Archive for November, 2012
Colorado’s largest snowcat operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is offering a rippin’ deal for skiers and riders who want to go big – fill a snowcat with a group of 12 and save $700 . And to sweeten the deal, the Durango Mountain Resort-based catskiing outfit is throwing in one free seat that can be used at a later date.
Heard the good news yet? Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort have teamed up to launch an interchangeable lift ticket, the Telluride – Crested Butte Ultimate 6 Pass; a 6-visit pass that is good for 3 days of skiing and riding at Crested Butte and 3 days at Telluride. Out-of-towners can now use the centrally located Montrose airport for travel arrangements and the opportunity to ski both renowned resorts in one vacation. In addition, the resorts have partnered to also give full season pass holders the opportunity to take advantage of skiing reciprocity privileges.
I recently took the kids to Loveland for their first ski day this season. We had a wonderful day skiing, being outside in the mountains, enjoying the mild temperatures (read: no whining because of being cold), spending time together and finding our ski legs after the long summer. The hard part was getting a decent photo.
This deal is perfect for those who procrastinated through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as Winter Park Resort is conducting a 48-hour sale that includes great discounts on both lift tickets and lodging at Colorado’s Favorite ® resort.
If you love après-ski just as much as the skiing itself, you’re probably familiar with the dilemma I faced on A-Basin’s Opening Day this year—the lift line or the mug line. If you’re not in the mug line when it starts forming at 7am, you’re out of luck because they sell out of these Bad Larrys by mid-day on Opening Day each year.
This year, I chose mug line over lift line. Okay, okay, so actually my boyfriend diligently waited in the mug line, outside of the 6th Alley Bar, while I did my “official” duties of watching first chair. As luck would have it, I strolled back into the A-frame just in time to notice he was only a few people away from the register. Not so lucky for everyone else, I hopped into line with him while nonchalantly chatting up his line neighbors hoping they didn’t call me out for being a skipper. Yes, it was much like being in elementary school. They didn’t seem to mind and I was on my way to becoming a first time Mug Club member.
This entry comes to CSCUSA from our interview with the Spencer Nelson All-Star Athlete of the Year, Keaton McCargo of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club. We sat down and chatted about her tips and insight now that ski season is here. And just in case you missed it, yesterday’s conversation was with Doug Sakata of Copper Mountain, CSCUSA’s Instructor of the Year.
This entry comes to CSCUSA from Instructor of the Year Doug Sakata of Copper Mountain. We chatted with him about some of his favorite tips and insights when it comes to skiing now that the season is underway. Check back tomorrow to read our interview with the Spencer Nelson All-Star Athlete of the Year, Keaton McCargo of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club.