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First Snow at Copper Falls Overnight

The 2009 season is officially beginning with Dumps of the Weeks soon to come.

Copper received the first snow of the season overnight, dusting the hills with several inches of snow, encouraging the aspens to turn yellow.  Just around the corner, Copper plans to start making snow around September 27. 


Slide Patrol

Mountain Life

Avalanche forecaster Jerry Roberts and I are riding in his orange Colorado Department of Transportation pickup. We're on our way to check storm boards for recent snow accumulation totals. It's the middle of the night.

Nef Conquers Soft Snow, Wins GS

Features

Pre-race favorite Sonja Nef, who has won five World Cup giant slaloms this season - including the lastfour, ignored soft snow to take the first run lead Friday and rolled to GS gold by 1.1 seconds.

Schleper Places 3rd in Semmering GS

Advice

Sarah Schleper of Vail, CO stepped up to the first World Cup podium finish of her career on the eve of the new year to finish third behind Switzerland's Sonja Neff.

Drama Builds as Weekend Races Approach

Advice

Even after skiing off-course in Thursday's Super-G, Miller is still within striking distance of a World Cup title.

Goetschl Clinches Super-G Title; Ludlow 18th

Advice

Unheralded Nadia Styger of Switzerland, who never had been on a World Cup podium, won the women's super G Thursday at World Cup Finals while Austrian Renate Goetschl clinched the super G title.

Snowmaking Starts up at Loveland

News

The time and weather is right for snowmaking at Loveland Ski Area in CO, the resort that usually opens first in the country.

Colorado Kicks off the Ski Season

News

For the second year in a row, Loveland Ski Area, CO, is the first resort in the country to open for the 1999-2000 ski season.

Snow Blankets the Pacific Northwest

News

Blurb: A storm dumped snow on the Pacific Northwest over the Halloween weekend and another threatens to drop more in the next couple of days.

Snow Rocks the Rockies

News

Colorado's first substantial snowstorm began last night and promises to stick around through the night, leaving several inches to three feet of snow at several ski areas.

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