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    Ski Film Premieres in Colorado – 2017 Edition

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    We are big fans of ski film premieres for myriad reasons. Ski move premieres are a gathering place for like-minded people (ski bums), showcase the best skiing and snowboarding of the previous season, and provide ample stoke for the ski season ahead. Luckily, Colorado is blessed with many...

  • This upcoming 2017/2018 ski season holds a special place in the hearts of Aspen locals and visitors alike. It was on December 17, 1967 that Aspen Snowmass, then Snowmass-at-Aspen, celebrated its opening day with only fifty miles of skiable trails and five chairlifts. This year marks the resort’s...

  • The first snow of the 2017-18 season on the San Juan Mountains. Photo courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort.

    By R. Scott Rappold The first snow of the season hit Colorado’s high country over the weekend. Not graupel, hail or icy rain, but actual snow. The kind on which we’ll soon be skiing and snowboarding.  Of course, the snow quickly melted. It is, after all, officially summer. But...

  • A 5th Grade Skier’s Rite of Passage

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    A 5th Grade Skier’s Rite of Passage – As if being in 5th grade isn’t cool enough already, with the Colorado Ski Country USA 5th Grade Passport, it’s the bees knees, just ask Amanda. Amanda is in 5th grade this year at Strawberry Park Elementary in Steamboat Springs, CO – “the best school EVER!” according to Amanda.

    As a 5th grader, she will be able to take advantage of the 5th Grade Passport this season. The 5th Grade Passport is a Colorado Ski Country USA program that provides three days of free skiing to 5th graders at 21 Colorado ski resorts. Amanda has been waiting to be in 5th grade so she can finally get a Passport.

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  • Get Your Tickets to Ride

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    Get Your Ticket to Ride – If you want to ski at a resort this winter, you gotta have a pass. Resorts these days are offering so many different kinds of passes that there sure to be one that fits your exact riding needs. Each year it seems like there is a trend in ski passes. For example college passes were booming for a while there. Flexible payments were big last year. This year it’s the season of reciprocation. So many mountain passes allow access to so many other mountains, pretty soon there will be one pass for all – oh wait, that’s the Colorado Gold Pass.

    Gold Pass History III

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  • A Labor Day Full of Winter Love

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    A Labor Day Full of Winter Love – Though temperatures are still hovering in the 80’s, Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of winter for die-hard skiers on the front range as it brings the annual ski sales at many of Denver’s sports and ski stores. Accordingly, several of Colorado Ski Country’s 22 member resorts will be bringing season pass and lift ticket deals to ski and snowboard sales events happening on the Front Range this weekend. But just like on a powder day, get there early to reap the rewards.

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  • Is This Chair Taken?

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    Is This Chair Taken? – It started out as a way to get rid of old chairs and turned into an All-American Backyard BBQ. This summer, Arapahoe Basin is replacing the beloved Exhibition chairlift with the new Black Mountain lift. What do ski resorts do with old chairlift chairs? Auction them off to the highest bidder. In this case, A-Basin decided to use the chairs to support a good cause and has partnered with the High Country Conservation Center as beneficiaries of the auction. The live auction will be August 28th at the resort base area.

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  • Gems are a Girl’s Best Friend

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    Gems are a Girl’s Best Friend – It’s no secret that girls love diamonds. And girls in Colorado also love powder. That’s why I like skiing at Colorado Ski Country USA Gem Resorts. There are nine resorts in Ski Country referred to as the Colorado Gems. They are found off the beaten path, have fewer crowds, less wait time, and therefore, offer more skiing. They also offer great programs, some especially for women. With a Colorado Gems Card and programs like these, ladies can ski the bling and play in the pow all winter. Below is a snapshot of the Colorado Gems Resorts and some of the specialized programs they offer their guests. (Programs may change).

    Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area

    Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area

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  • Clowning Around in Winter Park

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    Clowning Around in Winter Park

    In the winter, skiers and snowboarders come and try and tame the Jane. In the summer, mountain bikers come and wail on the trails. This August, the circus in coming to town, complete with a big top, a tight rope and more clowns than moguls in Winter Park.

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  • The Spoke Word on Bike SolVista

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    The Spoke Word on Bike SolVista – Summer is here and all the snow that was covering SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch has melted revealing a very different side of the family owned and operated ski resort. The sweet, peaceful ski area has transformed into a gnarly mountain bike course for a second year of hosting the Mountain Bike National Championships from July 15 to 18.

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  • A Patriot’s Paradise

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    A Patriot’s Paradise – It just makes sense to celebrate the Fourth of July in a place called Colorado Ski Country U-S-A. You can’t get much more American than that. And since the holiday is just around the corner, we’re gearing up for friends, food, and fun to celebrate. Mountain towns and resorts are offering festivities like parades and fireworks, while some are offering activities outside the fire cracker box. Here are some highlights of what’s happening in the high country for the holiday weekend.

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  • Back on Track

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    Back on Track – With the close of A-Basin on June 6, the 2009/10 ski season will be history. Later that week, ski industry leaders from resorts across the state will migrate to Denver for the 47th Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) Annual Meeting, the largest annual gathering of Colorado ski industry professionals. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in downtown Denver on June 10.

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  • Ski Country Trifecta

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    Ski Country Trifecta – This weekend is the unofficial kick off for summer. People often wonder what we do in the summer without any snow, and generally, we try to do the same thing we do in the winter, find fun ways to slide down the mountain.

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