Archive for December, 2012
With all the snow flying the past few weeks here in Colorado, it is clear that ski season has arrived. On a slow lift ride a few weeks ago I started pondering things I wanted to do this ski season. Some make the list year after year, some are new, some are givens, some have already been accomplished and it is an ever-changing list.
Greetings, snow-fans! We here at Colorado Ski Country USA have got about 4,000 pretty compelling reasons you should head to the mountains in Colorado right now. Why 4,000 you ask? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so you do the math:
C’mon, you didn’t really think I was going to sit here and write 4,000 reasons, did you? Please. We’re too busy skiing and snowboarding here in Colorado.
Like a big present waiting under the tree, Winter Park visitors awoke Christmas morning to the resort’s newest jewel, the Coca-Cola® Tubing Hill, which opens for the 2012/2013 season today.
Colorado’s newest tubing hill features four separate lanes with banked curves ensuring fun for all ages and an enclosed conveyor lift that whisks riders back to the top of the hill for another run. Tickets can be purchased at the Vintage Hotel and are good for a full hour. Just because the ski slopes close for the day doesn’t mean the snow riding has to stop, as the Coca-Cola® Tubing Hill will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
For more information, please visit: www.winterparkresort.com/events-and-activities/tubing.aspx
When you become a parent you start to measure your life in two ways, BC and AC; before children, and after children. When I would ski BC, it was up early, on the slopes early, ski hard and fast, maybe have lunch, definitely apres, sometimes into the evening. In the present AC, it’s up early, on the slopes late, ski moderately, definitely have lunch, definitely apres, home early in the evening.
I like skiing in the AC because the fun and thrills that I found skiing BC are replaced with different ones AC. I see terrain in a different way, I spend more time in the trees on fun whoopie-doo trails, and I hear myself say things I never thought I would. For example, on a recent family ski outing I caught the following sentences coming out of my mouth. Most of these were delivered at top volume.
With a strong direction to create a more innovative and unique experience for guests, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has just opened the Coke Zero® Gravity BagJump as its latest amenity in the Adventure Park. The 50 feet by 50 feet by 11 feet deep bag is filled with air and acts as a safe and cushioned landing pad for jumpers, tubers, skiers and snowboarders.
BagJump™ is a versatile product that can be used all year round, from beginners to professionals, for Olympic level training or just for recreation; giving the feeling of “landing on a cloud” when jumping into it. In Crested Butte, the BagJump will act as a place for kids and adults to sled into on a tube and for skiers and snowboarders to test their freestyle skills. In the summer months, adrenaline seekers can free fall into the bag off an elevated platform.
“Adding the Coke Zero Gravity BagJump continues to fulfill our goal of adding new attractions to the resort for summer and winter months,” says Nick Herrin, the director of resort services for CBMR. “It is a safe, yet exciting experience for any age.”
The BagJump will be a part of the Adventure Park ticket for unlimited use and available for Platinum Season Passholders. The BagJump is now open daily from 1 – 5 p.m. Skiers and riders will be required to go through a safety course to receive a stamp of approval in order to utilize the BagJump on their skis and boards.