• Keeping the Edge: Gear Maintenance

    Sep 1 | 75 Views | No Comments

    The signs are all around us: Whether it’s Powder Daze at Christy Sports, the launch of Colorado Ski Country USA’s 204-15 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program, or a dusting of snow at the Maroon Bells, winter is coming. To be ready to go on Opening Day, skiers and snowboarders in Colorado...

  • Sunlight Mountain Resort Season Passes On Sale Now

    Aug 31 | 88 Views | No Comments

    It’s time to celebrate the coming of another glorious winter in Glenwood Springs! Sunlight Mountain Resort has announced that season passes are on sale now. When purchased before September 15th, 2014, guests can save up to $125 on an adult pass, starting at only $405. Passes can be purchased at...

  • Earlier this week, Mother Nature signaled the end of summer in Colorado Ski Country by dusting snow on the Maroon Bells near Aspen/Snowmass and Crested Butte Mountain Resort and at Telluride Ski Resort.  ...

  • Aspen/Snowmass Announces Pass Program for the 2014-15 Ski Season

    on August 20 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    Photography by Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

    Photography by Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

    Aspen/Snowmass has announced its season pass structure and pricing for the 2014-2015 season. The Premier Pass is loaded with more than $1,000 in added benefits including 50 percent off tickets at all Mountain Collective resorts including Alta/Snowbird in Utah, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, Mammoth, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows in California and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia. “It’s hard to believe that another winter season is just around the corner, but the entire team at Aspen Snowmass is already gearing up to welcome you back to the mountains,” says David Perry, senior vice president, mountain division, Aspen Skiing Company. “We are pleased to be able to offer more value with the Premier Pass – more than $1,000 in added benefits, yet keep it priced the same or lower than it was in the 2007/08 season – seven years ago. We also hope you will be able to experience one or more of the Mountain Collective destinations at 50 percent off with your Premier Pass.” Continue Reading

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  • Ticket to Ride: 5th and 6th Grade Passport

    on August 18 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

    Ever wish you could be a kid again? This will definitely make you jealous: Colorado Ski Country offers 5th graders 60 days of free skiing and riding! That’s for Zero! Zilch! Nada! Over 20 Colorado resorts–like Copper Mountain, Telluride, Steamboat and more–offer 5th graders three full days of fun as part of the renowned Passport program. And, after kids graduate from fifth grade, no one’s left hanging. Continue Reading

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  • Arapahoe Basin Releases Pass and Pack Products for 2014-15 Season

    on August 18 | in Arapahoe Basin, Deals | by | with Comments Off

    Photography by Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Photography by Dave Camara, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Savvy skiers and riders know that summer is the best time to get your season pass and pack products for the upcoming season at the lowest prices available. Today, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) released its 2014-15 product line, including the popular Elevation 4 Pass, the two-season Double Down Pass, and – being sold online for a limited time – the A-Basin Transferable 4-Pack. Continue Reading

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  • The USA Pro Challenge Returns to Colorado Ski Country

    on August 17 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Events, Monarch, Snowmass | by | with Comments Off

    USA Pro Cycling Challenge

    USA Pro Cycling Challenge

    The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is back, and is quickly becoming the premier multi-stage professional cycling event in North America. Boasting some of the best riders and teams in the world, grueling high-altitude ascents, and Colorado’s breathtaking alpine scenery, the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will feature several stages in Colorado Ski Country, with ample opportunities for cycling enthusiasts to take in the action and enjoy a late summer day in the mountains. Here’s your itinerary for viewing this elite cycling event in Ski Country: Continue Reading

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  • Steamboat 3 Pass Returns for 2014-15 Season

    on August 16 | in Deals, Steamboat | by | with Comments Off

    Photography by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Photography by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort

    Denver skiers and riders can plan ahead for the winter season and get three tickets to Steamboat for less than $45 per day with the limited edition Steamboat 3 Pass starting at only $129.

    “Steamboat is known for an abundance of Champagne Powder® snow, genuine friendliness and western hospitality,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “Roll all three of these attributes into a single pass and you have the Steamboat 3, an affordable way for skiers and riders from the Front Range to find snow off the beaten path, on the days they choose.” Continue Reading

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  • Labor Day Pass Sales Will Make Colorado’s Skiers and Riders Jump for Joy

    on August 15 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Deals, Eldora, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Resorts, Snowmass, Telluride, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off

    Photography by Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Photography by Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Can you believe that the 2014-15 ski season is barely two months away? With Labor Day weekend signaling the end of summer, Colorado skiers and riders can find significant savings on ski passes at the holiday weekend sales. Through the end of August and into September, major retailers and winter sports groups host special sale events focused on winter gear and apparel, including ski passes. A handful of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are at the sales with pass products available at discounted prices. Continue Reading

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  • #TBT Colorado Powder

    on August 14 | in General, Snow | by | with Comments Off

    This Colorado Ski Country USA photo, circa 1982-83, shows that no matter how much things change, a powder run has always brought smiles to faces.

    #TBT Colorado Ski Country USA 1982-83

     

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  • Wordless Wednesday: Shades of Purple in Telluride Colorado Sunset

    on August 13 | in Summer, Telluride | by | with Comments Off

    Sunset view from top of Telluride chondola.

    Sunset view from top of Telluride chondola

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  • Strum Along with World-Famous Guitarists at Copper Mountain’s Guitar Town This Weekend

    on August 8 | in Copper Mountain, Resorts | by | with Comments Off

     

    Strum Along with World-Famous Guitarists at Copper Mountain's Guitar Town

    Copper Mountain Resort

    • Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson and more perform throughout the weekend
    • Free guitar and songwriting workshops with performing artists
    • ArtGuitar Silent Auction Saturday and Sunday, proceeds benefiting MusiCares

    COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — August 5, 2014 — The world’s greatest guitarists unite at Copper Mountain for the 10th Annual Guitar Town Festival, August 8 – 10. The pedestrian friendly village will fill with the sounds of acoustic and electric guitars as well as workshops to help festival goers further their playing and songwriting skills – all free of charge.

    Some of the greatest guitarists from across the music industry are set to perform at Copper all weekend long. Performances include Tommy Emmanuel at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 9, John Jorgenson at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, and many more. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: Colorado Ski Country USA As it Appeared in 1981

    on August 7 | in General | by | with Comments Off

    1981-82

     

    Your correspondent has no recollection of the winter of 1981/82, but apparently it happened. Here’s Colorado Ski Country USA’s winter guide cover from that memorable season.

    Happy Throwback Thursday!

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