These human-powered machines smoothed the slopes at Winter Park and were the precursors to today's giant snowcats.
Skiing and Snowboarding
The 10-year-old Epic Pass has a new rival. The Ikon Pass goes on Sale Tuesday. Could it give Vail Resorts a run for its money?
We talk with Nick Paumgarten from The New Yorker, who spent time with the skier and her family over the past year to find out what makes all of them tick.
We talk with Rob Cohen, who leads a group that wants Colorado to bid for the Winter Olympics games again.
The pass from the newly named Alterra Mountain Company includes Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado.
Miller was best known for his thrill-seeking films featuring daredevil skiers barreling down breathtakingly steep slopes.
Snowpack is decent near the Continental Divide. But places farther south are setting new records for lack of snow.
Mountain snows are predicted this weekend but even a series of big late storms may not salvage the season for the ski industry, a forecaster says.
"We still remain behind typical conditions for this time of year in terms of open terrain and base depth," said Vail CEO Rob Katz.
Forest Service officials anticipate that two-thirds of the agency's entire budget will go to firefighting by 2025.