Nordic skiing

Durango Nordic Ski Club pushing to the podium

Twenty athletes with the Durango Nordic Ski Club traveled Dec. 18-20 to Crested Butte to compete in their first Junior National Qualifying races this season. The weekend of racing provided an...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Cross country skiing offered at Mesa Verde

Early winter snowfall has created good conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Mesa Verde National Park. The park has a foot or more of snow on the ground and is grooming trails. The...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area opens with plenty of powder

Hesperus Ski Area is welcoming skiers and snowboarders with more than twice the amount of snow than at this time last year. Last season, Hesperus opened Dec. 28, and it reported an 18-inch base at...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Powder Magazine features Olivia Buchanan’s death in a Silverton-area avalanche in series on backcountry safety

Olivia Buchanan, the 23-year old Durango and Silverton resident who was killed in an avalanche on Kendall Mountain almost a year ago, is the subject of an extensive multi-media feature that focuses...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backcountry booms

Imagine standing on the shoulder of a snow-covered peak, your skis or snowboard teetering over the edge. You see the highway, where you began, meandering, thin as a hair 3,000 feet below. Dropping...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Nordic Center closes for the season

Recent spring temperatures have turned the snowy trails at The Nordic Center at Purgatory to mud, forcing the center to close for the season Wednesday. There are no snowmaking machines at the...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Nordic slogs through skate race

The rain came, but the Durango Nordic Ski Club’s women persevered Wednesday at the 2015 Cross County Junior Nationals in Truckee, California. Wednesday’s weather was completely different from...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango’s Freeburn 11th at nordic junior nationals

Durango Nordic Ski Club’s Katja Freeburn just missed getting a medal, taking 11th place Monday in the first race at the 2015 Cross County Junior Nationals in Truckee, California. Freeburn was...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Brown at home in the Greens

The Green Mountains aren’t highly visible here, on the shores of Lake Champlain. But in Burlington, Vermont, on and around the campus of the University of Vermont, you can feel their presence. The...

DATE: March 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Hillcrest XC ‘hanging by thread’

It’s getting thin, but Hillcrest Golf Club remained open Tuesday for cross-country skiing. “We’re hanging by a thread,” course assistant superintendent Will Herz said Tuesday afternoon. Colder...

DATE: March 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Northug wins 50K race for 4th gold of Nordic skiing worlds

FALUN, Sweden – Petter Northug wrapped up his most successful championships with the kind of performance that has made him the world’s top cross-country skier. The Norwegian used his trademark...

DATE: March 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Norway’s Johaug strikes triple gold at Nordic worlds

FALUN, Sweden – Therese Johaug upstaged Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen by winning the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country race by almost a minute Saturday, ending the Nordic skiing world...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

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