It used to be that after the lifts closed, resorts hung up the Gone Fishin’ sign for the summer. Not anymore. In the summer months, Colorado Ski Country turns into Colorado Bike Country, or Colorado Hike Country, or Colorado Festival Country – although that one doesn’t roll off...
Currently with direct non-stop flights from four major cities on two different airlines, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) are pleased to announce not only a new flight market, but also a new airline to its regional airport for the...
The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport today announced that American Airlines will offer new daily non-stop flights from Chicago/O’Hare along with a third daily non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth for the holidays. New non-stop flights from Chicago will facilitate connections from markets throughout the...
The Colorado high country enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, so sun protection is important. The increased mountain elevations mean you’re closer to the sun, and therefore your skin is exposed to more radiation. Plus, the sun’s reflection off of fresh white snow is more powerful than you might think, and ultraviolet rays can penetrate clouds even on overcast days. To ensure you and your family and friends have a fun and safe day on the slopes, remember these sun safety tips.
Apply generous amounts of SPF 30+ sunscreen on exposed skin every two hours. Don’t forget your ears!
Wear goggles or sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection.
Wear pants, long sleeves, and gloves, even on warm days.
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Purgatory Ski Resort
**UPDATED APRIL 24**
Citizens of Colorado Ski Country,
It’s not too early to think about your 2015-16 season pass. In fact, most resorts in Colorado Ski Country are already selling season pass products for next season. Savvy skiers and snowboarders who buy early will get the best pricing, and several resorts allow you to pay a small down payment now with the balance due in the late summer.
Here’s a roundup of the pass products currently on sale. Check back periodically as resorts publish their pricing, and remember that you’ll get the best value from buying as early as possible. Continue Reading
Many congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Colorado Ski Country USA selfie sweepstakes! The lucky winners have been notified via email. If you didn’t win this time, thanks for participating and better luck next season!
Like many ski areas around the world, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts recognize the need to address climate change.
While resorts themselves are not a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, we believe that the long term global affects of climate change on our beloved sports of skiing and snowboarding, and our weather dependent industry, could be significant and could change the winter recreation experience as we know it today.
Many CSCUSA resorts have already made efforts to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions and conduct business in a more sustainable way. By adopting this policy, we will work together with our members to address some of the challenges climate change presents.
Here’s a sample of some of the improvements Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts made in the last year. Continue Reading
Winter Park’s 2014-15 ski season is closing this weekend with a bang, as Springtopia returns April 25-26 with two days packed full of fun. On Saturday, The Wallflowers will perform a free concert at the base and on Sunday, the 47th annual Coca-Cola Spring Splash pond skim will test ability and buoyancy in front of a packed house at Derailer Bar.
For more information on all the Springtopia events and activities, as well as a number of special Springtopia-related lodging deals, please visit www.winterparkresort.com.
If you’ve been driving the Interstate 70 corridor this ski season, you’ve probably noticed some construction work on the eastbound shoulder between Empire and Idaho Springs. This is the Peak Period Shoulder Lane Project, and when completed it will help alleviate congestion on the corridor during busy days for summer and winter travel alike.
The project, part of CDOT’s comprehensive plan to improve travel in the I-70 Mountain Corridor, will upgrade 13-miles of Eastbound I-70 within CDOT’s existing right of way. The upgrades will create a wide shoulder that – only during peak travel periods – will operate as a third travel lane. The express lane will be dynamically priced to keep traffic moving. Prices will lower when CDOT wants to encourage drivers to use the lane and rise as the lane reaches capacity. Utilizing the shoulder to create an express lane within the existing I-70 right-of-way during peak periods instead of adding a full lane has several benefits:
Dynamic toll pricing keeps traffic moving: prices lower to encourage drivers to use the lane and rise as the lane reaches capacity
Reduces travel time by nearly half from the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels to the top of Floyd Hill, resulting in an average 30-minute time savings
Provides drivers with the choice of a new more reliable travel lane
Avoids overbuilding I-70, by using the shoulder as a third lane, during peak hours
Enhances recent Twin Tunnels (Veterans Memorial Tunnels) improvements
Allows for faster speeds in all lanes, thus decreasing overall traffic time
Colorado Department of Transportation
April 20 Update
Work to rebuild each of the on-ramps and off-ramps in the State Highway 103 (Exit 240) interchange is scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 21. Crews will first close the eastbound I-70 off-ramp to SH 103 and the SH 103 on-ramp to westbound I-70 (see map below) for about 10 days. When these ramps reopen, they will then close the SH 103 on-ramp to eastbound I-70 for about one week. When this ramp reopens, the westbound I-70 off-ramp to SH 103 will close for about two weeks. Signed detours will be in place to guide motorists around these closures.
Effective Wednesday, April 22, drivers that use the Exit 241A off-ramp from westbound I-70 to travel west on Colorado Boulevard toward downtown Idaho Springs will need to continue to the next off-ramp (Exit 241B) where temporary asphalt, lane striping and traffic control devices are being put in place to permit left turns onto westbound Colorado Boulevard.
While this ramp detour is necessary to facilitate construction of the new bridge that is being built next to the existing structure, this ramp configuration will be similar to the redesigned, permanent interchange which will feature one westbound off-ramp onto Colorado Boulevard when work is complete this fall.
Construction activities are weather dependent and the schedule is to change. For additional project information, visit www.i70ppsl.com or call 303-223-6581.
Photo by Trent Bona, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
One of the great things about living in a place with four seasons is the anticipation of the next season. In Crested Butte, this excitement is never ending. As the sun raises higher in the sky and temperatures rise, the resort is preparing for some new summer fun for bikers, families, kids, “miners” and even archers. Here’s what’s New This Summer at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Continue Reading
Copper is super pumped to announce Reel Big Fish will be at Copper Mountain on Saturday, April 18th. Come back on April 19th for Oakhurst, the genre-bending Americana and Bluesy reverberation band from Denver. Take a look at the live music schedule below, and visit CopperColorado.com for more information. Continue Reading