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Dream On: Powder Lesson

by Mountain Correspondent on Apr.13, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

There’s no question, this year has been a remarkable year for Colorado ski resorts. The snow just keeps coming and coming, even in mid-April!

Whether skiing steep lines at Aspen Highlands or the family friendly cruisers at Copper Mountain, there will be fresh tracks to be had across Colorado Ski Country today.

If you’re lucky enough to hit a big powder day, you surely want to come prepared. While many people think that ski and snowboard lessons are for beginners, there are actually quite a few tricks and tips for intermediate and advanced folks to improve their game–especially when it comes to powder skiing. Instead of being sore and wiped out the day after, but instead, feel supercharged for another day on the mountain. 

Here’s a dreamy snapshot of a powder day ski lesson at Ski Granby Ranch. It’s a worthy investment.

Dream On: Powder Lesson from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

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Six Things to Do at Aspen/Snowmass Before Ski Season Ends

by Guest on Apr.04, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

1. Ski Highland Bowl in a Bikini. Okay, you probably weren’t expecting that one from me, the mother of teenage boys. But last season, the 20 year-old daughter of our friends hiked the bowl, stripped down and ripped G-8 on tele skis.

As scores of men gaped and gasped, her surprised father shrugged, shook his head and announced, “That’s my daughter.”

C’mon. Is that cool or what? (continue reading…)

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Six Colorado Ski Country Resorts Extend their Seasons for Maximum Powder

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Apr.03, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

With new snow across Colorado today, this remarkable 2013-14 season is still going strong. So strong, in fact, that six Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts have announced that they will extend their seasons into April and beyond. Below is a list of the resorts and details about their extended operations. (continue reading…)

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Silent Sunday: Learning to Ski at Winter Park

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Mar.30, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

Guess who’s going to be a racer some day?

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Get Down to Telluride, a Classic Colorado Mountain Town

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Mar.29, 2014, under Colorado Events, Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Telluride 2014 MTGD logoSpring is in the air and the end of the ski season at Telluride Ski Resort is nearing. To celebrate the spectacular 2013-2014 ski season, a litany of activities are scheduled  to send this season off with a bang. Below is a schedule of upcoming events.

Mountain Town Get Down March 28-30:

Telluride is proud to announce the debut of the Mountain Town Get Down 2014. This new event will fill the resort with free live music, 3-days of partying and spring skiing. The party kicks-off Friday at Tomboy Tavern. On Saturday, the Village will jump and jam with free music in the Mountain Village Plaza. The weekend festivities will wrap-up with the Bikini Slalom and Luau at Gorrono Ranch on Sunday. Mark your calendar and get ready to celebrate an incredible season.

Friday, March 28 – Tomboy Tavern

-4:00pm-7:00pm- Lily Von Shtupp

    Saturday, March 29 – Mountain Village Core

    -1:00pm-2:00pm- TriCo
    -2:30pm-4:00pm- See-I
    -4:30pm-6:15pm- John Brown’s Body

      Sunday, March 30 – Gorrono Ranch

      -All Day- Luau at Gorrono Ranch with Pig Roast
      -12:30pm-1:30pm- Bikini Slalom (sign up at the top of bikini slalom course)
      -1:30pm-4:30pm- Bredren

      7:00pm- New Belgium Cruiser Giveaway at Tomboy Tavern (must be present to win)

        One to One Card Board Sled Derby

        March 29th on the Nastar Course at 10:30am. For information, call 970-728-0885

        The goals of the One to One Mentor Programs are to empower youth to achieve their social, emotional, and academic potential. This fundraiser is a great entertainment and opportunity to help the kids of San Miguel County.

        The Fools Relay Race, April 1 – Base of Lift 4, 5:30 pm

        -Teams of 4 to compete in relay race of skiing uphill, sledding, fat tire bike course and ducking ropes obstacle course
        -Prizes from Icelantic Skis, Zeal Optics, Osprey Pack, Ibex Wool and more!

        Closing Day Party and Pond Skim April 6:

        -1:30pm-3:30pm- Pond Skim
        -All Day: Party at Gorrono

          Skiing on water for prizes like Icelantic Skis, Osprey Packs and ZEAL Optics eyewear, dancing to DJ Soulatomic with all your friends and general end of season revelry will be the focus for this last day of the ski season. It’ll be so much fun, you won’t want the DJ or chair lifts to stop spinning!

          One Roof Blues, April 6th at Tomboy Tavern

          -4:00pm-7:00pm

          Steeped in the tradition of a classic blues stylist, One Roof Blues has its roots firmly grounded with a Mississippi Delta sound. What initially began as a husband-wife acoustic duo, with Dave and Taylor Larocco, quickly became popular throughout Durango and the 4 Corners area. The sultry tone of Taylor’s vocals blend seamlessly with the swampy bottleneck slide of Dave’s 1934 National Resonator guitar. For more information, visit http://www.oneroofblues.com/bio

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          Something for Everyone at Wolf Creek

          by Mountain Correspondent on Mar.28, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

          Something for Everyone from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

          Ahhh, Colorado.  The snow, the mountains, the freedom.

          People come from far and wide to enjoy Colorado’s incredible back yard.  They come for the great snow, challenging terrain, and endless supply of adrenaline.  They come for the gentle bunny slopes, experienced instructors, and excitement for learning a new sport.  And, they come for the breathtaking views, appreciation for the outdoors and quality time with friends and family.

          In search of a ski resort that really holds true to it’s roots, I visited Wolf Creek in Southwestern Colorado.  Known for having the most snow in Colorado, the mountain proved to be a place where the skiers ski.  It’s a no nonsense kind of “resort” that really focuses on snowsports.  Families and first-timers flock to the hills to take advantage of the convenience and affordability of a small resort, matched with the great snow and varied terrain of larger resorts, plus the friendly atmosphere and small-town feel of a second-generation run family-operated resort. It was pretty refreshing to see it right here, all in one place.

          There really is something for everyone.

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          The Burrito: A Skier and Rider’s BFF

          by Guest on Mar.26, 2014, under Colorado Skiing

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          Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

          By Troy Hawks, @HawksSquawk

          The words my keyboard is about to spit out might not go over well in some circles. What I’m putting down might fire up the focaccia fanatics and raise the hackles of hamburger lovers. Nevertheless, I’m throwing caution to the wind and proclaiming the burrito ­– that spicy Mexican-inspired pocket of goodness with a flavor that cuts through a cold winter’s chill like few others can – as the skier and snowboarder’s BFF (best food friend). (continue reading…)

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