• Powderhorn Mountain Resort has abridged the Bottles, Cans & Music Festival into a single-day event of music, beer and wine tastings for Sunday, July 27. The festival hosts the musical talent of the Whitewater Ramble Trio and Milemarkers. The musical headliners are the Band of Heathens, an...

  • Bike Town, USA: Steamboat Springs On Two Wheels

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    By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com You may know Steamboat Springs as Ski Town, USA in winter, but come summer this vibrant northwest Colorado community switches gears and becomes Bike Town, USA. Already awash in options, with the Yampa River Core Trail, mountain biking on Howelsen Hill and...

  •   Fireworks are the the quintessential American celebration of independence. Ever since the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner were penned in 1812, we have been captivated by the pyrotechnic artistry that  paints the dark sky with colors and patterns in sync with patriotic music. However, you...

  • 2013/2014 Winter Season Extension and Sunsation Festival Takes over Spring at Copper Mountain

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    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    The snow continues to pile up at Copper Mountain and with the Spring Sunsation Festival and over two weeks left in the newly extended season, closing day April 27, the time is now to seize the spring skiing and riding at Copper. Continue Reading

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  • Fun to the Power of Three: Perfecting the Ski Country Trifecta

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    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    by Troy Hawks

    Ahhh…springtime in the Rockies! We love all the seasons here in Colorado Ski Country, but spring marks that special time of renewal, rebirth, and reawakening. Yet as splendid and striking as it is, it can also be a time of sheer agony for many outdoor enthusiasts.

    On the slopes, the snow remains soft and inviting under blue bird skies. The roads are clearing of snow and ice, and mountain trails are drying out and leading the way to sublime alpine splendor. Meanwhile the golf course greens are coming out of their winter slumber, and in the rivers, the fish are hungry and rising.

    And so goes the painstaking deliberation: What will it be today, my skis, my clubs, my hiking boots, or my fly rod? Indeed, the thawing of the winter season creates an insatiable menu of options for how to spend ones time. Or does it? Continue Reading

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  • Six Things to Do at Aspen/Snowmass Before Ski Season Ends

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    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

    by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    1. Ski Highland Bowl in a Bikini. Okay, you probably weren’t expecting that one from me, the mother of teenage boys. But last season, the 20 year-old daughter of our friends hiked the bowl, stripped down and ripped G-8 on tele skis.

    As scores of men gaped and gasped, her surprised father shrugged, shook his head and announced, “That’s my daughter.”

    C’mon. Is that cool or what? Continue Reading

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  • Six Colorado Ski Country Resorts Extend their Seasons for Maximum Powder

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    Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    With new snow across Colorado today, this remarkable 2013-14 season is still going strong. So strong, in fact, that six Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts have announced that they will extend their seasons into April and beyond. Below is a list of the resorts and details about their extended operations. Continue Reading

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  • Tips for Maintaining Your Ski and Snowboard Gear and Equipment This Summer

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    Durango Mountain Resort

    Durango Mountain Resort

    As the seasons change and we head into the off-season, we put together a list of some tips that will help you be ready to hit the slopes sliding for next winter.

    Consider getting skis and snowboards tuned up now.

    There are numerous advantages to this as your skis need some love and attention after all the punishment they’ve been put through this winter. Also, getting the work done now helps avoid the throngs of people that rush to do it in the fall and will have you ready come opening day.

    Deals abound in the spring on both gear and passes.

    -If mom or dad need an upgrade on ski pants or jackets, our partners at Flylow are offering 20% off everything they carry if you use the promo code CSCUSA at checkout.

    -Christy Sports is offering up to 40% off current season skis, snowboards and clothing both online and in stores.

    -Also, don’t forget to keep an eye open for Memorial Day sales where Christy Sports has some of the best deals of the season.

    -Lock down your ski pass for next season today at the lowest prices. Check out your favorite resort’s website for the latest information.

    -If your child participated in the 5th grade Passport program this year don’t forget that the 6th grade pass gets you four days of skiing each at 20 Colorado resorts for only $99! 6th grade passes also help fund the entire Passport program to keep this awesome program running and accessible to all!

    Do a summer clean-up and round-up of all your apparel.

    -Clean out the pockets of all those jackets and pants and free them of snot rags, spare change, and apple cores.

    -Give things a nice wash, and find a storage solution that works best for your family to keep all your winter gear in one spot and easy to find six months from now.

    -Make sure boots are buckled up Goldie Locks style – not too tight, not too loose and just right! This helps them hold their shape for next season.

    -Start thinking about summer in Colorado Ski Country. Many of our member resorts offer biking, hiking, zip lining, off-season lodging rates, and other great ways to escape the heat of the summer.

