• • The U.S. Revolution Tour at Copper to showcase up-and-coming athletes Dec. 15 – 19 • 12 Days of Copper includes specials, deals and entertainment at restaurants and shops throughout Copper’s villages • Introduction to Avalanche Safety Class SAFE AS Dec. 20 – 21 Get into the...

  • By Patrick Byrne, Colorado Ski Country USA Public Affairs Manager Some time ago, I stopped buying new ski gear. It wasn’t a money issue; like most of the readers of this blog I know that skiers and snowboarders can visit early season events like Christy Sports’ Powder Daze and get fully...

  • A major snowstorm came through Colorado this weekend as skiers and snowboarders celebrated deep powder conditions on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski resorts.  ...

  • Five Tips to Help Young Kids Get Ready for Ski School

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    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winter Park Resort

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Winter Park Resort

    by Kristen Lummis, Braveskimom.com

    If you’ve got your kids signed up for ski school this winter, good for you! Without a doubt, professional instruction is the best way to build skills and develop a love of snow sports.

    While some kids will dive into any adventure without a second thought, others may be nervous at trying something new. Here are some tips to help your children get ready for ski school, whether they’re signed up for one lesson, several days or a week of lessons, or for the entire season. And while these tips can apply to anyone, they are especially important for younger kids. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country Cyber Monday Deals

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    Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort

    Which Black Friday experience sounds better to you: Waiting around in the dark in a parking lot for the privilege of being trampled by your fellow shoppers trying to save a few dollars on a television, or riding on soft snow with non-existent lift lines? Your correspondent chose the latter and certainly hopes you did as well, especially since you can shop on the internet for deals today, Cyber Monday.

    This year, Colorado Ski Country USA and several of its member resorts are offering Cyber Monday deals on lift tickets, pass products, and lodging; here’s a summary. Continue Reading

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  • Telluride Ski Resort Opening Day Terrain

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    Telluride Ski Resort

    The past two weeks have showered Telluride with 4.5 feet of snow. Thanks to recent storms and a hefty investment in new snowmaking systems Telluride Ski Resort will be opening more terrain on the first day of ski season than in years past. The Ski Resort is currently reporting a 30 inch base and officially starts spinning the lifts on Nov. 27.

    “It is our intent to open as much terrain as possible while ensuring a sustainable snowpack. The recent storms have helped immensely, and our resort operation crews have done a great job preparing the mountain” states Greg Pack, President & General Manager of Telluride Ski & Golf. “We are excited to start the ski season off strong!” Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Resorts Announce Early Season Deals

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    Colorado Ski Resorts Announce Early Season Deals

    Photo taken Sunday, 11/23 by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    As eight Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts open for skiing and snowboarding this week, the 2014-15 ski season is well underway in Colorado. With every resort opening comes a bevy of bargains and deals for savvy skiers and riders who know where to find them.

    A Colorado Ski Country USA ski vacation carries inherent value along with excellent snow, terrain variety, family friendliness, and top notch guest service. With creative vacation packages and new offers from many ski areas, the enduring value of a Colorado ski vacation can be within reach, no matter the budget.

    Tourists and locals alike are drawn to CSCUSA resorts by down-to-earth offers on passes, programs, and packages. Budget-friendly promotions ranging from discounted lessons, lift tickets and equipment rentals to early-bird discounts on lodging and season passes, are widely available in Colorado Ski Country.

    As the season progresses resorts continually announce new deals, but below is a snapshot of some of the deals at CSCUSA member resorts that guests can take advantage of right now. Continue Reading

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  • Sunlight and Ski Cooper Open This Friday, November 28

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    Sunlight Mountain Resort

    Sunlight Mountain Resort

    Sunlight Mountain Resort and Ski Cooper will be open Friday, November 28th and remain open through the weekend. Sunlight will close back down Monday December 1-4 and Re-Open for the season On Friday, December 5 Ski Cooper will be open on the weekend of Saturday December 6th and Sunday 7th before opening full time 7 days a week starting Saturday December 13th.

    Sunlight will open with an 18-20 inch base. 60% of the mountain will be open with all three lifts in operation. 90% of intermediate trails will be open for guests to enjoy along with most beginner trails. “Bring the family up to enjoy this exciting early opening. We’re looking forward to the best season ever at Sunlight Mountain, and hope to see you here,” said Tom Hays, Assistant General Manager at Sunlight.

     

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  • One Big Party: Thanksgiving Weekend at Aspen

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    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com 

    When’s the last time you watched a really great ski race?

    If your answer is “on TV during the Olympics,” you might want to consider a quick trek to Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend. Again this year, Aspen Snowmass welcomes the fastest female technical racers in the world for the 2014 Aspen Winternational World Cup races. Officially known as the 2014 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational (whew!), the racing takes place on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30, but the party goes on all weekend. Here’s the run down on what’s happening: Continue Reading

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  • Eldora 2014 Opening Day is Friday, November 21

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    Eldora Mountain Resort is set to open on Friday, November 21st for skiing and snowboarding at 9:00 AM.

    JP Chevalier, Marketing & Skier Services Director, says “We have been so fortunate”, with recent snow storms that delivered a couple feet of natural snow and snowmaking operation is in full swing.   Continue Reading

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  • Guests Sure to Enjoy a Jubilant Holiday Season in Colorado Ski Country

    on November 19 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Deals, Dining and Nightlife, Events, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Granby Ranch, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off

    Holiday Season in Colorado Ski Country

    Nathan Bilow, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    As the days grow shorter and the snow gets deeper, resorts are ready to ring in the winter holiday season in Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) with lodging packages, fun family activities, and a variety of festive events. From Kids Ski Free promotions and on-mountain holiday dining to skiing with Santa in his natural high alpine habitat and New Year’s fireworks galore, guests at Colorado’s ski resorts can celebrate the winter holidays as they were meant to be experienced.

    Following are highlights of some of the holiday activities and programs visitors to CSCUSA resorts can enjoy in the coming weeks: Continue Reading

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  • Ullr Smiles on Telluride With Almost Three Feet of Snow

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    Ullr Smiles on Telluride

    After a fairly dry fall Norse snow god, Ullr, has smiled on the Southwest Colorado town of Telluride. The ski area is blanketed in snow after a three day storm that hit the San Juan Mountains over the weekend. Telluride Ski Resort is reporting a storm total of 33 inches, a great start to ski season which will officially begin when the resort opens on Nov. 27. Continue Reading

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  • Aspen Winter Camp, Autism Skis!, Welcomes and Supports All Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    on November 17 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

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    Extreme Sports Camp, Aspen Snowmass

    Autism Skis! – the only winter skiing and snowboarding  program that guarantees success for any child or adult with autism no matter where they are on the spectrum – announced its upcoming winter camp sessions in Aspen Snowmass for the 2014/15  season.  Continue Reading

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