• Crested Butte Opens for Summer June 10

    on June 1 | in Crested Butte, Events, Summer | by | with No Comments

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    There is nothing quite like summer in Crested Butte. There’s wildflowers, mountain biking, fun events and some of the best views in the states. Check out the video below for a glimpse of what will be happening. For more information check out their events and summer activities pages.

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  • Summer Events in Colorado Ski Country

    on June 1 | in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Events, Powderhorn, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of Crested Butte.

    Photo courtesy of Crested Butte.

    As the ski season winds down in Colorado’s high country, Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas are ready for summer with a slate full of exciting events for the most extreme outdoors enthusiasts, families and everyone in between.

    Below is a roundup of featured summer events at CSCUSA member resorts. A chronological list is included at the bottom.

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  • Steamboat Bike Park Preview Video

    on May 30 | in Events, Steamboat, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Steamboat Bike Park Video

    The Steamboat Bike Park is set to open on July 15th and they just released this video to get you excited. The Steamboat Bike Park includes a 50 mile trail network with a wide array trails. Steamboat Bike Park tickets may be purchased at the Steamboat Bike Shop. Learn more at https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/downhill-mountain-biking.

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  • Arapahoe Basin to Re-Open for “Bonus Weekend” June 9 – 11

    on May 23 | in Arapahoe Basin, Events, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    May 18, 2017 at Arapahoe Basin. Photo by Ashley Ojala.

    May 18, 2017 at Arapahoe Basin. Photo by Ashley Ojala.

    Arapahoe Basin, home of the longest ski and ride season in Colorado, will re-open its lifts for a bonus weekend of skiing and snowboarding Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with top-to-bottom skiing. If snow conditions allow, there is a chance that A-Basin will be able to extend to another bonus weekend as well.

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  • Aspen Mountain to Open for Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend

    on May 22 | in Aspen Mountain, Events, Skiing & Snowboarding, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Photo by Jeremy Swanson last Memorial Day Weekend. Courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    Photo by Jeremy Swanson last Memorial Day Weekend. Courtesy of Aspen Snowmass.

    With 18 Inches of New Snow in the Past Week, Aspen Mountain’s Summer Operations Kick-Off with Ski/Ride May 27-29

     Due to recent winter storms that dropped 18 inches of new snow in the past week, Aspen Mountain will open for skiing and riding Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29. In addition to opening 130 acres of skiable terrain, Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of Aspen Mountain’s summer operations with access to sightseeing and food/beverage options at the Sundeck restaurant.

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  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort Welcomes New Thursday Farmers Market

    on May 22 | in Crested Butte, Events, Summer | by | with No Comments

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    Heart healthy produce, locally crafted artisan items and specialty products headline the new Thursday afternoon tradition at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area. Mt. Crested Butte welcomes the first Farmers Market to the resort base area. Local farmers and vendors will be present to offer their seasonal treats to guests each Thursday from noon to 4 pm in July and August.

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  • How to Store Your Ski Equipment for the Summer

    on May 22 | in Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding, Summer | by | with No Comments

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    As skiers trade skis and snowboards for mountain bikes and hiking boots, it’s time to store all that snowsports gear. There is an art to properly storing and maintaining your equipment over the summer, from storage wax on the boards to buckling up your boots properly. When the snow starts to fly next season, you don’t want to spend opening day catching your turns on rusty edges.

    Follow these tips to prolong the life of your gear and make for a smooth transition next fall from flip flops back into your ski and snowboard boots.

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  • Why The Disposable is the Perfect Ski Camera

    on May 16 | in General, Insider Secrets, Skiing & Snowboarding, Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

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    Even though you may think that disposable cameras are only something that hipsters and those protesting the modern age use, they are actually the best hassle-free option to snap stills with while skiing. I took one for a test run on a day of late spring cruising, and discovered the perfect simplicity for myself. Here’s what I found:

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  • Spring Cleaning: Post-Season Apparel Care

    on May 9 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

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    Here’s a short list of what I recently pulled from the pockets of my kids’ ski jackets: Two Lifesavers (loose and sticky), a rumpled trail map, some loose change, one large screw (really no explanation there), crumpled tissues, lift ticket stubs, a pocketknife, a small rubber ball, a half-eaten gluten-free energy bar and some orange peels. There’s little on this list that I would like to be pulling out next fall.

    I’ve left this pocket-purging ritual till October, and I can tell you it’s supremely unwise. Last summer was a crazy busy time for me, and I didn’t unpack the ski bags until ski season was upon us. At the bottom of one ski pack was a lunch box. The ick factor was high.

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  • Aprils Showers and May Powder: Loveland Closing the Season with a Bang

    on May 4 | in Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with No Comments

    By R. Scott Rappold

    Sometimes, a ski area is forced to limp into closing day, with melting, slushy snow and limited terrain.

    And then there’s Loveland Ski Area. The resort, which sprawls above the Interstate 70 Eisenhower Tunnel west of Denver, closes Sunday, May 7. But end-of-season conditions have been anything but spring-like.

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