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Andy started skiing at about three years old. His father Jim held him between his legs and off they went down New England trails. Soon, Andy joined the Fourth Estate and moved to Colorado, thereupon finding work as a staff writer or editor for newspapers – including a stint as Ski Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. In between,...
Andy started skiing at about three years old. His father Jim held him between his legs and off they went down New England trails. Soon, Andy joined the Fourth Estate and moved to Colorado, thereupon finding work as a staff writer or editor for newspapers – including a stint as Ski Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. In between, he designed and wrote public school curriculum, edited Concrete Pumping & Placing Magazine, and got a master’s degree in English. All the while, he skied. So, the marriage of snowsports and journalism has only been waiting for Andy to catch on. He’s glad he finally did.
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Early Snow Storms Blanket Slopes in Colorado, Montana, Idaho

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Mother Nature has begun to smile upon on the West, particularly the northern and central Rockies where significant amounts fell on resorts from Alberta to southern Colorado.

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The #RaceToOpen In Colorado; A-Basin One-Ups Keystone

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In Colorado, snowfall typically comes first to the highest slopes, prompting a congenial yet competitive contest among ski and snowboard resorts in the #racetoopen for a new season before all the rest.

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First Snow Storm Produces Several Feet In Northern Rockies

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Here we go! The first major storm of the season in the West has dropped more than two feet on the Northern Rockies – with more expected on the way.

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Confronting Congestion: Solitude To Charge Fees For Parking

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The traffic jams to and from Wasatch Front ski and snowboard resorts are legendary – and getting worse -- so much so that one resort is taking the leap to charge for day parking during the winter months.

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Colorado Beefs Up Tire Traction Laws For I-70 This Winter

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Any winter drive on I-70 between Denver past Vail can be challenging, especially because of all the hills, so the state highway department continues to find ways to make the trip easier.

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Soakin' In The Mountains: Hot Springs Across The West

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After hiking in the mountains, the chance to soak sore muscles in a warm or hot springs pool beckons us all -- especially as the weather cools.

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Leaf-Peepin' Time In The Mountains Of The West

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As autumn arrives, the Northern Hemisphere tilts farther and farther away from the sun – a shortening of the day's light that curbs photosynthesis and produces the brilliant yellows and reds of aspen trees in the Mountain West.

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Woodward Park City Ready For Action This Winter

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The nation’s first all-in-one action sports and ski resort is set to debut its ramps, tracks, pits and parks for this ski and snowboard season near Park City.

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Wheelin' The Wasatch: Mountain Biking In Utah

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As fall approaches, ski and snowboard resorts begin to close down summertime activities in order to get ready for winter. However, the mountain biking season just goes on and on, especially in Utah.

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All On The Same Day: Bike And Ski At Timberline

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Summer mountain biking mimics many of the motions, techniques, thrills, and spills of skiing and snowboarding during the winter. Now they can be enjoyed on the same day.

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Plans Announced For New Resort Adjacent To Deer Valley

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Skiers and snowboarders who live in or visit Utah each winter may soon have another choice in destinations: Mayflower Mountain Resort.

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Ridin' The Waves In Rocky Mountain Waters This Summer

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In the Rockies, a bountiful season of snowfall this winter meant many powder days, extended skiing and riding into June and even July. Add in a cooler-than-normal spring in much of the West, so much so that you can still see snowfields off the high ridges as we finished up the month of July.

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Squaw-Alpine Meadows Gondola Connect Getting Closer

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have been linked by ownership for a while, but soon they may be connected by a gondola.

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Epic, Ikon Cuts Costs Of Summer Mountain Fun

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Both the Epic Pass and Ikon Pass streamline skiing and riding costs during the winter. Now that summer's here, they switch gears to make warm-weather times in the mountains more affordable, too.

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Utah Olympic Park Cranks Up Summertime Thrills

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Summer “adventure parks” can be found at ski and snowboard resorts all over the West, crammed full of rides, challenges and just plain fun. And the granddaddy of them all may well by the Utah Olympic Park just down the road from Park City Mountain Resort.

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Biking, Hiking And More At Idaho Resorts In The Summer

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Summer in Idaho mountains has always been popular for folks who seek the remote and the cool of the western massif of the Rocky Mountains – and the 13 major ski and snowboard resorts that are up and running for the summer.

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Fun In The Sun: Tahoe Resorts In Summer Mode

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Once summer settles in, the winter resorts around Lake Tahoe become magnets for city-dwellers aiming to beat the heat – and to have a bunch of fun doing it.

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SoCal Mountains: Where The Summer Action Is Close To Home

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The L.A. Basin warms up this time of year, and one of the best ways to beat that heat is to head to the mountains.

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Find Fun, Pleasure In The Utah Mountains This Summer

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Making plans for a trip to Utah this summer? Be sure to set aside time to check out all the warm-weather offerings from the state's ski and snowboard resorts.

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Summer Fun On The Mountains Of Colorado

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Though the weather has been slow to cooperate, summer is indeed coming to the Colorado Rockies – and with it, tons of recreational diversions for all to enjoy.

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