• The Five Coolest Things About Our Ski Trip to Copper Mountain (and Win Tickets!)

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    Gabrielle Blair is blogs at DesignMom.com


    The ski trip was fantastic. We’ve done quite a few day-ski-trips in the last few years, but this was the first time we actually stayed at the ski resort and made a vacation of it. Here are the highlights:
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  • Tackling the Slopes with Outriggers, Bibs and Sit-Skis

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    Even though Learn to Ski & Ride month is officially over, here in Colorado Ski Country USA, we feel that every month is Learn to Ski & Ride month. (You can put that in needlepoint if you like.) This week we focus on the world of adaptive skiing. Many Ski Country resorts offer programs and lessons for adaptive skiers of all ages, and Winter Park is actually home of the National Sports Center for the Disabled.

    Crested Butte is one resort that offers an adaptive sports program and to get some tips on successfully navigating terrain, as well as ways to have an enjoyable outing on the slopes, we tapped an expert and professional out of Crested Butte’s Adaptive Sports Center, Ann Papenfuss.
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  • Putting Guest Service to the Test

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    I skied at Arapahoe Basin and Buttermilk this weekend and got first hand experience of the over-the-top guest service at our resorts here in Colorado Ski Country USA. I also learned that those years of college recreation might be starting to catch up with me as I can’t seem to remember anything anymore. Luckily, I’m willing to take one for the team so folks can learn from my mistakes. (Photo: Arapahoe Basin_Casey Day)

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  • SIA Came To Denver…

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    Last week Colorado Ski Country USA was at the Nexus of the winter sports universe as the SIA Snow Show took place in Denver, the On Snow Demo happened at Winter Park, and X-Games 14 went down in Aspen/Snowmass with record attendance.
    The show was closed to the public so if you who didn’t have the opportunity to explore the show room floor, we put together a little vignette of the products that were at the show. For those of us with product addictions, being on the floor of SIA was like being a 22 year old medicinal marijuana user who just moved to Denver.
    To put things into perspective, 800 brands were shown, 1.3 million lbs of stuff was brought into the convention center, 14 acres of carpet was laid down, and somewhere between 15,000 and 19,000 people attended (the number changes depending on your sources).
    Look for these 2010-11 product lines in stores this fall – until then – feel free to indulge your addictions.

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  • Family Fun Skiing Purgatory and Enter to Win 4 Passes

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

    The only bad thing about Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is the long haul to get there.

    That’s also why it is so great.

    Make the seven-hour drive from Denver to Durango’s remote enclave in southwestern Colorado and you’ll feel like you’re in the frosty equivalent of Shangri-La. With 1,325 acres of snow-dusted terrain, the San Juan Mountains are arguably Colorado’s most beautiful range.

    I skied Purgatory 10 years ago and my only memory is a jarring wipe-out that had me seeing snow.

    And a lot of stars.

    Much has changed at this premier family-friendly resort since then. If you look at Purgatory’s marketing materials, there is a common theme: new. The new Purgatory Village base facilities include a new village plaza, gorgeous new Purgatory Lodge, new and improved retail shops and a new mountain Activities Center. Continue Reading

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  • Winter Park Wrapup + 4-Pack Pass Giveaway!

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    Article written by and shared with the permission of: Aimee

    Over MLK day weekend, my family and I were lucky enough to be hosted by Winter Park resort,
    as part of a group effort from Colorado
    Ski Country USA to show off how families can have fun at resorts all over Colorado.

    From the get-go I was honest with them about my lack-luster skiing abilities. I mean, seriously – have you SEEN the Terror On The Mountain video? Grace, agility + snow are not words meant to be in my vocabulary. Continue Reading

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  • Some Pro Tips…

    on January 27 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Some Pro Tips…

    There is new snow in Colorado Ski Country USA – lots of it. The SIA trade show and the World’s Largest Apres Ski and Ride Party take place this week. And, there is still a week left in January Learn to Ski and Ride month. The stars could not be in any straighter alignment for honing your on snow skills.

    We asked our resident ski technique guru, and Colorado Ski Country USA’s 2009 Ski Instructor of the Year, from Winter Park, Julie Pierce, to pull to together a little cheat sheet of ski tips. Below, Julie has outlined several bits of advice for beginners, what to do when skiing bumps and what do to in powder (will come in handy this week).

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  • World’s Largest Aprés Ski + Ride Party

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    DIA’s got the red-eyed, blue mustang. The Convention Center has the big, blue grizzly. The World’s Largest Apres Ski and Ride Party has this; a giant, blue, fuzzy, ermine-looking thing. But the apres ermine can dance. And he can hand out information about the World’s Largest Apres Ski and Ride Party, which is exactly what he was doing in downtown Denver recently.

    Open to both SIA Snow Show attendees and Denver locals, the World’s Largest Apres Ski and Ride Party is this week, January 28-30, 2010.
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  • Rollin’ Out The White Carpet

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    Rollin’ Out The White Carpet This is big people. We’ve been working on this event for months. It all has to do with the SIA trade show coming to Denver next week. The two most important things you need to know about are the World’s Largest Apres Ski and Ride Party (in partnership with Visit Denver) and the fact that our members are giving trade show attendees free and discounted skiing and riding.COski-GW-POW

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  • New Schools

    on January 20 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on New Schools

    New Schools It’s National Safety Awareness Week but it’s also Learn to Ski and Ride month here in Colorado. When people think about learning to ski and ride their first thought is ski school. When people think about ski school their first thought is kids. Colorado Ski Country resorts are like the Ivy League of ski schools, we’re talking upper class, distinguished curriculum, the finest ski school education taught by the most sought after instructors, and, they offer scholarships. (photo: A-Basin/Casey Day)
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