• Colorado’s 2014/15 ski season got underway October 17, 2014 as a crowd of ecstatic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Here are some video highlights...

  • Ok, so this wasn’t filmed in Colorado but Afterglow is one of the most stunning ski videos we’ve ever seen and we had to share it. The artistry and technical wizardry of both the production crew and the skiers themselves is breathtaking and makes us want to take a...

  • Multi-Mountain, Multi-Deal, Multi-Fun, Round Two

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      It’s a great time to be a Colorado skier. Whether you buy a full season pass at your home mountain (often with reciprocal free days at nearby resorts) or pick up 4 packs and discount cards from a variety of mountains, it’s pretty easy to argue that skiing in Colorado is more affordable than...

  • Colorado’s Cold War Heats Up as Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Fire Their Snow Guns

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    L-R: Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area; Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    L-R: Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area; Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Loveland Ski Area fired their snow guns and kicked Colorado’s #RaceToOpen into high gear last night, October 1, 2014.

    “It takes approximately two weeks from the start of snowmaking to create the 18-inch base necessary to start skiing on the first trail to open, the intermediate High Noon run. After that, we focus our snowmaking efforts on the neighboring Ramrod and Sundance runs, and if the snowmaking season is prime, we move to the upper mountain. We hope to see a strong early snow season to buttress our efforts and bring the snow to the powderhounds in Colorado!”, said Adrienne Saia Isaac, Marketing & Communications Manager for Arapahoe Basin.

    Just across the Continental Divide, Mother Nature delivered seven inches of snow to the slopes of Loveland Ski Area over the past three days. Not to be outdone, Loveland’s snowmaking team fired up 17 snow guns last night and began laying down some man-made flakes of their own.

    “Our first night of snowmaking was very productive,” said Bobby Babeon, trail maintenance and snowmaking manager. “Mother Nature got us off to a good start and our team is ready to finish the job. We will keep making snow around the clock as conditions permit and the slopes should be ready for the first skiers and riders in just a few weeks.” Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: A Stunning Backdrop at Durango Mountain Resort

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    Durango Mountain Resort

    Durango Mountain Resort

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  • Wordless Wednesday: September Skiing & Snowboarding in Silverton

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    2014-9-30 Silverton Mountain (1)

    Silverton Mountain

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  • Winter is in the Air with Snowmaking Underway at Copper Mountain Resort

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    Copper Mountain Resort

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

    More than two inches of natural snow graced the slopes of Copper Mountain Resort late Monday night when snowmakers kicked into gear and started snow making operations. An overnight wet-blub temp of 26 degrees made it possible for snowmaking guns lining Upper Andy’s and Copperopolis trails to debut. Live snowmaking can be seen from Copper’s Excelerator Web Cam. Copper will celebrate its 2014/2015 Opening Day in only 31 days on Halloween, Oct. 31. Continue Reading

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  • Cat Skiing at Ski Cooper’s Chicago Ridge is a Pure Colorado Ski Country Experience

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    Here’s another video from last year to get you ready for the 2014-15 season. The Chicago Ridge snowcat operation at Ski Cooper near Leadville is worth a quick detour from the beaten path.

    Cat Skiing at Ski CooperTucked away on top of Tennessee Pass, you’ll find a ski resort that packs in big adventure and small town charm. Imagine great snow, close-in parking, affordable lift tickets, and no lift lines.  This is Ski Cooper.

    While there is access to a variety of trails on their two chairlifts (well five if you count the platter, handle tow, and Colorado’s longest Magic Carpet), they have one very awesome trick in their back pocket: CAT SKIING!

    Cat Skiing at Ski Cooper

    The Chicago Ridge Snowcat day trip promises picturesque views and backcountry comfort.  Here, you’ll unpack your skis and boards and launch into open bowls and gladed terrain.  The cozy snowcat drops you at the top of each run, so you can enjoy turn after powdery turn of crowd-free skiing.  Reenergize with a gourmet lunch inside a heated yurt.  This is the way backcountry skiing was meant to be enjoyed.   It’s an adventure that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Has A Mountain For Everyone

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  • A Skier’s Vow: Every Ski Day is a Good Ski Day

    on September 26 | in Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

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    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    By James Lummis

    As I prepare for the upcoming ski season I am taking a vow declaring that Every Ski Day is a Good Ski Day.  No longer am I going to let having fun take the back seat.

    A Western Slope skier, there should be no shortage of fun in my life. I get great powder days at Powderhorn, incredible diversity of terrain at Aspen/Snowmass, and laps on the North Face T-bar at Crested Butte. But even on the best days, I don’t always put aside other obligations. With a computer in my pocket, I find myself working on lifts, cringing when the phone rings and generally distracted, thinking about work when I should be lost in the joy of perfect turns.  Even when I turn off my phone, I’ve let less than pristine conditions, or less than 100% open terrain, diminish my day. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: The A-Frame at Steamboat

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    Steamboat Ski Resort

    Steamboat Ski Resort

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  • Wordless Wednesday: Stunning Fall Foliage at Crested Butte

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    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

    Photo by Chris Segal, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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  • Mountain Trivia: Show us your Slope Smarts!

    on September 23 | in General, Skiing & Snowboarding, Video | by | with Comments Off

    Where was this photo taken?*

    Where was this photo taken?*

    Here’s a blog post we featured last year. If you’re reading this, you’re probably an enthusuastic skier or snowboarder, but how much so you really know about ski resorts in Colorado? Test yourself with some fun ski trivia.

    If you want to be the King of the Mountain, you have to know your stuff. It’s not all about blazing fast and shredding hard or pulling tricks and looking super steazy doing them–though we’ll give you bonus points for that! The brains we protect under our helmets are the biggest assets you can take to the slopes.

    We got to chat with the folks at the Ski & Snowboard Expo and put them to the ultimate test in slope smarts! The name of the game: ski safety and Ski Country trivia. Think you can earn a perfect score? Continue Reading

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