• A-Basin Announces Pro Challenge Festival & Camping

    Jul 6 | 172 Views | No Comments

    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 [&hellip...

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    Resorts Beckon Independence Day Fun

    Jul 1 | 223 Views | No Comments

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

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    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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  • Aspen Announces New & Expanded Nonstop Flights This Winter

    on June 25 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off on Aspen Announces New & Expanded Nonstop Flights This Winter

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport today announced that American Airlines will offer new daily non-stop flights from Chicago/O’Hare along with a third daily non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth for the holidays. New non-stop flights from Chicago will facilitate connections from markets throughout the Midwest and Northeast, including all four NYC airports.  Also, a re-timed morning inbound trip from DFW will now allow connections from Latin America throughout the winter.  All these new flights are now open for sale at www.aa.com. Continue Reading

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  • Thank You for Attending The 52nd Annual Meeting in Boulder, Colorado

    on June 24 | in Events | by | with Comments Off on Thank You for Attending The 52nd Annual Meeting in Boulder, Colorado

    Please see the highlights from the 52nd Annual Meeting in Boulder, CO.

    Photo credit: Chris Schneider

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  • Aspen Snowmass Summer Operations Kick into Full Gear this Weekend

    on June 18 | in Aspen Mountain, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off on Aspen Snowmass Summer Operations Kick into Full Gear this Weekend

    6-17-2015 Jeremy Swanson Bike Snowmass photo

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass launches into full summer operations Saturday, Jun. 20 with daily service on Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola as well as the opening of Bike Snowmass.

    “We are very excited for summer operations to be in full swing, especially with the improvements at Bike Snowmass offering the best trails we’ve ever had. It’s going to be another great summer in the mountains with plenty of biking, hiking and general enjoyment of the great outdoors and the extraordinary scenery that surrounds us,” said Peter Santini, Director of Business Development for Aspen Skiing Company. Continue Reading

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  • The Crested Butte Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race Series Is Back

    on June 16 | in Crested Butte, Events | by | with Comments Off on The Crested Butte Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race Series Is Back

    Photo by Trent Bona, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Photo by Trent Bona, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Now in its 18th year, the Powerade Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race Series continues to be a summer staple at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). The Evolution Bike Park offers the perfect race venue, allowing both cross-country and downhill events for dirt racing enthusiasts of all kinds. The weekly race series begins July 1, 2015 and continues over five consecutive Wednesday evenings through July 29. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Sees Robust Skier Visits for 2014/15 Season

    on June 11 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country USA Sees Robust Skier Visits for 2014/15 Season

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    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at the association’s 52nd Annual Meeting that skier visits at its 21 member resorts totaled 7.1 million in 2014/15, off by a little more than one-half of one percent compared to last year’s CSCUSA membership season total. However, this estimation shows CSCUSA resort visits up over the five-year-average by 6.5 percent. Non-CSCUSA member resorts declined to report Colorado visits for 2014/15, so a statewide total is not available. Continue Reading

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  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Extends Colorado’s Ski and Ride Season

    on May 27 | in Arapahoe Basin | by | with Comments Off on Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Extends Colorado’s Ski and Ride Season

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    After reporting nearly 50 inches of snow in May, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will extend the Colorado ski and ride season for at least one bonus weekend, from June 12-14, 2015 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The ski area originally planned to close on Sunday, June 7, 2015, but winter reappeared in mid-April, dropping over 84 inches of snow on the ski area since April 16. A-Basin’s high base elevation of 10,780 feet, as well as recent cold temperatures, allow the ski area to remain open longer than any ski area in the state. A-Basin opened for the season on October 17, 2014, and is one of only three ski areas still open in North America. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Invest in Summer Upgrades

    on May 22 | in Aspen Mountain, Crested Butte, Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Invest in Summer Upgrades

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    In the coming weeks, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts will turn toward summer operations with a diverse and growing menu of warm weather recreational activities for guests. Several resorts are building infrastructure improvements to enhance their summer outdoor recreational opportunities, such as mountain biking and high alpine archery. Below is a round-up of some of the 2015 summer-oriented capital improvements at CSCUSA resorts as well as opening dates for summer operations. Continue Reading

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