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  • 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Telluride Ski Resort. In honor of the half-century milestone, the Telluride Historical Museum’s annual exhibit is a look back at the history of the ski area.
  • Jaelin Kauf won the silver medal for the U.S. in the women's moguls at the winter Olympics in Beijing in February. Kyle Mackie of KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming, interviewed Kauf about her experience in the Olympic COVID bubble and caring for her mental health while competing on the world stage.
  • Longtime Aspen local John Francis Bruegger set out on a new kind of skiing challenge this month. Having lived in the Skiers' Chalet for the past 13 years, Bruegger wondered how many laps he could ski in one day by only riding the 1A chairlift. His excursion takes place as he faces imminent eviction from his home at the Skier’s Chalet, one of the few affordable places to live within walking distance from Aspen Mountain.Halle Zander from Aspen Public Radio brings us this story.
  • What is the future of skiing and ski culture? That's the big question writer Heather Hansman sets out to answer in her new book "Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow." KOTO's Matt Hoisch spoke with Hansman about the book and her journey in skiing.
  • Supply chain issues are impacting the availability and prices of goods around the world. And winter sports equipment is no exception. KOTO's Matt Hoisch looks at how buyers and retailers in Telluride, CO are feeling the gear crunch, and he talks with Nick Sargent, President of the trade group Snowsports Industries America, about the gear shortage's widespread causes and how long it could take to resolve them.
  • Wildlife biologists are proposing winter closures of some terrain in and around Grand Teton National Park. The hope is that the move would help protect the locally-endangered and isolated bighorn sheep herd in the range. But, as Will Walkey from KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming, reports, the recommendations are drawing backlash from some backcountry skiers, and stakeholders from around the region are searching for ways to compromise.
  • With Southwestern Colorado’s snow pack at just 26 percent of average, ski resorts in the region are doing their best to adapt to the drier-than-usual…