• Photo courtesy of Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA)’s member resorts recognize between tuition, textbooks, meal plans and everything else, college is expensive. Ski areas across Colorado, from the Front Range to the Western Slope and down to the southwest corner of the state, offer dozens of deals and discounts to...

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    Throwback: The Art and Science of Making Snow

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    (Originally posted 11.14.13) Ever wonder how the resorts are able to have such great conditions when Mother Nature is not cooperating? It is all due to the guys with the big guns and the big toys at the resorts, the snowmakers! Check out what it takes to be one of the first resorts in the [&hellip...

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    Loveland’s Season Kicks Off On Friday, October 20

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    Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2017/18 season on Friday, October 20. “We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that Opening Day is finally here,” said COO Rob Goodell. “The snow we received in early October has been a tremendous help and our snowmakers have...

  • 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…

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    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

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    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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  • Safety Matters

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    Safety Matters

    This week is National Safety Awareness Week. Now before you yawn and click the Back button just hold on a second. Think about it. All the things you love about skiing and riding, and life itself, can go away very very quickly if you are not safe while on the slopes. Or worse, you can take them away from someone else, because it’s not just how those you are sharing the slopes with behave; it’s about how you behave. It pays to share safety. Ski it forward if you will. Get that safety karma thing going. Believe me; you don’t want to have to learn the hard way. (photo by Casey Day: Copper Mountain)
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  • 2010 Goals Post

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    I know we’re already deep into the first month of 2010, but I’ve been thinking a lot about my resolutions for the year, starting with being more prompt with deadlines. But a year is a long time and I work better under pressure, so I’ve shortened the time frame from a year to just the end of the ski season. I also don’t like the idea of resolutions, so I’ve changed them into goals. And because during the winter most of what I do has to do with skiing, I made it even easier on myself and kept my goals to skiing and riding. (photo: Telluride_Casey Day) Following is the short list, the long one I’m still compiling, but without a deadline it may never be finished. Telluride_CaseyDay Continue Reading

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  • Class is in Session in January

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    January is Learn to Ski and Ride month in Colorado Ski Country. I can’t remember the last time I took a ski lesson, but watching my kids progress through lessons, I wonder if I had as much fun learning how to ski as they are. You know the old saying “kids have it sooooo easy these days”, well that rings true with ski and ride lessons as well. From the equipment to resort infrastructure and programs to hot chocolate and cookies at the end of the day, it’s no wonder my kids love learning to ski.

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  • 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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