• All good things must come to an end, even the ski season in Colorado Ski Country. However, here are some reasons to look on the bright side: It’s not over yet, and resorts will be hosting all sorts of fun events (and plenty of good skiing!) in the next few weeks; Summer in the high [&hellip...

  • Dan Rabin is a Boulder-based freelance writer and author of the guidebook, Colorado Breweries. An early-morning run down a pristine untracked trail is an experience every skier or snowboarder should have at least once. If you think this privilege is reserved for a few hearty souls willing to rise...

  • Beginning March 30, Sunlight will reduce lift tickets by $10 through the end of the season. That means Adults are only $50, a half day is only $40 and kids 6-12 are only $40 for full day and $35 for half. Kids under 5 are still free...

  • Ten Reasons to Love Spring Skiing in Colorado

    on March 20 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    By Rachel Walker

    One Sunday morning in March, around 10 a.m., I was perched atop Winter Park’s Vasquez bowl preparing to drop in to a pillow of powder preserved in the shade of a chute. It had snowed about six inches the night before. Above, the sun bore down. The crystalline sky offered clear views of the surrounding peaks. I dropped in and knocked off six swooping, weightless turns into the bowl. Then I skied through the trees, back to Winter Park. Did I mention there were no crowds?

    Welcome to spring skiing, one of the best, possibly most underrated, aspects of our sport. There are many reasons to love spring skiing in Colorado. Here are ten.   Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: The Winter Park Ski Train

    on March 19 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

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    The Winter Park Ski Train

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  • Spring in Colorado Ski Country Brings Sun, Snow, and Savings

    on March 18 | in Deals | by | with Comments Off

    Dustin Schaefer Loveland

    Dustin Schaefer ,Loveland Ski Area

    As the days grow longer, warmer, and sunnier, it’s important to remember that there’s lots of skiing still to be had in Colorado Ski Country. In fact, March is historically the snowiest month in Colorado and April is the second-snowiest. As if the warm sun, blue sky, and soft snow isn’t enticing enough, lift ticket and lodging deals abound as well. Below is a roundup of recently announced pass products and lodging deals offered by CSCUSA members aimed exclusively at spring skiers and snowboarders.

    In addition, several resorts are already selling their 2015-16 season passes, and skiers and snowboarders who put their deposits down today can lock in the best prices. There are several new multi-resort season pass products available as well. A summary of available 2015/16 season pass products is below. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Reports Strong Mid-Season Skier Visitation

    on March 17 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced  that its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at CSCUSA resorts were up by 3.7 percent during the second period of the 2014/15 season, defined as January 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015, compared to the same period of the prior year. Continue Reading

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  • Snow by Southwest: Springtime at Purgatory

    on March 17 | in Events, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Purgatory | by | with Comments Off

    Kristen Lummis, Purgatory

    Kristen Lummis, Purgatory

    By Kristen Lummis, www.braveskimom.com

    It always seems sunnier at Purgatory.

    Maybe it’s the latitude, for along with Wolf Creek, Purgatory is one of Colorado’s southernmost resorts. Maybe it’s the incredible contrast between the azure ski and the San Juan mountains that encircle the resort. Or perhaps it’s Colorado’s version of southern hospitality, where everyone is chill and smiles are as abundant as the snow.

    Whatever the cause, the skiing is good and the air is warm in springtime at Purgatory. The snow is still abundant, the sun is brilliant, the days are long and the special events are many. Continue Reading

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  • New M.A.X. Pass Gives Skiers and Snowboarders Access to an Unprecedented 22 Premier Mountains in North America for 2015-2016 Season

    on March 16 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

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    Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne Resorts jointly launched the new and revolutionary M.A.X. Pass last week. This “Multi-Alpine Experience” ski pass gives skiers and snowboarders access to 22 unique and legendary mountains across North America for the 2015-2016 season. M.A.X. Passholders can experience five days at each of the 22 participating resorts with a total of 110 days on the slopes and no blackout dates for US$699 for adults, US$499 for teens (ages 13–17), US$249 for kids (ages 6-12), and US$29 for children (5 and under). These introductory prices are available for a limited time. Continue Reading

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  • Unforgettable: Heliboarding at Silverton

    on March 15 | in General, Silverton | by | with Comments Off

    Silverton Mountain

    Silverton Mountain

    It would be hard to beat a perfect day snowboarding down endless fields of powdery bliss—unless, of course, you arrive by HELICOPTER! Goodbye chairlift lines, hello heli! Continue Reading

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  • Everything I Learned at Steamboat Was Magic

    on March 14 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat Ski Resort

    By Greg Packer, born and raised in Steamboat Springs, CO

    My parents met in Steamboat Springs in 1976. My mom found her way to Steamboat after her car broke down just outside of town. My dad had taken a trip west but ran out of money to make it back home. Both of them landed what they thought were going to be temporary jobs in Steamboat, but after a short period of time, neither of them could overcome the power of the Yampa Valley mystique. Several years later, I was born.

    Born and raised in Steamboat, a.k.a Ski Town USA ®, I grew up with a view of the world through Champagne Powder ® glasses (actually they were goggles). The wisdom bestowed on me during my childhood spent in one of the top ski destinations in the country, taught me more than just how to ski, but rather how to live, what to do, and how to act. Continue Reading

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  • Nine Things You Don’t Know About Telluride

    on March 13 | in Insider Secrets, Telluride | by | with Comments Off

    Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort

    Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort

    By Rachel Walker

    While Colorado is full of family-friendly resorts, sometimes you just need to leave the baggage kids at home and get away to feed the beast. For this, I went to Telluride. In late January, I kissed my kids and husband goodbye, hopped on a short flight from Denver to Montrose/Telluride Regional Airport, and spent the next three days skiing my brains out.

    Here’s what I learned about this terrific, remote destination: Continue Reading

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  • Eagles over Loveland to Return on Saturday, March 21

    on March 12 | in Events, Loveland | by | with Comments Off

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    This winter Loveland Ski Area has partnered with Team Red, White and Blue (www.TeamRWB.org), a non-profit organization with Chapters in Denver, Colorado Springs and 130 other American communities, to host “Eagles Over Loveland”, Saturday, March 21 and April 18. Continue Reading

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