Archive for December, 2012
The past weekend’s storm continued to roll through the mountains, as all open Colorado Ski Country resorts received more snow last night, including a 10 inch deposit at Steamboat.
Greetings, all, and welcome to winter. I know a bunch of resorts have been open for a while already, but it’s finally starting to actually feel like winter too. Not only does it feel like winter, but the snow-gods have made it look like winter too. Want proof? Check out the snow report. That’s at least 11 resorts that are open with fresh snow. Bam. Like I said, welcome to winter.
The thing about early season skiing is, it’s all about your state of mind. Before you go out, recalibrate your expectations, (not sure if recalibrate is a word, but I think it should be, and this is my blog post) and remember that skiing is a weather dependent activity. I heard a saying recently that I’ll have to use sometime – Pray for snow, but thank God for snowmaking.
Resorts will open terrain when it is safe, and no sooner. If you don’t like early season conditions, then don’t go skiing. Winter doesn’t even officially start for a few weeks, but how lucky are we here in Colorado that we have more than 13 resorts open for business already. (continue reading…)
It’s snowing in Ski Country. Thanks to everyone who prayed, danced, and shook their voodoo dolls, because clearly it worked. Now that we’re getting some natural snowfall, it’s time to turn to the mountains and load up our gear. Since you might not have skied for a couple of weeks, we thought it time to throw up a couple of tips so that everyone’s preparing their bodies for those long awaited runs!
Copper Mountain Resort is celebrating its 40th Season with a far-out Anniversary bash, this weekend, Dec. 7 – 9. Best of all, $40 is all you need to get your groove on! Specials throughout the weekend include $40 lift tickets, $40 Woodward Intro Sessions at the Barn, $40 off Ski & Ride School Lessons, $40 rentals for two, and many more deals! So pull out that retro snow suit (requested but not required) and embrace the weekend with us that is filled with 70’s vibes.
Looking for a unique gift for the die-hard skier or snowboarder on your holiday list, how about giving them backcountry face shots all day in the rugged San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado?
This post comes to Colorado Ski Country from Amber Johnson of Mile High Mamas. You can read more from Amber at www.milehighmamas.com.
You know good ol’ Santa Claus’ HO HO HO? I’m switching it up for SNOW SNOW SNOW, which is all I want for Christmas.
For the first time in a few years, we are staying in Colorado for the holidays and hitting the slopes with our family is at the top of our list.
Three years ago, we skied Loveland on Christmas Eve day. I thought my husband was crazy for even suggesting a quick trip to the mountains the day before the biggest holiday of the year. Did he not understand last-minute shopping and general chaos?
As it turns out, it forced me to finish our Christmas preps early and have some much-needed time to just decompress and play (bonus: it wasn’t crowded!) The kids were delighted to see Santa on the slopes and hang out with the Man in Red before his North Pole preps.
In fact, it was such a great experience that we declared it our tradition for whenever we were in Colorado for the holidays.
We’re upping the fun ante this year and hope to also check-out some firework shows and snowcat parades during our two-week Christmas break.
Here are a few great Christmas happenings this year and these are only the beginning. Many are also offering firework and torchlight parades to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang!