• The Little Nell at Aspen Mountain is proud to partner with Valrhona Chocolate for a decadent evening showcasing sweet and savory flavors. They will host the Valrhona Chocolate & Wine Dinner on Friday, August 7, in the gallery at element 47. The four-course feast will be prepared by Chef de...

  • Telluride Acquires Peaks Resort and Spa Operations

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    Telluride Ski & Golf announced it has closed a deal with Peaks Capital Partners to take over the Peaks Resort and Spa. The Peaks Resort and Spa is a ski-in/ski-out, full service hotel located adjacent to the Telluride Ski & Golf Club. The hotel features 177 guest rooms, a 42,000 square foot...

  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is looking towards the future, and the future means a major expansion of 500 acres for skiing, riding and biking. Their proposal calls for two new chairlifts, a replacement of the North Face surface lift, more snowmaking on current ski terrain, and 15 miles of...

  • Decadence in Ski Country: The Valrhona Chocloate & Wine Dinner at the Little Nell

    on July 31 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Decadence in Ski Country: The Valrhona Chocloate & Wine Dinner at the Little Nell

    The Little Nell

    Photo courtesy of The Little Nell

    The Little Nell at Aspen Mountain is proud to partner with Valrhona Chocolate for a decadent evening showcasing sweet and savory flavors. They will host the Valrhona Chocolate & Wine Dinner on Friday, August 7, in the gallery at element 47. The four-course feast will be prepared by Chef de Cuisine Matt Padilla and Executive Pastry Chef Curtis Cameron with wines paired by Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy. As the exclusive chocolate supplier for The Little Nell, a representative from Valrhona will speak to the history of the brand and the nuances of each course pairing, which are shared below, and also provide sweet souvenirs for all guests. Continue Reading

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  • Telluride Acquires Peaks Resort and Spa Operations

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    The Peaks Resort & Spa at Telluride

    The Peaks Resort & Spa at Telluride

    Telluride Ski & Golf announced it has closed a deal with Peaks Capital Partners to take over the Peaks Resort and Spa. The Peaks Resort and Spa is a ski-in/ski-out, full service hotel located adjacent to the Telluride Ski & Golf Club. The hotel features 177 guest rooms, a 42,000 square foot spa with 32 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and 9,100 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Continue Reading

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  • U.S. Forest Service Accepts Crested Butte Expansion Project Proposal

    on July 23 | in Crested Butte | by | with Comments Off on U.S. Forest Service Accepts Crested Butte Expansion Project Proposal

    Photo by Nathan Bilow, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Photo by Nathan Bilow, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is looking towards the future, and the future means a major expansion of 500 acres for skiing, riding and biking. Their proposal calls for two new chairlifts, a replacement of the North Face surface lift, more snowmaking on current ski terrain, and 15 miles of singletrack trail to add to the resort’s Evolution Bike Park. Recently, the resort received a letter from the US Forest Service’s Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest District Office initiating an environmental review of the project, stating that they are “officially accepting project proposal components [in accordance with] the 2013 Master Development Plan”. Continue Reading

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  • Winter Park’s Colorado Freeride Festival Prize Money, Courses Announced

    on July 17 | in Winter Park | by | with Comments Off on Winter Park’s Colorado Freeride Festival Prize Money, Courses Announced

    Colorado Freeride Festival

    Colorado Freeride Festival

    With less than one week until racing begins, the 2015 Colorado Freeride Festival at Winter Park Resort is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with over $45,000 of total prize money available, including nearly $5,000 just for amateur riders.  Maps for all of the festival’s races have also been released, giving riders an early glimpse at each of Colorado Freeride Festival’s courses, including new additions like the Super Downhill and Green Horn-It! Challenge.           Continue Reading

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  • Aspen Power of Four Trail 50K, 25K and Vertical K Scheduled for Jul. 18-19

    on July 14 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off on Aspen Power of Four Trail 50K, 25K and Vertical K Scheduled for Jul. 18-19

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    For the third year in a row, Aspen Snowmass presents the 2015 Audi Power of Four Trail Race scheduled for Saturday, July 18-Sunday, July 19. The race continues to grow and attract some of the best runners in the state. This year, the 50K Ultra has been named the US Skyrunner Series North American Continental Championships and the new Vertical K race, also part of the US Skyrunner Series, has been added to the event schedule. Continue Reading

