With new snow across Colorado today, this remarkable 2013-14 season is still going strong. So strong, in fact, that six Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts have announced that they will extend their seasons into April and beyond. Below is a list of the resorts and details about their extended operations. (continue reading…)
As the seasons change and we head into the off-season, we put together a list of some tips that will help you be ready to hit the slopes sliding for next winter.
Consider getting skis and snowboards tuned up now.
There are numerous advantages to this as your skis need some love and attention after all the punishment they’ve been put through this winter. Also, getting the work done now helps avoid the throngs of people that rush to do it in the fall and will have you ready come opening day.
Deals abound in the spring on both gear and passes.
-If mom or dad need an upgrade on ski pants or jackets, our partners at Flylow are offering 20% off everything they carry if you use the promo code CSCUSA at checkout.
-Christy Sports is offering up to 40% off current season skis, snowboards and clothing both online and in stores.
-Also, don’t forget to keep an eye open for Memorial Day sales where Christy Sports has some of the best deals of the season.
-Lock down your ski pass for next season today at the lowest prices. Check out your favorite resort’s website for the latest information.
-If your child participated in the 5th grade Passport program this year don’t forget that the 6th grade pass gets you four days of skiing each at 20 Colorado resorts for only $99! 6th grade passes also help fund the entire Passport program to keep this awesome program running and accessible to all!
Do a summer clean-up and round-up of all your apparel.
-Clean out the pockets of all those jackets and pants and free them of snot rags, spare change, and apple cores.
-Give things a nice wash, and find a storage solution that works best for your family to keep all your winter gear in one spot and easy to find six months from now.
-Make sure boots are buckled up Goldie Locks style – not too tight, not too loose and just right! This helps them hold their shape for next season.
-Start thinking about summer in Colorado Ski Country. Many of our member resorts offer biking, hiking, zip lining, off-season lodging rates, and other great ways to escape the heat of the summer.
In January, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that it had allocated $55 million in funding for widening the westbound Twin Tunnel on Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs from two to three lanes. Beginning this week, eastbound traffic will return to the detour route on Clear Creek County Road 314 and westbound traffic will be realigned to run through the newly expanded eastbound tunnel. (continue reading…)
by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
If you haven’t been to Winter Park yet this season, now’s the time. The snow is soft. The snow is deep. The temperatures are warming and Springtopia is in the air. “It’s been a tremendous season in terms of snow at Winter Park Resort and it’s showing no signs of slowing down,” exudes Steve Hurlbert, the resort’s PR and Communications Manager. “We’ve already reached 300 inches and are over two feet ahead of average for this time of year. Considering that March is typically our snowiest month, we could easily reach 350” before the season ends, which all adds up to amazing conditions for spring skiing.” (continue reading…)
Guess who’s going to be a racer some day?
Spring is in the air and the end of the ski season at Telluride Ski Resort is nearing. To celebrate the spectacular 2013-2014 ski season, a litany of activities are scheduled to send this season off with a bang. Below is a schedule of upcoming events.
Mountain Town Get Down March 28-30:
Telluride is proud to announce the debut of the Mountain Town Get Down 2014. This new event will fill the resort with free live music, 3-days of partying and spring skiing. The party kicks-off Friday at Tomboy Tavern. On Saturday, the Village will jump and jam with free music in the Mountain Village Plaza. The weekend festivities will wrap-up with the Bikini Slalom and Luau at Gorrono Ranch on Sunday. Mark your calendar and get ready to celebrate an incredible season.
Friday, March 28 – Tomboy Tavern
-4:00pm-7:00pm- Lily Von Shtupp
Saturday, March 29 – Mountain Village Core
-4:30pm-6:15pm- John Brown’s Body
Sunday, March 30 – Gorrono Ranch
-All Day- Luau at Gorrono Ranch with Pig Roast
-12:30pm-1:30pm- Bikini Slalom (sign up at the top of bikini slalom course)
7:00pm- New Belgium Cruiser Giveaway at Tomboy Tavern (must be present to win)
One to One Card Board Sled Derby
March 29th on the Nastar Course at 10:30am. For information, call 970-728-0885
The goals of the One to One Mentor Programs are to empower youth to achieve their social, emotional, and academic potential. This fundraiser is a great entertainment and opportunity to help the kids of San Miguel County.
The Fools Relay Race, April 1 – Base of Lift 4, 5:30 pm
-Teams of 4 to compete in relay race of skiing uphill, sledding, fat tire bike course and ducking ropes obstacle course
-Prizes from Icelantic Skis, Zeal Optics, Osprey Pack, Ibex Wool and more!
Closing Day Party and Pond Skim April 6:
-1:30pm-3:30pm- Pond Skim
-All Day: Party at Gorrono
Skiing on water for prizes like Icelantic Skis, Osprey Packs and ZEAL Optics eyewear, dancing to DJ Soulatomic with all your friends and general end of season revelry will be the focus for this last day of the ski season. It’ll be so much fun, you won’t want the DJ or chair lifts to stop spinning!
One Roof Blues, April 6th at Tomboy Tavern
Steeped in the tradition of a classic blues stylist, One Roof Blues has its roots firmly grounded with a Mississippi Delta sound. What initially began as a husband-wife acoustic duo, with Dave and Taylor Larocco, quickly became popular throughout Durango and the 4 Corners area. The sultry tone of Taylor’s vocals blend seamlessly with the swampy bottleneck slide of Dave’s 1934 National Resonator guitar. For more information, visit http://www.oneroofblues.com/bio
Ahhh, Colorado. The snow, the mountains, the freedom.
People come from far and wide to enjoy Colorado’s incredible back yard. They come for the great snow, challenging terrain, and endless supply of adrenaline. They come for the gentle bunny slopes, experienced instructors, and excitement for learning a new sport. And, they come for the breathtaking views, appreciation for the outdoors and quality time with friends and family.
In search of a ski resort that really holds true to it’s roots, I visited Wolf Creek in Southwestern Colorado. Known for having the most snow in Colorado, the mountain proved to be a place where the skiers ski. It’s a no nonsense kind of “resort” that really focuses on snowsports. Families and first-timers flock to the hills to take advantage of the convenience and affordability of a small resort, matched with the great snow and varied terrain of larger resorts, plus the friendly atmosphere and small-town feel of a second-generation run family-operated resort. It was pretty refreshing to see it right here, all in one place.
There really is something for everyone.