As eight Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts open for skiing and snowboarding this week, the 2014-15 ski season is well underway in Colorado. With every resort opening comes a bevy of bargains and deals for savvy skiers and riders who know where to find them. A Colorado Ski Country USA ski...
Sunlight Mountain Resort and Ski Cooper will be open Friday, November 28th and remain open through the weekend. Sunlight will close back down Monday December 1-4 and Re-Open for the season On Friday, December 5 Ski Cooper will be open on the weekend of Saturday December 6th and Sunday 7th before...
by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com When’s the last time you watched a really great ski race? If your answer is “on TV during the Olympics,” you might want to consider a quick trek to Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend. Again this year, Aspen Snowmass welcomes the fastest female technical...
Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, there were a lot of important men in professional skier Zack Giffin’s life. There was his father, whom he describes as “a wild inventor,” a man who was “constantly developing new ideas” and marketing them. There was his grandfather, who loved to drive in the mountains. “We lived about 40 minutes from Eldora,” explains Zack. “And my grandfather would take me skiing because he wanted an excuse to drive.” Continue Reading
Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2014-2015 season on Saturday, November 1.
“We had to wait out a few unseasonably warm weeks, but everyone’s patience will be rewarded on Saturday,” said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. “We are still putting the finishing touches on the base area, but our snowmaking team has done a tremendous job on the upper portion of the mountain and we are proud to offer our guests the exceptional early season conditions they have come to expect at Loveland.”
Chair 1 will run from 8:30am until 4:00pm on Saturday and will provide skiers and riders with access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet.
Loveland Ski Area opened on October 17 last season.
Loveland Ski Area will be open seven days a week until Closing Day in early May. Lift operating hours are 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays and 8:30am until 4:00pm on weekends and designated holidays. Early season lift tickets are $51 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-14.
Steamboat’s snowmaking crews fired up the snowmaking system early this morning to begin adding to the natural snow Mother Nature has delivered this month in anticipation of Opening Day, Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
“It’s always exciting when snow covers the mountain especially this early in the season and we crank up our snow guns for the first time,” said Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “With several snow storms already in October and a solid start to snowmaking today, the early season is looking very promising.” Continue Reading
Last spring break I spent two great days with my boys – not a guy’s weekend with friends from college — but with my two high school age sons. Mom was skiing elsewhere (she claims it was a “meeting”), so off to Aspen Snowmass we went. En route, one boy worked the smartphone, finding the best lodging deal in town, while the other did the driving. Continue Reading
No one ever said bringing a baby on a ski vacation was easy—until now. OK, maybe “easy” overstates it a bit. Babies, by definition, are demanding (nothing that requires frequent feedings throughout the night, diapers, and a lot of time being held is easy), but they’re also small, lightweight, and easy to bring new places. Even though you might be feeling shell-shocked by your little bundle’s arrival in your world, life as you know it is not over, which means this winter you can still ski or ride, even with that little infant. Continue Reading
Ok, so this wasn’t filmed in Colorado but Afterglow is one of the most stunning ski videos we’ve ever seen and we had to share it. The artistry and technical wizardry of both the production crew and the skiers themselves is breathtaking and makes us want to take a “fact-finding mission” to Alyeska Resort immediately.
It’s a great time to be a Colorado skier. Whether you buy a full season pass at your home mountain (often with reciprocal free days at nearby resorts) or pick up 4 packs and discount cards from a variety of mountains, it’s pretty easy to argue that skiing in Colorado is more affordable than ever.
We’ve covered some of the fun, unique and great value deals available from Front Range resorts.
Today, here’s a look at the best deals in the Central Mountains, the Western Slope and three special passes from Colorado Ski Country USA.
It’s a common dilemma for vacationing families: Should you book your ski vacation early, or hold out with the hope of cashing in on a last minute bargain?
The last minute bargain your mind’s eye envisions might not materialize. As a result, you may miss out on lucrative advanced reservation promotions or even worse, not be able to stay in your family’s favorite slope-side hotel because it’s already sold out. Savvy families know that there are a host of budget-friendly benefits to booking a ski and snowboard vacation early. Here are three good reasons to book your vacation now. Continue Reading