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Ski and Snowboard at Aspen Gay Ski Week for a Great Cause

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.17, 2014, under Colorado Events, Colorado Skiing

Aspen Gay Ski Week, Aspen/Snowmass

Aspen Gay Ski Week, Aspen/Snowmass

Aspen Gay Ski Week is a week-long LGBTQ winter event held in January each year, featuring daily skiing/boarding on one of the four mountains in the area with guides for all abilities. There are also daily apres ski parties, dinners, comedy, film, boutique & art walk, nightly parties, snow shoeing, sleigh rides, yogo & spa days, and much more. (continue reading…)

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Colorado Ski Country USA Reports Increase in Skier Visitation during Early Season

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.16, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Telluride Ski Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced on Monday that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation for the beginning of the 2013/14 ski season. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 22 percent during the first period of the 2013/14 season, defined this year as opening day of the season (October 13, 2013) through December 31, 2013, compared to the same period of the prior year. Significantly, this season’s first period skier visits also exceeded the five-year first period average by approximately 6.7 percent. (continue reading…)

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Why Not Head to Southwest Colorado for the Holiday Weekend?

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.15, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

L-R: Wolf Creek Ski Area; John Trousdale, Durango Mountain Resort

L-R: Wolf Creek Ski Area; John Trousdale, Durango Mountain Resort

A three-day weekend is a precious and rare commodity. With Martin Luther King weekend just around the corner, we have some fun ideas to spark your imagination about a different part of Colorado than you might typically consider.

Durango, Colorado, is nestled in the Southwest corner of the state and is home to Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Purgatory has 1,360 skiable acres to explore with plenty of eateries to refuel after a long day of fun. Move over San Francisco, Durango happens to boast the highest number of restaurants per capita than any city in the nation. In addition to the skiing, here are other fun winter activities: (continue reading…)

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Powder Reigns All Across Colorado Ski Country USA

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.14, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Tripp Fay Copper 1.11.14_18

Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

A widespread winter storm that entered Colorado last Wednesday has blanketed all corners of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) in snow, delivering powder days at all 21 CSCUSA resorts. This most recent weather system has dumped up to 31 inches on grateful snowriders in some places with more snow to come today. Since the storm began late last week, CSCUSA resorts have received 20.0 inches of new snow on average; 18 resorts have recorded double-digit snow totals, and seven resorts have enjoyed two feet or more of fresh powder. (continue reading…)

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Ten Tips To Have the Best Day of Your Life at Silverton Mountain

by Guest on Jan.13, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

DSC_0629.JPGPhoto of Silverton Mountain by Jason Barber

by Megan Barber, Curbed Ski

[Note: Curbed is an online magazine covering the built environment in sixteen major North American cities. Their newest venture, Colorado-based Curbed Ski, provides comprehensive coverage of ski resorts across the United States and Canada. We will be re-posting Curbed Ski's coverage of Colorado Ski Country USA resorts throughout the 2014 season.]

Silverton Mountain may have only one chairlift, but it is among the most memorable mountains you’ve never skied. With over 400 inches of average annual snowfall and 100% expert terrain, this unique ski area (don’t call it a resort) is big on powder and tiny on amenities. Leave your UGGs and fur coats at home, Silverton requires every skier to wear an avalanche beacon, prove pole, and shovel (rentals available). The easiest run down the mountain is 35 degrees, so only come if you are ready for an epic day of untracked pow turns and long hikes. Curbed Ski loves this place so we’ve created a handy guide to get you on the mountain and lovin’ life quicker than you can say powder. (continue reading…)

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Safety Sunday: Know the Code

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.12, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Dustin Schaefer, Loveland

Dustin Schaefer, Loveland

As the 2013-14 ski and snowboard season kicks into full gear, it’s important to remember the responsibilities each of as skiers and riders has while enjoying a day on the slopes at our favorite mountain resorts.

Recognizing that skiers must look after their own safety (and that of those around them), the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) developed the “Your Responsibility Code” in 1966 as a way to educate individuals about best practices for safe participation in alpine snow sports. Throughout the years, the list has evolved to include snowboard and chairlift safety. Following these simple guidelines will help to ensure your safety, and the safety of others while visiting alpine resorts. (continue reading…)

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Colorado Ski Country is Broncos Country

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.11, 2014, under Colorado Skiing, General

Sara Wieck, Winter Park Resort

Sara Wieck, Winter Park Resort

Here at Colorado Ski Country USA, we love to welcome visitors from around America and the world. We don’t even mind if they wear Kansas City Chiefs Starter jackets circa 1994 on the mountain. But when the NFL playoffs come around and the Broncos are favored to reach the Super Bowl, you can bet that our local snowriders will be flying the blue and orange of the Denver Broncos with pride. Here are some awesome shots and video of skiers and snowboarders representing their hometown heroes ahead of the Broncos’ matchup with divisional rivals the San Diego Chargers (Sunday, 2:40 MT, CBS). (continue reading…)

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