Leah Vann, Summit Daily News

Leah Vann

Summit Daily News

Steamboat Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Leah:

Steamboat ski instructor finds company during treacherous summer on the Continental Divide Trail

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — This year’s snowfall only attracts the most stubborn to the Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail. Katie Mooradian, a Steamboat Resort ski instructor, figured it was convenient since she was living... → Read More

Steamboat to host adventure race later this June

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs summer calendar will now include a new type of race. On June 30, teams of two or more will gather at Howelsen Park → Read More

Steamboat climbers conquer challenges at Moose’s Tooth in Alaska

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After climbing Mount Denali in Alaska years ago, Matt Tredway peered out the window of his plane ride out, spotting the iconic Moose’s Tooth.It’s not like → Read More

Rocky Running: Inside the world of elite ultra runners

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The professionalism of trail running is not concrete.Ultra-length trail running races worldwide have varying weather elements, terrain and elevation. It’s nearly impossible to tell who is → Read More

Steamboat rallies behind NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference final this year will light the televisions of an unlikely fanbase rooted in the West.Steamboat Springs hockey fans watched intently → Read More

Rocky Running: The appeal of trail running and how to get into it

Running draws those in need of a lifestyle change, former athletes or the average person checking a marathon off of the bucket list.The aspiring runner buys an Apple or → Read More

Routt County fly-fishers proceed with caution during mud season

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A snowy winter will bode well for Steamboat Springs anglers this summer.While mud season is tempting for the eager, it’s also a time to be cautious → Read More

A season of learning how to cover winter sports

My experience covering winter sports was like a ski jump: I accelerated downhill until I finally took off and stuck the landing.Sometimes, my jump was a personal best, and → Read More

Stem cell technology enables Olympian Taylor Gold to snowboard again at a high level

Steamboat Springs 2014 Olympic snowboarder Taylor Gold has a long list of tricks typed up on his phone.Three years of being injured gave the Breckenridge resident a lot of → Read More

Steamboat’s lacrosse father Chris Hahn remembered for his humor, benevolence

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Laughter is the best medicine, and although it cannot cure all, it helps the family and friends of Chris Hahn in his absence.Hahn died suddenly last → Read More

Alpine snowboarder Robby Burns is carving his own path to the 2022 Olympics

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — At 11 p.m., Robby Burns checks into his shift as a security officer at Steamboat Resort.He’ll get off work at 7 a.m., go to sleep a → Read More

Steamboat to host first national gravel cycling race

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — While Steamboat Springs welcomes a variety of cycling races over the summer, local cyclist and former professional road racer Amy Charity found there was still a → Read More

Steamboat resident Hannah Melius plans to hike Pacfic Crest Trail

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.That’s how Steamboat Springs local Hannah Melius felt when she moved to Tampa, Florida, away from the mountains → Read More

Steamboat soccer ties Summit for second time this season

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — That lingering one on the end of Summit High School’s (5-7-1, 4-5-1) and Steamboat Springs’ (9-3-1, 7-2-1) records has signified an “almost” for both teams since → Read More

Cowgirl up

Eleven-year-old Grace George recounts the moments following her winning calf ride at the Routt County Fair on Aug. 16.“I kind of did a side flip forward. I don’t really → Read More

Steamboat race pushes all involved

For more, follow@Steamboatpiloton Instagram and tag photos with #Steambotasnaps → Read More

Continental Cup skiing event to return to Steamboat

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — For the second year in a row, Steamboat Springs will play host to the International Ski Federation Continental Cup.The event is part of a joint bid → Read More

A uniting divide

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When trying to estimate when the 50-kilometer race runners will finish Steamboat Springs’ annual Continental Divide Race, most will use Golden resident Courtney Daulwater as a → Read More

There’s fun for all at the Steamboat Stinger

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — “Gel!” a cyclist at the Steamboat Stinger yells from the woods.“Gel!” Rob Peterson yells at the ridge trail aid station. The rest follow suit, echoing the → Read More

Cyclist only Steamboat man to complete Colorado Trail Race

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs local Donnie Haubert wanted to take on the ultimate challenge after he turned 40 in July.He just wasn’t sure what that was until one → Read More