• Powderhorn Mountain Resort Announces Opening Day

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      Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) is pleased to announce it is opening for the 2014-15 season on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PMR will open with the Take Four Quad to midway and the Easy Rider chair lifts with access to Lower Peacemaker and EZ runs. Additional trails will open as...

  • The best up-and-coming freestyle mogul skiers in the United States, as well as athletes from five other countries, will come to Winter Park Resort from December 18 to December 21 to compete in the 24th annual U.S. Freestyle Selections.  This marks the only moguls freestyle selection event held in...

  • • The U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper to showcase up-and-coming athletes Dec. 15 – 19 • 12 Days of Copper includes specials, deals and entertainment at restaurants and shops throughout Copper’s villages • Introduction to Avalanche Safety Class SAFE AS Dec. 20 – 21 Get into the...

  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort Announces Opening Day

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    Powderhorn Mountain Resort Announces Opening Day

    Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Photo taken 12/17/2014

    Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) is pleased to announce it is opening for the 2014-15 season on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

    PMR will open with the Take Four Quad to midway and the Easy Rider chair lifts with access to Lower Peacemaker and EZ runs. Additional trails will open as conditions allow. Chairlifts will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week starting on Saturday. The Sunset Grill, Ski & Ride Center, Rental Department and the Alpine Trader will also be open. The tubing hill will be opening soon.  Continue Reading

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  • Winter Park Resort to Host U.S. Ski Team Freestyle Selections

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    Winter Park Resort to Host U.S. Ski Team Freestyle Selections

    Winter Park Resort

    The best up-and-coming freestyle mogul skiers in the United States, as well as athletes from five other countries, will come to Winter Park Resort from December 18 to December 21 to compete in the 24th annual U.S. Freestyle Selections.  This marks the only moguls freestyle selection event held in the U.S. this year. Continue Reading

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  • Close Out 2014 at Copper Mountain This Holiday Season

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    Close Out 2014 at Copper Mountain This Holiday Season

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    • The U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper to showcase up-and-coming athletes Dec. 15 – 19
    12 Days of Copper includes specials, deals and entertainment at restaurants and shops throughout Copper’s villages
    • Introduction to Avalanche Safety Class SAFE AS Dec. 20 – 21

    Get into the holiday spirit and close out 2014 at Copper Mountain with plenty of events including Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, new terrain openings and lots of snow to go around. Continue Reading

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  • How I Upgraded my Skiing at Christy Sports Demo Day at Loveland

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    How I Upgraded my Skiing at Christy Sports Demo Day at Loveland

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    By Patrick Byrne, Colorado Ski Country USA Public Affairs Manager

    Some time ago, I stopped buying new ski gear. It wasn’t a money issue; like most of the readers of this blog I know that skiers and snowboarders can visit early season events like Christy Sports’ Powder Daze and get fully equipped at a reasonable price.

    It wasn’t because the gear I have is adequate; I reached the level of technical ability where only better equipment can take you to the next level as a skier many years ago. So why – against seemingly all logic – do I continue skiing on racing boots from 1996 and a pair of skis from 2002 that are almost useless on anything but groomers? Continue Reading

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  • Bountiful New Snow Covers Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts

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    Bountiful New Snow Covers Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts

    Winter Park Resort

    A major snowstorm came through Colorado this weekend as skiers and snowboarders celebrated deep powder conditions on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski resorts.   Continue Reading

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  • Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Open Saturday, December 13

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    Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Open Saturday, December 13

    Aspen Highlands

    Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk open for the 2014/15 winter ski and ride season Saturday, Dec. 13 joining Snowmass and Aspen Mountain with a total of 2,325 acres of terrain across all four peaks. Saturday, Dec. 13 will also be the grand opening of the new interactive Ski & Snowboard School facility called the Hideout at the base of Buttermilk from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.  Continue Reading

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  • Ski Granby Ranch Opening Weekend will Carve Away Hunger

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    Ski Granby Ranch

    Ski Granby Ranch

    Granby Ranch, the four-season mountain getaway located less than two hours from Denver, opens its 2014-15 ski season today, Thursday, December 11.

