• 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...

  • 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...

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

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      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...

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

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    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

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    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

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    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, Uncategorized | 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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  • America’s Ski Season Kicks Off in Colorado

    on October 17 | in Arapahoe Basin, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

    Come one, come all. The wait is over. Arapahoe Basin is now open. Photo: Jack Dempsey

    Come one, come all. The wait is over. Colorado is now open. Photo: Jack Dempsey

    Colorado’s 2014/15 ski season is underway today as a crowd of ecstatic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Atop an 18-inch base of packed powder, at 9:00 a.m. the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift began delivering eager snow riders to the top of the intermediate High Noon run for their first turns of the year. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: 100 Years of Skiing at Howelsen Hill

    on October 16 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

     

    Howelsen Photos Courtesy of the Tread of Pioneers Museum

    Howelsen Photos Courtesy of the Tread of Pioneers Museum

    Developed in 1914, Howelsen Hill is the oldest ski area in continuing use west of the Mississippi.  Owned by the City of Steamboat Springs, Howelsen Hill is home to the Winter Carnival, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and has been the site for numerous national and world record-breaking ski jumps.  The Hill is listed on the State Register of Historic Places.

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  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Announces Opening Day for 2014-15 Colorado Ski Season

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    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will kick off Colorado’s 2014-15 ski and snowboard season on Friday, October 17, 2014. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to make turns on the intermediate High Noon trail starting at 9:00 a.m. Guests will take the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift to the top of the run at mid-mountain. Continue Reading

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  • Kick Off the Snow Season with a Ski Movie Doubleheader

    on October 15 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Kick Off the Snow Season with a Ski Movie Doubleheader

    ZEAL Optics’ Skiers vs. Snowboarders will be a double header ski and snowboard movie premiere on Thursday, October 16 at the Boulder Theater.

    The catch: ZEAL will be pitting skiers against snowboarders and vice versa. The two films they will be showing are SuperProof’s “The Recruitment” (featuring ZEAL athlete, Mike Henitiuk), and Absinthe’s “Heavy Mental” (featuring ZEAL athlete Austen Sweetin).

    Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here: www.bouldertheater.com/event/movie-skiers-vs-snowboarders.

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