• Photo courtesy of Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA)’s member resorts recognize between tuition, textbooks, meal plans and everything else, college is expensive. Ski areas across Colorado, from the Front Range to the Western Slope and down to the southwest corner of the state, offer dozens of deals and discounts to...

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    Throwback: The Art and Science of Making Snow

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    (Originally posted 11.14.13) Ever wonder how the resorts are able to have such great conditions when Mother Nature is not cooperating? It is all due to the guys with the big guns and the big toys at the resorts, the snowmakers! Check out what it takes to be one of the first resorts in the [&hellip...

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    Loveland’s Season Kicks Off On Friday, October 20

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    Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2017/18 season on Friday, October 20. “We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that Opening Day is finally here,” said COO Rob Goodell. “The snow we received in early October has been a tremendous help and our snowmakers have...

  • College Deals for Skiers and Riders in Colorado Ski Country

    on October 18 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Deals, Echo, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus Ski Area, Howelsen, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Silverton, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Photo courtesy of Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA)’s member resorts recognize between tuition, textbooks, meal plans and everything else, college is expensive. Ski areas across Colorado, from the Front Range to the Western Slope and down to the southwest corner of the state, offer dozens of deals and discounts to keep skiing and riding affordable for college students and young adults.

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  • Throwback: The Art and Science of Making Snow

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    (Originally posted 11.14.13)

    Ever wonder how the resorts are able to have such great conditions when Mother Nature is not cooperating? It is all due to the guys with the big guns and the big toys at the resorts, the snowmakers! Check out what it takes to be one of the first resorts in the nation to open and how they maintain those conditions into the summer.

    Loveland’s Lead Snowmaker Mark Eldring takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the operation. He shows us how they blast the fluffy white stuff into the air to build the base. Cold temperatures, low humidity and a little help from mother nature doesn’t hurt.

    Known for great early season conditions, Loveland is proud to offer locals a chance to warm up their legs to prepare for a long season ahead.

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  • Loveland’s Season Kicks Off On Friday, October 20

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    Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area,

    Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area,

    Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2017/18 season on Friday, October 20. “We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that Opening Day is finally here,” said COO Rob Goodell. “The snow we received in early October has been a tremendous help and our snowmakers have put in a lot of hard work to ensure the first turns of the season are good ones. We invite everyone to come celebrate the start of another season with us on Friday.”

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  • US Ski & Snowboard Association Announces Rocky Mountain Division All-Star Team

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    Event Recognizes Local Alpine and Freestyle Skiers

    Photo courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA.

    Photo courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA.

    Fifty young alpine and freestyle athletes from across Colorado were recognized yesterday as USSA Rocky Mountain Division Colorado All-Stars. These promising young athletes compete on the local, national and international level in pursuit of their US Ski Team and Olympic dreams. The All-star team includes 30 alpine skiers and 20 freestyle skiers.

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  • Colorado is Officially Open for the 2017-18 Winter Season

    on October 13 | in Arapahoe Basin, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    Photo taken by Jack Dempsey.

    Photo taken by Jack Dempsey.

    Colorado’s 2017-18 ski season launched today with a crowd of delighted skiers and snowboarders celebrating the first runs of the season at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. At 9 a.m., atop an 18-inch base of packed powder, the Black Mountain Express lift began spinning, delivering skiers and riders to the top of intermediate High Noon trail.

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  • Sunlight Seeks Videos for Second Annual Winter Stoke Film Festival

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    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

    Local Filmmakers Invited to Submit Works for a Chance to Win a 2017-18 Season Pass

    Sunlight Mountain Resort is inviting local filmmakers to submit their best winter videos to be featured in the second annual Winter Stoke Film Festival. The film festival, produced in conjunction with the non-profit True Media Foundation of Carbondale, highlights a series of locally-produced short videos followed by the feature movie presentation “Line of Descent” by Warren Miller.

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  • 5 Things to Expect on Opening Day

    on October 11 | in Arapahoe Basin, Loveland | by | with No Comments

    Anna Marie Migl, from Denver, steps into her bindings before taking a run on opening day of ski season at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Colorado.  (Photo by Jack Dempsey for Colorado Ski Country USA)

    In case you haven’t heard, the #RaceToOpen is over and Opening Day is Friday October 13th at Arapahoe Basin. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland have had a friendly rivalry to see who can open first for years and this year A-Basin came out on top. But there are no losers in this race and We The People are all winners. If you’re new to Colorado or have never paid attention to the Opening Day hype, we’re here to give you some insight on what Opening Day in Colorado is really like. Without further ado, here are the 5 things to expect on opening day.

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  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open Friday, October 13, 2017

    on October 10 | in Aspen Highlands, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Adrienne Saia Isaac at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Photo courtesy of Adrienne Saia Isaac at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will open for the 2017-18 ski and snowboard season on Friday, October 13, 2017. The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9:00 a.m., giving skiers and snowboarders access to the intermediate High Noon trail. Arapahoe Basin is often one of the first ski areas to open in North America. A-Basin mountain operations will continue to make snow as weather permits with the goal of opening additional terrain.

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  • Honoring Military Service with Discounts and Events in Colorado Ski Country

    on October 10 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Deals, Echo, Eldora, Events, Hesperus Ski Area, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with 1 Comment

    Photo courtesy of Dustin Schaefer at Loveland Ski Area.

    Photo courtesy of Dustin Schaefer at Loveland Ski Area.

    At Colorado Ski Country’s 23-member resorts, we believe in honoring the service of our military veterans. Across the state, military skiers and snowboarders will find special appreciation events, adaptive skiing programs, free and discounted season passes, lift tickets, rentals, lessons and lodging deals.

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  • Winter Park’s New Trail Earns its Official New Name

    on October 9 | in Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter Park | by | with 1 Comment

    Photo courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    “Sober Englishman” Selected After Employee Naming Contest

    With snow on the ground and winter right around the corner, Winter Park Resort’s newest trail finally has a moniker, with “Sober Englishman” being selected after a resort-wide employee naming contest.

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