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  • CDOT Commences Westbound I-70 Twin Tunnels Expansion

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    The Twin Tunnels, Colorado Department of Transportation

    The Twin Tunnels, Colorado Department of Transportation

    In January, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that it had allocated $55 million in funding for widening the westbound Twin Tunnel on Interstate 70 in Idaho Springs from two to three lanes. Beginning this week, eastbound traffic will return to the detour route on Clear Creek County Road 314 and westbound traffic will be realigned to run through the newly expanded eastbound tunnel. Continue Reading

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  • Seven Times the Fun this Spring at Winter Park

    on March 31 | in Deals, General, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Safety | by | with Comments Off

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    Winter Park Resort

    by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    If you haven’t been to Winter Park yet this season, now’s the time. The snow is soft. The snow is deep. The temperatures are warming and Springtopia is in the air. “It’s been a tremendous season in terms of snow at Winter Park Resort and it’s showing no signs of slowing down,” exudes Steve Hurlbert, the resort’s PR and Communications Manager. “We’ve already reached 300 inches and are over two feet ahead of average for this time of year.  Considering that March is typically our snowiest month, we could easily reach 350” before the season ends, which all adds up to amazing conditions for spring skiing.” Continue Reading

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  • Silent Sunday: Learning to Ski at Winter Park

    on March 30 | in Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

    Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Sarah Wieck, Winter Park Resort

    Guess who’s going to be a racer some day?

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  • Get Down to Telluride, a Classic Colorado Mountain Town

    on March 29 | in Events, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

    Telluride 2014 MTGD logoSpring is in the air and the end of the ski season at Telluride Ski Resort is nearing. To celebrate the spectacular 2013-2014 ski season, a litany of activities are scheduled  to send this season off with a bang. Below is a schedule of upcoming events.

    Mountain Town Get Down March 28-30:

    Telluride is proud to announce the debut of the Mountain Town Get Down 2014. This new event will fill the resort with free live music, 3-days of partying and spring skiing. The party kicks-off Friday at Tomboy Tavern. On Saturday, the Village will jump and jam with free music in the Mountain Village Plaza. The weekend festivities will wrap-up with the Bikini Slalom and Luau at Gorrono Ranch on Sunday. Mark your calendar and get ready to celebrate an incredible season.

    Friday, March 28 – Tomboy Tavern

    -4:00pm-7:00pm- Lily Von Shtupp

      Saturday, March 29 – Mountain Village Core

      -1:00pm-2:00pm- TriCo
      -2:30pm-4:00pm- See-I
      -4:30pm-6:15pm- John Brown’s Body

        Sunday, March 30 – Gorrono Ranch

        -All Day- Luau at Gorrono Ranch with Pig Roast
        -12:30pm-1:30pm- Bikini Slalom (sign up at the top of bikini slalom course)
        -1:30pm-4:30pm- Bredren

        7:00pm- New Belgium Cruiser Giveaway at Tomboy Tavern (must be present to win)

          One to One Card Board Sled Derby

          March 29th on the Nastar Course at 10:30am. For information, call 970-728-0885

          The goals of the One to One Mentor Programs are to empower youth to achieve their social, emotional, and academic potential. This fundraiser is a great entertainment and opportunity to help the kids of San Miguel County.

          The Fools Relay Race, April 1 – Base of Lift 4, 5:30 pm

          -Teams of 4 to compete in relay race of skiing uphill, sledding, fat tire bike course and ducking ropes obstacle course
          -Prizes from Icelantic Skis, Zeal Optics, Osprey Pack, Ibex Wool and more!

          Closing Day Party and Pond Skim April 6:

          -1:30pm-3:30pm- Pond Skim
          -All Day: Party at Gorrono

            Skiing on water for prizes like Icelantic Skis, Osprey Packs and ZEAL Optics eyewear, dancing to DJ Soulatomic with all your friends and general end of season revelry will be the focus for this last day of the ski season. It’ll be so much fun, you won’t want the DJ or chair lifts to stop spinning!

            One Roof Blues, April 6th at Tomboy Tavern

            -4:00pm-7:00pm

            Steeped in the tradition of a classic blues stylist, One Roof Blues has its roots firmly grounded with a Mississippi Delta sound. What initially began as a husband-wife acoustic duo, with Dave and Taylor Larocco, quickly became popular throughout Durango and the 4 Corners area. The sultry tone of Taylor’s vocals blend seamlessly with the swampy bottleneck slide of Dave’s 1934 National Resonator guitar. For more information, visit http://www.oneroofblues.com/bio

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          • Something for Everyone at Wolf Creek

            on March 28 | in Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

            Something for Everyone from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

            Ahhh, Colorado.  The snow, the mountains, the freedom.

            People come from far and wide to enjoy Colorado’s incredible back yard.  They come for the great snow, challenging terrain, and endless supply of adrenaline.  They come for the gentle bunny slopes, experienced instructors, and excitement for learning a new sport.  And, they come for the breathtaking views, appreciation for the outdoors and quality time with friends and family.

            In search of a ski resort that really holds true to it’s roots, I visited Wolf Creek in Southwestern Colorado.  Known for having the most snow in Colorado, the mountain proved to be a place where the skiers ski.  It’s a no nonsense kind of “resort” that really focuses on snowsports.  Families and first-timers flock to the hills to take advantage of the convenience and affordability of a small resort, matched with the great snow and varied terrain of larger resorts, plus the friendly atmosphere and small-town feel of a second-generation run family-operated resort. It was pretty refreshing to see it right here, all in one place.

            There really is something for everyone.

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