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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that registration for its popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs is now open for the 2015/16 ski season. The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids...
Those looking for some of the best year-round skiing and riding in the world have yet another destination option with the Rocky Mountain Super Pass+ (RMSP+) which has added Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand. With the purchase of lodging, RMSP+ pass holders now have the opportunity to ski up...
Copper Mountain is in summer swing with the American Eagle chairlift now open, all Village activities and the Copper Creek Golf Course up and running and an event schedule that’s sure to please. Copper’s summer activities are open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday. Due to current snowmelt, Redtail and Fat Marmot remain closed to mountain biking but Elk Alley and A-Road are now open. Continue Reading
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin), the host of the Stage 2 finish of the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, has announced its two-day schedule of events leading up to the race finish. A-Basin is a new host venue for the race, now in its fifth year, which is billed as the most difficult professional cycling race in America featuring the world’s best cyclists.
“This event will bring together world-class cyclists, our dramatic mountain setting, the A-Basin culture and vibe, and the passion and enthusiasm of our guests to create a dramatic mountaintop finish that we will be talking about for years,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin’s Chief Operating Officer.
A-Basin has planned two days of camping, concerts and family-friendly activities for cycling enthusiasts and those who want to get the full Colorado experience while they’re visiting Summit County. On Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18, A-Basin will open its parking lots to reserved camping, with several options depending on the size of the interested group. Availability of campsites is limited, so guests are encouraged to reserve their space online or call 888.ARAPAHOE to book now. Food and beverage options – including the famous 6th Alley Bar & Grill – will be available both days.
The ski area will kick off its festival on Monday night with a concert featuring Brother’s Keeper with John Popper, with special guest The Samples. On Tuesday evening, the Freddy Jones Band will play in A-Basin’s Base Area Village along with an opener to be announced. Both concerts are free and open to the public, even if you are not camping at the Basin.
In addition to the Stage 2 finish, activities on Race Day (Tuesday, August 18) include: lawn games (horseshoes, slacklining, etc.), a guided nature hike to mid-mountain, a kids’ bike race and free chairlift rides on the Black Mountain Express lift. Click here to see the full schedule of events.
Parking at the Basin will be extremely limited during the two days; guests are asked to consider alternate forms of transportation, including biking or taking a shuttle. Free shuttles will run from River Run/Keystone to Arapahoe Basin on both Monday and Tuesday. Shuttle times can be found on our website.
It used to be that after the lifts closed, resorts hung up the Gone Fishin’ sign for the summer. Not anymore. In the summer months, Colorado Ski Country turns into Colorado Bike Country, or Colorado Hike Country, or Colorado Festival Country – although that one doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily. These days more and more resorts turn on the lifts and welcome guests for mountains of summer fun. Read on to see what’s happening in Colorado Ski Country USA this summer and kick start your Fourth of July celebration! Continue Reading
Photos L-R: Trent Bona, Crested Butte; Alaskan Airlines, Los Angeles International Airport
Currently with direct non-stop flights from four major cities on two different airlines, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) are pleased to announce not only a new flight market, but also a new airline to its regional airport for the 2015-2016 winter season. This new agreement will bring a twice-weekly direct, non-stop flight into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Alaska Airlines. The new flight is scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning December 16, 2015 and flies through March 26, 2016.Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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