Sports http://kajx.org en Aspen Nordic Skier Noah Hoffman Competes as Olympics Wrap Up http://kajx.org/post/aspen-nordic-skier-noah-hoffman-competes-olympics-wrap <p>Aspen athlete and Nordic skier Noah Hoffman competed yesterday in the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The US Ski Team praised Hoffman’s performance in the taxing 50 kilometer race. Afterwards, Hoffman told NBC News he felt good about how the event went. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14697 at http://kajx.org Aspen Nordic Skier Noah Hoffman Competes as Olympics Wrap Up Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK http://kajx.org/post/court-avalanches-ski-areas-ok <p class="p1">There’s a lot of concern over avalanche danger in Colorado’s backcountry right now. That includes the Aspen area. But skiers and boarders also have to keep this in mind: avalanches can occur inside ski areas… and if they do, the resort isn’t necessarily at fault. That’s a new ruling by the Colorado Appeals Court.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2"> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:11:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14519 at http://kajx.org Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film http://kajx.org/post/aspenites-react-new-lance-armstrong-film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tarnished cyclist Lance Armstrong is at the center of an ongoing controversy about doping in the sport. He’s also now in the spotlight in Hollywood. The first of several anticipated movies about the iconic athlete recently showed in Aspen. In</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Armstrong Lie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award winning director Alex Gibney examines the underbelly of the the cyclist’s career. Reporter Elise Thatcher caught up with viewers after a showing at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:35:47 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14167 at http://kajx.org Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film Backcountry Skiing & Boarding: The Future of Snowsports? http://kajx.org/post/backcountry-skiing-boarding-future-snowsports <p class="p1">The next big thing in skiing and snowboarding is already here. At least, that’s according to the heavy hitters in the snow sports industry, which held its annual conference this last weekend in Denver. Aspen blogger Andrew M. Israel was there to take it all in. He writes the <a href="http://AspenSpin.com">AspenSpin.com</a>, and occasionally for <a href="http://aspenpublicradio.org">aspenpublicradio.org</a>. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:24:50 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13946 at http://kajx.org Backcountry Skiing & Boarding: The Future of Snowsports? CrossCurrents - AVSC & the Olympics http://kajx.org/post/crosscurrents-avsc-olympics <p>The Aspen Valley Ski &amp; Snowboard Club has four alums competing in the Sochi Olympics this year. Tyler Lindsey, Walt Evans and Amy Throm talk about the program.</p><p><a href="http://www.teamavsc.org/">http://www.teamavsc.org/</a></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 13858 at http://kajx.org CrossCurrents - AVSC & the Olympics