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    James Coleman Acquires Hesperus Ski Area

    Sep 22 | 597 Views | No Comments

    Ski Day & Night in Durango, Power Pass Now Includes Free Skiing at Hesperus Resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest announced the acquisition of Hesperus Ski Area, joining Purgatory Resort (CO), Arizona Snowbowl (AZ), Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (NM), and...

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    In anticipation of the 2016/17 ski and ride season, Aspen Snowmass has released the trailer for their new four episode video series One: Mind, Body, Spirit, scheduled for release Oct. 10, 2016. Watch the trailer below...

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    Treat Yourself: Ski & Stay Packages

    Sep 16 | 758 Views | No Comments

    Any day on the mountain is a good day in our eyes, but the same can be said for a night near the mountain as well. That’s why we suggest at least one overnight ski getaway every winter, because even a local can benefit from a little slopeside R&R. Nothing beats waking up steps from the...

  • James Coleman Acquires Hesperus Ski Area

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    Hesperus Chairlift credit Scott DW Smith

    Photo by Scott DW Smith

    Ski Day & Night in Durango, Power Pass Now Includes Free Skiing at Hesperus

    Resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest announced the acquisition of Hesperus Ski Area, joining Purgatory Resort (CO), Arizona Snowbowl (AZ), Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (NM), and Pajarito Mountain (NM). Hesperus Ski Area is located 11 miles west of Durango, Colo. on US Highway 160.

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  • Aspen Snowmass Releases “One: Mind, Body, Spirit” Trailer

    on September 19 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Video | by | with Comments Off on Aspen Snowmass Releases “One: Mind, Body, Spirit” Trailer

    Image courtesy of Aspen Snowmass

    Image courtesy of Aspen Snowmass

    In anticipation of the 2016/17 ski and ride season, Aspen Snowmass has released the trailer for their new four episode video series One: Mind, Body, Spirit, scheduled for release Oct. 10, 2016. Watch the trailer below.

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  • Treat Yourself: Ski & Stay Packages

    on September 16 | in Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off on Treat Yourself: Ski & Stay Packages

    Image courtesy of The Little Nell

    Image courtesy of The Little Nell

    Any day on the mountain is a good day in our eyes, but the same can be said for a night near the mountain as well. That’s why we suggest at least one overnight ski getaway every winter, because even a local can benefit from a little slopeside R&R. Nothing beats waking up steps from the chairlift, skiing all day, and then relaxing at the resort at night. The variety of ski resorts in Colorado means there are a plethora of ski/stay/play options for visitors, ranging from thrifty to downright lavish. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorites:

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  • New Colorado Ski Country USA Gems Card Program Will Help Skiers Save at Eight Signature Colorado Ski Resorts

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    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) today unveiled new ways to save with the Colorado Gems Card for the 2016/17 season. This year the Colorado Gems Card program will give skiers and riders more options and provide more value by allowing card holders to purchase either two-for-one lift tickets or receive 30 percent off a single adult lift ticket at eight Colorado Gems ski resorts. Card holders will also be able to use the card offer twice at each of the Gems this season. Available for $25, cardholders can redeem the cost of the card after just one use.

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  • Eldora to Allow Uphill Access

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    Eldora Mountain Resort has partnered with the US Forest Serve to trial uphill alpine touring for the coming 2016-17 winter season.  This temporary change in Eldora’s operating permit will allow Eldora management time to review this category of snowsports. Unlike everyday operations for Alpine, Snowboarding and Nordic, Uphill Alpine Touring access will be offered on a modified agenda, including mid-week access and for special events and competitions.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Enhances Guest Experience for 2016/17 Season

    on September 6 | in Resorts | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country USA Enhances Guest Experience for 2016/17 Season

    Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin, Dave Camara

    Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin, Dave Camara

    Denver, Colo. – September 6, 2016 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are dedicated to providing a guest experience that sets the standard in ski vacations, from friendly employees providing personal interactions and a welcoming spirit, to unmatched guest services including top of the line amenities, customized programs and innovative activities.

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  • Unleash the Fierce Weekend at Copper Mountain, Sept. 9 – 11

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    Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain

    Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain

    The new Unleash the Fierce Weekend is coming to Copper Mountain this weekend, Sept. 9 – 11. Unleash the Fierce presented by Dirty Girl Mud Run spans across three days at Copper, with events including Wine Night #ForTheGirls, the Dirty Girl Mud Run, a Bennies and Bubbly Brunch and a #ForTheGirls Golf Scramble. The experience is all about empowerment, having fun and raising money for a good cause.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Opens Registration for the 2016/17 Passport Program

    on September 2 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country USA Opens Registration for the 2016/17 Passport Program

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    5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs Introduce Kids to Colorado’s Signature Winter Sports

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that registration for its popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs is now open for the 2016/17 ski season. The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids to skiing and snowboarding by giving fifth graders free access, and sixth graders discounted access, to 20 of Colorado’s ski resorts. Often imitated, CSCUSA’s Passport Program is the original and unmatched opportunity for kids to become avid skiers and snowboarders. 

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  • Sunlight Launches First Public Election for Mini Mayor

    on September 1 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Sunlight Launches First Public Election for Mini Mayor

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    Newly Formed Office of Mini-Mayor Gives Voice to Local Young Skiers and Riders.

    Today is a special day in the history of Sunlight Mountain Resortas it launches its first public election for Mini-Mayor. Last November, officials at Sunlight named four-year old Elijah Mattson of Glenwood Springs as the ski area’s first appointed Mini-Mayor. The move came after Mattson took to soap-boxing via Facebook and Twitter for Sunlight to open early for the 2015-16 season.

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  • First Snow of the 2016-2017 Season

    on August 25 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on First Snow of the 2016-2017 Season

    Copper Mountain, photo by Tripp Fay

    Copper Mountain, photo by Tripp Fay

    Snowmaking may still be a month or two away at Colorado ski resorts, but that hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from reminding us that #WinterIsComing. Check out these pictures of the first snow of the year at some of our member resorts.

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