by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com When’s the last time you watched a really great ski race? If your answer is “on TV during the Olympics,” you might want to consider a quick trek to Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend. Again this year, Aspen Snowmass welcomes the fastest female technical...
Eldora Mountain Resort is set to open on Friday, November 21st for skiing and snowboarding at 9:00 AM. JP Chevalier, Marketing & Skier Services Director, says “We have been so fortunate”, with recent snow storms that delivered a couple feet of natural snow and snowmaking operation is in...
As the days grow shorter and the snow gets deeper, resorts are ready to ring in the winter holiday season in Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) with lodging packages, fun family activities, and a variety of festive events. From Kids Ski Free promotions and on-mountain holiday dining to skiing with...
Telluride Helitrax, together with the Peaks Resort and Spa, will be giving away a Telluride heli-ski package complete with two nights of lodging and one day of helicopter skiing to be used during the 2014-2015 ski season. Continue Reading
Due to warm temperatures that have inhibited snowmaking operations, Winter Park Resort will open its 75th Anniversary season on Saturday, November 15 at 8:30 a.m.
With snow and much colder temperatures in the forecast, postponing the resort’s opening from the scheduled date of November 12 allows Winter Park’s hard-working snowmaking and slope maintenance crews three extra days to make sure skiing/riding conditions are up to the quality visitors expect from Winter Park Resort on opening day. Continue Reading
Wolf Creek Ski Area is kicking off its 75th season by opening for weekends starting this Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th. Conditions are very limited with a 6 inch base and 14 inches of snow year-to-date. Treasure Stoke and Bonanza lifts will be operating from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All terrain on the mountain has extremely early season conditions. The Nova lift will be open with both natural and man-made snow servicing Nova and Susan‘s runs. Continue Reading
This weekend is the last chance to buy the Aspen Snowmass Classic Pass in the Roaring Fork Valley. The 2014-15 Aspen Classic Pass sale is this weekend at the Snowmass Ticket Pavilion located at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall, Friday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 4-day Classic Pass is just $239 and 7-day is $374. Continue Reading
Election Day is the most important day of the year, even more so than Opening Day or a big powder day. Part of the core mission of Colorado Ski Country USA is to advocate for the ski industry at all levels of government, and when all of Colorado’s ski resorts speak with one voice, they are heard loud and clear. Continue Reading
Last night, Aspen Snowmass snowmaking operations officially kicked off in preparation for the 2014-15 ski & ride season. With the necessary sustained cool temperatures, the snow guns fired up beginning the highly-anticipated countdown to the ski/ride season. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass open Nov. 27 followed by Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Dec. 13. Continue Reading
Whether you have a season pass to one of Colorado’s ski resorts or not, buying one or more multi-day ski passes is a great way to add some diversity to your skiing and snowboarding experience this winter. Buying earlier is always better, but If you still haven’t purchased a multi-day pass to a Colorado Ski Country member resort, you’re in luck. The 2014 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo is coming to Denver soon (11/7 – 11/9 at the Colorado Convention Center) and will be your last best chance to save big on lift access this season.
Here are some of the pass products that will be on sale at the Expo: Continue Reading
Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, there were a lot of important men in professional skier Zack Giffin’s life. There was his father, whom he describes as “a wild inventor,” a man who was “constantly developing new ideas” and marketing them. There was his grandfather, who loved to drive in the mountains. “We lived about 40 minutes from Eldora,” explains Zack. “And my grandfather would take me skiing because he wanted an excuse to drive.” Continue Reading
Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1.
“We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing touches on the base area, but our snowmaking team has done a tremendous job on the upper portion of the mountain and we are proud to offer our guests the exceptional early season conditions they have come to expect at Loveland.”
Chair 1 will run from 8:30am until 4:00pm on Saturday and will provide skiers and riders with access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet.
Loveland Ski Area opened on October 17 last season.
Loveland Ski Area will be open seven days a week until Closing Day in early May. Lift operating hours are 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekends and designated holidays. Early season lift tickets are $51 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-14.