• Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1. “We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing...

  • 2014-10-28 Steamboat Snowmaking See Me

    Steamboat Fires Up Snowmaking

    Oct 29 | 268 Views | No Comments

    Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin adding to the natural snow Mother Nature has delivered this month in anticipation of Opening Day, Wednesday, November 26, 2014. “It’s always exciting when snow covers the mountain especially this early in...

  • The Simple Pleasures of a Boys Ski Trip in Colorado

    Oct 28 | 354 Views | No Comments

    By James Lummis Last spring break I spent two great days with my boys – not a guy’s weekend with friends from college — but with my two high school age sons.  Mom was skiing elsewhere (she claims it was a “meeting”), so off to Aspen Snowmass we went.  En route, one boy worked...

  • 2014 Loveland Opening Day Announced for Saturday, November 1

    on October 30 | in Events, Loveland | by | with Comments Off

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1.

    “We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing touches on the base area, but our snowmaking team has done a tremendous job on the upper portion of the mountain and we are proud to offer our guests the exceptional early season conditions they have come to expect at Loveland.”

    Chair 1 will run from 8:30am until 4:00pm on Saturday and will provide skiers and riders with access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet.

    Loveland Ski Area opened on October 17 last season.

    Loveland Ski Area will be open seven days a week until Closing Day in early May. Lift operating hours are 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekends and designated holidays. Early season lift tickets are $51 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-14.

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  • Steamboat Fires Up Snowmaking

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    2014-10-28 Steamboat Snowmaking See Me

    Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin adding to the natural snow Mother Nature has delivered this month in anticipation of Opening Day, Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

    “It’s always exciting when snow covers the mountain especially this early in the season and we crank up our snow guns for the first time,” said Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “With several snow storms already in October and a solid start to snowmaking today, the early season is looking very promising.”  Continue Reading

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  • The Simple Pleasures of a Boys Ski Trip in Colorado

    on October 28 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by James Lummis

    Photo by James Lummis

    By James Lummis

    Last spring break I spent two great days with my boys – not a guy’s weekend with friends from college — but with my two high school age sons.  Mom was skiing elsewhere (she claims it was a “meeting”), so off to Aspen Snowmass we went.  En route, one boy worked the smartphone, finding the best lodging deal in town, while the other did the driving. Continue Reading

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  • Baby on Board: How to Have a Ski Vacation with a Baby

    on October 27 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with Comments Off

    How to Have a Ski Vacation with a Baby

    Photo by Rachel Walker

    By Rachel Walker

    No one ever said bringing a baby on a ski vacation was easy—until now. OK, maybe “easy” overstates it a bit. Babies, by definition, are demanding (nothing that requires frequent feedings throughout the night, diapers, and a lot of time being held is easy), but they’re also small, lightweight, and easy to bring new places. Even though you might be feeling shell-shocked by your little bundle’s arrival in your world, life as you know it is not over, which means this winter you can still ski or ride, even with that little infant. Continue Reading

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  • Video Highlights from Colorado’s 2014-15 Opening Day at Arapahoe Basin

    on October 24 | in Arapahoe Basin, Video | by | with Comments Off

    Colorado’s 2014/15 ski season got underway October 17, 2014 as a crowd of ecstatic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Here are some video highlights.

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  • Ski Film Friday: Afterglow Lights Up the Alaskan Night

    on October 24 | in Video | by | with Comments Off

    Ok, so this wasn’t filmed in Colorado but Afterglow is one of the most stunning ski videos we’ve ever seen and we had to share it. The artistry and technical wizardry of both the production crew and the skiers themselves is breathtaking and makes us want to take a “fact-finding mission” to Alyeska Resort immediately.

    Here’s an interview in Powder Magazine about how Sweetgrass Productions paired up with Philips TV to make this awesome video. In addition, Outside Magazine has a great writeup as well.

    Happy Friday! Think Snow!

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  • Multi-Mountain, Multi-Deal, Multi-Fun, Round Two

    on October 23 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Deals, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Silverton, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off

     

    Colorado Ski Pass Deals, Round Two

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    It’s a great time to be a Colorado skier. Whether you buy a full season pass at your home mountain (often with reciprocal free days at nearby resorts) or pick up 4 packs and discount cards from a variety of mountains, it’s pretty easy to argue that skiing in Colorado is more affordable than ever.

    We’ve covered some of the fun, unique and great value deals available from Front Range resorts.

    Today, here’s a look at the best deals in the Central Mountains, the Western Slope and three special passes from Colorado Ski Country USA.

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  • Multi-Mountain, Multi-Deal, Multi-Fun: Season Passes In Colorado Offer Even More

    on October 22 | in Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Deals, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Silverton, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Steamboat, Sunlight, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort

    By Kristen Lummis, The Brave Ski Mom Blog

    It used to be that a pass was just a pass. You’d buy a season pass from your favorite resort and you’d use it to ski that single resort all season.

    Not anymore. Continue Reading

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  • Three Good Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Early

    on October 21 | in Deals | by | with Comments Off

     

    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

    on October 20 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    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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