• May 18, 2017 at Arapahoe Basin. Photo by Ashley Ojala.

    Arapahoe Basin, home of the longest ski and ride season in Colorado, will re-open its lifts for a bonus weekend of skiing and snowboarding Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with top-to-bottom...

  • Photo by Jeremy Swanson last Memorial Day Weekend. Courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    With 18 Inches of New Snow in the Past Week, Aspen Mountain’s Summer Operations Kick-Off with Ski/Ride May 27-29  Due to recent winter storms that dropped 18 inches of new snow in the past week, Aspen Mountain will open for skiing and riding Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29. In addition to...

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    Heart healthy produce, locally crafted artisan items and specialty products headline the new Thursday afternoon tradition at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area. Mt. Crested Butte welcomes the first Farmers Market to the resort base area. Local farmers and vendors will be present to offer...

  • Loveland Ski Area for Families

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    Article written by and shared with the permission of Amber Johnson.


    The stakes were high for my 3-year-old son Bode’s first time on skis at Loveland Ski Area. The child was, after all, named after World Cup skiing sensation Bode Miller.

    Better to live up to that than my namesake Forever Amber, a novel about a 17th-century prostitute.IMG_3414 Continue Reading

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  • Ski Country’s Twelve Days

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    Ski Country’s Twelve Days…
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  • m.erry Christmas

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    As Colorado Ski Country’s holiday gift to you, we’ve launched our new mobile site, m.ColoradoSki.com. I’ve used it so much in just the beta format, now that it’s fully up and running, it’s one of the mobile sites I use the most. m.ColoradoSki.com contains a wealth of up-to-date and breaking information on each of CSCUSA’s 22 member ski areas.CSCUSA Mobile Website on iPhone Continue Reading

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  • ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

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    Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the state;
    The snow was softly falling, skiers couldn’t wait.

    The chairlifts were hanging by the slopes with care;
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  • Double Corks Comin’ Down Copper’s Pipe

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    The second Olympic qualifying event at a CSCUSA resort took place this past weekend. I had the chance to watch some of the USSA Grand Prix at Copper Mountain on Friday. If you ever have the chance to watch a snowboard competition from the lip of the halfpipe, do it. It is from this perspective that the unbelievable athleticism, talent and skills of the riders can really be seen. Not only does this perspective give appreciation to the athletes, but also the terrain. A 22 foot halfpipe is steep, icy, hard, and takes precision to sculpt – which is why it is called a superpipe.

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  • Oh Snap!

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    Colorado is in a cold snap. The temperature at my house this morning was, count ’em, one, two, three…three degrees. But while some folks may be cursing the cold (like those who don’t have access to the world’s best ski resorts) Colorado’s ski area operators are smiling as the cold snap brings powder to the people.

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  • Fifty Free Things

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    Instead of #Follow Friday, today is 50 Free Things Friday. This seems to be the year of value as skiers and riders are on the hunt to get the best bang for their buck. To help everyone score big we rounded up 50 free things that guests can do at member resorts this season. From activities to events, each CSCUSA resort has at least one complementary gesture that guests can enjoy – besides the signature Colorado snow. Count ’em all up, complete ’em all this season, and cross ’em all off.
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  • Slippery Slope for Women’s World Cup

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    Slippery Slope for Women’s World Cup While we were all busy stuffing our faces with Thanksgiving dinner, Ski Country had seven resorts open over the holiday weekend; Telluride, Crested Butte, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Snowmass, Steamboat, Monarch and Aspen. Aspen pulled a double whammy with opening day and hosting the 16th Women’s World Cup Winternational.

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  • Ski it Forward

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    Ski it Forward With the constant talk about the economy these days, it can be hard to remember to appreciate all that we have. It’s Thanksgiving weekend and here in Colorado, by the end of the holiday, Ski Country will have 14 resorts open for the season – there’s 14 causes for optimism and appreciation right there.Telluride 1

    In the spirit of giving thanks, we asked the CSCUSA staff and member resorts what they are most thankful for this holiday weekend. ‘Course we’re all thankful for snow and powder days, that goes with out saying, but we found that it’s the little things, the dedication of guests and sport introductions that really stick with us.

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  • Protesters Lift Up Voices for Snodgrass

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    Protesters Lift Up Voices for Snodgrass Last Friday, November 20th, Mt. Crested Butte Mayor William Buck led community members from Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte and Gunnison in a protest outside the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Golden.

    With chants of “NEPA Now!”, “Don’t Screw Crested Butte”, and “Due Process Now!”, the group of about 50 expressed their discontent and frustration with the US Forest Service’s recent decision to deny Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) the opportunity for possible development of lift served skiing on Snodgrass.

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