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  • A do-over in Telluride

    The Forest Service revises its approval of a ski area expansion onto public land in Telluride, Colo.

  • A high country whodunit

    Daniel Glick's "Powder Burn: Arson, Money, and Mystery on Vail Mountain" tells the story of the Vail Ski Area and the fire that destroyed its mountaintop restaurant, in an entertaining way, but ultimately lacks depth and insight.

  • A ridge too far

    A Santa Fe ski area wants to expand, despite pressure from the Ski Area Containment Coalition.

  • A struggling mountain town looks for a lift

    The former mining town of Silverton, Colo., has put its economic hopes in plans for a new but old-fashioned small-scale, low-key ski area, but some worry the area is too avalanche-prone to be safe.

  • An Olympic eyesore?

    In Park City, Utah, locals are irate at the ugliness of a ski jump that is being carved out of a mountain for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

  • Anger on the Web

    On the Web, environmentalist Michael Lewinski responds to angry e-mails and emotions, both pro and con, about the arson at Vail.

  • Armies of skiers are coming to Yellowstone

    Seven ski resorts ring Yellowstone National Park and add to the pressure on a fragile ecosystem.

  • Big Sky above, private land below

    Former Big Sky ski patrolman J.C. Knaub in his own words describes the difficulties faced in trying to bring neighborhood parks and trails to Big Sky.

  • Big Sky, big mess in Montana

    A Montana ski resort originally created by newsman Chet Huntley and intended to be a model of free-market, unconstrained development, is today a morass of lawsuits, environmental degradation and inefficiency.

  • Burnout on the slopes

    A Colorado ski instructor is suspended after poking a skier with a pole during an argument.

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