    Carve Away Hunger

    Earlier this week, Granby Ranch announced details for its upcoming charity event to “Carve Away Hunger”. The event coincides with the ski resort’s opening weekend, Dec. 11-14, and supports the local nonprofit Mountain Family Center (MFC) and their annual food distribution to hungry children, the Food Totes Program and to stock the food pantry. Ranch visitors can deliver non-perishable food items for the Totes Food program and receive a discounted lift ticket on Dec. 11, 12, and 14. Those who bring a full bag of food on Dec. 13 receive a free lift ticket! A suggested shopping list can be found at Granby Ranch’s event page and on Facebook.

    Participants can also get a $2 beer from Granby Ranch Grill by posting photos to social media with hashtag: #CarveAwayHunger. Continue Reading

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  • Kids Can Ski and Ride for Free in Colorado

    on December 10 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Deals, Loveland, Purgatory, Skiing & Snowboarding, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride | by | with Comments Off

    Kids Can Ski and Ride for Free in Colorado

    L-R: Arapahoe Basin, Monarch, Loveland

    In Colorado Ski Country USA, getting kids on the slopes for free is more than just child’s play, it’s evidence of resorts commitment to providing an exceptional and affordable family ski vacation. From waiving a lift ticket fee for kids under a certain age, to offering free lift access to kids as part of a promotion or package, Colorado resorts strive to provide the opportunity for families to have a well-priced, hassle-free, and enjoyable ski vacation.

    Kids under five or six years of age can ski for free at many Colorado resorts. Children five and under ski for free all season long at Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Loveland, Ski Granby Ranch, Steamboat, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Telluride, Ski Cooper, and Winter Park. Children six and under ski for free all season long at AspenSnowmass, Crested Butte, and Monarch.

    Below are some kids ski free packages and promotions currently available at some CSCUSA resorts. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Road Trip: Ski The Birthday Mountains

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    Colorado Road Trip: Ski The Birthday Mountains

    Ski areas L-R: Howelsen Hill, Monarch Mountain, Winter Park, Wolf Creek

    By Kristen Lummis, Braveskimom.com

    Birthdays are always fun, especially the big ones. This winter, Colorado ski resorts are celebrating four massive birthdays: 75 years at Winter Park, Monarch Mountain and Wolf Creek and 100 years at Howelsen Hill. A road trip to these four resorts involves some long drives through spectacular Colorado scenery, along a route that could take you near almost all of Colorado’s ski destinations. But since most of us don’t have a week (or two) to take this show on the road, consider timing your visits with the parties.

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  • How to Dial in Your Skiing and Snowboarding Gear

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    How to Dial in Your Skiing and Snowboarding Gear

    Gus Gusciora, Telluride Ski Resort

    You don’t need to be a pro ski tuner or a boot fitter to appreciate a sharp edge or an appropriate fit. This blog post will help you learn how to dial in your skiing and snowboarding gear for maximum performance and comfort on the slopes.

    By Rachel Walker

    Full disclosure: even though I worked at Skiing Magazine for three years and spent a significant amount of my time there “working” on mountains all over North America, I am still a total luddite when it comes to gear. I know wax and bases go together, and I can tell you when my feet hurt. I feel something strange when my edges are rusty and dinged (that would be my inability to carve a good turn). But how to maintain or dial in gear has never been my strength.

    Nonetheless, I’ve decided to embark on a self-improvement project that I hope will bleed over into my gear closet and keep my gear in better shape, my feet happier, and my ski days frustration free. This project basically involves reading the trade magazines and websites to learn basic maintenance, more about boot fitting, and anything else important that pertains to my gear.

    Here’s what I’ve learned so far: Continue Reading

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