• All good things must come to an end, even the ski season in Colorado Ski Country. However, here are some reasons to look on the bright side: It’s not over yet, and resorts will be hosting all sorts of fun events (and plenty of good skiing!) in the next few weeks; Summer in the high [&hellip...

  • Dan Rabin is a Boulder-based freelance writer and author of the guidebook, Colorado Breweries. An early-morning run down a pristine untracked trail is an experience every skier or snowboarder should have at least once. If you think this privilege is reserved for a few hearty souls willing to rise...

  • Beginning March 30, Sunlight will reduce lift tickets by $10 through the end of the season. That means Adults are only $50, a half day is only $40 and kids 6-12 are only $40 for full day and $35 for half. Kids under 5 are still free...

  • A Most Unexpected Homecoming at Monarch

    on March 11 | in General, Monarch | by | with Comments Off

    After months of planning, a Senior Instructor with the United States Army surprised his family with his homecoming at Monarch Mountain. Ryan O’Harra hadn’t seen his wife and three children since July of 2014.

    “We are so glad to have been a part of Ryan’s plan to surprise his family,” said Jessie Smith, Marketing Coordinator. “It was such a special project, and not something you get to do every day.” Continue Reading

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  • Colorado Resorts Give Families what They Need for Spring Skiing Success

    on March 10 | in Arapahoe Basin, Buttermilk, Loveland, Purgatory | by | with Comments Off

    The Hideout at Buttermilk

    The Hideout at Buttermilk

    Springtime in Colorado Ski Country is an ideal time to get the family out on the slopes. The temperatures are warmer, days are longer, and conditions are soft and snowy. Mother Nature provides the ideal backdrop while resorts provide the ease and convenience of new kids centers and learning facilities that get the entire family successfully having fun on the slopes. Continue Reading

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  • A Western Colorado Cardio Tour

    on March 9 | in Aspen Highlands, Crested Butte, Powderhorn, Telluride, Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Crested Butte Dave Kozlowski

    Crested Butte Dave Kozlowski

    Get Your Legs and Heart Pumping at Aspen Highlands, Powderhorn, Telluride and Crested Butte

    by Kristen Lummis, www.braveskimom.com

    Whether you ski for fitness or fun, or a sublime combination of the two, there are benefits to skiing hard and working your heart and legs.

    First, you get more endorphins, more quickly. And that’s always a good thing. Second, you get warm. On a super cold day, nothing will warm you up (nay, get you sweating) quite like hiking to the top of a mountain, or skiing a non-stop bump run. Third, you build endurance and strength, both of which make skiing more fun.

    So with that pep talk, here are my favorite cardio-challenges on the west side of Colorado. Put these resorts and their signature experiences on your list, or take a week and make a tour. Continue Reading

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  • Keeping the Edge: Gear Maintenance

    on March 8 | in Deals | by | with Comments Off

    Now that we’ve entered what is historically the snowiest month in Colorado, you definitely want your equipment to be in the best shape possible. Here’s a helpful videoblog we put together with our partners at Christy Sports last year about how the pros wax, grind, and sharpen your boards to perfection. Through the end of March, you can get 20% off a ski or snowboard tune there, just bring this coupon with you.

    There’s nothing like feeling the G-forces of a true carve on a groomed run, or feeling like you’re flying while floating on deep powder. And, there’s nothing like getting smacked down onto a patch of ice when you can’t hold an edge, or getting stuck on a catwalk because you have no wax. It’s not you. It’s your gear. Continue Reading

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  • Telemark National Championships Come to Sunlight March 13-15

    on March 7 | in Events, Sunlight | by | with Comments Off

    US Telemark Ski Association

    US Telemark Ski Association

    Following on the heels of the Telemark World Championships held in Steamboat Springs this last week, the US Telemark National Championships are being planned for March 13-15 at Sunlight Mountain Resort.  This event will be hosted by the US Telemark Ski Association and Sunlight Mountain Resort.  The resort has held a number of Telemark races over the years and will be a great location for these National Championships.  While the top racers in the US will be competing for the title of National Champion telemark skiers of all levels are invited to compete in the Citizen’s class or the two Junior Classes.  Continue Reading

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  • Spring Skiing Shenanigans

    on March 6 | in Video | by | with Comments Off

    When temperatures are on the rise, peel off some layers, bust out some good tunes, and let loose on the slopes!

    The snow is still oh-so-good and the fun ain’t over yet.  Bright colors are a tell-tale indicator of the fun ahead–and there’s nothing like a neon onesie to get you in the mood for some Spring skiing!  Bikinis, tank tops and shorts are welcome–just don’t forget to apply sunscreen in the appropriate areas.  Before you pull out your bike and put your skis away for the season, be sure to enjoy the sunshine on the slopes!  Pack a picnic or pick your favorite patio, and be on the lookout for the wild Springtime celebrations to come.

    Spring Skiing Shenanigans from Colorado Ski Country USA on Vimeo.

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  • Throwback Thursday: Mom Leads the Way at Powderhorn

    on March 5 | in Powderhorn | by | with Comments Off

    Powderhorn Mountain Resort

    Powderhorn Mountain Resort

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  • Wordless Wednesday: A Classic Southwestern Powder Day at Telluride

    on March 4 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort

    Brad Larsen, Telluride Ski Resort

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  • Better Skiers Than Me

    on March 3 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Photo by James Lummis

    Photo by James Lummis

    By James Lummis

    Not surprisingly, my teenage sons have become better skiers than me.

    For twelve years, we’ve been skiing as a family of four. During this time, we conquered the bunny slopes, Buddy Werner ski league and USSA training and race days.  During this time, I learned how to tune skis, slip racecourses and be a race starter.  I also learned how to find great lodging deals, convenient parking spots at different resorts, and the best ways to feed a family of four (check out the Butcher’s Block in Aspen). Continue Reading

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  • Getting Schooled: Buttermilk and A-Basin Take Instruction to the Next Level

    on March 2 | in Arapahoe Basin, Buttermilk | by | with Comments Off

    Aspen Snowmass

    Aspen Snowmass

    By Rachel Walker

    When the planners at Aspen Skiing Company began designing the Hideout, the new children’s center at the base of Buttermilk, they turned to the experts—the actual ski instructors and program administrators—to help customize the space. The result is a 7,500-square foot facility that makes dropping off the little ones (kids six and under) for snow school easy.

    My family spent a long weekend in Aspen in February and got to experience the Hideout first hand. It was awesome. Here’s why: Continue Reading

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