Archive for February, 2013
Fashion and function are awkward bedfellows when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. Some say that style trumps all – these folks can be seen at nearly any aprés spot, prominently displaying their brand name, slope-chic couture. Others claim that function is what matters, as evidenced by their devotion to cheap hardware store work gloves and the duct tape patches on their Gore-Tex. So which group is right? Style or substance? Fashion or function? Being seen, or being seen skiing? Colorado Ski Country USA’s Mountain Correspondent hit the slopes to find out…
Sometimes it just works out, the stars align, things fall into place, the snow Gods are in a good mood and the next thing you know you’re waking up at a ski resort hotel to 14 inches of fresh snow and your kids are at home having fun with their Grammy and Grandpa.Such was the case when we visited Steamboat not too long ago.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has just announced its appreciation for everyone who skis or snowboards in Colorado, regardless of which mountain is “home”. From now until March 6, 2013 anyone with a Colorado ski resort pass can ski the legendary slopes of Crested Butte for only $59 per day. In addition, lodging deals are available, beginning at only $59 per person per night at the Grand Lodge and $79 per person per night at the Elevation Hotel & Spa, plus resort fees and taxes.
This blog comes to CSCUSA from Kristen Lummis of BraveSkiMom.com
Open a trail map from Sunlight Mountain Resort and take a look. At first glance, the map looks a lot like many other small resorts in Colorado. There is one base, with a lodge, ski school, rental shop and all services adjacent to a free parking lot.
Fifteen years ago Moving Mountains, the luxury property management specialist in Steamboat Springs, introduced Colorado to the catered chalet experience that thrives in European ski resorts. Today, Moving Mountains is just one in a handful of businesses that provides this unique style of ski vacationing in North America. The company’s in-home personal chef service includes a culinary team of 6 to 10 employees who provide more than 2,000 gourmet meals for guests each ski season. Moving Mountains combines this unique culinary experience with its exceptional mountain vacation home portfolio and stellar customer service for a complete package – the Catered Chalet Experience – that allows ski vacationers total enjoyment.
Over 80 couples have pre-registered to take the plunge or renew their vows at Loveland Ski Area’s 22nd Annual Valentine’s Day Marry Me & Ski Free Mountaintop Matrimony. The mass wedding ceremony will take place at noon on the deck of the newly remodeled Ptarmigan Roost Cabin at the top of Chair 2.