• Celebrate Independence Day in Ski Country This Year

    Jun 29 | 627 Views | No Comments

    Here at Colorado Ski Country USA, we know our audience and we bet it won’t take much to tempt you away from the heat and towards the mountains this Independence Day weekend. Colorado ski areas and the towns near them are pulling out all the stops to make this July 4 weekend one to remember,...

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      Silverton Mountain, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, has announced  a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability.  The ski season will open on December 29 and will continue through April 9. Guided skiing operations will run from December 29 through March 26, and...

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    How to Be a Ski Bum

    Jun 22 | 980 Views | No Comments

    By R. Scott Rappold “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” –Warren Miller So you’ve made a big decision. This is the winter you’re going to get 100 days on the slopes. You’re going to become a better skier or rider than you could ever imagine. You’ll...

  • Celebrate Independence Day in Ski Country This Year

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    Aspen Snowmass

    Here at Colorado Ski Country USA, we know our audience and we bet it won’t take much to tempt you away from the heat and towards the mountains this Independence Day weekend. Colorado ski areas and the towns near them are pulling out all the stops to make this July 4 weekend one to remember, with concerts, parades, ski jumping (yes you read this correctly), fireworks, a ton of activities for the little ones, and more.

    Here’s what’s in store for the 4th in and around Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts. Continue Reading

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  • Silverton Mountain Extends 2016/17 Guided Operating Season

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    Silverton Mountain Extends 2016/17 Guided Operating Season

    Silverton Mountain

    Silverton Mountain, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, has announced  a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability.  The ski season will open on December 29 and will continue through April 9. Guided skiing operations will run from December 29 through March 26, and unguided skiing at Silverton beginning on March 31 through April 9.  Silverton Mountain will be open Thurs-Sun (including Monday Presidents day) during the entire guided season.  Continue Reading

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  • How to Be a Ski Bum

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    Photo by Tomas Zuccareno, Aspen Snowmass

    By R. Scott Rappold

    “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” –Warren Miller

    So you’ve made a big decision. This is the winter you’re going to get 100 days on the slopes. You’re going to become a better skier or rider than you could ever imagine. You’ll hit every powder day on your home mountains and chase the storms across Colorado and the West.

    This is the winter you’re going to be a ski bum. Continue Reading

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  • Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Lineup for 2016

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    Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association are excited to announce the 2016 summer line-up for the Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Wednesday night concert series. From rock and roll to country, bluegrass and blues, the lineup is set to bring some great entertainment to the base area this summer. Continue Reading

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  • Clip in with Christian Vande Velde in Aspen September 25-29

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    The Little Nell’s third annual Clip-In With Christian Cycling camp takes place this fall, coinciding with Aspen’s peak fall foliage. Cyclists of all abilities are invited to take part in this adventure of a lifetime – riding Aspen’s most famed roads with pros, wining and dining, staying in deluxe accommodations and being outfitted by their sponsors SCOTT USA bikes, Giro and Smith.

    As featured in the current issue of Aspen Peak magazine, the venerable Vande Velde describes, “The goal of the camp is, first and foremost, to have a good time. And honestly, if you don’t have a good time with friends, biking in God’s country, and staying at The Nell, well, we have bigger issues we need to address.” Continue Reading

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  • It’s Officially Summer at Copper Mountain

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    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    Summer 2016 at Copper Mountain is now underway as most summer activities, Copper Creek Golf Course and Woodward Copper Summer Camp are all in full swing.

    Copper Summer Activities began Friday, June 10 and include scenic chairlift rides, diggler rentals, mini golf, bumper boats, bungee jumping, the climbing wall, and zip lining, all located in Center Village. Go-karting will open on Saturday, June 18. Mountain biking and disc golf access are scheduled to open in early July, dependent on weather and snow-melt. Summer activities will operate from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Lock in the fun for the whole summer with a Summer Season Activity Pass for $109, or take advantage of a Day Pass for $49.

    Copper Creek Golf Course kicked off its season on Friday, June 10 with tee times from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. New this summer, golf bikes are available for rent in addition to the traditional golf cart.

    Woodward Copper Summer Camp is already in its second week and Big Island Park is opens for public sessions as well. Woodward Copper is excited to offer a brand new surface lift for summer campers, the Super Tube. At 1,000 feet long, it is the longest surface lift in Colorado. By popular demand, Big Island Park is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. Grab a Summer Season Pass for $199, or pick up a day pass in the Woodward Cage for just $25. Beginning Saturday, June 11, the Barn will open to the public every Saturday and Sunday for intro and drop-in sessions. For more information on Woodward Copper, please visit WoodwardCopper.com. Continue Reading

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  • Araphahoe Basin Closes the 2015-16 Colorado Ski Season in Style

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    Arapahoe Basin Closing Day June 12, 2016. (Photo by Arapahoe Basin / Dave Camara)

    Arapahoe Basin Closing Day June 12, 2016. (Photo by Arapahoe Basin / Dave Camara)

    After 224 days of skiing and riding, the 2015-16 Colorado ski season is over as Arapahoe Basin’s chairlifts stopped turning yesterday. More than 2,000 people came out to the Basin for one last day of lift-served skiing, with many testing their skills at pond skimming on Lake Reveal. A-Basin received approximately 300” of snow this season, and cool temps in the spring allowed the ski area to remain open for an additional bonus weekend (June 10-12).

    Arapahoe Basin Closing Day June 12, 2016. (Photo by Arapahoe Basin / Dave Camara)

    Arapahoe Basin Closing Day June 12, 2016. (Photo by Arapahoe Basin / Dave Camara)

    A-Basin will open for summer operations on July 1 – you can learn more about their events and dining this summer at arapahoebasin.com/summer. There’ll be brunch at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill, the Argentine-North Fork biking and hiking trail, yoga at mid-mountain, a trail run and more.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2015-16 Double Diamond Award Winners

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    Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2015-16 Double Diamond Award Winners

    CSCUSA Annual Meeting in Denver on Thursday, June 9, 2016. (Chris Schneider Photography)

    Yesterday evening at the 53rd Annual Meeting of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), Colorado’s ski resorts capped a record-setting 2015-16 season with the Double Diamond Awards, where individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry were recognized for their excellence in competition, patrol, instruction, operations, and ski area management. Continue Reading

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  • 2015/16 Ski Season Stands Out As Best on Record for Colorado

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    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at the association’s 53rd Annual Meeting that skier visits at its 21 member resorts totaled 7.4 million in 2015/16, up by nearly five percent compared to last year’s CSCUSA membership season total and a new record for visitation. Continue Reading

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  • How To Enjoy the Closing Ski Weekend in Colorado

    on June 8 | in Arapahoe Basin, Skiing & Snowboarding, Summer | by | with Comments Off on How To Enjoy the Closing Ski Weekend in Colorado

    Arapahoe Basin May 21, 2016 - Swimsuit Parade. (Photo by Dave Camara)

    Arapahoe Basin May 21, 2016 – Swimsuit Parade.
    (Photo by Dave Camara)

    By R. Scott Rappold

    It’s mid-June and the Front Range cities are sweltering. Rivers are running high with snow melt-off and bike-and-hike season is in full swing in Colorado.

    Meanwhile at Arapahoe Basin, ski season soldiers on. Continue Reading

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