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Archive for March, 2012

Classic Spring Skiing for St. Patrick’s Day in Steamboat

by Guest on Mar.23, 2012, under General

The following was brought to Colorado Ski Country by Claudia Carbone, editor of Out Of Denver Magazine.

I’ve always loved spring skiing in Colorado. Now with daylight savings time earlier, spring is all the sweeter for skiing.

Kids were flying high on the bungee tramp at Gondola Square_Claudia Carbone

Kids were flying high on the bungee tramp at Gondola Square_Claudia Carbone

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Watch the Red Bull Cold Rush, and do not attempt this at home

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Mar.22, 2012, under General

Colorado’s Silverton Mountain hosted the 2012 Red Bull Cold Rush earlier this month. This is the second year in a row the event has been held at Silverton Mountain. If you weren’t able to make it to Silverton to see the action, be sure to catch it on NBC March 24 at 1pm EST. Like most sporting events, watching it on TV sometimes provides a better view of the action, and The Red Bull Cold Rush is definitely full of action.

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Wordless Wednesday

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Mar.21, 2012, under General

Signs of the approaching weather one afternoon over the 14,000 Wilson Range in Telluride.

Photo by Kane Scheidegger

Photo by Kane Scheidegger

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Spring skiing savings at Crested Butte

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Mar.20, 2012, under General

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has put some deals together that will make spring skiing more affordable than ever. The resort is offering buy one night, get one free at the Elevation Hotel & Spa; a chic slopeside property. In addition, the resort launched a 3-day pass product, giving the passholder three days of skiing for the rest of the season and into the beginning of the 2012-2013 season.

Crested Butte Ski School by Tom Stillo

Crested Butte Ski School by Tom Stillo

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Never too early to start saving for the next season

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Mar.19, 2012, under General

Steamboat photo by Larry Pierce, record snowfall by Mother Nature

Steamboat photo by Larry Pierce, record snowfall by Mother Nature

We know it’s hard to plan ahead, but by doing so, skiers and riders have the best chance for big savings. Case in point: the Rocky Mountain Super Passes, good at Winter Park, Copper and Steamboat.

The unrestricted $419 Rocky Mountain Super Pass is back for another year at an astounding value with unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain. For a limited time only and a $49 down payment, receive a Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus for the price of a regular Rocky Mountain Super Pass, that’s six unrestricted days at Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® for FREE.

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Surfing the San Juans

by Guest on Mar.18, 2012, under Colorado Skiing

This post is brought to Colorado Ski Country by Justin Patrick.

The Ute Indians had a name for Telluride long before the hoards of miners flooded the surrounding hills.  They called it “storm catcher.”  Out of the high desert of Utah and Southwestern Colorado rise the sharp, daunting peaks of the San Juan Mountains.  They are part of the Rocky Mountain Range, but the look and feel varies greatly from the central Rockies of the Front Range.  They are regal, angular, sharp; they’ve got personality, and anyone who lives in their presence will tell you they have moods too.  Seven 14,000 foot plus peaks are clustered in the neighborhood.  Five hundred foot cliffs are commonplace.  Storms that settle in the wind can be gale-force, the snow utterly blinding.  But when the weather is fair, the skies blue and sunny, Telluride offers some of the most blissful skiing in North America.

A brief break in the storm reveals the ridgeline from Lift 12.  Palmyra Peak is shrouded by mist in the background.

A brief break in the storm reveals the ridgeline from Lift 12. Palmyra Peak is shrouded by mist in the background.

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Copper Mountain Ranger Tours Offer a Mountain of Learning

by Guest on Mar.17, 2012, under General

This post comes to Colorado Ski Country from Dan Rabin, a freelance writer from Boulder whose thirst for knowledge is exceeded only by his thirst for Colorado-brewed craft beer.

Whooshing down the slopes of Copper Mountain, it’s easy to forget that the resort is more than just a series of green, blue and black ski runs. However, after completing a “Ski With a Ranger” mountain tour, I will forever think of the popular Summit County resort as a complex and fascinating ecosystem that also happens to be a fine place to ski. In addition to their educational value, the tours are a lot of fun and a unique change of pace to a typical ski outing.

Ski With a Ranger Tour at Copper Mountain

Ski With a Ranger Tour at Copper Mountain

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