• Photo courtesy of Dave Camara at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA)’s member resorts recognize between tuition, textbooks, meal plans and everything else, college is expensive. Ski areas across Colorado, from the Front Range to the Western Slope and down to the southwest corner of the state, offer dozens of deals and discounts to...

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    Throwback: The Art and Science of Making Snow

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    (Originally posted 11.14.13) Ever wonder how the resorts are able to have such great conditions when Mother Nature is not cooperating? It is all due to the guys with the big guns and the big toys at the resorts, the snowmakers! Check out what it takes to be one of the first resorts in the [&hellip...

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    Loveland’s Season Kicks Off On Friday, October 20

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    Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2017/18 season on Friday, October 20. “We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that Opening Day is finally here,” said COO Rob Goodell. “The snow we received in early October has been a tremendous help and our snowmakers have...

  • Five Easy Tips to Get your Child Skiing and Snowboarding This Season

    on September 11 | in Deals, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Resorts, Safety, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Five Easy Tips to Get your Child Skiing and Snowboarding This Season

    John Trousdale, Eldora Mountain Resort

    John Trousdale, Eldora Mountain Resort

    By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

    1. Take a Lesson. It you’re a skiing or riding parent, it can be tempting to teach your kids on your own. If you don’t ski or ride, you don’t have this option. But no matter where you’re coming from, putting your child into at least one lesson from a certified instructor will get him or her off to a better start. Instructors are professionals who are smarter than parents when it comes to teaching kids how to ski and ride. They know the latest and best techniques and they know how to teach them effectively. January is the time to get your kids started. It’s national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and most resorts in Colorado offer deals for never-ever skiers and riders, as well as discounts on other lessons and rentals. If your child has a 5th Grade Pass from Colorado Ski Country USA, sign them up for their “First Class” lesson now! This is a free lesson and rental for 5th graders who have never skied or snowboarded. (And if your fifth grader doesn’t have a fifth grade pass yet, you can get one here). Continue Reading

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  • News from Aspen Snowmass for the 2017-18 Season

    on September 7 | in Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass | by | with No Comments

    Chris Davenport skiing down a steep snow covered slope through powder in the mountains with a view of snow covered mountain peaks in the distance. Photo courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company.

    Chris Davenport skiing down a steep snow covered slope through powder in the mountains with a view of snow covered mountain peaks in the distance. Photo courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company.

    As the 2017/18 winter season approaches, Aspen Snowmass continues to invest not only in the resort experience through large headliner events, new partnerships and expanded products, but also in the resort’s infrastructure.

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  • Sunlight Mini-Mayor to Seek Re-Election

    on September 7 | in Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Sunlight | by | with 1 Comment

    Public Election for Kids 12 and Under Kicks-Off Sept. 1  

    Winner Gets a Free Season Pass, New Pair of Skis or Snowboard and More!

    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

    Sunlight Mini-Mayor Gabby Noyes, 9, announced she will seek a second term this fall. The news came last week while Noyes made a guest appearance in the Garfield County Fair Parade held in Rifle, Colo. Noyes has since issued a video press conference announcing her re-election campaign. Watch the video here. 

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  • Passport Program with Access to Twenty-Two Colorado Ski Resorts Now Open

    on September 6 | in Deals, Kids & Family Friendly Zone | by | with No Comments

    The 5th and 6th Grade Passports Offer up to 88 Days of Free and Discounted Skiing

    Photo courtesy of Granby Ranch.

    Photo courtesy of Granby Ranch.

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that registration is open for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card. The popular Passport Program offers unmatched access to 22 ski resorts across the state by giving fifth graders three days of free skiing or snowboarding and sixth graders 88 days on the slopes for less than $1.20 per day.

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  • Fall Festivals and Autumn Events in Ski Country

    on September 5 | in Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Granby Ranch, Powderhorn, Steamboat, Telluride, Winter Park | by | with 1 Comment

    Image by Ryan Bonneau courtesy of Telluride.

    Image by Ryan Bonneau courtesy of Telluride.

    As summer in ski country comes to a close, there’s another amazing season standing between us and opening day for the 2017-18 Colorado ski season. Rather than wishing the days away and hoping for snow, Colorado’s ski resorts celebrate autumn with the best fall festivals and events in the state.

    Enjoy Colorado’s breathtaking fall foliage with events featuring live music, delicious fall food, Colorado craft beers and more. Autumn will be over and ski season will be here in no time, so don’t miss out on your chance to celebrate fall in Colorado ski country.

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  • Christy Sports Powder Daze Features Deals Galore

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    Photo by Carl Frey courtesy of Winter Park Resort

    With a nip of fall already in the morning air and just 76 days until ski/snowboard season at Winter Park Resort, now is the perfect time to start thinking about winter adventure.  Christy Sports Powder Daze in Denver, which ends on September 5, is providing those anxious powder hounds early access to great deals and discounted passes while serving as the best opportunity to purchase favorites like Winter Park’s 4 Pass Freestyle, five days for the price of four, for the lowest prices of the season.

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  • Woodward Copper hosts inaugural WreckTangle Championship Sept. 16

    on August 30 | in Copper Mountain, Events, Kids & Family Friendly Zone, Summer | by | with No Comments

    Open to all ages, contestants can run against friends, meet professional ninja athlete Natalie Duran, and compete for the coveted title of WreckTangle Champion.

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort.

    Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort.

    The Woodward WreckTangle is made up of 10 obstacles designed to test balance, agility and athleticism in participants of all ages. 

    To celebrate the inaugural summer of Woodward Copper’s wildly popular WreckTangle challenge course, ninjas of all ages are invited to compete for the title of WreckTangle Champion at Copper Mountain on Sept. 15 and 16.

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  • Echo Mountain Joins Colorado Ski Country USA

    on August 29 | in Uncategorized | by | with No Comments

    Idaho Springs Ski Area Becomes 23rd Member of State Trade Association

    Photo taken by Chad Vaughan and provided courtesy of Echo Mountain.

    Photo taken by Chad Vaughan and provided courtesy of Echo Mountain.

    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the state trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, today announced that Echo Mountain will join the association effective immediately.

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  • Amtrak Winter Park Express 2018 Tickets Now Available

    on August 25 | in Travel Planning & Tips, Winter Park | by | with No Comments

    Photo taken by Carl Frey. Courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    Photo taken by Carl Frey. Courtesy of Winter Park Resort.

    Three Friday round-trips added to expanded weekend service between Denver and Winter Park; Lower fares on some departures

    Coming off a highly successful inaugural season, tickets for the Amtrak Winter Park Express passenger train service from Denver Union Station to the slopes of Winter Park Resort are on sale now at Amtrak.com/WinterParkExpress. The 2018 season will also feature some additions to the service, including three “First Friday” round-trips, a reduced fare of $29 each way on some departures.

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  • WitchCraft Makes Copper Mountain Debut

    on August 24 | in Copper Mountain, Events | by | with No Comments

    Photo courtesy of WitchCraft,

    Photo courtesy of WitchCraft.

    Fall Festival Offers Halloween-Themed Activities and Leaf-Peeping in Colorado Rockies

    Previously a fall festival that took place in Killington, Vt., to rave reviews, the family festival expands west this year as WitchCraft will make its Copper Mountain debut Sept. 8-10 and Sept. 15-17.

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