• The Little Nell at Aspen Mountain is proud to partner with Valrhona Chocolate for a decadent evening showcasing sweet and savory flavors. They will host the Valrhona Chocolate & Wine Dinner on Friday, August 7, in the gallery at element 47. The four-course feast will be prepared by Chef de...

  • Telluride Acquires Peaks Resort and Spa Operations

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    Telluride Ski & Golf announced it has closed a deal with Peaks Capital Partners to take over the Peaks Resort and Spa. The Peaks Resort and Spa is a ski-in/ski-out, full service hotel located adjacent to the Telluride Ski & Golf Club. The hotel features 177 guest rooms, a 42,000 square foot...

  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is looking towards the future, and the future means a major expansion of 500 acres for skiing, riding and biking. Their proposal calls for two new chairlifts, a replacement of the North Face surface lift, more snowmaking on current ski terrain, and 15 miles of...

  • Aspen Announces New & Expanded Nonstop Flights This Winter

    on June 25 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off on Aspen Announces New & Expanded Nonstop Flights This Winter

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport today announced that American Airlines will offer new daily non-stop flights from Chicago/O’Hare along with a third daily non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth for the holidays. New non-stop flights from Chicago will facilitate connections from markets throughout the Midwest and Northeast, including all four NYC airports.  Also, a re-timed morning inbound trip from DFW will now allow connections from Latin America throughout the winter.  All these new flights are now open for sale at www.aa.com. Continue Reading

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  • Thank You for Attending The 52nd Annual Meeting in Boulder, Colorado

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    Please see the highlights from the 52nd Annual Meeting in Boulder, CO.

    Photo credit: Chris Schneider

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  • Aspen Snowmass Summer Operations Kick into Full Gear this Weekend

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    6-17-2015 Jeremy Swanson Bike Snowmass photo

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass launches into full summer operations Saturday, Jun. 20 with daily service on Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola as well as the opening of Bike Snowmass.

    “We are very excited for summer operations to be in full swing, especially with the improvements at Bike Snowmass offering the best trails we’ve ever had. It’s going to be another great summer in the mountains with plenty of biking, hiking and general enjoyment of the great outdoors and the extraordinary scenery that surrounds us,” said Peter Santini, Director of Business Development for Aspen Skiing Company. Continue Reading

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  • The Crested Butte Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race Series Is Back

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    Photo by Trent Bona, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Photo by Trent Bona, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Now in its 18th year, the Powerade Pinnacle Mountain Bike Race Series continues to be a summer staple at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). The Evolution Bike Park offers the perfect race venue, allowing both cross-country and downhill events for dirt racing enthusiasts of all kinds. The weekly race series begins July 1, 2015 and continues over five consecutive Wednesday evenings through July 29. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Sees Robust Skier Visits for 2014/15 Season

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    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today at the association’s 52nd Annual Meeting that skier visits at its 21 member resorts totaled 7.1 million in 2014/15, off by a little more than one-half of one percent compared to last year’s CSCUSA membership season total. However, this estimation shows CSCUSA resort visits up over the five-year-average by 6.5 percent. Non-CSCUSA member resorts declined to report Colorado visits for 2014/15, so a statewide total is not available. Continue Reading

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  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Extends Colorado’s Ski and Ride Season

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    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    After reporting nearly 50 inches of snow in May, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will extend the Colorado ski and ride season for at least one bonus weekend, from June 12-14, 2015 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The ski area originally planned to close on Sunday, June 7, 2015, but winter reappeared in mid-April, dropping over 84 inches of snow on the ski area since April 16. A-Basin’s high base elevation of 10,780 feet, as well as recent cold temperatures, allow the ski area to remain open longer than any ski area in the state. A-Basin opened for the season on October 17, 2014, and is one of only three ski areas still open in North America. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Invest in Summer Upgrades

    on May 22 | in Aspen Mountain, Crested Butte, Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Invest in Summer Upgrades

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    In the coming weeks, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts will turn toward summer operations with a diverse and growing menu of warm weather recreational activities for guests. Several resorts are building infrastructure improvements to enhance their summer outdoor recreational opportunities, such as mountain biking and high alpine archery. Below is a round-up of some of the 2015 summer-oriented capital improvements at CSCUSA resorts as well as opening dates for summer operations. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Ski Country’s 11 Top Summer Events

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    Winter Park Resort

    Winter Park Resort

    As the days grow longer and the temperatures in Colorado’s mountains warm up, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of fun summer activities at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts. From hot air balloon festivals to hiking and biking, the diversity of summer activities and events in Colorado Ski Country grows every year. Additionally, several CSCUSA member resorts will host the world’s best road and mountain bicyclists as they test themselves on the most challenging terrain Colorado offers.

    Whether it’s summer or winter, Colorado has a mountain for everyone. Below is a roundup of featured summer events at CSCUSA member resorts. Continue Reading

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  • The Dog Days of Spring at Arapahoe Basin

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    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    It snowed on and off throughout the day yesterday at Arapahoe Basin, bringing winter back to keep the ski season going up in Summit County, Colorado. A-Basin staff took their avy dog, Max, outside yesterday morning to work on his search and rescue skills. Max is a 6-month-old black Labrador Retriever owned and handled by A-Basin Patroller Dominic Vellone. Despite his young age, Max is already showing a high skill level in obedience as well as search skills and scent tracking. Good boy. Continue Reading

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  • Aspen Snowmass Begins Summer Operations Memorial Day Weekend

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    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass shifts into summer with weekend operations to begin Memorial Day Weekend and daily operations on both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass to begin June 20. Additionally, Aspen Snowmass is scheduled to debut new summer enhancements and offerings. The top of Aspen Mountain is slated to undergo a summer landscape and activities improvement project while Snowmass will continue to improve Bike Snowmass trails including the Vapor Trail as well as add new farm dinners at Elk Camp restaurant. The on-mountain event calendar introduces a new event called Red Bull Rise, the Audi Power of Four Trail Race inserts a new Vertical K race and the event’s signature 50K trail race now holds the designation of US Skyrunner Series North American Continental Championships. Lastly, the Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike Race adds a shorter course option. Continue Reading

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