By the end of November, the number of CSCUSA ski resorts open in Colorado will double. Going into the Thanksgiving holiday there are 6 resorts running lifts. By the end of the holiday weekend there will be 11, and by the end of the month we’ll have 12 resorts open for the 2011/12 season.
Steamboat’s Director of Skiing, Olympic medalist and World Champion, Billy Kidd samples the snow on the intermediate trail, Heavenly Daze today, Tuesday, November 22nd, in advance of the Steamboat Ski Area opening for its 49th winter season.
The 2011-12 season is almost two months old here in Colorado Ski Country USA. The first snows and resort openings have excited our friends, and with the fresh snow come the deals we all want most, the packages and bargains that help entice millions of visitors each year to play on Colorado’s slopes. From children learning how to ski and snowboard to the full-fledged snow junkie who is an expert in the terrain park, just a little research can help guests find deals that fits their needs. Read on for our roundup of this season’s best deals and packages.
Wolf Creek is known for deep powder, but the US Ski Team knows it for its bumps. Thanks to lots and lots and lots of early season snow, the US Mogul Team will call Wolf Creek home for the next week while they train and practice.
Who says nothing is free anymore? We’ve rounded up 61 free things in Ski Country that you can take advantage of this winter. Your welcome.
Rail Jams – Reflecting its commitment to enhancing the experience of freestyle skiers and riders, Arapahoe Basin will host rail jams throughout the 2011/12 season. In May, rail jams will be held every Saturday in the Treeline Terrain Park. Registration and attendance are free.
Spring Splash – Don’t miss Arapahoe Basin’s annual Spring Splash competition at Lake Reveal. Lake Reveal is a natural lake that forms to the side of Dercum’s Gulch trail. Participants who successfully ski or snowboard across the lake will win free prizes. Categories include best costume, best trick, best dunk, best run and many more. Registration is free.
May Concert Series – Every Saturday in May A-Basin will heat things up with free live entertainment in the base area. Guests are invited to head down to the party after the free rail jam.
When you’ve been in the industry as long as we have, you think you’ve seen it all. But, once and a while, something unbelievable comes along. This year it comes from Aspen/Snowmass, The Ultimate Ski Pass.
What price would you put on an infinite number of guaranteed powder runs? For a mere $25,000, the Ultimate Ski Pass grants the holder unlimited first runs before the chairlifts open to the public.
In spite of today’s party line, posturing political climate, we thought that the recent grit and determination shown by Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) on pushing through his Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 deserved a shout out of appreciation. (continue reading…)