• Elite runners from all over the globe make their way to Copper Mountain for the La Maratona Verticale, a part of the 2014 US SkyRunning Series on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 & 27. La Maratona Verticale at Copper Mountain will feature a full (26.2 Miles- 42k) and a half (13.1 Miles- 21k)...

  • With some last-minute touches to trails and courses this week, Winter Park Resort is ready to welcome the world to the 2014 Colorado Freeride Festival, beginning this Thursday, July 24 and continuing through Sunday, July 27. The largest event of its kind in the United States, the Colorado Freeride...

  • The “Dog Days Of Summer” has an entirely different meaning at Winter Park Resort, where man’s best friend has been enjoying the fragrant Columbine below and the cool mountain air.  The relaxation will be short lived, however, as the Colorado Freeride Festival, the largest freeride mountain...

  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2013-14 Double Diamond Award Winners

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    2014 CSCUSA Double Diamond Award Winners

    L-R: Don Coleman, Peter Rietz, Lea Tucker, Marti Prohaska, Ben Berend. Photgraphy by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    Last Thursday evening at the 51st Annual Meeting of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), Colorado’s ski resorts capped a record-setting 2013/14 season with the Double Diamond Awards, where individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry were recognized for their excellence.

    Industry leaders gathered at Copper Mountain Resort to recognize ski area employees whose diligence and expertise were crucial in providing a superior guest experience, including snow makers, groomers, terrain masters, ski instructors, and ski patrollers who have distinguished themselves through their great skill and effort. In addition, they celebrated the most exemplary young winter athlete of the year and honored two industry professionals whose dedication has benefited the entire Colorado ski industry. Continue Reading

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  • 2013/14 Ski Season Noted as Best Year for Colorado

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    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at the association’s 51st Annual Meeting that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, thereby making it the best season on record in the state. This estimation shows Colorado being up more than 10 percent compared to last season and more than 8 percent compared to the five-year-average. Continue Reading

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  • Arapahoe Basin Extends 2013-14 Ski and Ride Season… Again!

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    Arapahoe Basin Extends 2013-14 Ski and Ride season... Again!

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Adventurous Coloradans who aren’t quite ready to pack away their winter gear will be able to enjoy top-to-bottom skiing at The Legend well into June. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) announced that it will extend Colorado’s 2013-14 ski and ride with three bonus weekends in June. The ski area, originally slated to close on June 1, will re-open for its “summer season”: June 6-8, June 13-15, and June 20-22, 2014 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays ONLY). Continue Reading

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  • Top Summer Events in Colorado Ski Country USA

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    Top Summer Events in Colorado Ski Country USA

    Photo courtesy Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce

    When Colorado’s ski season finally winds down in June, outdoor enthusiasts will still find plenty of fun activities at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts throughout the summer. For those who enjoy watching athletes compete at the highest levels, elite road and mountain bicyclists will descend on Colorado to test themselves in the most challenging terrain Colorado offers.  In addition, CSCUSA resorts will host festivals celebrating a variety of recreational pursuits, from craft beer to hot air balloons to the best bluegrass musicians on the planet, and more. Whether it’s summer or winter, Colorado has a mountain for everyone.

    Below is a list of the top summer events in Colorado Ski Country USA: Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Ready to Welcome Summer

    on May 28 | in Crested Butte, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight | by | with No Comments

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    With the end of Colorado’s memorable 2013/14 ski and snowboard season in sight – except for perennial late closer Arapahoe Basin – Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are turning toward summer operations. Several resorts are building significant infrastructure improvements to enhance their summer outdoor recreational opportunities, such as mountain biking and disc golf. Below is a round-up of some of the 2014 summer-oriented capital improvements at CSCUSA resorts. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Areas Commit to Climate Challenge

    on May 14 | in Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Resorts | by | with No Comments

    Climate ChallengeAspen Snowmass and Steamboat are the latest Colorado ski areas to enroll in the Climate Challenge. The Climate Challenge is an environmental initiative produced by the National Ski Areas Association that targets carbon emission reductions. Now in its third year, a total of 29 ski areas including three other Colorado resorts are taking the four-step Challenge. Those four steps include taking an inventory of total existing emissions, targeting substantial emission reduction goals, followed by taking measures to reduce overall carbon footprints, and finally reporting results on an annual basis. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country: The Kings of Spring

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    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland


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  • The Easter Bunny is Real and Colorado Ski Country Has Proof

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    Ski Country Easter Fun Fact #1: The Easter Bunny’s native habitat is on Colorado’s Continental Divide, not far from the Loveland Pass on US Highway 6. This weekend,  the Easter Bunny ventured a few miles down the mountain in each direction to visit nearby ski areas Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. Here are some picturesque shots of the Bunny doing his thing at A-Basin:

    A-Basin Easter Bunny Collage

    Photos courtesy Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

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  • Crested Butte to Re-open This Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27

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    Never in the history of Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has the ski area re-opened the lifts for more skiing and riding once it has closed for the winter season. Given the great season and existing snow that still remains on the mountain on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, CBMR will open its operations on the Silver Queen lift to service intermediate and advanced skiing and riding for guests. Along with the re-opening, the resort is giving one more reason to celebrate: announcing 2014-2015 winter pass prices. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Announces 2013/14 Season Industry Award Winners

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    Michael Neumann, Aspen/Snowmass

    Michael Neumann, Aspen/Snowmass

    Every year, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) recognizes the top achievers in the Colorado ski industry through the Snowmaker, Groomer, and Terrain Master of the Year awards. Below is a list of this year’s winners. Continue Reading

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