This is what happens when you give a video camera to an expert snowboarder and a beginner skier and tell them to go have fun at Crested Butte. These could be the happiest people on the slopesRead More »
by Kristen Lummis
When people think of family skiing, they often think of families with small children. But families come in all shapes and sizes, and in Colorado, you’ll find plenty of ski resorts with programming for families with teens. As the mother of two teen boys, there is one thing I know for sure: while my sons tolerate skiing with their parents, they’re happiest and most at ease ripping with their peers. Continue ReadingRead More »
When it comes to four-letter words, free is one of our favorites. A skiing family, we’re always looking for ways to save money and maximize value. Here’s a quick round-up of some of our favorite ways to save money and have fun this winter at Colorado resorts. This list is by no means complete. Please check resort websites for more information on everything from free concerts, to demo days, to parking. Continue ReadingRead More »
By R. Scott Rappold
Let’s face it. Skiing and snowboarding can hurt.
Whether you’re ripping the corduroy on the groomers, tearing up the bumps or plunging down a double-diamond, you’re working the heck out of your calves, thighs and midsection. The smiles may hide the pain at the time, but a few hours later, when delayed onset soreness sets in, a hot soak could be just what the doctor ordered. Continue ReadingRead More »
Super Bowl Sunday is a very under-rated day to get on the slopes in Colorado. Less traffic on the roads, shorter lift lines, and you can ski an entire day because kickoff is after the lifts close. If that’s not reason enough to take some turns sporting your favorite team’s colors (Bronco Orange strongly preferred), five Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts are even offering discounted lift tickets and special festivities.Read More »
A powerful winter storm materialized over Colorado recently, leaving remarkable snow totals at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts from a snow event lasting four consecutive days. The storm was widespread, leaving more than a foot of snow at all CSCUSA member resorts, with twelve resorts receiving more than two feet and two ski areas welcoming four feet of powder for their elated guests. Continue ReadingRead More »
Tucked away on top of Tennessee Pass, you’ll find a ski resort that packs in big adventure and small town charm. Imagine great snow, close-in parking, affordable lift tickets, and no lift lines. This is Ski Cooper.
While there is access to a variety of trails on their two chairlifts (well five if you count the platter, handle tow, and Colorado’s longest Magic Carpet), they have one very awesome trick in their back pocket: CAT SKIING!
The Chicago Ridge Snowcat day trip promises picturesque views and backcountry comfort. Here, you’ll unpack your skis and boards and launch into open bowls and gladed terrain. The cozy snowcat drops you at the top of each run, so you can enjoy turn after powdery turn of crowd-free skiing. Reenergize with a gourmet lunch inside a heated yurt. This is the way backcountry skiing was meant to be enjoyed. It’s an adventure that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Continue ReadingRead More »
Winter is here along with abundant snow across Colorado’s mountains. The time has never been better to head out with friends and family to enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Colorado’s renowned ski resorts. Colorado’s ski resorts pride themselves as leaders in the ski industry when it comes to slope safety. Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country USA want to remind guests about how to stay safe and enjoy their time on the slopes this winter. Continue ReadingRead More »
You know, musing from down here in the cold bare earth, I look back at my life and legacy and I must admit, I’m fairly impressed with myself. When you’re a sheep herders daughter, just trying to find your way in the world by any means necessary, alone, in the late 1800s, it ain’t easy. But with an entrepreneurial spirit, I put myself on the map, albeit 100 plus years later. My free spirit was admired by miners, rail workers and loggers, alike. And turns out, when you take that spirit and throw in a little cleverness and economic savvy, you’ll find you’ve become an icon. I made my mark and now my legacy belongs to one of the best ski resorts in the world. My name is Mary Jane. Continue ReadingRead More »