By Kristen Lummis, The Brave Ski Mom Blog It used to be that a pass was just a pass. You’d buy a season pass from your favorite resort and you’d use it to ski that single resort all season. Not anymore...
By Troy Hawks It’s a common dilemma for vacationing families: Should you book your ski vacation early, or hold out with the hope of cashing in on a last minute bargain? The last minute bargain your mind’s eye envisions might not materialize. As a result, you may miss out on lucrative...
The Mountain Collective from Aspen Snowmass on Vimeo. The Mountain Collective™ has added another premier independent ski destination in North America to its roster of iconic mountains for the 2014-15 winter season. Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole,...
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
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.
Tucked 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!
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
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
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
In early fall, the snow is a tease. Yes, the mountains are turning white in Colorado, but ski season is still weeks away. As all kids (and Tom Petty) know, “the waiting is the hardest part,” whether you’re waiting for Christmas or waiting for snow. So, what’s a snow-loving, park riding kid to do?
This is what skiing in Colorado is all about. Our mountain correspondent Jules took a visit last winter to Sunlight Mountain Resort. Featuring hassle-free access, no lift lines, great snow, terrain for every type of skier and snowboarder, and very reasonable prices, Sunlight is a real gem of a ski resort.
With the Colorado Gems Card, you can have a blast at eight independent, uniquely Colorado ski areas at half price. For just $20, the Gems Card allows you to purchase two adult lift tickets for the price of one at each of the resorts listed below. The card pays for itself the first time you use it, and you can purchase as many Gems cards as you like (while they’re still available, and they’re selling fast!). Continue Reading