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    Three Good Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Early

    Oct 21 | 153 Views | No Comments

      By Troy Hawks It’s a common dilemma for vacationing families: Should you book your ski vacation early, or hold out with the hope of cashing in on a last minute bargain? The last minute bargain your mind’s eye envisions might not materialize. As a result, you may miss out on lucrative...

  • The Mountain Collective from Aspen Snowmass on Vimeo. The Mountain Collective™ has added another premier independent ski destination in North America to its roster of iconic mountains for the 2014-15 winter season. Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole,...

  • America’s Ski Season Kicks Off in Colorado

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    Colorado’s 2014/15 ski season is underway today as a crowd of ecstatic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Atop an 18-inch base of packed powder, at 9:00 a.m. the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift began delivering eager snow riders to the top of the...

  • Three Good Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Early

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    Three Good Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Early

    Doug Barry, Telluride Ski Resort

    By Troy Hawks

    It’s a common dilemma for vacationing families: Should you book your ski vacation early, or hold out with the hope of cashing in on a last minute bargain?

    The last minute bargain your mind’s eye envisions might not materialize. As a result, you may miss out on lucrative advanced reservation promotions or even worse, not be able to stay in your family’s favorite slope-side hotel because it’s already sold out. Savvy families know that there are a host of budget-friendly benefits to booking a ski and snowboard vacation early. Here are three good reasons to book your vacation now. Continue Reading

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  • The Mountain Collective Adds a New Partner Destination for 2014-15 Ski Season

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    The Mountain Collective from Aspen Snowmass on Vimeo.

    The Mountain Collective™ has added another premier independent ski destination in North America to its roster of iconic mountains for the 2014-15 winter season. Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb in this unprecedented collaboration of destinations. Continue Reading

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  • America’s Ski Season Kicks Off in Colorado

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    Come one, come all. The wait is over. Arapahoe Basin is now open. Photo: Jack Dempsey

    Come one, come all. The wait is over. Colorado is now open. Photo: Jack Dempsey

    Colorado’s 2014/15 ski season is underway today as a crowd of ecstatic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Atop an 18-inch base of packed powder, at 9:00 a.m. the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift began delivering eager snow riders to the top of the intermediate High Noon run for their first turns of the year. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: 100 Years of Skiing at Howelsen Hill

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    Howelsen Photos Courtesy of the Tread of Pioneers Museum

    Howelsen Photos Courtesy of the Tread of Pioneers Museum

    Developed in 1914, Howelsen Hill is the oldest ski area in continuing use west of the Mississippi.  Owned by the City of Steamboat Springs, Howelsen Hill is home to the Winter Carnival, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and has been the site for numerous national and world record-breaking ski jumps.  The Hill is listed on the State Register of Historic Places.

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  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Announces Opening Day for 2014-15 Colorado Ski Season

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    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will kick off Colorado’s 2014-15 ski and snowboard season on Friday, October 17, 2014. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to make turns on the intermediate High Noon trail starting at 9:00 a.m. Guests will take the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift to the top of the run at mid-mountain. Continue Reading

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  • Kick Off the Snow Season with a Ski Movie Doubleheader

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    Kick Off the Snow Season with a Ski Movie Doubleheader

    ZEAL Optics’ Skiers vs. Snowboarders will be a double header ski and snowboard movie premiere on Thursday, October 16 at the Boulder Theater.

    The catch: ZEAL will be pitting skiers against snowboarders and vice versa. The two films they will be showing are SuperProof’s “The Recruitment” (featuring ZEAL athlete, Mike Henitiuk), and Absinthe’s “Heavy Mental” (featuring ZEAL athlete Austen Sweetin).

    Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here: www.bouldertheater.com/event/movie-skiers-vs-snowboarders.

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  • Getting to Colorado’s World Class Resorts Just Got Easier

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    Getting to Colorado’s World Class Resorts Just Got Easier

    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    This winter, new flights and expanded service from major hub airports will make Colorado Ski Country USA even more accessible to skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. New service from San Francisco (SFO) and Washington, D.C. (IAD) and expanded options from Dallas (DAL), Los Angeles (LAX) and Houston (IAH) will bring domestic and international guests directly into the heart of Colorado Ski Country more conveniently than ever before.

    Whether a short drive from Denver, a direct flight from across the country, or a direct international flight from one of eight different countries, guests to Colorado resorts have easy, efficient and comfortable options available to land them at their favorite Colorado resorts. Continue Reading

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  • Heli-skiing with Telluride Helitrax: A Winter Teaser

    on October 14 | in Telluride, Video | by | with Comments Off

    Telluride Helitrax is excited to announce the premier of their first winter teaser, Heli-skiing with Telluride Helitrax. A day with the Telluride, Colorado helicopter skiing operation offers much more than just skiing. It is the day you have always dreamed of, and then some.

    The views from the helicopter reveal pristine, untouched powder. As the helicopter approaches the landing zone, the smile on your face grows and you feel goose bumps take over. Almost all of Helitrax’s terrain is above tree line, creating incredible views in every direction. Continue Reading

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  • Arapahoe Basin Patrol Dog Rio’s Day at the Office

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    If the recent snowmaking and winter weather haven’t gotten you stoked for the season, maybe this video will help get you there; last spring, during a very snowy May, Arapahoe Basin recorded a “day in the office” of its patrol dog, Rio.

    Rio is more than your typical 3-year-old Golden Retriever. She is also a certified avalanche search and rescue dog, a member of the Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Team, and an employee of Arapahoe Basin since 2012. Her patrol handler, assistant patrol director Matt Norfleet, and her owners, Rob and Debbie Ware, have spent hours working with Rio to hone her obedience and elevate her skills as a rescue dog. Rio has become an example to others in the Avalanche Dog Training Program here at the Basin, and is one of our best helpers when educating our guests about snow safety and enjoying their day on the mountain.

    Video production credit: Rex Lint, Big Tree Media

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  • Fitness Friday: Five Exercises You Can Do Right Now for Ski Season

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    Five Exercises You Can Do Right Now for Ski Season

    Squat now to ski pow. Photo by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    by Rachel Walker Sure, the local gym’s got ski fitness classes on the calendar, and chances are they’ve got better weights, mats, and music than you do in your living room. But making it to the gym doesn’t always happen—despite your best intentions. Not to worry. There are plenty of exercises you can do anywhere that will start priming your body for your not-so-distant slope time. Here are a few good ones to begin with: Continue Reading

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