In an effort to help the local community, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is hosting a food drive on January 25th to support both the Crested Butte and Gunnison food banks. Guests who donate three non-perishable non-expired food items will receive a $35 lift ticket, valid for Sunday, January 25, 2015. Continue ReadingRead More »
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) reported today that total skier visits at its 21 member resorts were approximately one percent off last year’s blistering pace during the first period of the 2014/15 ski season, defined as Opening Day (October 17, 2014) through December 31, 2014, compared to the same period last year. Last season’s first period skier visits were more than 20 percent up over the preceding season’s first period. Additionally, 2014/15 first period skier visits, like last season’s first period skier visits, exceeded the five-year first period average, this year by nearly four percent. Continue ReadingRead More »
On Saturday, Jan. 24, Copper Mountain’s 4th Annual WinterBike race is back bigger and better than ever before with JuniorBike and LittleBike, fireworks and fat bike demos all weekend long.
Find a race for every member in the family with LittleBike for ages 9 and under and JuniorBike for ages 10 – 16. LittleBike will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 with JuniorBike starting at 5 p.m. Each race has a specially designed course around Copper’s Center Village to challenge kids and let them in on the winter biking craze. Registration for LittleBike and JuniorBike is free beginning at 3 p.m. in Center Village. Prizes will be awarded for the best flare and decorated bike. Continue ReadingRead More »
When ski accidents happen, resort ski patrollers are first on the scene. These highly trained professionals are continually sharpening their skills for real life scenarios where their expertise can save lives. Here, some ski patrol members from Steamboat demonstrate an avalanche rescue.Read More »
By Troy Hawks
Only two weeks after hanging out and signing autographs at the Denver Ski and Snowboard Expo (Nov. 13-16), paralympic athlete and 2014 silver medalist Mike Shea won his first World Cup event of the season and days later got his invitation to compete in the Adaptive Boarder X at this the 2015 Winter X Games Jan. 22 – 25 at Buttermilk.
Eight months ago he was standing on a podium at Russia’s Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre just 30 miles from the Black Sea. That moment was the realization of a dream of more than four years. Continue ReadingRead More »
By Troy Hawks
Sometimes it’s easy to find yourself stuck in a moment. U2’s Bono sang a song about it. Beth Requist, a paralympian sit-Nordic and alpine ski racer, doesn’t allow it.
The moment that Requist could be languishing in occured in August 2011: That’s when she jumped off a 40-foot cliff feet-first into the Upper Colorado River. It’s a plunge dozens of other whitewater thrill seekers take every summer day on this popular stretch of river that runs just south of Kremmling to State Bridge, Colorado.
On her turn to jump, Requist says she entered the water at an awkward angle. There was no immediate pain, but she knew something was wrong. She couldn’t feel her legs.
In that split-second moment, Requist’s life was changed forever. Continue ReadingRead More »
January is National Safety Month at ski areas across America, and we teamed up with ski patrol at resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country for some important but light-hearted safety tips. Have a great weekend of skiing and riding and remember: Don’t eat the yellow snow!Read More »