Smart Style is a terrain park safety initiative developed by the National Ski Areas Association. As its name implies, there is a smart way to use terrain parks. There are a number of key safety tips that you should know before entering a terrain park. Some resorts feature more than one terrain park, and they can range in size from small, medium, and large. Visit ski area websites to learn more about their terrain and terrain parks. The best way to learn how to safely navigate the various features, be it boxes, rails, jumps, or halfpipes, is to take a lesson from a professional instructor. Here are the four points of Smart Style: (continue reading…)
By Jenn Rudolph, Colorado Ski Country USA Communications Director
It’s a tough transition. Another one of those things they don’t tell you about when you first have kids, like how hard breastfeeding is, or about that infant witching hour. Your ski friends who are parents know. They’ve been there, toughed it out and made it to the other side. But they don’t tell you the reality right away for fear of dampening your excitement that you’re going to be a parent. They listen to you gush on about how you’re going to get the kid skiing as soon as he can crawl and you’re sure he’ll be the next Shaun White or Lindsey Vonn. And they’ll stand there and smile knowing full well what it’s really like, that having kids will greatly impact your time on snow. (continue reading…)
Sunlight is a small mountain that offers up big fun. There always seems to be fresh snow to be found and non-existent lift lines. The terrain at Sunlight is well suited for the entire family, and while the expert terrain is limited, it offers up an extremely high quality experience. The perfectly spaced Aspens are just spectacular to ski and Charlie’s Glades are probably the most beginner friendly glades in the state. The layout of the mountain also works really well to feed everyone back to the lodge area, creating a very family friendly and social riding experience. You get all this with the best value adult day ticket in Colorado. (continue reading…)
If you want to be the King of the Mountain, you have to know your stuff. It’s not all about blazing fast and shredding hard or pulling tricks and looking super steazy doing them–though we’ll give you bonus points for that! The brains we protect under our helmets are the biggest assets you can take to the slopes.
We got to chat with the folks at the Ski & Snowboard Expo and put them to the ultimate test in slope smarts! The name of the game: ski safety and Ski Country trivia. Think you can earn a perfect score? (continue reading…)
As 2013 comes to a close, we tip our hats to Mother Nature and Old Man Winter for all the snow bestowed so far this season. With the 2013-14 winter off to such a powdery start many of our resorts are already reporting snow totals of more than 100 inches and some of the best early season conditions in years. Enjoy, ye Colorado Ski Country faithful, and here’s to big adventures on the slopes in the season ahead.
New Year’s is a time of reflection, a fresh start, and of course – resolutions. We here at CSCUSA put our heads together and came up with a list of our top winter resolutions for 2014. Try putting some of these on your list, right between eat more kale and get more exercise. (continue reading…)
[Editor's Note: The Gems & Brews Tour was a 2-week ski pilgrimage in Feb. 2013 devoted to sampling some of the best small mountain resorts, fine craft beers, spirits and food across Colorado. The tour was a collaboration between CO Ski Country USA and Exploring Elements, with the idea to give a small taste of what you can expect when exploring these spectacular Colorado Gems. Be sure to check out the full Gems & Brews Tour Powderhorn report with great images from Exploring Elements here.]
Powderhorn sits just outside and high above Grand Junction in the Grand Mesa, a unique and spectacular setting! The views on a clear day from this Gem resort are one of a kind. The terrain at Powderhorn truly has something to offer snow riders of all ability, and offers up that terrain with value priced lift tickets that will keep you coming back for more, time and time again. (continue reading…)
Sunlight Mountain Resort is a hidden gem of Colorado Ski Country, located a short drive from the historic and picturesque town of Glenwood Springs. With all of the snow of the big resorts and none of the crowds, it’s a great place for a family ski trip.
Beginning on January 6th, ski at Sunlight Mountain Resort and stay at the Sunlight Mountain Inn (a short walk from Sunlight Mountain Resort) starting at $70 per person midweek or $105 on weekends. Kids 12 and under start at $60, and continental breakfast is also included.
This offer begins January 6 and is based on availability. Reservations are recommended. To reserve today, please call 970-945-5225. Like Sunlight Mountain Resort and Sunlight Mountain Inn on Facebook for more deals and upcoming events.