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Snow polo back for sixth year

December 18, 2018 — For the sixth year in a row, many of the best polo players on the planet will converge in Aspen this week for the St. Regis Snow Polo World Championships. It is the final stop on the 2018 World Polo Tour and is the only

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Colbert’s Prep Playbook: Important games remain before the winter break

December 17, 2018 — In a way, the winter high school sports season is a dysfunctional mess because of the holidays. Sure, fall break can interfere early on, and spring break can create problems when the snow begins to melt. But, only during the winter do you have a

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Aspen’s Ferreira wins modified superpipe competition lauded by Dew athletes

December 16, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — David Wise's halfpipe past consists of two Olympic gold medals and four Winter X Games gold medals. But it's halfpipe's future he's worried about. After the 28-year-old finished in third place behind his American teammates Alex Ferreira of Aspen and Aaron Blunck of

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After Olympics, Corning focuses on having fun, improving strength

December 15, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — For years now, the token word in competition snowboarding has been "progression." If there is one rider globally pushing to see how far the line of progression can go, it may just be Chris Corning of Silverthorne. Need evidence? How about the two

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Preps Dec. 15: Aspen girls swimming third in Montrose; AHS hockey ties

December 15, 2018 — Aspen girls swimming takes third at Montrose The Aspen High School girls swim team finished a strong third at a meet Saturday hosted by Montrose High School. Glenwood Springs won the meet, followed by Grand Junction in second place. The Skiers, which only had 12

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Deja Dew: James, Josey, Miller go 1-2-3 on modified superpipe at Dew Tour

December 15, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — After years of athletes progressing freeskiing and snowboarding, maybe it's time the competition venues do their part? That certainly seems to be the common thread at this year's Dew Tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort. On Saturday morning, the men's snowboard modified superpipe competition

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Kilde wins downhill marred by crash involving Gisin; Aspen’s Maple 28th

December 15, 2018 — SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy — Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won by a large margin in a World Cup downhill Saturday that was marred by a nasty crash involving Swiss skier Marc Gisin. Gisin lost control before a jump midway down, flew into the air

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Preps Dec. 14: Basalt girls basketball gets first win of season, beats Rifle

December 14, 2018 — Basalt girls basketball beats Rifle for Contini's first win as coach The Basalt High School girls basketball team earned its first win under first-year head coach Amy Contini on Friday, beating visiting Rifle inside the BHS gymnasium, 44-42. The Longhorns led by 10 points at

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Collinson, Thovex win fan vote at 19th annual Powder Awards in Breck

December 14, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — The 19th annual Powder Awards served as a celebration for the skiing community Thursday night at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Skiers Angel Collinson and Candide Thovex won the popular fan-voted Powder Poll Awards. In the women's vote, Michelle Parker and Elyse Saugstad

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After last year’s weather woes, Austria’s Anna Gasser wins Dew Tour slopestyle

December 14, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — Friday's Dew Tour women's snowboard slopestyle event was a competition 10 months in the making. And did it ever deliver. Back in February at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the world's best women's snowboard slopestyle riders had their qualification round canceled. Days

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Silverthorne Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard describes where his career will go

December 14, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — Though he became an instant superstar last year with his Olympic gold-medal winning slopestyle run, Red Gerard will not be contained to any one course. You'll find him with his energetic tribe of a family in the backcountry, hitting homemade snowboard features such

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Svindal claims his record-extending seventh victory in Val Gardena

December 14, 2018 — SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy — Aksel Lund Svindal hasn't felt this good in nearly three years, even though he still has metal support pieces inside his surgically repaired left thumb. The Norwegian veteran extended his record to seven career victories in Val Gardena on

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Salt Lake City gets go-ahead over Denver to bid for Winter Olympics

December 14, 2018 — (AP) — Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's

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Georgia on my mind: Aspen locals to give presentation on their ski trip

December 13, 2018 — First descents, possibly illegal border crossings into Russia and plenty of Chacha — a questionable Georgian alcohol — made for a one-of-a-kind ski trip for a group of Aspen locals this past spring. Wanting to share this experience with the community, members of that crew

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Aspen’s Hollander, Basalt threesome named first team all-state in football

December 13, 2018 — Four local high school football players were given first team all-state honors on Thursday when the teams were announced through CHSAANow.com. Earning the recognition for Class 2A was Aspen senior Noah Hollander, as well as Basalt seniors Jake Reardon, Jake Reuss and Trevor Reuss. Earning

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AVSC’s Clubhouse Chronicles: Aspen Supports Kids — truer more than ever

December 13, 2018 — Last week, 350 kids from all over the Roaring Fork Valley (and beyond) flocked to Gorsuch and D&E/Four Mountain Sports to pick up their equipment for the season. They waited patiently until their name was called, drinking hot cocoa and eating cookies until it was

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Sildaru slays slopestyle at Dew Tour, Silverthorne’s Purdy second in adaptive

December 13, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — Freeskier Kelly Sildaru was showered with praise from chief rival Cassie Sharpe at last week's World Cup halfpipe event at Copper Mountain Resort. Sildaru, a 16-year-old from Estonia, returned with a vengeance Dec. 7 with that halfpipe win at Copper. Then, during the

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Basalt boys basketball holds off Aspen 44-40 for non-league win, extends streak

December 12, 2018 — This one took a little more work than the past six may have, but the Basalt High School boys basketball team's dominance over its upvalley rival carries on. Despite a 10-0 run by Aspen that straddled the final two quarters, the Longhorns were able to

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Reimagined superpipe highlights this weekend’s post-Olympic Dew Tour

December 12, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — Last Friday, after taking second place at the first World Cup halfpipe event of the season at Copper Mountain Resort, Canadian 2018 Olympic halfpipe gold medalist freeskier Cassie Sharpe provided a glimpse into her thought process for the most talked about element of

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Men’s bicycle races to be eliminated from Colorado Classic for 2019 event

December 11, 2018 — DENVER — The Colorado Classic will be a stand-alone women's bicycle race next year, eliminating the need to divide limited resources on separate men's and women's competitions, organizers said. The races scheduled for Aug. 22-25 are expected to attract 20 teams. The locations have not

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