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    Winter Park’s Vasquez Ridge Territory [Video]

    Feb 22 | 114 Views | No Comments

    Leave civilization behind in this video from Winter Park as one snowboard explores the Vasquez Ridge Territory, the place to go to get away from it all. Drop in from the top of the Pioneer Lift and leave civilization behind...

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    Buttermilk Mountain Uphill Weekend

    Feb 22 | 331 Views | No Comments

    Buttermilk Ski Area Reopens with Full Services for Uphilling Apr. 8–9 The City of Aspen and Aspen Skiing Company are partnering to extend the season for uphilling by hosting a full weekend of free access at Buttermilk Mountain the weekend of Apr. 8-9. Although the lifts will not be running, crews...

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    Top Tips for Turning Kids into Slope Potatoes

    Feb 22 | 118 Views | No Comments

    Use these strategies for getting kids off the couch—and onto the chairlift. Lifelong skiers and snowboarders know that snowsports have the power to inform your life, transform your mindset, and bond families and friends. Anyone who has set metal edge to snow and felt the near frictionless thrill...

  • Steep and Deep – Crested Butte is Having a Winter for the Ages

    on January 30 | in Crested Butte, Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

    By R. Scott Rappold

    I stood at the top of Spellbound Bowl, and one might say I was, well, spellbound.

    It took 15 minutes of traversing and side-stepping through the forest, hoping against hope I was still on the right path, to get here. Cliffs lingered to my left and right and, for all I knew, just below me. I couldn’t see another soul or, for that matter, a single chairlift. This was one of the steepest runs at the steepest ski area in Colorado, Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

    Where do I even go?

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  • Taste of Sunlight and Ski Spree coming to Sunlight Mountain

    on January 25 | in Dining and Nightlife, Events, Sunlight | by | with No Comments

    Sunlight Events

    Officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort have announced they will host Ski Spree and The Taste of Sunlight (formerly the chili cook-off) entirely at the mountain this year. Scheduled for Feb. 4-5, the chili cook-off has traditionally been held at Hotel Colorado, which is scheduled to close for renovation Jan. 31. Troy Hawks, marketing and sales director at Sunlight, said his team did explore other venue options before deciding to host the event entirely at the mountain.

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  • Super Bowl Deals for Football Fans at Crested Butte

    on January 25 | in Crested Butte, Deals, Dining and Nightlife | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

    The penultimate games of the National Football League season took place this past weekend, leaving only two teams to battle it out for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

    Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort to celebrate the big game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. Butte 66 will be hosting their annual Big Game Party with deals on wings and customized specials related to each team throughout the game.

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  • Loveland Ski Area’s Ridge Cat Set to Run Today!

    on January 25 | in Loveland, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer.

    The Loveland Ridge Cat is set to make it’s first laps of the season todayWednesday, January 25th. Enjoy free snowcat skiing along the Continental Divide and explore some of Loveland’s most exhilarating terrain with a free ride on the Ridge Cat. Take in the amazing 360 degree views as you are whisked along the North side of The Ridge in the comfort of our 18 passenger snowcat. The Ridge Cat provides access to Field of Dreams, Velvet Hammer, Tickler, 13,010 and Marmot when conditions permit.

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  • Support Crew with Benefits – The Perks of Being a Ski Racing Parent

    on January 24 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Powderhorn, Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    Mad Dog Mom and her pup.

    Mad Dog Mom and her pup.

    Parents of junior ski racers have perks that soccer moms will never enjoy.

    My daughter has recently taken up synchronized swimming. It is a sport with many idiosyncrasies, not the least of which is sweeping up your darling’s hair into a tight bun and slathering it all in hot Knox gelatin. All the better to vanquish any flyaway hair during competition. Now, she loves the sport to death, but I have a confession. The competition days kill me. In the dead of winter—when I should be high on a mountain—I spend the day breathing in chlorine at an indoor pool, my back side cramping on hard bleachers.

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  • From Pizza to French Fries – Growing up at Sunlight Mountain

    on January 20 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Skiing & Snowboarding, Sunlight | by | with 1 Comment

    The evolution from pizza to french fries. Photo by Scott DW Smith from Sunlight Mountain circa 2013.

    The evolution from pizza to french fries. Photo by Scott DW Smith from Sunlight Mountain circa 2013.

    Words by Caleigh Smith.

    Nestled between the boundaries of Bald Mountain, William’s Peak and Sunlight Peak is a small gem. It’s usually an earthy tone and many people seek its riches on foot in the summer times. Often, however, it becomes white and glistening, and that’s when people seem to value it most. This coveted yet small jewel, one which many in Colorado Ski Country have heard little of, offers many of the perks of big-resort skiing.

    It’s one of the few resorts in Colorado where you can still get a slice of good pizza for less than a fortune and a lift ticket for half that of other, larger resorts. It’s arguably one of the most comfortable and homey resorts as well, boasting a diverse range of terrain options. With only three lifts, Sunlight Mountain still delivers the goods. The Heathen is a 52-degree double diamond, yet there is also plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain in between: 75% of the mountain in fact. It’s the perfect place to take the little ones, the big ones, the fast ones, the slow ones, and all those in between who seek a convenient, friendly, comfortable day on the slopes in sunny Colorado.

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  • Colorado Ski Country USA Reports Strong Early Season Skier Visits

    on January 19 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin.

    Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin.

    DENVER, Colo. – January 19, 2017 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that while total skier visits at its 22 member resorts were down single digits compared to last year’s first period visit numbers, they are up 3 percent over the five-year average. The first period skier visits cover Opening Day October 21, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

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  • 5 Tips to Find Powder Days After a Storm

    on January 19 | in Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    Blasting out of the trees and into the goods. Photo by Dave Camara from Arapahoe Basin.

    Blasting out of the trees and into the goods. Photo by Dave Camara from Arapahoe Basin.

    Ahhhhh… The feeling of soft snow floating up and coating your face while you glide along layers of clouds underneath… People ascribe this to be one of the best feelings on Earth, and no true snow-surfer will ever disagree.

    One of the reasons powder skiing and riding feels so damn extraordinary is due its scarcity. Many variables need to align for a good powder day, including: temperature, total precipitation, sun, wind, crowds, if you can even make it to the mountain cause of work, class, other real life duties that you probably shouldn’t but do skip anyways to shred, and of course, road closures. But any dedicated powder hound doesn’t give up simply because a few of these factors aren’t going their way. Instead, they stick to tips like these to find soft turns, against the odds.

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

    on January 18 | in Cooper, Ski Cooper | by | with Comments Off on Cat Skiing at Ski Cooper’s Chicago Ridge is a Pure Colorado Ski Country Experience

    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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  • Night Skiing in Colorado – 2017 Edition

    on January 18 | in Aspen Mountain, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus Ski Area, Howelsen, Purgatory | by | with No Comments

    The well lit trails of Granby Ranch.

    The well lit trails of Granby Ranch.

    If you aren’t exhausted enough from your full day of skiing or you’re bold enough to combat wintry temperatures without the sun, then night skiing is for you! Crowd free runs, star-speckled skies, and more time to ski and ride make night skiing a must-try activity in Colorado. Here’s where to go when you yearn for those extra nighttime turns.

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