Thanksjibbing will once again bring together invited skiers and riders to help kick off the events season at Snowmass Base Village Friday, November 27. The rail jam will take place starting at 2 p.m. Thanksjibbing will consist of a 45-minute jam session with both skiers and snowboarders, followed...
Best Values on Lodging and Lift Tickets Rewards Those Who Plan Ahead By Troy Hawks It’s a common dilemma for vacationing families: Should they book their ski vacation early, or hold out with the hope of cashing in on a last minute bargain? Colorado ski vacation planners agree, earlier is always...
Newly Formed Office Gives Voice to Previously Unrepresented Ski Group
Officials at Sunlight Mountain Resort have named four-year-old Elijah Mattson of Glenwood Springs as the ski area’s first elected Mini-Mayor. The move comes after Mattson launched a spirited campaign on social media, earning him a free season pass.
On Nov. 14, Matson took to Facebook and Twitter to soap-box for an early opening to the 2015-16 season. Within hours, Mattson’s campaign – imploring ski area officials to open early – drew nearly 1,000 impressions. Watch Elijah Mattson soap-box for an early opening.
The new season is officially upon us, and now is the time when skiers and riders start to pay a little more attention to new product lines from their favorite manufacturers. Being in the market for a new pair of skis or a new board is difficult for the fact that there are so many different styles and shapes out there; how can you possibly try out every style you have in mind to make the best decision? Demo Days at Loveland solves this dilemma. It allows for the freedom to continuously try out new products on the mountain, all day, so you can come to the best decision about your favorite shape/style. Here is a little memoir from Colorado Ski Country USA’s public affairs manager Patrick Byrne on his experience from last year’s Loveland Demo Day.
Some time ago, I stopped buying new ski gear. It wasn’t a money issue; like most of the readers of this blog I know that skiers and snowboarders can visit early season events like Christy Sports’ Powder Daze and get fully equipped at a reasonable price.
It wasn’t because the gear I have is adequate; I reached the level of technical ability where only better equipment can take you to the next level as a skier many years ago. So why – against seemingly all logic – do I continue skiing on racing boots from 1996 and a pair of skis from 2002 that are almost useless on anything but groomers? Continue Reading
The 24th Annual BEWI Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo is almost upon us. If you haven’t purchased your ski pass yet, come on down to the Colorado Convention Center Friday, 11/6 through Sunday, 11/8 for your last best chance to shop around for multi-day and season pass products. In addition, Expo attendees can take advantage of special offers on lodging packages, gear, and equipment as well as a variety of fun activities for kids and adults alike. Continue Reading
Colorado’s 2015/16 ski season is underway today as crowds of enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders celebrated at the Loveland and Arapahoe Basin ski areas. At 9:00 a.m. Loveland’s Chair 1 began delivering riders 1,000 vertical feet to the top of the Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run trails for their first lift-served turns of the season on a mile-long descent on 18 inches of packed powder. Simultaneously at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift began delivering eager snow riders to the top of the intermediate High Noon run to inaugurate their 2015-16 ski season. Continue Reading
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will open for the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season on Thursday, October 29, 2015. After a relatively late start to winter, recent cold temperatures and a combination of manmade and natural snow finally blanketed the slopes of Summit County, Colorado. A-Basin’s Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9:00 a.m. MST to shuttle guests to mid-mountain, where they will ski down the intermediate High Noon trail. Continue Reading
Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2015-2016 season on Thursday, October 29.
“The warm fall weather delayed the start of snowmaking this year, but Mother Nature finally came through,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “A winter storm delivered 17.5 inches of natural snow last week and brought the cold temperatures our snowmakers had been waiting for. They have done an incredible job getting the mountain ready for the first skiers and riders of the season.” Continue Reading
This winter, your fun does not have to end once the skis have come off. Colorado’s resorts offer some of the most unique apres-ski opportunities, and are dedicated to giving guests a premium mountain cuisine experience. Channel your inner foodie with these authentic mountain dining experiences. Here are some good options to elevate your dining experience in Colorado Ski Country. Continue Reading
Purchasing a season pass at one of Colorado Gems resorts has perks that extend beyond access to just one resort. Most Gems offer the season pass holder free days at other Colorado resorts as an added benefit. Combine this with the value of a Gems card for your family and friends, and you’re all set to tour around Colorado’s signature independent ski areas.
Here’s a round-up of just some of the season pass benefits at Colorado’s Gem Resorts: Continue Reading
More big news in Ski Country: Lufthansa and Denver International Airport, the gateway to Colorado’s ski resorts and a corporate partner of Colorado Ski Country USA, have announced nonstop service between Denver, Colorado, and Munich, Germany. The service begins on May 11, 2016 and will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 five times per week. Skiers and snowboarders traveling from Munich will be a single nonstop flight from Colorado Ski Country and will be able to access all of Colorado’s regional airports on Lufthansa’s alliance partner United Airlines. Continue Reading