National Geographic recently named Durango, Colo. as one of the “Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns in North America.” National Geographic, an internationally recognized publication, presents the best in adventure travel by featuring destinations, photographs, videos, maps, gear and more. In their latest feature, National Geographic named ten North American ski towns that don’t necessarily have the name recognition as other known destinations but they were described as “real towns, often cheaper and friendlier than the big dogs…”
As most of you know, ski season in Colorado lasts well into spring, thanks to annual snowfall averages that hover around 300 inches and resorts that enjoy high elevations and cool dry air. A long ski season gives resorts ample opportunity to host a myriad of spring events and activities. This spring is no exception as Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are offering an incredible lineup of holiday celebrations, concerts, contests that incorporate a blend of spring skiing with various types of fun-filled on-snow and slope-side activities for all.
Skiers and riders can now get four of the state’s marquee mountains with the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus, on sale now for the 2013-14 season. The pass includes Copper Mountain, Steamboat, Winter Park, and for the first time, Monarch Mountain for a total of 9,308 acres and a combined total of 109 feet of snow each year.
The Mountain Collective™ has added three premier independent ski resorts in North America to its roster of iconic destinations for the 2013-2014 winter season. Mammoth Mountain, Snowbird and Whistler Blackcomb join Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows in this unprecedented collaboration of resorts.
Copper Mountain will once again embrace its famous Sunsation festival during closing weekend, April 13-14, and have released the names of those performing. This weekend-long celebration headlined by musical acts Matt and Kim and Ozomatli will also include pond skimming competitions, adventure races, and plenty of sunshine.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication and opening of the westbound bore or the Eisenhower Tunnel at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel west of Denver, which is the highest vehicle tunnel in the world at 11,155 feet. We thought it appropriate to give a shout-out to the Tunnel that has served as a lifeline to our sporting opportunities here in Colorado, and the role it played in helping develop our business and increased visitation.
If you’re ready for spring and neglected to purchase a season pass this year, then not to worry. For those who love warmer weather, sunny skies, great snow, and saving money, Winter Park has three great spring pass deals over the course of March and April.