• 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

    Oct 17 | 1845 Views | No Comments

    (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

    Oct 17 | 1549 Views | No Comments

    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...

  • 10 Reasons to Hit the Slopes in October

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    Loveland and A-Basin have been open for almost a week. Yes, there’s limited terrain, but this week’s cold weather means more snow is on the way. Here are 10 reasons to get your gear together and head up for a day (or even a half-day) of skiing or riding:

    10—Because if you wait until December, you’ll wish you’d gone earlier. (Trust us on this one.)

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  • Day 2 — Loveland

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    So I decided at the late Saturday night to zip up to Loveland for a few turns on Sunday morning. (That’s Day 2 for me, if you’re counting at home.) After sleeping in (you can do that in October and no worry about ski traffic), I picked up a friend, stopped for bagels and coffee and cruised up to Loveland. We buzzed the groomed terrain on the Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run trails, all the while looking toward the top of the mountain and thinking about a day later this winter when we’ll ski the copious amounts of deep powder off of Chair 9.

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  • First Chair Dedicated to Ski Pioneer Edna Dercum

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    When Arapahoe Basin opened for the 2008-2009 season at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 15, the first seat on the Challenger chair lift was wrapped in a blue blow and dedicated to Edna Dercum, one of the founding members of A-Basin back in 1946. Dercum passed away in September at the age of 94, after spending much of her life skiing in Colorado.

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  • Day 1 — A-Basin, Loveland

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    It’s 5:45 a.m. when I finish loading my car and pull out of my driveway in Boulder. The sky is dark but there is an ambient glow from the brilliant full moon hovering overhead.

    I remind my drowsy self that I could easily sleep for another hour before starting what might be a typical work day.

    But it’s Opening Day at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland and, while I’m not a zealot who has any intention of getting on one of the first few chairs of the season, I’m super-stoked about skiing for the first time since last March. More on that in a moment …

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  • Opening Day in Colorado

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    In most places, the middle of October means baseball playoffs, football games and colored leaves fall from trees. But in Colorado it means the start of the ski and snowboard season. And today was Opening Day, baby!

    Skiing in October is a Colorado phenomenon and a rite of passage for many of the diehards who live here. If you just couldn’t wait to break in your shiny new season pass or new gear or whatever, it meant you either called in sick, showed up late or just plain blew off work, school, family and various other responsibilities in order to get back on snow. A-Basin and Loveland opened at 8:30 a.m. with throngs of skiers and snowboarders eager to make some turns.

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  • At Full Speed

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    Let the race begin! With the 2008-09 ski season just around the corner here in Colorado both Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin are well on their way to starting off the season with a bang. Both resorts have begun snowmaking in preparation to be the first ski resort open in the state of Colorado, and in the nation. We are getting excited to start cruising down the slopes again, and we’ve got out skis waxed up and ready for their first taste of snow for the new season.

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