• Crested Butte

    The Ups and Downs of Too Much Snow

    Jan 12 | 1178 Views | No Comments

    Recent storms post challenge for resorts, but skiers enjoying conditions of a lifetime On the morning of Jan. 11, the official snow report at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain was 6 inches. Snow reports are usually accurate. This was a lie. That’s because the day before, the lifts never ran....

  • The Ridge Cat at Loveland. Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    What’s Free in Colorado Ski Country

    Jan 10 | 2321 Views | No Comments

    Ski Areas Enhance Guest Experience Throughout the Season with Free Offerings Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas are known for their world class snow, skiing and snowboarding and overall guest experience, but many guests, including ski area veterans, may not realize there are many free...

  • Solo Riding

    Skiing and riding with your buddies can be one of the most rewarding activities out there, as few things match the stoke shared when high-fiving at the bottom after a run of hip-high blower pow, or once your friend finally lands that elusive backflip. But many people get sucked into the routine of...

  • January is National Safety Month at Colorado Ski Country Resorts

    on December 28 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Loveland, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Safety, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer courtesy of Loveland Ski Area

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer courtesy of Loveland Ski Area

    After mother nature dropped significant snow totals in Colorado’s high country throughout December, many skiers and riders are looking forward to a snowy 2017. January is National Safety Month at ski resorts across America, and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are hosting special safety-related programs and activities all month long to raise awareness and demonstrate the many ways guests can keep safe while on the slopes.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Chef Recommendations

    on December 21 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Dining and Nightlife, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Silverton, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Uncategorized, Winter Park, Wolf Creek | by | with No Comments

    The Chicken Wafflewich. Photo courtesy of Steamboat Resort.

    The Chicken & Wafflewich from Hazie’s. Photo courtesy of Steamboat Resort.

    Resort’s Culinary Experts Share Their Favorite Dishes

    A brown bag lunch is great every once in a while, but more often than not we find ourselves too rushed in the morning (gotta get those first tracks!) to pack a proper meal. Luckily, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas  offer a wide variety of top-notch dining options to satisfy everyone from the chicken finger connoisseurs to the gastronomically adventurous. To find out the favorite dishes at some of Colorado Ski Country’s resorts, we went to the experts in the kitchen and asked what they dine on after the lunch rush has subsided.

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  • It’s A Jolly Holiday Season at Copper Mountain

    on December 19 | in Copper Mountain, Dining and Nightlife, Events | by | with No Comments

    The Annual Torchlight Parade. Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    The Annual Torchlight Parade. Photo by Tripp Fay courtesy of Copper Mountain.

    Copper Mountain Resort has lots to celebrate this December. Old Man Winter made a grand entrance with 63 inches of snow so far this month. Thanks to the new snow, Copper has been able to open plenty of terrain for skiers and riders to enjoy this holiday season.

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  • 50 Years of Skiing at Powderhorn

    on December 19 | in Uncategorized | by | with 4 Comments

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    In celebration of Powderhorn’s 50th Anniversary, they’ve released this awesome video that dives deep into the history of skiing on the Grand Mesa. This is a must watch for any Colorado history enthusiast!

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  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort Celebrates the Winter Solstice

    on December 15 | in Crested Butte, Events | by | with No Comments

    Umbrella Bar under the moon light in Crested Butte. Photo: Chris Segal

    Umbrella Bar under the moon light in Crested Butte. Photo: Chris Segal

    Warm Up by the Fire with a Hot Cider at the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks

    To celebrate the start of the 2016-2017 winter season and the oncoming increase in daylight, Crested Butte Mountain Resort will play host to the Winter Solstice Après Party on Wednesday, December 21. The party will take place on the mountain at the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks. The Winter Solstice Party brings family and friends together in an intimate but social setting, while highlighting the surrounding peaks under the evening sky.

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  • Hesperus Ski Area Opens this Saturday

    on December 15 | in Hesperus Ski Area | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Hesperus.

    Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Hesperus.

    Resort officials announced Hesperus Ski Area, located in southwestern Colorado near Durango, is opening for the 2016/2017 season on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9am with top to bottom skiing and riding, conditions permitting. To celebrate the start of the season, a DJ will provide a fun, family vibe, and guests can enjoy grilled hot dogs and bratwurst. The Hesperus lodge and snack bar, rental shop, and ski & ride school will be open. The ski area will be open Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9am to 9pm, and lift tickets are $39 for full-day adults; or $29 for adults night skiing from 4pm to 9pm (see below for all categories of lift ticket prices). Lift hours after Saturday are 9am to 4pm, daily through Jan. 1.  After Jan. 2, Hesperus will be open regular operating hours, and will include night skiing. Check the Ski-Hesperus.com for more details.

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  • A Family Reunion at Powderhorn Mountain Resort

    on December 14 | in Powderhorn, Video | by | with No Comments

    Alan Howland and family enjoying the views from Powderhorn.

    Alan Howland and family enjoying the views from Powderhorn.

    Alan from Zachary, LA has been coming to Powderhorn Mountain Resort with his family since 1988 because of the great snow and secluded nature of this unique Colorado resort. Powderhorn is located alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado’s gorgeous Grand Mesa – the world’s largest flattop mountain. In this video, sit back, enjoy a bowl of gumbo and see why “it’s like a family reunion” every time the Howland’s come to visit.

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  • Don’t let Winter Take a Bite out of your ski day

    on December 14 | in Insider Secrets, Safety, Skiing & Snowboarding, Uncategorized | by | with 1 Comment

    Photo by Jason Lombard courtesy of Wolf Creek.

    Notice the face mask, pack and lenses. Photo by Jason Lombard courtesy of Wolf Creek.

    Tips for surviving brutal conditions on the slopes

    There’s a saying among skiers and snowboarders: “The worst days are the best days.”

    Sure, we all dream of those days when it snows all night and the sun comes out for first chair, revealing a world blanketed in a sea of untouched goodness, warming our toes and souls. But most of the time, chasing powder means skiing in falling snow, brutal winds, poor visibility and bone-chilling cold. And even the sunny days can be brutal; at 10,000 feet above sea level, the sun can provide precious little warmth in the dead of winter.

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  • Winter Storm Drops Significant Powder Over 72 Hours

    on December 12 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin

    Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin

    Mother Nature continued to reward Colorado skiers and riders for their patience in the fall with up to two feet of snow in the last 72 hours at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas.

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  • Sunlight to Open Top-to-Bottom for 50th Birthday Season

    on December 7 | in Sunlight | by | with 1 Comment

    Photo by Todd Patrick

    Photo by Todd Patrick

    New Upgrades Target Guest Experience, Vastly Expanded Ski and Snowboard Rental Fleet.

    Sunlight Mountain Resort will open for its 50th Birthday season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on more than 150 acres. The 680-acre resort has received 5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours and more than two feet in the past month.

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