Archive for June, 2013
As the country prepares for the biggest celebration of the summer, Colorado Ski Country resorts are enticing guests to experience the Fourth of July Weekend in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. This summer, the Fourth of July falls on a Thursday, giving visitors the opportunity to take an extended vacation in resort communities and sample the many events and activities taking place.
Summer is in full swing at Copper Mountain Resort with all Village at Copper activities in motion. The greens are alive at the Copper Creek Golf Course, and Woodward at Copper Summer Camp still has snow, so guests you can take advantage of the newly renovated Woodward at Copper Barn. Below is a quick snap-shot of what headlining events are coming up in July.
It’s been a stunning Summer Solstice at Winter Park Resort, where visitors have been treated to exquisite views of Parry Peak and the Fraser Valley. The summer season starts in style with the annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Village at Winter Park.
Winter Park Resort opened for the summer season with full force featuring great activities, including the opening of Trestle Bike Park, Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, scenic chairlift rides on the Zephyr Express, and much more.
Telluride, known as the festival capital of the Southwest, is gearing up to celebrate its “Summer of Love” with notable anniversaries of some of its most beloved summer festivals. Telluride is also welcoming a newcomer, the Telluride WOW (Weekend of Workout) Festival, to its robust lineup. Additionally, the historic Sheridan Opera House, which serves as a major venue for many of Telluride’s festivals, in addition to hosting top caliber acts in an intimate setting throughout the year, is celebrating its centennial. (continue reading…)
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) acknowledged outstanding industry professionals at its fourth annual Double Diamond Awards Reception yesterday evening. The ceremony marked the conclusion to a milestone 50th Annual Meeting for the Colorado ski industry’s trade association. The Double Diamond Awards are CSCUSA’s hallmark event that allows industry professionals to come together and honor snow maintenance professionals, athletes, instructors, patrollers and industry legends. This year’s honorees ranged from a 14 yr-old straight-A student to a United States Senator. Bestowing the honors upon the winners, and presenting alongside President and CEO of CSCUSA, Melanie Mills, was longtime Colorado ski icon Billy Kidd of Steamboat Springs. Kidd was the first male athlete to win a medal at the Olympics in downhill skiing. Plenty of other industry representatives were on hand at the History Colorado Center to celebrate the 2012-13 season, and witness the best in Colorado’s ski industry be acclaimed.
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at its 50th Annual Meeting that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 11,445,000 in 2012/13. This estimation shows Colorado being up 3.95 percent compared to last season. Colorado Ski Country’s 21 member resorts hosted an estimated 6.4 million skier visits during the 2012-13 ski season. This represents an increase of 3.8 percent, or approximately 235,000 skier visits, over the previous season. Colorado resorts bested the estimated 1.9 percent uptick in visits in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S., while falling short of the national overall increase of 11 percent. (continue reading…)