• 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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  • Give Snodgrass a Lift

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    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.

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    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.

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  • The Greatest Ski Show on Earth

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    Ladies and gentlemen, skiers and riders of all ages, welcome to the greatest ski show on earth! Expo snowboard wallLike clowns streaming out of a clown car, the number of deals and bargains for skiers and riders will seem endless at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. This is the 18th year of the Expo, being held Nov. 13-15 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.
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  • Beware the Warren Effect

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    Beware the Warren Effect. I have a hunch I’m not the only person in the world who after they saw the movie Rocky was so pumped that she attempted to jog home from the movie theater. In fact I know I’m not the only one because my friend Amy was with me and I think it was her mom we called to come get us.  Some movies just have that effect.

    Warren Miller’s Dynasty is touring through Colorado right now. I’d been hearing the industry buzz about it for months, I’d seen the trailer online, and Ski Country even helped with some of the logistics for the film crew.

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  • In Ski Country, Snowdays Mean Openings

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    In Ski Country, Snowdays Mean Openings Ahhh, the nostalgia of a snowday. Kids all over Colorado are doing cartwheels in celebration of the snowday, but here at Colorado Ski Country USA, resorts are doing back flips.

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  • Colorado’s Gold Rush

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    Colorado’s Gold Rush

    If you ever have a chance to go to the Olympics – do it, especially if you’re an athlete on the US Team, but also if you’re a spectator or a volunteer. I had the opportunity to go to the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake and it was an amazing experience.

    Sometimes people think the CSCUSA Gold Pass is a medal, and usually I let them think that. IMG00033-20091027-0928The things I remember most about the Olympics are; the huge, nearly empty plane from JFK to SLC (remember this was just after 911), Continue Reading

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  • Getting Physical

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    Getting Physical It’s funny to see what motivates people to exercise. In my experience, it’s varied from wanting to keep off the freshman 15 to wanting to keep up with my kids. But for many of us, a sure fire way to kick start an exercise regime is the pending ski season.

    Recall the thigh burning feeling of your last attempt to tame Winter Park/Mary Jane’s bumps, or the aching leg syndrome that came with sliding down Telluride’s steeps, or the sucking wind sensation that accompanied the hike to Crested Butte’s extremes – there’s motivation for you.

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  • Good Skiing Can Happen To You

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    Good Skiing Can Happen to You

    The economy is in the toilet, we get it. Jobs are scarce, understood. These days we are all having to make tough decisions about where to spend our already limited discretionary dollars.

    That said, Colorado has nearly a half million skiers and riders living in the state, and having world class skiing and riding in our back yards is one of the reasons many of us live here. That’s why this year, Colorado Ski Country resorts are working hard to come up with creative ways to make it easy to get some good skiing in this winter.

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