Skiing http://aspenpublicradio.org en 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/2013-2014-ski-season-brings-plentiful-snow-boost-business <p></p><p>Business leaders say Aspen is bouncing back from the recession and spirits are high, partly because of a snowy winter.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">"We have had an incredible winter season, which is wonderful because I’ve been up here presenting before when things haven’t been so great," says Debbie Braun.</em></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:51:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16757 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business Mountain Edition - February 27th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-february-27th-2014 <p>For Aspen athletes who competed in the Winter Olympics, their season isn’t over yet. Cross country ski sprinter Simi Hamilton says he has several races left.</p><p>Weeds are growing more abundantly on the White River National Forest as the agency grapples with budget cuts and fewer staff.</p><p>A Colorado Forest Service report shows the state’s forests continue to be hammered by insects and disease, especially at high altitudes.</p><p>Most skiers probably don’t realize Aspen Mountain is full of holes...from a history of mining. We’ll take you on a wintry history tour.</p><p>Finally, a group of “legally blind” skiers takes to the slopes at Snowmass. For these teenagers, the activity is empowering.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:27:22 +0000 Rob St. Mary & Marci Krivonen 14898 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - February 27th, 2014 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 Getting Closer to Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/getting-closer-sochi <p>EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:51:08 +0000 Ruthie Brown 13964 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Getting Closer to Sochi Backcountry Skiing & Boarding: The Future of Snowsports? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/backcountry-skiing-boarding-future-snowsports <p class="p1">The next big thing in skiing and snowboarding is already here. At least, that’s according to the heavy hitters in the snow sports industry, which held its annual conference this last weekend in Denver. Aspen blogger Andrew M. Israel was there to take it all in. He writes the <a href="http://AspenSpin.com">AspenSpin.com</a>, and occasionally for <a href="http://aspenpublicradio.org">aspenpublicradio.org</a>. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:24:50 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13946 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Backcountry Skiing & Boarding: The Future of Snowsports?