by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
If you haven’t been to Winter Park yet this season, now’s the time. The snow is soft. The snow is deep. The temperatures are warming and Springtopia is in the air. “It’s been a tremendous season in terms of snow at Winter Park Resort and it’s showing no signs of slowing down,” exudes Steve Hurlbert, the resort’s PR and Communications Manager. “We’ve already reached 300 inches and are over two feet ahead of average for this time of year. Considering that March is typically our snowiest month, we could easily reach 350” before the season ends, which all adds up to amazing conditions for spring skiing.” (continue reading…)
A fast-moving band of storms covered Colorado’s high country in fresh snow last night, delivering powder skiing and snowboarding conditions to Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts and their guests. Overnight, CSCUSA resorts recorded an average of 7 inches of new snow and two resorts welcomed a foot or more of fresh powder, the perfect treat for families enjoying spring break in Colorado’s high country.
Resorts in the southwest of Colorado fared particularly well, as skiers and riders at Crested Butte celebrated 14 inches of new snow. Silverton recorded 12 inches of powder, Monarch saw 10 inches, Wolf Creek and Telluride each measured 9 inches, and Durango Mountain Resort saw 7 inches.
The Aspen/Snowmass resorts welcomed a blanket of fresh powder, as Snowmass recorded 9 inches of new snow, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain each measured 7 inches of new snow, and Buttermilk saw 6 inches.
Along the Interstate 70 corridor, Loveland saw 8 inches of new snow, Ski Cooper received 7 inches, Arapahoe Basin and Sunlight each measured 6 inches, and Copper Mountain and Powderhorn saw 5 inches.
Further north, Winter Park received 3.5 inches of powder, Steamboat and Eldora each welcomed 3 inches, and Ski Granby Ranch recorded 1 inch of new snow.
Spring skiing is in full force across Colorado Ski Country with sunny skies and great snow conditions. Strong base snow depths and more snow in the forecast bode well for skiers and snowboarders through March and into April.
Knowing how to ski safely in spring conditions is essential to having a fun day out in the powder. Visit http://www.coloradoski.com/page/ski-safety for helpful tips and to learn Your Responsibility Code, the list of best practices to ensure your safety on the mountain.
Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: http://www.coloradoski.com/snow-report.
By Dan Rabin
Dan Rabin is a Boulder-based freelance writer and author of the upcoming guidebook, Colorado Breweries, scheduled for release in May 2014.
For those of us who cut our first turns donned in lace-up ski boots and wooden skis with cable bindings, the age of smartphones sometimes feels like living in a science fiction movie. Mostly, this is a good thing. Like many, my smartphone is increasingly populated with apps ranging from fun to practical to futuristic. A welcome new addition to my app collection is called Sherpa, and it possesses all of these qualities. (continue reading…)
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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 8.6 percent during the second period of the 2013/14 season, defined as January 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014, compared to the same period of the prior year. (continue reading…)
Today we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Ski Country with green ski gear and green après-ski beer.
In addition to being the masters of the English language, ferocious warriors, and above-average rugby players, the Irish retain pagan superstitions that pre-date St. Patrick’s 5th century arrival to the Emerald Isle. We asked our friends out in Ski Country if they had any good luck rituals they’d like to share; here are some of the highlights: (continue reading…)