SKI Magazine and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) have recognized Winter Park Resort’s new Lunch Rock Restaurant with the 2015 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence. The prestigious honor is the ski industry’s highest environmental award and was bestowed at the NSAA annual convention in San Francisco, California. Continue ReadingRead More »
Although we’re nearing the end of the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season, it’s still important to remember the responsibilities each of as skiers and riders has while enjoying a day on the slopes at our favorite mountain resorts.
Recognizing that skiers must look after their own safety (and that of those around them), the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) developed the “Your Responsibility Code” in 1966 as a way to educate individuals about best practices for safe participation in alpine snow sports. Throughout the years, the list has evolved to include snowboard and chairlift safety. Following these simple guidelines will help to ensure your safety, and the safety of others while visiting alpine resorts. Continue ReadingRead More »
MTBparks.com recently announced the results of its second annual “Best Bike Parks Riders’ Choice Awards” survey. The rider-voted awards crown the top lift-served mountain-bike parks in eight separate regions across North America: Western Canada, Eastern Canada, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest and the Rocky Mountains. Three bike parks at Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts made the grade: Crested Butte’s Evolution Bike Park, the Steamboat Bike Park, and Winter Park’s Trestle Bike Park. Continue ReadingRead More »
Snowmass will see major on-mountain improvements this summer. Aspen Skiing Company will replace and realign the High Alpine lift on Snowmass, install snowmaking equipment on two existing trails, and implement additional trail and glade construction projects this summer after receiving approvals from the United States Forest Service earlier in April. Continue ReadingRead More »
by Troy Hawks
Ahhh…springtime in the Rockies! We love all the seasons here in Colorado Ski Country, but spring marks that special time of renewal, rebirth, and reawakening. Yet as splendid and striking as it is, it can also be a time of sheer agony for many outdoor enthusiasts.
On the slopes, the snow remains soft and inviting under blue bird skies. The roads are clearing of snow and ice, and mountain trails are drying out and leading the way to sublime alpine splendor. Meanwhile the golf course greens are coming out of their winter slumber, and in the rivers, the fish are hungry and rising.
And so goes the painstaking deliberation: What will it be today, my skis, my clubs, my hiking boots, or my fly rod? Indeed, the thawing of the winter season creates an insatiable menu of options for how to spend ones time. Or does it? Continue ReadingRead More »
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.
**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 ReadingRead More »