We know it’s exciting that resorts are getting snow. We know people are longing to float on powder and feel the snow bellow up in their face. But before heading out, before dropping in, before that first turn – do a safety check. Reset your safety awareness. It takes but a moment, and during these current snow conditions, a quick safety check can make a vital difference. Go through your mental check list, double check your decisions with regard to your safety and the safety of those riding with you. (continue reading…)
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about snowfall amounts, and here in Colorado, we know a thing or two about the white stuff. Colorado is known for having consistently good conditions and this year is no exception as resorts are providing a safe skiing environment while guests enjoy being with friends and family and riding the terrain that is open. (continue reading…)
This January, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and its member resorts invite beginner skiers and snowboarders of all ages to learn Colorado’s signature winter sports during January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
Lesson deals and specials on learning packages abound all month, from discounted first time lessons to beginner program packages, complete with hotel accommodations. Nearly every CSCUSA member resort is offering a lesson promotion during January.
January is an ideal time for learning to ski and snowboard. Most of the holiday visitors have returned home and plenty of snow has fallen. Resorts have good snow coverage and beginner runs have ample space for learners to practice their turns.
Colorado is home to eight cat skiing operations (and two heli-ski outfits). Colorado’s largest snowcat skiing operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is offering gift certificates for VIP’s - very important powder hounds.
Giving the gift of a powder day just got a whole lot easier this holiday season as Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and its member resorts offer wintery stocking stuffer ideas for skiers and snowboarders, both naughty and nice. If you’re still looking for items for the skier or rider on your list, we’ve got everything from gift cards to beanies to heli trips. Below is a round-up of Colorado Ski Country’s goodies, as well as one unique idea from each resort for the special someone in your life.
Monarch Mountain will begin its 72nd ski season on Thursday December 8, 2011. This weekends storm left behind 19 inches of new snow and Monarch is now reporting a 22 inch mid-mountain base depth. Monarch will open 20 runs on Thursday served by the Pioneer, Tumbelina and the new Caterpillar lifts. The area will have crews out this week to work on getting more terrain open for the weekend. (continue reading…)