The 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 Safety Efforts Ramp Up At Ski Area Terrain Parks http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/safety-efforts-ramp-ski-area-terrain-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After seeing the tricks, flips and crashes at last week’s Winter X Games, it’s hard to understand why someone would take such risks. And yet, terrain parks with similar, but smaller features are ubiquitous at ski areas around the country. Education around how to be safe in these parks is growing. And, as Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, the efforts are also meant to draw more people to snowboarding, which has seen a drop in popularity on the slopes.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:05:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13481 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Safety Efforts Ramp Up At Ski Area Terrain Parks 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 Snowmobile Freestyle Goes On, New Safety Precautions May Have Already Made a Difference http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/snowmobile-freestyle-goes-new-safety-precautions-may-have-already-made-difference <p>One year ago today, Caleb Moore crashed during the Snowmobile Freestyle event of the X Games. He later died from his injuries. The crash led to some changes in how that event was run. Still, despite the inherent dangers, the Snowmobile Freestyle contest goes on.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Editor’s note: below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher’s story.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Announcer: “It all comes down to the score… oh my gosh! He’s going to pick up where he left off, the gold…”</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:07:38 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13286 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Snowmobile Freestyle Goes On, New Safety Precautions May Have Already Made a Difference 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