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Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

As the professional ski season gets underway, some of the world’s best racers have been training at Aspen Highlands. The list of skiers who trained on Golden Horn in the early season includes the Swiss men’s alpine team and American star Mikaela Shiffrin. 

U.S. Forest Service

 

On Wednesday, the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners approved construction of a new lift on Aspen Highlands. 

 

The new lift will serve the Golden Horn ski run, which is mainly used for ski race training. The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) is funding the lift’s construction, operation, and snowmaking in the area it will serve.

 

Ski Racing Competition Returns to Aspen

Aug 27, 2019
US Ski and Snowboard

Some of the best ski racers in the world will visit Aspen in March when Aspen Snowmass hosts the 2020 U.S. Alpine Tech Championships. 

Cross Currents-FIS World Cup Finals

Mar 15, 2017

FIS World Cup Finals are taking place all this week in Aspen.

Cross Currents-Gorsuch Haus

Jan 31, 2017
Gorsuch Haus

Gorsuch Haus is a proposed 60-room lodge at the base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain. In September, the Aspen Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to advise City Council to deny approval. Since then, the developers have made some changes to the size and scale of the project.

Local kid doubles his sales for the Ducky Derby

Jul 18, 2016
Carolyn Sackariason|Aspen Public Radio

An 11-year-old skier has been stationed in front of an Aspen grocery store nine hours a day for the past several weeks so he can sell enough plastic ducks to continue his skiing endeavors.

 

Courtesy of AVSC

  

Mark Cole, the executive director of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC), is resigning after 15 years with the nonprofit organization.

 

Cole will step down at the end of July but will continue to work part time with AVSC in order to help with the transition, according to a press release.

 

Aspen's Alex Ferreira competing for more than gold

Jan 28, 2016
Patrick Fort

  21-year-old Alex Ferreira is a two-time bronze medalist in the mens' ski super pipe event at the Winter X Games. He will compete tonight and is going for gold. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio about how growing up here has boosted his abilities.

Aspen-trained snowboarder makes history in New Zealand

Sep 6, 2015
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club

The youngest man ever to win a world cup event trains in Aspen. Late last month, snowboarder Chris Corning claimed the title at a competition in New Zealand. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

Corning, 15, made history August 22nd when he grabbed first place in the slopestyle competition at the Audi Quattro Winter Games. Corning credits early practice in New Zealand.

"I got there August fourth, so I had a little time to get my feet under me and learn a new trick. I was feeling really confident," he says.

John Ohail/oakley.com

The International Ski Federation Spring series race is almost over. Hosted by Aspen Valley Ski and and Snowboard Club at Aspen Highlands, there are downhill events today, April 7th, and tomorrow. They will not include a local member of the US Ski Team. Wiley Maple won the men’s national downhill title last month. He’d hoped to take on the downhill course in Aspen today, but a last minute knee injury got in the way.

Your Morning News - February 6th, 2015

Feb 6, 2015

Carbondale Fire Hires Former Board Member As Consultant

Carbondale’s fire department is hiring multiple consulting firms to help the cash-strapped district get back on track. 

Your Evening News - February 5th, 2015

Feb 5, 2015

Carbondale Fire District Hires Former Board Member To Do Consulting

Carbondale’s Fire department is hiring three consultants to help the district get back on track. The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District is dealing with a rapidly dwindling budget. One of the consultants hired is a former fire board member who lost in the most recent board election.

Your Evening News - January 30th, 2015

Jan 30, 2015

AVSC Ski Coach Charged with Child Sexual Assault

One of the alpine ski coaches at the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club has been arrested. Bill Montage is facing multiple counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and aggravated incest. He was arrested yesterday. AVSC says the charges are not related to any minors at the club or in the Aspen area

Jeremie Oates

An alpine racing event will be held in Aspen this weekend that honors a young competitive skier who died after skiing into a mine shaft. Eleven-year-old Wilder Dwight was skiing outside the ropes on Aspen Mountain in 1986 when the accident happened. Since his death, the race has been held annually and this year, his niece will participate. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

Alpine Training Venue Opens At Aspen Highlands

Nov 17, 2014
AVSC

Heavy snow and cold temperatures allowed a new Aspen training venue for skiers, snowboarders and adaptive athletes to open earlier than expected. AVSC’s Stapleton Alpine Training Venue opened Saturday. That’s at Aspen Highlands. 

Organizers call the venue “world class” and one of the best early season training grounds. It will cover 35 acres and feature downhill courses, moguls, jumps and rails. It’s meant for alpine racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders, adaptive athletes and most of all, for the 2300 kids the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club serves. 

On CrossCurrents today, the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club is hoping to wrap up its capital campaign by the end of this year. Guests are Mark Cole, executive director and Barbara Frank, development director at AVSC.

 

www.teamavsc.org

CrossCurrents - AVSC & the Olympics

Feb 5, 2014

The Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club has four alums competing in the Sochi Olympics this year. Tyler Lindsey, Walt Evans and Amy Throm talk about the program.

http://www.teamavsc.org/

teamavsc.org

A training program for paralympic athletes in Aspen is in need of funding. Federal dollars that once paid for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s adaptive program ran out this fall. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs supplies the money and amounts for clubs like AVSC usually range from $250,000 to $500,000 dollars per year.

winterolympics.edublogs.org

Not all of the athletes who train in Aspen will be heading to the Olympics, some will compete in the Paralympics, which are also held in Russia. These Games in March feature events like alpine skiing, biathlon and wheelchair curling.

Seven athletes on the U.S. Paralympic National Team train in Aspen. And, they’ve got a good shot at making the Paralympic team. Kevin Jardine works with the U.S. Olympic Committee and helps out in Aspen, with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s Adaptive Program. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.

scheibersport.com

We're following Roaring Fork Valley athletes training for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next February for a series we're calling The Road to Sochi.  Over the next few months we’ll Introduce you to home-grown athletes and what it takes to be at the top of their sport.