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  • Steamboat Announces Nonstop Winter Flights

    on July 11 | in Steamboat | by | with Comments Off on Steamboat Announces Nonstop Winter Flights

    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    Steamboat’s winter flight program will feature expanded nonstop air service from six of the 11 cities with flights into Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) for the 2015/16 winter season. The upcoming service represents approximately 13 percent increase in seats flying from nonstop markets to Steamboat; the second winter season in a row of seat growth into Hayden airport. Continue Reading

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  • Burgers, Tunes and Cycling This July at Copper Mountain

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    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    Copper Mountain is in summer swing with the American Eagle chairlift now open, all Village activities and the Copper Creek Golf Course up and running and an event schedule that’s sure to please. Copper’s summer activities are open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday. Due to current snowmelt, Redtail and Fat Marmot remain closed to mountain biking but Elk Alley and A-Road are now open. Continue Reading

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  • A-Basin Announces Pro Challenge Festival & Camping

    on July 6 | in Arapahoe Basin, Events | by | with Comments Off on A-Basin Announces Pro Challenge Festival & Camping

    A-Basin USA Pro Challenge banner

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin), the host of the Stage 2 finish of the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, has announced its two-day schedule of events leading up to the race finish. A-Basin is a new host venue for the race, now in its fifth year, which is billed as the most difficult professional cycling race in America featuring the world’s best cyclists.

    “This event will bring together world-class cyclists, our dramatic mountain setting, the A-Basin culture and vibe, and the passion and enthusiasm of our guests to create a dramatic mountaintop finish that we will be talking about for years,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin’s Chief Operating Officer.

    A-Basin has planned two days of camping, concerts and family-friendly activities for cycling enthusiasts and those who want to get the full Colorado experience while they’re visiting Summit County. On Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18, A-Basin will open its parking lots to reserved camping, with several options depending on the size of the interested group. Availability of campsites is limited, so guests are encouraged to reserve their space online or call 888.ARAPAHOE to book now. Food and beverage options – including the famous 6th Alley Bar & Grill – will be available both days.

    The ski area will kick off its festival on Monday night with a concert featuring Brother’s Keeper with John Popper, with special guest The Samples. On Tuesday evening, the Freddy Jones Band will play in A-Basin’s Base Area Village along with an opener to be announced. Both concerts are free and open to the public, even if you are not camping at the Basin.

    In addition to the Stage 2 finish, activities on Race Day (Tuesday, August 18) include: lawn games (horseshoes, slacklining, etc.), a guided nature hike to mid-mountain, a kids’ bike race and free chairlift rides on the Black Mountain Express lift. Click here to see the full schedule of events.

    Parking at the Basin will be extremely limited during the two days; guests are asked to consider alternate forms of transportation, including biking or taking a shuttle. Free shuttles will run from River Run/Keystone to Arapahoe Basin on both Monday and Tuesday. Shuttle times can be found on our website.

    All information about camping, parking, shuttle service, and events can be found at arapahoebasin.com/prochallenge.

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  • Resorts Beckon Independence Day Fun

    on July 1 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Mountain, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Events, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Granby Ranch, Snowmass, Steamboat, Summer, Telluride, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off on Resorts Beckon Independence Day Fun

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    It used to be that after the lifts closed, resorts hung up the Gone Fishin’ sign for the summer. Not anymore. In the summer months, Colorado Ski Country turns into Colorado Bike Country, or Colorado Hike Country, or Colorado Festival Country – although that one doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily. These days more and more resorts turn on the lifts and welcome guests for mountains of summer fun. Read on to see what’s happening in Colorado Ski Country USA this summer and kick start your Fourth of July celebration! Continue Reading

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  • Nonstop Service from Los Angeles to Crested Butte to Commence This Winter

    on June 30 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Nonstop Service from Los Angeles to Crested Butte to Commence This Winter

    Photos L-R: Trent Bona, Cresteb Butte; Alaskan Airlines, Los Angeles International Airport

    Photos L-R: Trent Bona, Crested Butte; Alaskan Airlines, Los Angeles International Airport

    Currently with direct non-stop flights from four major cities on two different airlines, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) are pleased to announce not only a new flight market, but also a new airline to its regional airport for the 2015-2016 winter season. This new agreement will bring a twice-weekly direct, non-stop flight into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Alaska Airlines. The new flight is scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning December 16, 2015 and flies through March 26, 2016. Continue Reading

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