Archive for March, 2012
This blog was brought to us by Veronica Whitney, editor of El Montañés, the Hispanic newspaper in Eagle and Garfield counties.
When we think about skiing, we usually think downhill. Speed, turns, bumps, tree skiing, powder maybe some tricks on the way down. But, looking at some slopes these days, it seems skiing is about going uphill as well.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative addresses childhood obesity by putting children on the right track for health at an early age. The Let’s Move blog recently featured an article about Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month which highlighted our very own First Class lesson program.
The Let’s Move! article covered only two programs in the country, First Class being one of them. It touted First Class with having introduced more than 800 5th graders to the sports of skiing or snowboarding and quoted a participating parent talking about how her family has become closer to one another through the shared activity of skiing. Read the full article. (continue reading…)
This post was brought to Colorado Ski Country by Justin Patrick.
It’s game on at the resort where 9,700 feet is only the base
An early morning crash on I-70 is no way to start the day, but in this case we thought it might have worked to our advantage. The highway blockage would likely deter the regular ski traffic, we surmised, and only die-hards like us waiting out the clock would get a taste of powder. Yet when we pulled into the free parking lot in east Copper around noon it was going on full. We underestimated the determination of fellow enthusiasts of this awesome resort. There is something for everyone at Copper, and I was eager to explore some of the expert-level terrain under six inches of fresh snow.
This was contributed to Colorado Ski Country by Pietro Simonetti of Good Ski Guide.
It’s rare to see a Colorado Front Range storm dumping several feet of snow on our local hills, leaving resorts west of the divide pretty much bone dry, but that’s exactly what happened on a recent weekend.