• Rosanne Haidorfer-Pitcher, Wolf Creek Ski Area

    Wolf Creek’s Powdery Grand Finale

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    “Someone asked me, ‘Why are you so happy? ‘Because I skied today and it was good.” – Overheard in the ski lodge, May 1, 2016 By R. Scott Rappold All good things must come to an end. In that spirit, Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado called it a season May 1, nearly a [&hellip...

  • Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort

    The NFL Draft is coming to Winter Park Resort, as the Denver Broncos will make their day three selections live from the base of Mary Jane on Saturday, April 30 beginning at 10 a.m. Helping to make the picks will be former quarterback Jake Plummer, Miles the Mascot, members of the Broncos...

  • Tomas Zuccareno, Aspen Snowmass

    Winter-like conditions and abundant snowfall in the forecast will extend Aspen Highland’s bonus weekend to now include Friday, April 29. Aspen Highlands will be open Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1 for one last extended weekend with a large portion of the mountain’s terrain, including Highland...

  • Share Your #COtrifecta For A Chance to Win HEAD Skis and More

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    Colorado Ski Country USA

    When spring rolls around in Colorado, many outdoor enthusiasts face the agonizing decision of what to do with all the sunshine, open space, and snowy mountains. Weekends are torn between skiing, fishing, hiking or golfing. One solution is to attempt the challenge of the “trifecta”, which is to participate in three favorite outdoor activities on the same day. Continue Reading

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  • Save on Spring Skiing with Lodging and Lift Ticket Deals

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    Photo by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    Photo by Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

    As if soft snow, warm temperatires, and apres-ski on the sundeck were not good enough reasons to keep you skiing until summer, several Colorado Ski Country member ski areas and resorts have specials on lift tickets and lodging to entice you back up to the mountains. Here’s a summary of how you can save on spring skiing.

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  • Steamboat is Enjoying Its Best Spring Conditions in Years

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    Steamboat is Enjoying Its Best Spring Conditions in Years

    Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat

    The calendar may say spring, but powderhounds are experiencing mid-winter conditions at the Steamboat Ski Resort, where a March for the record books has delivered excellent spring skiing conditions.

    “It’s been the snowiest March in the last five years,” said Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “With over 5 feet this month and nearly 30 feet this season, Steamboat is enjoying its best spring conditions in years.” Continue Reading

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  • Spring Celebrations at Copper this April

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    Spring Celebrations at Copper

    Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

    The end of the 2015/16 winter season is in sight, but the fun is far from over at Copper Mountain with 3 feet of snow so far this month. The celebrations are endless at Copper this April, with a string of events sure to keep any mountain dweller busy. Closing day for the 2015/16 season was scheduled for April 17, but Copper is excited to announce an extended weekend on April 22-24 to get in those last turns of the season. Here’s a summary of spring celebrations at Copper in April. Continue Reading

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  • Put These Dates in Your Calendar to Maximize Spring Skiing in Ski Country

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    Maximize Spring Skiing in Ski Country

    Athlete: Billy Kidd. Photo by Larry Pierce, Steamboat Resort

    How is this possible? Two of Colorado Ski Country USA’s 21 member ski areas and resorts have closed for the season, seven more are hosting closing day festivities this Sunday, and by this time next month you’ll be able to count the number of open ski areas on one hand :(

    The upside is that April is historically the second snowiest month in Colorado and there’s a good chance that sun-drenched powder days are still ahead. So why not maximize spring skiing in Ski Country?

    Here’s a rundown of when Colorado Ski Country resorts are planning to close for the 2015/16 ski season. Keep in mind that these dates are tentative and subject to change. Continue Reading

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  • Happy Easter from Colorado Ski Country USA

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    A-Basin Easter Bunny (1)

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

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  • Sunlight’s Yard Sale Music Series Parties On

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    Sunlight’s Yard Sale Music Series

    Sunlight Mountain Resort

    Sunlight’s Yard Sale Music Series continues this weekend with the funk-i-fied sounds of DJ Brett of Platinum Productions of Aspen. The firm is known for it’s top-line “spinology” and has dropped their beats for HBO, American Express, and the Winter X-Games. Continue Reading

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  • How to Plan Your Powder Day

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    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    “I love it when a plan comes together.” – John “Hannibal” Smith, The A-Team

    By R. Scott Rappold

    I’ve driven 150 miles on twisty highways, over three mountain passes, far from the places I usually ski, to be here at this place at this moment in time.

    Outside the window of the bed-and-breakfast/hostel, the snow is coming down heavily. Puking. Nuking. Choose your verb. Around the fireplace, spring breakers who spent the day ripping the groomers are discussing the need for fatter rental skis.

    It’s March 14 and after a painfully dry stretch, winter has returned to the Colorado high country. Well, parts of the high country. That’s the problem.

    While it would be great if every storm cycle would spread the snow around democratically, that’s rarely the case. We’re a state of many mountain ranges, and any given storm can impact them in wildly different ways. Ski areas just a few miles apart can have huge differences when ski patrol checks the snow stake before dawn.

    So sometimes the serious powder hound has to hit the road to find the goods. This is how I chase powder. Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Thursday: Spring Skiing at Arapahoe Basin

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    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

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  • Colorado’s Ski Season Rolls into April with Spring-Fever Festivities

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    Resorts Welcome Skiers and Riders with Parties, Races, Concerts, and Pond-skimming

    Colorado’s Ski Season Rolls into April

    Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

    Spring has sprung at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas and resorts, with mild temperatures, blue skies, and soft snow. Spring skiing in Colorado features carved turns on fresh groomed runs, playing in late season powder, and fun resort events and activities for the whole family. Colorado’s dry air, high elevation, strong sunshine, and ample late spring snow mean that some of the best ski days of the season are still to come.

    From pond skims and brewfests to unorthodox races and concerts galore, April in Ski Country has something for everyone. Below is a roundup of springtime celebrations happening at CSCUSA resorts in what is typically the second snowiest month in the high country.

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