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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. Continue ReadingRead More »
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 â€“ which is why it is called a superpipe.
Colorado is in a cold snap. The temperature at my house this morning was, count ’em, one, two, threeâ€¦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.Read More »
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 â€“ besides the signature Colorado snow. Count ’em all up, complete ’em all this season, and cross ’em all off.
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 Womenâ€™s World Cup Winternational.
Ski it Forward With the constant talk about the economy these days, it can be hard to remember to appreciate all that we have. Itâ€™s Thanksgiving weekend and here in Colorado, by the end of the holiday, Ski Country will have 14 resorts open for the season â€“ thereâ€™s 14 causes for optimism and appreciation right there.
In the spirit of giving thanks, we asked the CSCUSA staff and member resorts what they are most thankful for this holiday weekend. â€˜Course weâ€™re all thankful for snow and powder days, that goes with out saying, but we found that itâ€™s the little things, the dedication of guests and sport introductions that really stick with us.Read More »
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.
GIVE SNODGRASS A LIFT On Friday November 20 at 11:45am, a protest will happen outside the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Golden. Invited to join the protest are Crested Butte community members, Gunnison and surrounding area community members, ski industry associates, all skiers, all snowboarders, all outdoor enthusiasts, anyone who has ever reaped the benefits of recreation on US Forest Service public land, all those who believe in due process, fairness and democracy.
Assuming the opportunity to voice an opinion is not taken away, like the opportunity for due process was for Snodgrass, the protest, lead by Mt. Crested Butte Mayor William Buck, will offer an outlet for communicating public opinion on the Forest Service’s recent decision regarding development of lift service skiing on Snodgrass.Read More »