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      Silverton Mountain, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, has announced  a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability.  The ski season will open on December 29 and will continue through April 9. Guided skiing operations will run from December 29 through March 26, and...

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    How to Be a Ski Bum

    Jun 22 | 853 Views | No Comments

    By R. Scott Rappold “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” –Warren Miller So you’ve made a big decision. This is the winter you’re going to get 100 days on the slopes. You’re going to become a better skier or rider than you could ever imagine. You’ll...

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    Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Lineup for 2016

    Jun 16 | 497 Views | No Comments

    Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association are excited to announce the 2016 summer line-up for the Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Wednesday night concert series. From rock and roll to country, bluegrass and blues, the lineup is set to bring some...

  • Resorts Announce 2016-17 Season Pass Pricing

    on April 19 | in Deals | by | with Comments Off on Resorts Announce 2016-17 Season Pass Pricing

     

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    The 2015-16 ski season is still going strong, but it’s already time to think about which pass product(s) you’re going to get for 2016-17. Many Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas and resorts have announced next season’s pass products, and in many cases you’ll get a discount for purchasing early.

    To aid in your research, we’ve put together a roundup of what’s been published so far. Be sure to check back as more resorts announce their 2016-17 season pass lineup and be aware that pricing is subject to change. Continue Reading

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  • Wolf Creek to Reopen for the Weekend as Mega-storm Approaches

    on April 15 | in Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off on Wolf Creek to Reopen for the Weekend as Mega-storm Approaches

    A literal powderhound. Photo by Jason Lombard, Wolf Creek

    A literal powderhound. Photo by Jason Lombard, Wolf Creek

    By R. Scott Rappold

    When your motto is “the most snow in Colorado” – and you have the numbers to back it up – you don’t want to extend the season unless you can offer the deep powder skiers and snowboarders expect.

    Well, powderhounds, get thee to Wolf Creek Ski Area this weekend because the southern Colorado resort is reopening for what is expected to be a major snowstorm. We’re talking 2 to 3 feet of snow. Continue Reading

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  • There’s No Place Like Home (Especially This Spring)

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    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    By Rachel Walker

    I just got back from an eight day vacation to Alaska where I planned to shred some of the steepest, most challenging lines of my life in the Chugach range. I would be delivered to the tops of these lines via helicopter, follow a guide down, past crevasses and bergschrund, and then get picked up and whisked back to the top.

    It was going to be epic. This was a once-in-a-lifetime heli-skiing trip, planned and budgeted for in my fortieth year. It was a gift to myself and a girl’s getaway; I went with my good friend Maggie, who also turned forty this year and who was my roommate in Jackson Hole about 15 years ago.

    And then climate change happened. At least that’s my explanation for the record rainfall that was followed by record high temperatures. This combination created extreme avalanche conditions so dire that we could not ski. It simply was too dangerous. Continue Reading

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  • 2016/17 Loveland Season Passes On Sale Now

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    2016/17 Loveland Season Passes On Sale Now

    Casey Day, Loveland Ski Area

    Loveland Ski Area’s 2016/17 unrestricted season pass products are on sale now at the guaranteed lowest rates and provide snow riders with unlimited access to Loveland Ski Area next season, bonus days at Crested Butte, Purgatory, Monarch Mountain and Powderhorn during the 2016/17 season, and free skiing and riding for the remainder of this season. Loveland Ski Area is scheduled to close on Sunday, May 8. Continue Reading

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  • Tips for Spring Skiing

    on April 12 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Tips for Spring Skiing

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    This blog post comes to CSCUSA from Amber Johnson, editor of MileHighMamas.

    I’ll admit it: I wasn’t a fan of Spring Skiing until recently. I had previously viewed it as a hot, slushy mess but at the end of last season, I looked at the bluebird sky, basked in the balmy temperatures, sailed down the mountain in my t-shirt (sorry, no bikinis here) and thought, “How have I missed out on this all these years? Continue Reading

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  • Close Out the Season with Sunsation at Copper Mountain

    on April 11 | in Copper Mountain | by | with Comments Off on Close Out the Season with Sunsation at Copper Mountain

    Copper Mountain Resort

    Copper Mountain Resort

    Copper Mountain is closing out the 2015/16 winter season with a weekend of fun, fanfare and flare that promises to be one for the books. The annual spring festival, Sunsation presented by Dos Equis, returns on April 16-17, featuring RedBull Slopesoakers, the Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest, free live music and more surprises. Thanks to 62 inches of snow in the month of March, Copper will be extending the season for an extra weekend of skiing and riding April 22-24. Continue Reading

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  • Ski Patrol: Training, Professionalism, Safety

    on April 10 | in General, Resorts, Travel Planning & Tips | by | with Comments Off on Ski Patrol: Training, Professionalism, Safety

    Skiing is inherently silly. As stated by Dexter Rutecki in Aspen Extreme: “We’re not curing cancer here, we’re sliding down a mountain with sticks on our feet.” Skiing is fun. It’s silly, and it’s not to be taken too seriously… unless you’re a member of Colorado’s Ski Patrol.

    For Ski Patrollers, skiing isn’t just a fun activity; it’s their job. Colorado’s Ski Patrol represent one of the most comprehensively trained groups in all of outdoor recreation. Medical training, mountain travel, search and rescue, evacuation, incident response and evidence gathering – you name it, the Ski Patrol is trained for it and ready to respond.

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  • Get Connected the Old Fashioned Way on the Ski Slopes

    on April 9 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off on Get Connected the Old Fashioned Way on the Ski Slopes

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    By James Lummis

    Recent events have confirmed something that I have been hearing and noticing the last 90 days. It’s not a new app, nor a new OS. Frankly it’s the oldest form of connection. It’s individual connections with other real, live people. What a concept. Continue Reading

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  • Wolf Creek’s Season Ends Like It Began – Deep in Snow

    on April 8 | in Wolf Creek | by | with Comments Off on Wolf Creek’s Season Ends Like It Began – Deep in Snow

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    Jason Lombard, Wolf Creek

    By R. Scott Rappold

    Southern Colorado ski area Wolf Creek celebrated closing day Sunday, April 3, but fear not powder hounds, there may be an encore performance. Continue Reading

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  • Telluride Announces Expanded Summer Flight Service

    on April 7 | in Telluride | by | with Comments Off on Telluride Announces Expanded Summer Flight Service

    Visit Telluride

    Visit Telluride

    On the heels of a record setting winter, with flight traffic at new levels and Telluride Ski Resort set to break previous skier visit marks, the 2016 summer air schedule into Telluride/Montrose (MTJ) is increasing again with daily direct flights from Chicago (ORD), along with extended daily service from Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH), and 2x a week Los Angeles (LAX) flights. Multiple daily Denver (DEN) flights will continue to make accessibility to airport and region easier than ever. Continue Reading

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