Archive for March, 2012
This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country from Dan Rabin, a freelance contributor to our blog.
Question: What do Marilyn Monroe, the game of golf and Jerry Garcia have in common?
Answer: All three are commemorated with makeshift shrines tucked discreetly into the woods at Aspen-area ski resorts.
All you rippers out there wanting to get on the slopes for some fun spring skiing? Craving steeps, corn, amazing weather and a true big mountain experience?
This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country from Pietro Simonetti of Good Ski Guide.
With so many distractions in March: the NCAA tournament, St. Patrick’s falling on a Saturday this year, and the early opening of many golf courses due to the unseasonably warm temperatures, it would have been easy to forget about spring skiing, but that was not the case for me. Spring skiing is one of my favorite times of the year, and Loveland was just the perfect resort to hit before we close off another glorious ski year. What you lack in powder in the spring, you gain in several other categories. Let me explain what I mean in my personal top ten reasons why spring skiing is still the best.
Well folks, here it is. The complete package of what’s hot this spring in Ski Country. With more than a month of ski season left in Colorado, resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country are gearing up for their annual spring showdowns. Springtime in the Rockies pairs bluebird skies with long sunny days. This spring, resorts are pairing action-packed events with value-packed deals. From adventure races, scavenger hunts and live music performances, below is a snapshot of this spring’s events and deals in Colorado Ski Country.
You know it’s spring in Colorado Ski Country when resorts a) announce a shift in operating hours, b) offer spring pass sales, and c) we have to start talking about closing dates.
April is the final month of the 2011/12 winter season and Winter Park Resort has decided to make spring skiing and riding even brighter by adding two new features; adjusted spring hours and a new spring pass. Between April 9 and 22, lifts will be shifted forward one hour and as a last hoorah Winter Park will offer a new spring pass, the Last Blast $99 Pass for those guests wanting to get the most out of the last two weeks of the season.
For those of you that haven’t heard yet, Winter Park Resort will be in the national racing spotlight when the NASTAR National Championships and Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships combine to create The Championships presented by Nature Valley, March 22 – April 1, 2012. (continue reading…)