educate people. Aspen-Snowmass is focusing on ski safety.</p><p>Finally, the U-S cross country team is doing well this season. And, some think there’s a chance the team could medal. That hasn’t happened for more than 30 years.<br /> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 12992 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - January 16th, 2014 Ski Co Hosts Month-long Skier Safety Effort http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/ski-co-hosts-month-long-skier-safety-effort <p class="p1">If you’ve skied one of the four Aspen Skiing Company’s mountains, you’ve probably seen the common safety warnings. Signs range from “slow” to “no straightlining.” Now, Ski Co is part of a month-long effort by the National Ski Areas Association to drill that message home.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:46:39 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12916 at http://aspenpublicradio.org