The remarkable 2013-14 ski season in Colorado continued this weekend as Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts enjoyed another new round of snowfall. This most recent storm was widespread, blanketing the high country in fresh snow just in time for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy great conditions over the first weekend of March.
Since Thursday, CSCUSA resorts have enjoyed an average of 17 inches of new snow. Eighteen CSCUSA resorts enjoyed double-digit snow totals over the weekend, and five resorts enjoyed more than two feet of powder. (continue reading…)
It would be hard to beat a perfect day snowboarding down endless fields of powdery bliss—unless, of course, you arrive by HELICOPTER! Goodbye chairlift lines, hello heli! (continue reading…)
Originally posted by Megan Barber at ski.curbed.com.
Our friends at Curbed Ski are in the midst of an epic trip through southwest Colorado, seeking out some of the best ski conditions anyone has seen for a generation. Today, they’ll let you in on one of the state’s snowiest secrets: Wolf Creek Ski Area. As the first stop in their ultimate powder road trip, Wolf Creek sets the stage with fluffy pillow lines, lots of snow, and a laid-back vibe. We’re highlighting a few of Curbed Ski’s top ten reasons why you need to get your powder-loving bum to this local’s favorite, ASAP, so be sure to check out the rest of their coverage of this snowrider’s paradise. (continue reading…)
By Dan Rabin
Dan Rabin is a Boulder-based freelance writer and author of the upcoming guidebook, Colorado Breweries, scheduled for release in May 2014.
The Aspen-area resort of Snowmass ranks among my favorite Colorado ski destinations for a variety of reasons. The mountain is huge, yet easily navigated. The lifts are fast. Snowmass has an enormous diversity of intermediate and advanced terrain. The Secret Shrines of Aspen/Snowmass are an amusing diversion (read about them here-part 1 & here-part 2). Easily-accessed slopeside accommodations are plentiful. A free shuttle bus runs throughout Snowmass and to downtown Aspen, so there’s no need to drive anywhere. The New Belgium Ranger Station, a ski-in ski-out beer bar in the Snowmass Village Mall, carries a great selection of beers from Colorado’s largest craft brewery. (continue reading…)
Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) is offering their first ever Night Skiing Event on February 28 and March 1, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join PMR and Wagner Rents, for a night of skiing/riding under the stars and lights. PMR will have the Take-Four lift open to Midway with Lower Peacemaker run and the Easy-Ride lift and Bottom’s Up run all under the lights.
PMR will be offering discounted $15 lift tickets starting at 3:30 p.m., with lift access open from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Season Pass holders, P-Card user tickets, and full-day lift ticket purchases will be valid until 9:00 p.m. on February 28 and March 1, 2014.
PMR will also offer discounted $15 rentals starting starting at 3:30 p.m. and a $15 one-hour group lesson from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (ages 8 and up). A 90-minute private lesson will be available starting at 4:00 p.m. for $90. Reservations are highly recommended.
The Bag Jump will remain open until 9:00 p.m. and the Tubing Hill will offer a fourth session from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The ticket office will be open until 8:30 p.m. There will be discounts on select food and beverage items. No other discounts or promotional products will be allowed or applied to this special event.
For more information regarding lessons and rentals, please contact the Ski and Ride Center at 970.268.5700 ext. 2080, and for pricing and ticket information contact the ticket office at 970.268.5700, or visit the Powderhorn website at www.powderhorn.com/special-events.
By Patrick Byrne, Colorado Ski Country USA Public Affairs Manager
When I’m not representing Colorado’s ski resorts before elected officials and the media, I enjoy playing soccer (and skiing, obviously). Despite my advancing years (33 of them as of Monday) I’m able to perform at a relatively high level when I’m fit. Or I should say, I *was* able.
Back in early June, while playing on my men’s soccer team I was chasing after the ball and tried to cut really hard to my left, putting the same strain on my body as I would when holding an aggressive left turn on skis. It didn’t happen. Instead, the cleats on my right boot caught in the artificial playing surface, sending all of that rotational force into my knee joint. A decade sitting in a desk chair had degraded the strength in my leg enough that my quad and hamstring couldn’t absorb the strain, instantly snapping the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in my right knee. (continue reading…)