Greetings, all, and welcome to winter. I know a bunch of resorts have been open for a while already, but it’s finally starting to actually feel like winter too. Not only does it feel like winter, but the snow-gods have made it look like winter too. Want proof? Check out the snow report. That’s at least 11 resorts that are open with fresh snow. Bam. Like I said, welcome to winter.
Looking for a unique gift for the die-hard skier or snowboarder on your holiday list, how about giving them backcountry face shots all day in the rugged San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado?
This blog comes to CSCUSA from Kristen Lummis of BraveSkiMom.com. You can read more from Kristen at www.BraveSkiMom.com.
When our children were learning to ski, we used a hula hoop, a harness and an Edgie-Wedgie a lot. While I still see those tried-and-true tools on mountain, new teaching aids are developed all of the time. Sorting through what works and what doesn’t, what’s worth the investment and what isn’t, can be confusing.
So to find out what really works in the world of learn-to-ski tools, I turned to Earl Saline, my number one learn-to-ski resource at Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). (continue reading…)
Our friends at Steamboat Powdercats are throwing a 30th Anniversary Powtastic Contest. Participants can win a pair of Armada skis, Never Summer snowboard and two seats on a cat. Sign up details are below. Good luck and may the powder be with you.
In celebration of 30 years of ripping the pow, we at Steamboat Powdercats are excited to let you in on our 30th Season Sweepstakes. This season long event will be in partnership with gear providers like Armada, Never Summer and Go Pro, among others. The Official Rules of this POWTASTIC Facebook contest are as follows:
Colorado’s largest snowcat operation, the San Juan Ski Company, is offering a rippin’ deal for skiers and riders who want to go big – fill a snowcat with a group of 12 and save $700 . And to sweeten the deal, the Durango Mountain Resort-based catskiing outfit is throwing in one free seat that can be used at a later date.
Heard the good news yet? Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski Resort have teamed up to launch an interchangeable lift ticket, the Telluride – Crested Butte Ultimate 6 Pass; a 6-visit pass that is good for 3 days of skiing and riding at Crested Butte and 3 days at Telluride. Out-of-towners can now use the centrally located Montrose airport for travel arrangements and the opportunity to ski both renowned resorts in one vacation. In addition, the resorts have partnered to also give full season pass holders the opportunity to take advantage of skiing reciprocity privileges.
I recently took the kids to Loveland for their first ski day this season. We had a wonderful day skiing, being outside in the mountains, enjoying the mild temperatures (read: no whining because of being cold), spending time together and finding our ski legs after the long summer. The hard part was getting a decent photo.