by Troy Hawks
Ahhh…springtime in the Rockies! We love all the seasons here in Colorado Ski Country, but spring marks that special time of renewal, rebirth, and reawakening. Yet as splendid and striking as it is, it can also be a time of sheer agony for many outdoor enthusiasts.
On the slopes, the snow remains soft and inviting under blue bird skies. The roads are clearing of snow and ice, and mountain trails are drying out and leading the way to sublime alpine splendor. Meanwhile the golf course greens are coming out of their winter slumber, and in the rivers, the fish are hungry and rising.
And so goes the painstaking deliberation: What will it be today, my skis, my clubs, my hiking boots, or my fly rod? Indeed, the thawing of the winter season creates an insatiable menu of options for how to spend ones time. Or does it? (continue reading…)
by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
1. Ski Highland Bowl in a Bikini. Okay, you probably weren’t expecting that one from me, the mother of teenage boys. But last season, the 20 year-old daughter of our friends hiked the bowl, stripped down and ripped G-8 on tele skis.
As scores of men gaped and gasped, her surprised father shrugged, shook his head and announced, “That’s my daughter.”
C’mon. Is that cool or what? (continue reading…)
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?